Saturday 20th April 2013

DUMBARTON are now just one point from safety in the First Division, following a convincing 4-1 win over already relegated Airdrie United at the Bet Butler Stadium this afternoon.

Sons controlled the game comfortably in the first half, going into the break 2-0 ahead thanks to goals from Andy Graham, heading in a Scott Agnew free kick, and Paul McGinn, who fired in a pass from Mark Gilhaney.

After the break Dumbarton continued to dominate, with occasional breakaways from Airdrie United. Steven McDougall was quick to capitalise on a scramble at the back on 48 minutes to give the home side a 3-0 lead.

On 64 minutes the Diamonds hit back through Gregor Buchanan. But it never looked like more than a consolation goal.

The game was finally wrapped up by Sonstrust man of the Match Scott Agnew on 74 minutes, as he steamed in to finish the job at 4-1.

With Dunfermline beating Cowdenbeath, Dumbarton still need another point to guarantee safety, or for rivals to drop a point in the last two games of the season.

Sons are away to Cowdenbeath next Saturday, before facing newly crowned First Division Champions Partick Thistle at home on 4th May.

Full match report now online.

Simon Barrow

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