DUMBARTON have picked up a vital three points after an eventful 2-1 win at home to in-form Annan Athletic today.
They made a brilliant start after only four minutes with a stunning opening goal. From a kick downfield by keeper Brett Long, Ryan Wallace spun away from a defender and lobbed the ball into the net.
However, midfielder David Wilson had to go off injured just short of the half hour mark, being replaced by Finlay Gray.
Annan then thought they had equalised when Tommy Goss touched in a Chris Johnston effort, but was flagged offside. Had he left it, Johnston may well have found the net to level.
There was no flag to save Sons on 52 minutes, though, Goss finishing from close range after Sons failed to clear their lines.
Another close call then took place with 12 minutes left. A clearly offside Goss was allowed to run through on goal, but Brett Long saved and the ball was scrambled clear.
And from the resulting attack, Sons led, as Russell McLean swept home his first goal for the club from 12 yards.
Sons are away to East Fife next Saturday as the league campaign continues.