SONS STRUGGLE AT HOME
06-Mar-2010A 751-strong crowd at the Strathclyde Homes Stadium saw Sons have a slight edge in the first half against Jim Duffy's men, but experienced keeper Craig Nelson was seldom troubled with most efforts at goal off target.
At the other end young keeper Michael White showed no signs of nerves and also had few saves to make.
In the second half the visitors, led by high-scoring striker Rory McAllister, had slightly the better of play and took the lead in the 57th minute.
White dived to his left to parry a free kick, but the ever alert Kevin Byers was on hand to net the rebound.
Sons attacked on both wings for the rest of the game, but once again showed the lack of penetration which has cost them dear this season. The closest they came to a goal was when a Dennis Wyness header was saved by Nelson.
Brechin probably deserved their narrow victory which keeps them in the hunt for a play-off place, but this defeat for Dumbarton — their fourth in a row — sparked fears that they could be dragged into the relegation area.