Wednesday 1st April 2015

FALKIRK’S 1-0 win against Cowdenbeath last night ensured that Sons will play again in the SPFL Championship next season.

David McCracken’s headed goal just before the half-time whistle was enough to defeat the Central Park team with result making it arithmetically impossible for Dumbarton to be dragged into the relegation play-offs.

Sonstrust board member Andy Galloway, who has been keeping a close eye on things for his own website at the Dumbarton Terrace, explains: “Alloa are 13 points behind with five games to play, Cowdenbeath have the same number of matches and are 14 back. So why can Dumbarton already relax when the basic maths suggest otherwise?

“Simple – because Alloa and Cowden play each other on the season’s last day. Let’s say that day is reached with Sons having lost all of their next five games while the Wasps and Blue Brazil win their next four.

“That would mean standings of Dumbarton 33, Alloa 32 and Cowdenbeath 31.

“The winners at the Indodrill Stadium would of course stay up and overtake Sons, if they lost at home to Raith Rovers. But the losers wouldn’t.

“And if it ends in a draw at Alloa? Even if Sons were beaten by Raith, they’d still finish a point clear of Cowden.”

Alan Findlay

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