Saturday 18th January 2014

A first class performance and five fine away goals against Alloa Athletic have pushed Dumbarton up to fourth place in the SPFL Championship.

In a pulsating first half Sons went ahead early through Mark McLaughlin, following a period of concerted pressure on the home defence.

Chris Turner’s close range header added a second on the half hour, before Chris Kane’s penalty gave Dumbarton a three-goal cushion just before the break.

The visitors continued to dominate in the second half, but it was the Wasps who struck next through Kevin Cawley on 70 minutes.

A second goal for Chris Kane five minutes later effectively wrapped the game up for Dumbarton.

But there was more to come, as Sons went nap on 81 minutes through an amazing volley from Jordan Kirkpatrick (pictured).

The stunning 5-1 victory puts Dumbarton into the promotion play-off places in the second tier of Scottish football — the club’s highest league position for nearly 20 years.

Next up for resurgent Sons is a home game against Livingston on Saturday 25th January.

The full match report and photos are now online.

Simon Barrow

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