THE games continue to come thick and fast for Dumbarton, with a visit from second-placed Stirling Albion to Dumbarton Football Stadium tomorrow.
The match and ball are sponsored by our friends at Back Onside and the USA Sons Supporters Club. We express sincere thanks to each for their support of the club.
It is the first of two occasions when the sides will meet this month, but nobody is looking any further ahead than the challenge Sons face back on their own pitch.
The chance exists to move further clear at the top of cinch League Two with a quarter of the season left, although tomorrow night’s visitors have games in hand.
Manager Stevie Farrell is looking for calm, and another finely-tuned performance, for his team to post another three points.
The manager said: “It is not lost on anybody that it is first versus second, but it is the same three points at stake and we will approach it like we would any other game.
“There are many points to be played for by ourselves and Stirling even after tomorrow’s game has finished. It is another step on what remains a long journey ahead and nothing will be decided by this fixture.
“That said, though, the chance to increase our lead at the top is one we must look to take, and if we continue to play as we have been doing, we have every chance of doing that.
“If we keep our feet on the ground, and are as clinical as we have been, it is an opportunity we can take.”
It is the same again for Sons in terms of team news. Stuart Carswell, Ryan Wallace, David Wilson and John Gemmell all remain out, but no new injuries came up on Saturday and all players who were involved are good to go again.
Admission for fans paying on the day costs £15 for adults, £10 for over-65s and students (valid ID required), and £5 for under-16s.
Away supporters will be situated in the west stand, but are welcome to enter through the home turnstiles and make use of Bar 72 before the game.
As per our previous story, in view of the expected bigger crowd, the turnstiles will be open from 6.15pm.
There is also the chance to win a cash windfall in our half time draw, which you can purchase a ticket for in advance.
For the second home match in a row, having beaten Stenhousemuir last week, Sons are looking to inflict a first defeat of 2023 on their opponents. Stirling won 3-2 at home to Albion Rovers on Saturday and are presently on an eight-match unbeaten run.
Greg Soutar is the referee tomorrow, and will have assistance from Graham McNeillie and Conor Greenan.