Saturday 22nd April 2017

DUMBARTON claimed a crucial 2-1 win over Queen of the South in a tense game in Dumfries this afternoon.

On 14 minutes a spell of pressure from Queens paid off when ex-Son Stephen Dobbie got on the end of a neat move. He made it 1-0 to the home side with a fine turn and finish into the bottom corner.

Minutes later Dumbarton were level. Sam Stanton scored with a superb free kick into the top of the net from the edge of the area after Lewis Vaughan was cynically fouled by John Rankin.

Three minutes from half time Sons were in front. A skilful cross from Christian Nade was met by a Robert Thomson header to make it 2-1.

After the break the home side began to pile on the pressure, with Sons confined to breaks and set plays.

Just before the end substitute Garry Fleming, on for Nade, stole the ball off Jacobs and lobbed over the keeper but it bounced wide from a very tight angle.

The relief and joy from the away end was palpable as the final whistle blew. The victory is vital in Dumbarton’s campaign to stay in the Championship.

Full match report to follow. Match photos and Sons TV now online.

Simon Barrow

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