Dumbarton Football Club - Sons of the Rock 1872

VITAL VICTORY FOR SONS

Thursday 15th April 2021

DUMBARTON held on to clinch a well-earned 1-0 victory over Clyde to leapfrog them in League One.

Before the action began in this crucial league match at Broadwood, a one-minute silence marked the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Jim Duffy's men made a bright start in the opening minutes, but Clyde came back into it, though there was little early goalmouth action.

In the 30th minute a David Goodwillie effort was blocked by Rico Quitongo, then Ewan Otoo shot wide. Sons first good chance arrived when a Robert Jones knockdown led to Adam Frizzell unable to test keeper David Wilson.

In the 42nd minute skipper Morgyn Neill's header from a Ross Forbes delivery was blocked by ex-Son Tom Lang, but just before half-time Sons opened the scoring when Nat Wedderburn (pictured) headed home a Forbes free-kick.

Ten minutes after the break a Barry Cuddihy first time shot went wide, before Tomas Brindley replaced Quitongo. Next Neill needed treatment for a head knock, returning to the field with a bandage round his head.

PJ Crossan picked out Forbes in the 73rd minute, but he volleyed over the bar, then a Sam Wardrop effort hit the side netting. Next Jones controlled the ball with his chest, then turned and shot from 20 yards, but it was saved by Wilson.

In the 82nd minute Clyde had a free kick in a dangerous area, but Goodwillie shot wide. A triple change for Sons followed, with James Wallace, Jaime Wilson and Conner Duthie replacing Crossan, Jones and Frizzell. Wallace quickly forced a save from Wilson.

With two minutes left Ryan McGeever made two vital blocks, and in the 90th minute Lang headed a corner over the bar as Son clinched the three points.

Donald Fullarton