Wednesday 14th March 2018
WHEN Dimitris Froxylias scores, Dumbarton breathes a sigh of relief.
Whether it’s the late winner in a cup semi-final, or the goal which ends a goal drought of more than 12 hours in the Championship.
The former happened last month, the latter last night, as he scored the only goal of the game against Brechin City.
His goal in the 37th minute was the first scored by Sons on league business in 732 minutes of football, since Ally Roy found the net against Livingston on Boxing Day.
The victory moved them three points closer to survival than they were before, and they have the chance to further shrink the gap when they face Brechin again on Saturday at Glebe Park.
However, Dimitris is aware of the hard work that lies ahead if they are to make it a double against the Angus club.
Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, he said: “I’m very pleased with the goal and it is an important win for us.
“We have to work hard and we have another important game against Brechin this Saturday to build on this victory.
“It was a fair result and we deserved to win. Now we have to keep it going.
“We didn’t deserve to lose on Saturday against Queen of the South, but tonight we were the better team.
“Another goal is pleasing for me, but it was a quality ball in (from Andy Stirling).
“We still feel it is possible to finish outside the bottom two, but every game is different and we have to be ready to face Brechin again on Saturday.
“It is very hard to play against them, especially away from home, but if we play like tonight I think we will win.”
After Glebe Park, it is back up the A9 a week on Saturday to face a certain game in Perth.
The Irn Bru Cup final against Inverness CT beckons, and Dimitris is looking forward to playing for a trophy.
He added: “The final is 50/50. It’s a nice feeling to be able to play in one.
“We will go there and play our best, and hope to make the fans happy.”