Tuesday 17th July 2018

DUMBARTON got off to a winning start in their first competitive home game of the 2018/19 season, taking all three points from Queens Park with a 1-0 victory in the Betfred Cup at the C&G Systems Stadium this evening.

It was a bright start for Sons with a number of chances and half chances in the opening period.

The breakthrough finally came on 34 minutes, Barr nodded a corner down and Calum Gallagher turned the ball in for 1-0. And that was how the score remained up to the break.

In the second half there was an immediate chance for Dumbarton, but Paton fired wide from the edge of the box.

At the other end, home ‘keeper Grant Adam kept the visitors at bay, making a couple of good stops.

Sons stayed well in control of the game, but Queen’s Park pressed whenever they had the chance, particularly towards the end of the match.

The home side steered the tie to claim five points from their first two matches in Group H of the League Cup.

Next up in the competition is a another run-out at the C&G Systems Stadium on Saturday 21st July, this time against Premiership side Kilmarnock.

Full match report, reaction and Sons TV to follow. Match photos now online.

Simon Barrow

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