Sunday 29th August 2021

KALVIN ORSI is counting the days until Dumbarton’s next fixture.

He just wishes there weren’t 13 of them.

The striker had waited patiently for his first competitive goal for Dumbarton ahead of yesterday’s trip to Montrose.

That patience paid off at Links Park, as he got what proved to be the winner against the side who went into the game as league leaders.

It made him the first player to score competitively for Sons in a number nine shirt since Ryan Tierney did so against Stranraer in December 2019.

Sons would be ready to go into a game next week – but as they are already out of the SPFL Trust Trophy, they will have second round day off on Saturday.

East Fife are next in line on Saturday, September 11, and for Kalvin, that game can’t come quickly enough.

Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, he said: “It’s very good to get the three points at a difficult place to come. I felt we did well and it’s good to go for me now that I have my first goal.

“The whole of last week, Ross and I had been working together and it’s proven to be a big help for us. It’s been effective and it was brilliant from him to set the goal up.

“That was our strongest suit today. Once we lost the goal towards the end, we just had to be solid and hard to play against. We’ve come to one of the hardest places we could come to in this league and we’ve taken the three points.

“We just wish there was a game next week now that we’ve got the momentum. It would have been good to have another match as we’d have been good to go into it.

“But we’ll prepare to face East Fife in our next game in a fortnight and be ready for it. They had a good win today (3-0 over Peterhead), so they’ll be up for it and they’ll be a hard team to play against.

“There are no easy games in this league and we’ll need to take today as a positive and not get above our station.”

Kalvin wheels away in celebration after yesterday’s winner. Copyright Andy Scott Photos 2021.

Kalvin also felt that the win at Links Park was a response to the recent run which had seen Sons go four games without a win in all competitions.

He added: “We want to aim for the top four and see where we go from there. It’s an aim we feel we can achieve.

“A lot of today was a response to how the last few games had gone. I think we felt a bit hard done by with the results but it all came down to mistakes, rather than getting battered on the pitch.

“We were looking to bounce back, and we did that.”

Andy Galloway

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