Tuesday 23rd March 2021
JAIME WILSON knows that the eyes of Scottish football will be on Dumbarton a week on Saturday.
But after his display against Huntly, why wouldn’t they be on him?
Sons’ 4-0 win against the Highland League outfit sent them through to the third round of the Scottish Cup, where they will face Aberdeen.
It will be their second joust with the Dons in consecutive years, but perhaps of more significance is that it will be new Pittodrie manager Stephen Glass’ first game in charge.
Jaime bagged two in the Huntly match, one of them a delightfully-executed lob over the keeper for Sons’ third.
The result was also a fine response to the 1-0 defeat at home to Forfar on Saturday which saw League One action resume.
Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, Jaime said: “We’re delighted to get through to the next round. Four goals and a clean sheet – you can’t get much better than that.
“It was also important to bounce back from Saturday and just boost confidence again. We had a setback on Saturday and it’s good to have games coming thick and fast to try and go again.
“The tie with Aberdeen was a big incentive – that’s why we like the cup, so we can test ourselves against that level of opposition.
“They will bring some big names with them and it will also be good with their manager making his debut.
“We’re just trying to work as hard as we can and hopefully we can keep it going after tonight’s result.
“It’s been frustrating getting the season played until December and then stopping, and not knowing if we are going to come back.
“The draw was made quite a while back so we knew we had the chance to play Aberdeen and were anxious for that opportunity.”
Jaime is now well clear as Sons’ top scorer this season, with four to his name – and including a friendly with Stranraer, has now scored three since returning from lockdown.
Now, having seen off one team from Aberdeenshire wearing blue tonight, he is targeting another when Peterhead visit the C&G Systems Stadium on Saturday.
He added: “My first goal, I was where a striker should be, and I’m very happy with the second.
“I’ve played against Huntly a few times during my time in the Highland League, and every opposition from there is tough, especially in the cup when they have lots at stake. They’re always keen to go through.
“It’ll be tough against Peterhead on Saturday but we’re back at home again. It’s another huge game for us and after Saturday we’ll need to bounce back and make sure we get the points.”