Saturday 16th February 2019

ROSS FORBES now has better than a 100 per cent record as Dumbarton’s captain.

Not only have they won one game out of one under his leadership – he scored the goal at Stranraer that set them on their way.

An outstandingly-worked move early in the second half was finished by the midfielder to open the scoring in today’s 3-0 win at Stair Park.

Further goals by Dom Thomas and Ross Perry followed in a game Dumbarton dominated and deserved to win.

For Forbes and Thomas, it also completed a double, as they were Sons’ scorers on their previous visit to Stranraer in October.

With an unbeaten record in charge of the armband, the skipper is now keen to keep it.

He told www.dumbartonfootballclub.com: “I’m not sure how many times I’ve captained a team – I think maybe once or twice before.

“But today was the first time I’ve captained Dumbarton and it’s always nice to be given that role.

“I’ve got a 100 per cent record – one game, one win! I’ll look to keep that going but it’s just something that the manager will decide.

“The result will give us a bit of confidence for the games to come and we’ll look to build on it.”

The victory was an important result for Dumbarton, whose next three games are against three of the top four in the space of a week.

That run starts at East Fife on Saturday in a bid to move further away from the bottom two.

He said: “It was essential to get the three points today and you could see from the start everybody was right up for it. We deserved the win.

“Had Stranraer won they would have moved away from us in the table. We know that our season hasn’t been good enough and hopefully over the remaining 12 games we can put that right.

“We had a few chances and felt we were playing well. We’d limited Stranraer to very little and just had to keep that going in the second half.

“That’s been happening to us this season – we’ve had chances and not had our reward, so it was nice to happen today.

“It wasn’t a bad goal from me – it’s nice to see them going in!

“The confidence has come back to us but it’s only one result. We need to build on it so will start again this week and prepare to face East Fife.”

Andy Galloway

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