Dobbins came into the starting lineup in place of Raeside with Ross
Dumbarton showed up early on. With the wind at their backs Arboath struggled all the half to control their attacks with many instances of passes and crosses overhit.
Our defence needed to be sharp as the Sons put together some nice passing movements but which came to nought. We came more into the game as halftime approached with freekicks, throwins all overhit or handled well by their keeper
At halftime there were mixed views on whether the one-goal advantage would be enough into the teeth of the wind. Any nerves were settled 2 minutes into the second half when Sellars (?) met a great corner from McCulloch unchallenged on the penalty spot and Hislop delicately steered it past the keeper 2-0.
Thereafter we showed up in some nice spells, hislop giving a masterclass in keeping possession up front on his own, running the ball into the corner. The defence seemed to be handling diminishing efforts by the away side.
But just as the crowd were drifting away, oddy hunter was allowed to drift in from the right and fire it into the net on 89 minutes. The pressure was on again and Dumbarton were close to equalising. We then broke forward, Barry took up good position on the right and fired in the perfect low cros for Ross to finish well. Bizarrely he was booked before the restart when the ref whistled immediately - so what time was wasted?
Second half performance was encouraging - we kep better possession as the game opened out. Dumbarton were not the strongest opposition bu two wins in two games is a solid start