Thursday 6th December 2018

DUMBARTON’S plane to Dublin wasn’t the only thing that took off after Saturday’s 4-1 win over Brechin City.

At least that’s what Calum Gallagher is hoping ahead of facing Airdrie this weekend.

He wants the game against Brechin, where he scored twice, to be the point where season 2018/19 gets off the ground.

Sons were utterly dominant against the Angus club last weekend, with Calum running in the first and last goals of their haul. That put him on to six goals for the season.

Last time Dumbarton won back-to-back games over 90 minutes, the first one was at home to Brechin as well. It was a double header against them in March.

This time a home fixture with the Diamonds is the game where they aim to break that run, and after getting into the festive spirit on the team weekend away, Calum hopes to continue the momentum.

Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, he said: “It was the best we’ve played this year.

“We’d had a strange last two weeks. Against Forfar there weren’t any positives to take, but at Airdrie, although it was the same score but we showed some fight.

“We used that spirit through the week’s training and combined it well with what we did on the training pitch against Brechin.

“We know the talent we have in the squad and we were totally dominant. Jamie McGowan did well in goal, Stuart Carswell stepped in ably at centre half and it was a real team performance.

“No disrespect to Brechin, who are a solid team with good players, but we dominated from start to finish apart from a spell after they scored.

“We were a bit disappointed to go in at half time still level at 0-0, as we felt we’d dominated, but we kicked on second half. A 4-1 final score wasn’t flattering to us at all.”

Having lost 3-0 at Airdrie in a William Hill Scottish Cup tie two weeks ago, Dumbarton now have a chance for revenge.

A win could move them as high as fifth in the League One table and potentially within two points of third.

Calum added: “It’s a good way to go into the Airdrie game. We need to remember how we felt after the cup tie against them.

“The boys were going away to enjoy themselves after beating Brechin, then we had to think of it as two sides of a coin and hopefully ours will come up right.

“We should always be tougher to beat at home. We’ve got a bit more wins to put on the board before we can call our stadium a fortress but teams can’t come here and turn us over.”

Andy Galloway

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