Friday 10th October 2014

AFTER a good start in this season’s SPFL Championship, Sons are looking to end the first quarter of their campaign on a positive note.

Manager Ian Murray, who has had a busy week, speaking ahead of a return to his old stomping ground of Easter Road, commented: “We’ve already played Hibs this season in the league cup and we did ourselves proud only to run out of steam at the end of a tough match.”

(Our picture shows Mark Gilhaney claiming one of two Sons goals that August evening.)

The gaffer continued: “This game will be different, of course, and we know that it will be a very hard match. But everyone is enthusiastic about going to Easter Road.

“We are more than capable of taking something and as always we will have a positive approach.”

This will be the first visit to Leith on league duty for Sons since 1985, incidentally.

Another of Dumbarton’s memorable matches against Hibs took place back on 15th September 1984, with Sons winning 3-2 away from home.

It was the Coyle brothers who wrapped the points up for Dumbarton in this Premier Division clash. Two strikes from Joe and one from Tommy did the job.

the team lined up that day: Arthur, Kay, MMcgowan, TCoyle, McNeil, McCahill, Ashwood, Craig, PMcGowan, Crawley, JCoyle. Subs – McCaig, Simpson

Following the clash with Hibs this Saturday, Dumbarton return to Edinburgh next weekend to take on Hearts at Tynecastle, before receiving Rangers at the Rock in a fortnight’s time.

Alan Findlay

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