Wednesday 10th April 2013

DUMBARTON are still in a good position to maintain their place in the Irn Bru SFL First Division, and with everything to play for, the next few games will be crucial.

That was the view of Sons boss Ian Murray, commenting after a disappointing 2-1 loss to Raith Rovers last night (9th April), the team’s third defeat in a row – following three morale-boosting wins.

“We started off OK, but then a floated ball into the box caused a bit of panic, and – same old story – one-nil down,” the gaffer said after the Raith game.

“It’s hard to come back week after week, but we did. We scored a good goal. But over the piece I thought they faced us down.

Of the overall situation, “We still have a [big] advantage, though our goal difference isn’t good,” Ian Murray said. “It’s all to play for. We need to finish as high as we can. It’s as simple as that.”

He continued: “The teams around us are the teams we have to beat. It’s disappointing not to pick up any points out of the last six at home. But it’s good that we have Airdrie at home before we face Cowdenbeath in a game that could decide the fate of both teams.”

“We have a break on Saturday, which comes at a good time for us. We play a tough game against Falkirk on Tuesday night (16th April), but after they have a tough Scottish Cup semi-final against Hibs, which is a little bit of an advantage for us. So now we have a week to prepare before that,” the boss concluded.

Photos and a full match report from the Raith Rovers game now online here.

Simon Barrow

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