Tuesday 10th October 2017
AS a defensive-minded player, Craig Barr isn’t as used to scoring as some of his team-mates are.
He did away with that on Friday – and hopes he’s about to break another trend.
Craig got Dumbarton’s opening goal in the 2-1 win over Stranraer in the second round of the Irn Bru Cup – resulting in a quarter final tie with his former club, Raith Rovers.
Despite a varied playing career, the 30-year-old has never found knock-out football to be his thing.
So has it changed? He hopes so.
Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, Craig said: “It’s always nice to chip in with a goal and help the team get a victory. We didn’t play as well as we did last week against Livingston, when we lost, but we got through in the end.
“To be honest, I’m losing track of which competition is which. I couldn’t tell you which competition is best for me – but I’ve never been lucky enough to have a great cup run.
“There have been some ups and downs, and some great finishes, but the cups have never been my strong point. Hopefully this can be the one.”
For now, Dumbarton’s attention returns to the Championship, which resumes on Saturday with a home game against leaders St Mirren.
Sons have won all of their last four home games, and Craig insists that they need to keep that run going.
He added: “It’s important that we do well at home, and get points away from home as well. If you win your home games, you’ll do alright.
“I’ve played here as an opposition player and I know what a difficult place it is to come, so it is important for us to continue the run we are on.
“St Mirren are a strong side and we know what we are going to be up against. We know that we can make it hard for them.
“If we can get time on the ball, and be clinical with chances when they come along, we’ll give ourselves a chance.”