After the disappointment of a bruising 1-1 home draw against Montrose in the first league game of the season on Saturday, Dumbarton fought back from a goal behind against debutants Annan Athletic to take tonight's CIS Insurance Cup First Round tie to extra time, penalties and an eventual 5-4 victory. Sonstrust chair Denise Currie tells me that DFC dominated much of the play. But with limited options up front, new Irish signing Paul Keegan (whose home shirt I'm sponsoring this term) found himself the lone striker. When Annan took a lead from the spot, and Sons' Andy Geggan was dismissed for two yellow cards in the same incident, things looked grim. But Dumbarton pulled a goal back through Ray Logan and triumphed in the shoot-out. Stevie Murray struck the winning penalty for Sons. The next round will be played on 26 and 27 August. If we can make it beyond that stage, I'd likely be around for the Third Round, which will be after the Cowdenbeath home match at SHS -- one I plan to be up for.