Saturday 5th April 2014

DUMBARTON stormed back from midweek defeat to claim a convincing, comfortable 4-1 victory against Alloa Athletic at the Bet Butler Stadium this afternoon.

Alloa edged the chances in a sparse first half. But it was Sons who went in front when Mark Gilhaney clipped a ball into the net against his old club, following some good work by Mark McLaughlin.

The visitors wasted a chance to draw level just before half time when Dumbarton lost the ball in the middle of the park. Keeper Jamie Ewings made important stops either side of the break.

Sons went two up shortly after the restart, when Garry Fleming’s shot took a deflection and then tipped in via the post. He is pictured celebrating.

It looked to be three when substitutes Chris Kane and Scott Agnew burst through to be two on one against the Wasps’ goalie on 75 minutes, but somehow the ball stayed out of the net.

However, Agnew got his goal in the 80th minute with a screaming shot in off the crossbar. Then Kane made it 4-0 with a close range header after a good build up and nod-on from Colin Nish.

Liam Caddis took a tiny bit of the shine off a big win by pulling a goal back for Alloa near the end. However Dumbarton came away with a thoroughly deserved, morale boosting three points.

The Sonstrust Man of the Match was the ever-impressive Paul McGinn, topping a solid team performance.

Next up for Sons is a trip to face Raith Rovers on Saturday 12th April.

Full match report and photos now online.

Simon Barrow

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