DUMBARTON took what could be an important point away to Stirling Albion after a 2-2 draw away from home.

Sons started brightly, and a header by Peter Grant from a corner was turned away by the home goalkeeper.

With 20 minutes played the opening goal came when Ross MacLean headed home a Kalvin Orsi cross.

But another header brought the home side level on 34 minutes, Robert Thomson scoring from a corner.

Seven minutes into the second half Sons restored their lead when Finlay Gray thrashed home after creating space in the box.

An audacious volley from the edge of the box by Ryan Blair also went narrowly wide.

However, Thomson then headed home from a corner again to make it 2-2 after 70 minutes.

The work rate from Dumbarton was off the scale in the closing stages, but there was no further scoring and the gap at the top remains two points.

League action resumes with a home double header this week, against Forfar Athletic on Wednesday (kick-off 7.45pm) and Stenhousemuir on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

DUMBARTON FC wishes to thank all supporters who made the journey to Forthbank to support us in yesterday’s important game against Stirling Albion.

Some 300 Sons fans were in the away end for the match, and your presence was a real boost to our players, management and directors.

Your outstanding vocal support guided us to a valuable point which keeps our dream very much alive.

Our season has eight matches left, five of which are at our own Dumbarton Football Stadium – and we would love for our ground to be as loud and as positive for these games as the away end at Stirling was yesterday.

Those eight matches start with Wednesday’s home game against Forfar Athletic, which has a 7.45pm kick-off. We hope we will see as many of you there as possible.

Please also encourage friends and family to come along and support us as we enter these vital last few weeks of the season. Our admission prices are £15 for adults, £10 for OAPs or students (valid ID required) and £5 for under-16s.

The other home match dates are (kick-off 3pm unless stated):

Saturday, April 1 v Stenhousemuir

Tuesday, April 11 v Stirling Albion (7.45pm)

Saturday, April 22 v East Fife

Saturday, May 6 v Stranraer

We also have away games at Annan Athletic on Saturday, April 8; Bonnyrigg Rose on Saturday, April 15; and Elgin City on Saturday, April 29. We hope you will be able to make it to these as well – full details of each game will be published nearer the time.

Thanks for Saturday once again – come on the Sons!

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