Saturday 1st July 2017
DUMBARTON today completed a useful first match exercise of pre-season, drawing 0-0 with Stranraer at Lochinch Playing Fields in Glasgow.
Managing against his former assistant Stevie Farrell, gaffer Stevie Aitken used the first half to give a run-out to mostly signed players along with one trialist.
The second half saw several rolling substitutions made, with a number of other trialists joining the action.
Afterwards, Aitken was glad to have used the opportunity to try out several formations, personnel and tactics.
The starting team was: S Gallacher; Smith, Dowie, Barr, Trialist, C Gallagher, G Gallagher, Carswell, Wilson, Walsh, Stewart. Another signed player, Kyle Prior, was one of the second half substitutes.