SONS TRIUMPH IN THRILLER
19-Mar-2011DUMBARTON moved up to sixth place in the second division table with an exciting 4-2 win over East Fife on a grey day at the Strathclyde Homes Stadium.
The visitors, who have been in fine form since the appointment of former Hearts and Scotland striker John Robertson as manager, started more strongly than the home side who struggled to get their attacking game going.
Their pressure paid off in the 27th minute when winger Bobby Linn, often a thorn in Sons flesh, cut inside and shot home. But this seemed to inspire the home side who began to take charge, urged on by most of the 615-strong crowd.
They had to wait until the 41st minute for the equaliser, an accurate looping header from vice-captain Andy Geggan from a narrow angle. Six minutes into the second half they took the lead with a fantastic Jon McShane piledriver from distance.
The Fifers fought back and equalised with a stunning volley from Craig Johnstone, and for a time it was anybody's match. However a Pat Walker break and pass let Mark Gilhaney hit home Dumbarton's third, and not long afterwards man of the match McShane made certain of the points with a lob from the edge of the box.