DUMBARTON have narrowly beaten Bonnyrigg Rose 1-0 this afternoon after another cagey encounter with the Midlothian side.

After a frustrating opening to the game, the deadlock was broken on 15 minutes when a Kalvin Orsi cross dropped for Gregg Wylde to finish.

But the rest of the first half was scrappy, with a Dean Brett shot saved by Brett Long the only real chance for either side.

In the second half, Orsi almost set up David Wilson for a second goal, but the goalkeeper turned away the midfielder’s effort.

With 14 minutes left, newly introduced visiting substitute Callum Connolly almost equalised with his first touch, but headed over from a corner at close range.

It was not the most comfortable afternoon of the season by a long way, but Dumbarton held on.

Sons travel to Stenhousemuir next Saturday.


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