Saturday 11th March 2017

DUMBARTON put on a fine performance and claimed three vital points in a convincing 4-0 win over Raith Rovers at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium this afternoon.

It was a strong start from Sons, rewarded after just six minutes when Calum Gallagher got in behind his man to set up Robert Thomson for goal number one.

The pace receded rather after that. Rovers began to come back into the match, only being denied an equaliser by a remarkable double save from Alan Martin in the Dumbarton goal.

Nevertheless, Sons stayed in control of the game overall and Thomson deservedly grabbed his and his team’s second as he hooked the ball into the top corner from a set piece.

Dumbarton enjoyed a dream start to the second half when Sam Stanton scrambled the ball in for 3-0 with Thomson involved in the action once more.

Raith pressed forward with determination for the rest of the half, but Sons were solid and kept them safely at bay. Garry Fleming provided the icing on the cake with a neat, celebratory fourth goal in time added on.

The result is an impressive bounce back from disappointment at Dunfermline last week, and an important win in Dumbarton’s bid to stay in the Ladbrokes SPFL Championship.

Congratulations to Robert Thomson, also named Sonstrust Man of the Match, who scored Dumbarton’s 500th goal at the Rock with his first goal this afternoon!

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

Simon Barrow

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