All the action from New Douglas Park by Jon Leino
By Glen Douglas
It was a day for wellingtons, but Sons were as light on their feet as Gene Kelly was when he danced through puddles in Singing in the Rain.
Dumbarton were rewarded with four goals against Clyde who have moved their digs from Shawfield to New Douglas Park in Hamilton, where the voice of their once famous fan Fergie barks from the terracings no more.
Sons fans had considered hiring a boat instead of a bus when they opened the curtains and looked out at the weather on Saturday morning.
The rainstorm was biblical and the wind was fierce. Widespread flash floods blocking the roads in Dumbarton, the Vale and Helensburgh meant it was steady as you go for the black and gold team’s supporters’ bus.
But the bravehearts in the coach kept smiling with Ryan Wallace and Tony Wallace putting Stevie Farrell’s men two goals ahead at half-time, one of them a penalty kick.
The second-half saw Sons stay in control and when they scored their third goal it was apparent to everyone present they were on course for victory.
Michael Ruth scored and then substitute Hilton put the icing on the Dumbarton cake with a smart piece of footwork.
Sons’ manager Stevie Farrell named an unchanged squad for this match, the same as the one which defeated Stranraer a week previous, with Clyde unchanged from their 2-2 draw with Stenhousemuir.