Monday 25th July 2016
BY his own admission, Frazer Wright isn’t a regular goalscorer.
But he does choose his moments.
Like on Saturday, when he got his first goal for two years to bring Dumbarton back level at Dundee.
In the end, despite his and fellow defender Gregor Buchanan’s goalscoring efforts, it didn’t count for much as the Dark Blues won 6-2.
However, for Frazer, it was something to take.
As well as his first goal for Sons, it was his first goal anywhere since scoring for St Johnstone in a 2-1 win away to his former club Kilmarnock in April 2014. Two years, three months and 67 games ago.
And he joked: “I usually get one goal a year, so that’s probably me done for the season now!
“The first half was quite good from us on Saturday, but the second half wasn’t so good.
“We were up against a top flight team who can punish you for mistakes when they get playing well. We will just need to try to bounce back.
“In a way the first half was a response to Tuesday’s defeat to East Fife, but it would have been better if we could have seen it into the second half.
“It proves we can play and hold our own against teams at Dundee’s level. We just need to find consistency and stop losing the goals we have lost.”
The game was Sons’ third within a week, although Frazer had to miss the East Fife defeat due to recovering from concussion.
But he wasn’t pinning the concession of five second half goals on tiredness, and is hopeful of a response in Saturday’s final group game with Peterhead.
Sons cannot qualify from the group whatever the result, but Frazer wants to finish with a win against a side who, pending their outcome against Dundee on Tuesday, may have nothing at stake themselves.
Frazer added: “I don’t think it was down to tiredness. The boys would be tired but you don’t want to make that an excuse.
“You are a professional footballer and even when you are tired, you still want to be playing. We simply couldn’t keep up with the movement of Dundee’s front four.
“It would be really good to beat Peterhead and finish with a win going into the first league game.
“Winning breeds confidence and we would take confidence from a victory on Saturday.”