Thursday 30th July 2015
THREE months earlier, Grant Gallagher’s dreams of silverware were shattered by Morton.
So the midfielder was understandably content to end the Greenock side’s hopes of a trophy – on his competitive debut for Dumbarton.
Grant was part of the Stranraer side who lost out on the League One title to the Cappielow side last season.
But it’s amazing how revenge sometimes manifests itself. The first two goals in a 3-2 victory for Sons were certainly a way to hit back.
And Grant confirmed that it was pleasing for him to put in a two-goal performance against the side who pipped him at the post last time out.
He said: “There was a bit of revenge in it, I suppose. It’s always good to get revenge, but I was just focusing on Dumbarton.
“I was looking to continue what I’ve done at Stranraer in the past and it worked out really well last Saturday.
“I’m over the moon to get two goals for Dumbarton and help them to a win. It’s a dream start for me in competitive football.
“I was always confident. We had a really good pre-season and I’ve worked with a lot of the players before, and we felt it was a good draw for us.
“I think it will put a marker down for the league meetings with Morton this season. It’s good that they are seeing us as a rival as well, and Saturday let us see how good we can be before the league starts.”
There was more success for Grant at the weekend as he was part of the winning team at the club’s annual golf day – even though he doesn’t play golf.
He added: “I don’t know how that happened! A few of the boys talked a good game but on the course it was different.”
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