Saturday 14th September 2013

DUMBARTON snatched a crucial first away win of the season this afternoon, with a hard fought 2-1 victory against Alloa Athletic at sunny Recreation Park

The Sons shone brightly themselves for the first 20 minutes of a robust game, before the home side began to test them with several dangerous breakaways.

While there were chances at both ends, it was Dumbarton who went in front right at the end of the first half. Andy Graham poached the opener in the final minute of time added on.

After the break Sons pressed forward once more, but it was Alloa who pushed back and equalised thanks to a well-taken close range strike from Stephen Simmons on 54 minutes.

It suddenly looked as if the tables might be turning. Then Scott Agnew stepped up to clinch the game with a well struck penalty that went low and wide of Wasps ‘keeper Scott Bain, after Graham was brought down by Graeme Holmes in the area on 70 minutes.

The win moves Dumbarton to a respectable sixth position in the Scottish Championship.

Next up for Ian Murray’s men is the visit of Livingston to the Bet Butler Stadium on Saturday 21st September.

Full match report and photos now online.

Simon Barrow

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