Monday 2nd May 2016

DUMBARTON now know they will face Dundee United in next season’s Championship after the Terrors’ relegation was confirmed this evening (Monday).

United have lost 2-1 away to local rivals Dundee in a dramatic derby fixture, meaning that they will be in Scotland’s second tier next season.

It means that they and Sons will clash on league business for the first time since season 1995/96 – also in the second tier, which was then the SFL First Division.

That was a campaign famous for Sons’ 1-0 win over the men from Tayside at Boghead on Saturday, October 7 1995.

It was a match Dundee United dominated – but Martin Mooney’s goal, nine minutes from full time, was the only one of the game to ensure a fine result.

The Terrors won 3-1 on their other visit to Dumbarton that season. We won’t mention the outcome of the two games at Tannadice – other than that a 6-1 defeat was the BETTER of the two!

Sons and United will join St Mirren, Queen of the South, Morton and Dunfermline Athletic in next season’s Championship.

Either Raith Rovers or Hibernian will be added to that list this week when they face each other over two legs for the right to play Falkirk in the promotion play-off semi-final.

Andy Galloway

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