Dumbarton Football Club - Sons of the Rock 1872


Friday 9th April 2021

NO sooner have Dumbarton recorded a victory over East Fife than they are back in action tomorrow, with the long journey north to play Cove Rangers.

Having picked up a vital result, Sons will make the journey to Aberdeen in good spirits and looking to make it two victories in a row.

Adding to their confidence is the fact that they have already won against Cove this season, beating them 1-0 at home in December in what was their last league victory until last night.

Cove were heavily beaten by Rangers last weekend and drew with Clyde on Tuesday, but nobody is taking anything for granted ahead of tomorrow.

Manager Jim Duffy said: "Last night's victory was a very pleasing one, and one which the players have deserved after all their hard work.

"We are aware of results elsewhere in the division but we can only take care of our own games and will look to do that again tomorrow.

"After this game, we have more of a gap between games and it is important we use the time correctly with more important matches to come.

"But first we focus on playing Cove Rangers and we know what tough opposition they will be. We will have to be on top of our game if we are to return home with anything."

Joshua Bradley-Hurst, Daniel Church and Isaac Layne remain sidelined by injury tomorrow, while there is a doubt over Ruaridh Langan after he went off injured against East Fife.

Changes are once again likely to be made with the short turnaround between games, with players who came off the bench late last night, or didn't get off the bench at all, likely to feature more heavily.

The game - Dumbarton's first-ever fixture away to Cove - is behind closed doors and streaming details are as per our previous story.

David Lowe will referee tomorrow's game, and has assistance from Craig Ferguson and Greig Haynes.

Andy Galloway