Saturday 15th January 2022

THE first was at Motherwell, for Rangers, in August 2011.

In total, there are now 21 at senior level. Most of them have been scored at higher levels of the game.

But Gregg Wylde reckons his glorious goal for Dumbarton against East Fife today is the one that rounds off all his senior goals to date.

After 65 minutes, with Sons already leading 1-0, he got into space 30 yards out and fancied his chances of finding the net.

And seconds later, the ball crashed in. It was a truly special goal, not just for the style he scored it in, but also in terms of importance.

Although they remain ninth in League One, Dumbarton are only four points off fifth place after putting even more daylight between themselves and the Fifers.

Gregg had even more say in the vital result, as it was his cross that Joshua Oyinsan headed home for Sons’ first goal.

Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, Gregg said: “To be fair, when the ball came across I just looked at my feet and thought ‘have a dig, you never know’.

“And I’m delighted that it’s gone in. It’s happened before, down south, but I think that’s the one that tops it off.

“It’s not just the goal, it’s the whole team performance. We ran for each other and you could see that with how the boys reacted.

“It was important just to get the result today. The result and performance last week were things we spoke about during the week.

“We worked on things in training in terms of shape and formation and every player took on board what we worked through.

“The league table now looks better and it’s the Scottish Cup next week, which will take car of itself. We’ve got Cove Rangers and Montrose to come after that in the league and we’ll just take it one game at a time.

“From my point of view, I’m just glad to be able to contribute an assist and a goal.”

The only thing is that Gregg will have to wait a fortnight for his next outing in a Dumbarton shirt.

Having played for East Kilbride twice in this season’s Scottish Cup, he is cup tied and can’t take part in Saturday’s fourth round tie against Dundee.

But he’s looking forward to seeing his new team-mates take on the Premiership side, and recent events down south give him some hope.

He added: “Next week is a free hit, but we don’t fear anybody. Dundee are in the Premiership but we’ve seen what can happen with Cambridge United beating Newcastle United last week, so why not?

“I can’t play but I’ll be standing with the manager and will help the boys as much as I possibly can.

“It’s been brilliant here at Dumbarton so far. I’ve really loved it.

“The manager and his staff have been outstanding and the players have been brilliant as well.

“You’re always a bit nervous when you’re a new start at a club but everybody has really made me feel welcome.”

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