MATCH PREVIEW: SPARTANS VS DUMBARTON
From the Sons website
cinch League Two action returns tomorrow as Dumbarton make the trip to the capital to take on Spartans [kick-off 3.00pm].
Both sides have enjoyed a weekend off due to the international break but are set to do battle at Ainslie Park, for the first time in a league fixture, to get the second quarter of the season under way.
Sons will make the journey in good spirits after winning back-to-back fixtures ahead of the break after victories over Spartans and Clyde, and boss Stevie Farrell wants his side to pick up where they left off.
Boss Stevie Farrell said: “The break allowed us an opportunity to reset and reflect on what has been a relatively pleasing first quarter for us.
“There were games we felt we could have performed better in, but others showed a clear sense of style and direction in terms of where we want to be and how we want to play our football this season.
“Spartans have adapted to life in the SPFL really impressively, which isn’t an easy thing to do, and they will provide another stern test for us tomorrow.
“The fixture earlier on in the season just goes to show how difficult they are to break down and how they never know when they are beaten so being at our best and showing no signs of rustiness after the break is vital.”
The sides drew 1-1 in their first ever league meeting earlier on in the campaign with a Tony Wallace penalty cancelled out by Jamie Dishington’s last-minute volley.
Spartans come into the game on the back of a run of four games without a loss – three consecutive 2-2 draws against Forfar Athletic, East Fife and Bonnyrigg Rose was followed up with a 4-3 win over Stranraer in the final fixture before the break.
In team news, Callum Wilson and Greig Young remain out whilst Faz reports Mark Durnan is subject to a fitness test.
Tickets are priced at £15 for adults, £10 for concessions and £5 for 15-18 with under-14’s going free. You can purchase in advance here: https://app.fanbaseclub.com/Fan/Tickets/SelectType?fixtureId=4267. A cash gate will be in operation on the day.
The Sons Supporters Trust bus leaves Dumbarton at 12.15pm. To book your seat and for more information contact Gillie Brough on Facebook messenger or contact 07948532539.
Both clubs will Show Racism the Red Card ahead of kick-off tomorrow: https://dumbartonfootballclub.com/show-racism-the-red-card-2/
Tomorrow’s match referee is Daniel Graves and he will be assisted by Drew Kirkland and Chris Hobbs.