Saturday 6th July 2019

A TRIO of trialists – three of ten in the matchday squad – scored for Dumbarton in a fine 3-2 victory over Dundee United in today’s friendly match.

Captained by Kyle Hutton, Sons contained their Championship visitors in the opening 45 minutes, which ended goalless.

But the scoring was opened on 48 minutes when a Lewis Crawford cross caused a scramble which saw the number 16 trialist finish at close range.

United were level 10 minutes later when, having hit the post initially, they put the ball back into the mix and Lawrence Shankland headed home.

The lead was restored only seven minutes after that with another assist for Crawford. His through ball played in a trialist wearing the number 7 jersey, who finished.

With 14 minutes left United were awarded a penalty when Morgyn Neill got in a tangle in the area. Louis Appere converted from the spot to make it 2-2.

However, with 10 minutes remaining, the number 17 trialist, who came on as a substitute at half time, intercepted a slack pass and dribbled past the visiting defence to score. He is pictured celebrating.

Next up for Sons is Tuesday’s friendly at home to Hamilton Accies.

Full report, reaction and photos to follow.

Andy Galloway

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