Tuesday 11th May 2021

JAIME WILSON got Dumbarton through to the playoff final.

He was involved in the incident that almost lost them the opportunity.

Now he just hopes he’ll be able to play in it.

The striker scored the only goal that Sons and Stranraer could manage between them in 180 minutes, doing so after 37 minutes of tonight’s semi-final second leg.

They will now face Edinburgh City in the two-legged final on Monday and Thursday – but Jaime now faces a race against time to be fit.

Sons’ top scorer limped off with a hamstring injury during the second half and faces a crunch 48 hours.

Despite having missed a chance earlier in the game, he never lost heart and his composed finish made the difference tonight.

Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, Jaime said: “It’s quite sore. We’ll just have to see how it is over the next couple of days.

“But I did my job for the night, although it should have been done before that. It’s always good to score and I’m delighted to help the team by doing that.

“I’ve been coming into form over the last few games and it’s about time. The gaffer’s told me just to keep working hard and as long as we get chances the aim is to keep scoring goals.

“It was always going to be a nervy game tonight, especially with it being a playoff tie, as those are always close games.

“I thought we played better in the first half while the second was a bit more even, but these are always cagey games to be involved in.

“I gave the ball away in the build-up to the penalty, so I was praying that it didn’t go in.”

Edinburgh City now stand in Sons’ way as they aim to win the playoffs and secure another season in League One.

Jaime knows how tough it will be, but having seen Nick McAllister’s efforts at scoring goals tonight, he’s confident.

Sons’ right back ran almost the full length of the field with the ball at his feet in the second half, only to be denied by the keeper’s outstretched leg.

He added: “From what I’ve heard, Edinburgh City have a good squad. It was always going to be tough in the final whoever we faced and Elgin would have been the same.

“It shouldn’t have come to this, but we know we’re now 180 minutes away from surviving in League One and we’ve got to take care of the task.

“Nick is a machine – it was a great run but even though he didn’t score, he put in a fine performance as well.

“We’ll all need to put in two more fine performances for the final.”

Andy Galloway

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