Friday 19th October 2018

SONS are back in action tomorrow following the international break with a tough game against league leaders Arbroath at Gayfield.

Match Details: Arbroath v Dumbarton, Sat 20th October 2018, kick-off 3pm.

Admission Prices: Adult – £15, Concession – £8, Adult & Child – £18,

Match Officials: Referee tomorrow is Alan Newlands and he will be assisted by Graham McNeillie and Craig Macrae.

Supporters Notes: The Sonstrust’s supporters bus leaves Church St at 11am. Contact Tommy Hughes to find out about availability on booking a seat (or seats). Tommy’s telephone number is – 07710771341. At Gayfield, the 36-0 Lounge is open from 2pm, with away supporters also welcome, unless the match is segregated. The lounge is situated to the left of the main stand.

Last Time Both Clubs Met: Sons faced Arbroath at the C&G Systems Stadium back in August and thanks to a last minute Ross Forbes strike, Dumbarton took a share of the spoils. Sons lined up as follows (in front of a crowd of 627) – Grant Adam, Craig Barr, Andy Dowie, Willie Dyer, Kyle Hutton, Bobby Barr, Stuart Carswell, Ryan Thomson, Rory Loy, Michael Paton, Iain Russell.

What’s our record like against Arbroath? We have played the Lichties 166 times with the very first competitive game taking place in 1922 (3-0 to the Sons). Arbroath have the edge on victories, recording 72 with the Sons on 58. As above, the last time the teams locked, the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

What’s the team news? Ian Durrant and Jamie Ewings will be looking after team matters at Gayfield. There are doubts surrounding several players ahead of the trip to Arbroath. Grant Adam and Craig Barr are definitely sidelined with full-back Willie Dyer joining them on the injury list. Ryan Thomson and Rory Loy are also nursing injuries and both are expected to miss out tomorrow. Robbie Mutch has had his emergency loan period extended from Falkirk and subject to registration should be available for the clash against the league leaders.

Who are our rivals playing this weekend? East Fife entertain Brechin City and Airdrie make the journey to Links Park to face Montrose. Raith Rovers are at home and host Stranraer. Meanwhile Forfar Athletic travel to Ochilview to play Stenhousemuir.


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Alan Findlay

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