Saturday 21st December 2013

DUMBARTON secured a fine 2-1 win in a hard-fought game against league leaders Hamilton Accies at the Bet Butler Stadium this afternoon.

Speaking after the match, Sons gaffer Ian Murray said: “It was an open game… and a deserved win for us in the end.”

Dumbarton went ahead on 11 minutes when Garry Fleming latched on to a ball in the area and struck firmly past Kevin Cuthbert in the visitors’ goal.

Both sides had chances before the break, with the woodwork taking a battering at either end.

But it was Accies who broke back when Mickael Antoine-Curier got in behind Sons’ defence and set up a simple finish for James Keatings.

In the second half, Sons pressed forward with determination, occasionally looking vulnerable at the back but holding firm.

The winner came from a Mark Gilhaney corner. Captain Andy Graham (pictured), who was also named the Sonstrust’s Man of the Match, bundled the ball in at the near post.

A victory in the final home game of the year puts Sons back into seventh place in the SPFL Championship.

The positive result sets up the team well for a demanding away trip to see out 2013 at Dundee on Saturday 28th December.

Full match report and photos now online.

Simon Barrow

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