Saturday 26th November 2022
SONS ADVANCE IN SCOTTISH CUP
It’s a stramash. Ten players in the box as Sons go all out for the opener.
Pictures by Jon Leino
Clyde 1 v Dumbarton 3
DUMBARTON have secured a place in round four of the Scottish Cup after a 3-1 win away to Clyde at New Douglas Park.
Sons thought they had made a great start in only six minutes when Gregor Buchanan headed home from a corner, but the goal was ruled out for a foul.
But they had the lead on 19 minutes when David Wilson hooked home a shot from close range after a Joe McKee effort spun away from goal.
And on 36 minutes it was 2-0. Ryan Wallace had missed earlier with a header but converted a Gregg Wylde cross from close range.
Just before half time, goalkeeper Brett Long was on form, turning over a free kick from distance from Ray Grant.
The visitors’ lead could have been greater before the home side had a route back into the game on 64 minutes when Oliver McDonald converted at close range from a swerving cross.
The remaining minutes of the game were fraught, although with no serious saves for Sons’ keeper Long to make.
But in the fourth minute of injury time, Sons could relax, Ross MacLean (pictured) cutting inside to fire home a deflected shot to make it 3-1.
The league campaign resumes next Saturday away to Bonnyrigg Rose.
BUCHANAN RECOVERING WELL
Monday 28th November 2022
MANAGER Stevie Farrell has reported that defender Gregor Buchanan is recovering well from the head knock which forced him out of Saturday’s game against Clyde.
The popular centre half, who has scored four goals this season, had to leave the action after 75 minutes at New Douglas Park after landing awkwardly from an aerial tussle.
But we are pleased to note that Gregor is recovering well. We will monitor his recovery through the week and if it is sufficient, we hope to have him available to face Bonnyrigg Rose this Saturday.
All the action from Sons’ match on Saturday. Pictures by Jon Leino
CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS AT DFC – STARTING ON SATURDAY
CHRISTMAS party nights, organised by Best Acts, have been confirmed at Dumbarton Football Stadium for three nights in December.
An Abba tribute Christmas party, with F-Abba-ulous, will be held on Saturday, December 3, while on Saturday, December 10, DFC’s head of entertainment Jim Smart will perform as Freddie Mercury.
The Rock Comedy Club’s planned night on Friday, December 16 will also double as a Christmas party night. As well as the planned comedy line-up, there will also be a disco.
All three events will have a buffet supplied by You’ll Love Our Home Bakes.
Tickets cost only £20 plus booking fee and are available now. For full details please click here.
JOIN SONS FOR THE SECOND HALF – HALF SEASON TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
HALF season tickets, covering the second half of Dumbarton’s league campaign, are now on sale – and Young Sons membership is now half price.
With Christmas approaching, these make ideal presents for Sons fans of any ages who are not already season ticket holders or Young Sons members.
And it will help us in the vital run-in to the end of the cinch League Two season as we strive to make it one for the history books.
Admission to the final nine scheduled league fixtures of our league season, from the start of 2023, will cost only £100 in total for an adult with a half price season ticket.
OAPs and students can also purchase their pass for the second half of the season for just £70.
Supporters under 16 can also join the Young Sons for just £10, guaranteeing them a seat for every home league game in the run-in to the season in 2023.
These half passes are valid for all of the following games, all of which are in the New Year:
Saturday, January 7 – Dumbarton v Stirling Albion
Saturday, January 28 – Dumbarton v Bonnyrigg Rose
Saturday, February 11 – Dumbarton v Annan Athletic
Saturday, February 25 – Dumbarton v Elgin City
Saturday, March 11 – Dumbarton v Forfar Athletic
Saturday, March 18 – Dumbarton v Albion Rovers
Saturday, April 1 – Dumbarton v Stenhousemuir
Saturday, April 22 – Dumbarton v East Fife
Saturday, May 6 – Dumbarton v Stranraer
If any of these fixtures are postponed, half season tickets and Young Sons passes will be valid for the rearranged game. They will not be valid for any cup ties, friendlies or playoff matches.
Please note that they are not valid for any rearranged games which were scheduled for the first half of the season. They are only valid for the nine games above.
To book your place for the second half of the season, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 01389 762569.
You can also call into Dumbarton Football Stadium during our opening hours – Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9.30am to 1.30pm, and on home matchdays.
It’s been a successful season so far. Join us for the second half, and let’s keep it going.
Dumbarton Football Club
Next Home Match
Cinch League Two
Dumbarton v Stenhousemuir
17 December 2022