Saturday 5th January 2019

DESPITE a spirited second half performance, Dumbarton went down 3-2 to a determined Forfar Athletic in the first game of 2019 at the C&G Systems Stadium this afternoon.

The visitors were ahead on just four minutes, when Hilson tapped the ball home from close range.

Bobby Barr (pictured) produced a clinical finish for Dumbarton at the end of a breakaway move to level proceedings on 17 minutes.

But Baird and Easton grabbed two goals for Forfar right at the end of the first half to make it 3-1 and give Sons a mountain to climb after the break.

Dumbarton did most of the knocking at the door in the second half, and were rewarded on 84 minutes, when Dom Thomas’ cross fell to the feet of Barr and he fired home.

However, it was not quite enough. Despite 60 per cent possession overall, Sons were not able to find that much-needed equaliser in the closing minutes.

Next up for Dumbarton is an away trip next Saturday (12 January) to take on Brechin City in their Ladbrokes SPFL League One campaign.

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

Simon Barrow

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