Tuesday night’s goalless draw with Stirling Albion has set a new club record for most clean sheets kept in a season.
The shutout from Brett Long was Dumbarton’s 17th of the season in all competitions, surpassing the tally of 16 that was set in 2008/09.
Harry Broun and Brett Long have combined to beat the previous best that was set by Mark McGeown and David McEwan in the promotion winning season.
19-year-old Broun has kept clean sheets in two of his three appearances this season, both of which came in League Cup fixtures against Raith Rovers and Peterhead.
Long has been an ever present for Dumbarton after signing a two-year deal when he arrived in the Summer, playing every minute of every league fixture so far.
The clean sheet on Tuesday night from the 26-year-old was his 15th of the season.
Whilst 15 ties the record for most kept in a single season by one goalkeeper, all of Long’s clean sheets coming in league fixtures is also a new club record.
One more shutout will see Long outright as the goalkeeper with most clean sheets in one season in Dumbarton’s 150-year history.
Boss Stevie Farrell commented: “This team has been breaking records all season.
“What our goalkeepers have achieved this season has been phenomenal, and the fact that both Brett and Harry have contributed to it makes it all the more satisfying.
“Credit must also go to our goalkeeping coach Eric Phillips for keeping the guys on their toes, and every player who has played in front of their goalkeeper this season has also contributed to this.”
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