Saturday 31st December 2016

DUMBARTON celebrated the end of 2016 with a deserved, hard fought 1-0 win against Dundee United at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium this afternoon.

The first half was a knotty affair, with both sides having a fair bit of possession but few chances.

Ten minutes in Sam Stanton smashed a wonderful shot just shy of the far corner after spotting United’s Bell off his line.

Then on 28 minutes Dumbarton broke the deadlock as Docherty whipped in a cross and it flew all the way past the keeper and into the top corner.

The pace increased after the opening goal, with Sons keen to press their advantage and the visitors fighting to get back into the game.

Dundee United threw everything at Dumbarton as the match drew towards its finale and the swirling wind and rain increased.

But Sons held firm, defending with great tenacity, to take all three points off their high-flying opponents.

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

Simon Barrow

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