Friday 6th March 2015
DUMBARTON’S match on 7th March against Alloa Athletic at the Rock will be a crucial SPFL Championship encounter for both teams.
Sons gaffer Ian Murray and his squad have been working hard throughout the past week and will be going all out to claim more of the points they need to secure safety in this division, especially against key part-time rivals.
Dumbarton’s record is very strong indeed against the Wasps, but past form is likely to count for little as the two sides clash tomorrow.
In an organised and determined display at the tail end of last year (6th December 2014), Sons defeated the Wasps 1-0 thanks to then on-loan striker Chris Kane. A cross from Mitch Megginson was headed across goal by Andy Graham. Kane then unleashed a fierce shot from the left side of the six-yard box into the bottom right corner of the Alloa net.
Alloa have lost three of their last six matches, and Sons’ own form of late has not been impressive with only two points posted from a possible 18 available in the last six games.
Meanwhile, the Wasps have not recorded a league victory against Dumbarton since August 2009. The Dumbarton team that day was: D. McEwan (M. White, 45), A. Geggan, B. Gordon, M. Dunlop, C. Smith, C. Craig (I. Chisholm, 79), R. Clark, S. Chaplain, S. Murray (R. Hunter, 74), D. McLaughlin red card (s/o 85), D. Carcary.
We will welcome officials of Alloa Athletic FC to the DFC boardroom and they will be joined by shirt sponsors Baxter Ramsay and club sponsor Chivas Brothers.
In squad news, birthday boy Jordan Kirkpatrick will be hoping to be added to manager Ian Murray’s squad. However, David Van Zanten looks set to continue his period of inactivity with his troublesome knee.
Alan Findlay & Simon Barrow