Saturday 10th October 2015
THERE are many people at Dumbarton who wish that there was a game today.
Kevin Cawley is unlikely to be one of them.
Because if Sons’ trip to Easter Road to play Hibs was this afternoon, he’d have a race against time.
The forward scored the opening goal in last Saturday’s 2-1 win over Livingston – but that was his last action of the game due to an ankle injury.
And Kevin revealed that it was heading home Willie Gibson’s cross that convinced him he had to go off.
He said: “It was good to get my first league goal for the club. For the previous couple of weeks we’d been playing well and not got anything.
“We never played the prettiest game against Livingston, but sometimes you get the points despite that. We needed them as well as it was a massive game for us.
“I rolled my ankle down the right hand side. I’d tried to control a cross but my foot was planted awkwardly and I turned it.
“I tried to run it off but after scoring the goal I knew I wasn’t right. I’m just glad there’s a free week now and I’ve got more recovery time.
“As a result of my injury I only saw the last 10 minutes or so after I went off. As I came back out the tunnel Mark Brown made a great save.
“Then we got the winning goal. We were delighted. We’ve been due a break like that.”
With an extended time to prepare to face Hibs, Kevin is hopeful that his recovery can be complete for the trip to Easter Road.
And having beaten the Edinburgh side 2-1 earlier this season, he reckons Sons can go there with confidence.
He added: “I just need to get a rest now, and hopefully I can be back into the swing of things by the time the Hibs game comes around.
“We’ll play with no fear there – we shouldn’t have any after beating them earlier this season. We feel it’s a game we can get something from.”