Saturday 17th November 2018

AFTER a tight first half, Dumbarton were beaten by two quick goals after the break, and a third nearer the end, on a disappointing afternoon away to Forfar Athletic.

The hosts began brightly, but Sons fought their way back and the first half finished with end-to-end football.

The Loons’ Dylan Easton and Sons’ Dom Thomas had been causing trouble for their respective sides, but the deadlock could not be broken up to the break.

That changed swiftly in the second half. First Darren Whyte glanced home a header from a corner on 48 minutes for Forfar, then John Baird finished high into the net five minutes later to stun Dumbarton.

On 77 minutes a fee-kick from Mark Hill made it 3-0 to the home side, giving Sons an impossible task in struggling to get back into the game.

The match had seemed level at half time, but Forfar blew their opponents away in the second forty-five.

Dumbarton slip to ninth position in League One, with foot-of-the-table Stenhousemuir also losing.

Next up for Sons is a trip to Airdrie on Saturday 24th November for the third round of the Scottish Cup.

Full match report, SonsTV and reaction to follow. Match photos now online.

Simon Barrow

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