Dumbarton Football Club - Sons of the Rock 1872

PERFECT SATURDAY FOR GAFFER

Saturday 11th September 2021

MANAGER Stevie Farrell described today's 5-0 win at home to East Fife as "a perfect Saturday" after watching his Dumbarton side dismantle their visitors.

The gaffer was delighted with how everything came together to result in Dumbarton's first five-goal salvo in any competition in nearly five years.

That included the defensive side of the game, which saw Sons keep their second clean sheet of the league season.

The gaffer said: "Perfect Saturdays come along sometimes and that's one of them. Everything we asked the players to do, everything we'd worked on after the last few weeks, it worked today.

"We also played with belief, with and without the ball, and you always know with Gregor Buchanan and Ryan McGeever we are a threat at set pieces. We have to ensure they are a big part of the game.

"I was screaming at them, even at three, four, five-nil up - don't concede. Goal difference is important over the course of a season.

"It's easy just to switch off but it was important that we continued to switch on and the back four through to the front two were excellent today.

"You will maybe see us play a different style at times away from home, as you did at Montrose. But today we said at half time that the first 15 minutes of the second half would be important.

"We dealt with them and after that we got in about them, and it was good to get another three goals in the second half.

"I keep saying it, but in 12 weeks we added 19 players to the squad, and it just shows the strength in depth we have.

"We know why Eoghan Stokes hasn't been playing, but he's worked hard in training and shown the other side to his game, working hard without the ball.

"No two games are the same, and we know what a test we have at Falkirk next week. I watched them at Kilmarnock last week and we have reports on their game today due."

Andy Galloway