Saturday 29th October 2016

GARRY FLEMING’S last league goal was the one that kept Dumbarton in the Championship.

He now hopes that his latest can go some way to doing the same.

And having now broken his Championship duck for the season, the striker is targeting his lucky team next week.

Garry scored Sons’ equaliser in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Dunfermline Athletic in an almost immediate response to the Pars taking a 2-1 lead.

The point could be a big one for Dumbarton – as is any positive result from the impending trip to bottom side St Mirren.

The Buddies, against whom Garry scored three winning goals last season, are still winless in the league, but have to play Morton away on Tuesday before facing Sons.

Garry also revealed that while he and his team-mates couldn’t get a victory over Dunfermline, he did beat one thing – the pain barrier.

He said: “I’m very happy with my first league goal of the season. Hopefully it’ll give me a bit of confidence and push me on a bit.

“I’ve been coming back from an ankle injury and then tweaked my groin on Thursday in training. I came in early for the game and felt alright.

“It got worse as the game went on, but I don’t like coming off. The manager said to let him know how I felt and when I saw my number on the board I said that I could continue. Luckily he decided to leave me on!

“I’m very much looking forward to next week, especially having scored the winner against St Mirren three times last season.

“You always want whoever’s below you to lose as often as possible. If St Mirren still haven’t won before we go there then it makes no difference to us.

“We won’t be looking for the outcome of their game on Tuesday. We’ll just concentrate on our own ones.”

Sons led the Pars at half time, but are still looking for their first win since beating Dundee United in August.

But Garry is convinced that an end to that run is just around the corner.

He added: “We just need to keep pushing on. The last two games have probably been our best two performances of the season so far.

“We’re needing a break but we’ll keep working away and we’re looking forward to next week.”

Andy Galloway

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