DOUBLE STRIKE STUNS SONS
25-Jan-2011A LATE brace of goals in a minute enabled Forfar Athletic to pick up a scarcely deserved victory over Dumbarton at cold but dry Strathclyde Homes Stadium.
Dick Campbell's Loons were playing their first game for 66 days because of the recent bad weather, and it was no surprise when the home team controlled most of the first half.
They scorned several chances and forced some good saves before Derek Carcary broke on the left at pace, chased by two defenders. He reached the byeline and sent over an inch-perfect cross which striker Pat Walker bundled into the net to give Sons a well deserved lead.
In the second period the contest was more even, but the three points appeared to be staying in Dumbarton until the 71st minute when a slip by skipper Ben Gordon let in Martin Fotheringham to strike the equaliser past keeper Stephen Grindlay.
Much worse to follow from the restart, when another defensive slip let in sub Bryan Deasley to net what turned out to be the winner. Try the home side did, there was no way back, and so they remain rooted to the bottom of the second division.