Friday 16th April 2021
FOR a player who admits he doesn’t score many goals, Nat Wedderburn certainly picks his moments.
Until last Thursday he’d been the last player to score in a league victory for Dumbarton, doing so with the only goal of the game against Cove Rangers in December.
If that goal was desirable, then the one he got last night was essential. It was again the only one of the game, against Clyde, who Sons overhauled to move into eighth place in League One.
And if the situation at the bottom end of the table wasn’t enough motivation, Sons felt they were due something to go in their favour after the ‘Was it or wasn’t it over the line’ scenario that decided Saturday’s game at Cove Rangers.
They went into the game at Broadwood having had a few more days to regroup than Clyde had, and that made a big difference.
Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, Nat said: “I don’t score many, but it was an important goal tonight and an important win. I thought the way the boys played, and everybody turned around in such a short space of time, was brilliant.
“It’s been a busy schedule for us, with a game sometimes every two days, so it’s been nice to have a break and get a training session done.
“We trained on Tuesday and I think we needed a bit of difference after all the games of late.
“The boys were very disappointed with how we lost the game on Saturday, travelling to Cove and having a goal like that go against us.
“We’re getting a few days’ break now, with no game on Saturday, but I’m sure we’ll get training in before the Partick Thistle game on Tuesday.”
Nat’s goal which decided last night’s game. Picture by Andy Scott 2021.
The battle was won last night, but the war is not. The midfielder is only too aware of the challenges which lie ahead, starting with Tuesday’s game against Partick Thistle.
The Jags are currently flying, but after that important moment on the stroke of half time last night, Nat feels Sons will be ready to take them on.
He added: “There are a few games to go before the end of the season, but it was a good result tonight. We needed it as there were a few points between us and Clyde going into the game.
“It was the perfect time to get the result and we need to keep picking up the wins during the games that are left.
“Partick’s result will have given them a boost ahead of facing us, but we’ve won as well.
“We played Partick at Firhill earlier this season and got a good result (0-0 draw in December), so there’s no reason not to look to pick up another.”