Thursday 8th April 2021

ADAM FRIZZELL feared it would be another one of those games.

But sometimes, if you want a job done, do it yourself.

On 66 minutes in tonight’s game against East Fife, the Dumbarton forward was commiserating with Ross Forbes after the midfielder had a penalty saved.

Two minutes later, he had the second goal that Forbes couldn’t give Sons from the spot. Adam instead did it from open play.

It proved to be the game’s decisive moment, giving Dumbarton a priceless 2-1 win in the vital stages of the season.

Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com before claiming his man of the match whisky, Adam said: “It’s a massive result. When we missed the penalty we feared that was it and it was going to be another disappointment.

“We haven’t been playing badly; things just haven’t gone our way, but tonight they did. We took our chances and deserved the points.

“We haven’t been creating as much as we had wanted to. Tonight we got the ball down and played. James Wallace was excellent and with the talent Ross has, you need to use him.

“We got up the pitch and scored a couple of goals which we hadn’t been doing, so we’re delighted.

“When we drew with Falkirk last week, we said it was only a good point if we built on it, and then we went on to lose to Airdrie.

“But after getting a good point against Montrose on Tuesday we’ve built on that with a victory against another good side in East Fife.

“Now we have to focus on moving up the table.”

The next stage of working towards that goal is away to Cove Rangers on Saturday before another vital road trip, to face Clyde next Thursday.

The trip to Aberdeen to face Cove will be Sons’ seventh fixture in a fortnight, but Adam added: “It’s been an incredible schedule, but my legs don’t feel too bad.

“I’d been coming back from injury, played about five or six games, and then we were out of action again. But we’re dealing with it, and finding our rhythm again after a slow start.

“We beat Cove Rangers last time out, so we’ve shown we are capable against them and the better teams in the league.

“We’ve also frustrated Aberdeen down here, so we will go there, look to frustrate Cove and we’ll see what comes from that.

“Then on Tuesday we have the unusual experience of no game! The gaffer will need to get his training book back out!

“It’ll be a chance for us to rest and recuperate because we have the games against Clyde and Partick Thistle, and then the post-split fixtures which are Saturday/Tuesday/Thursday again.”

Andy Galloway

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