Tuesday 2nd August 2016

DUMBARTON used their match at Holm Park to try out new players and ideas, going down 2-0 to Clydebank on a wet evening.

The match was preceded by a minute’s applause in memory of former DFC chief executive Gilbert Lawrie, who had helped get the annual friendly going again.

In the first half Sons were wearing their striking new red away strip for the first time this season.

Gaffer Stevie Aitken chose a largely experimental squad for the encounter. The aim was largely to experiment with new faces ahead of the start of the League campaign.

When the game for underway former Dumbarton ‘keeper Lumsden pulled off an excellent save to deny the visitors’ Clark a goal from range after a driving run forward.

For much of the half Sons were largely in control of possession, without managing to find a breakthrough.

After the break Clydebank broke the deadlock with a well worked move, and then made it 2-0 with a tap-in after a mix up at the back.

Dumbarton began to get back into the game following a slow start to the second half, but could not get onto the scoresheet.

The Championship season starts in earnest for Sons this weekend, with a trip to Dunfermline on Saturday 6th August.

Dumbarton: Barclay, Pettigrew, Docherty, Trialist, Gallagher, Trialist, McCallum, Hombleton, Trialist, Clark, Kassarate. Subs: Cameron, Prior, Stevenson, Buchanan, Brown.

Simon Barrow

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