Saturday 1st October 2016

DUMBARTON boss Stevie Aitken has expressed pleasure at his side’s quality showing in the 0-0 draw against Queen of the South at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium.

He believes that Sons will take heart from both the performance and the result as they prepare for a vital home fixture against Ayr United in a fortnight’s time, following next weekend’s international break.

“I though we were excellent, against a very good side who are leading the Championship,” he told the press after the match on Saturday.

“We wanted a reaction off of last week’s performance, because we were poor last week. I thought we got that. To a man the players were superb.”

In terms of knocks, said the gaffer, “We’re down to the bare bones, but it was a terrific performance and a well-deserved point.”

It was a clean sheet for Sons, but one point instead of three because the breakthrough did not happen at the other end.

“Hopefully our luck in front of goal will change,” said Aitken. “We didn’t get many breaks. I though there were a couple of penalty decisions we might have got.

“Then again, the one that hit the post – nine times out of ten [the ball] will come across goal, but it went the opposite side.

“So there are things that need to turn, but the boys looked terrific today and I’m delighted.”

Simon Barrow

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