WIND BLEW AWAY SONS
27-Mar-2010A crowd of 668 watched a match ruined by the gale-force wind blowing down the pitch from west to east on a bitterly cold day.
Jim Chapman's side had the wind behind them in the first half, but forgot the cardinal rule of shooting on sight in conditions like this. In fact Peterhead had more of the possession, and Sons rarely threatened.
After the break midfielder Scott Chaplain opened the scoring for Dumbarton when a free kick found him lurking at the far post, but a few minutes later Barry Wilson shot home the equaliser in a crowded goalmouth.
The visitors were making good use of the wind behind them, and it helped their no.9 Martin Bavidge net their second with a free kick from wide on the right which flew past a bemused keeper Jan Vojacek.
Worse was to follow when Bobby Mann scored an extraordinary goal from inside his own half with a lob which looped over Vojacek and into the far corner. After that there was no way back, hard though Sons pressed.