... and the Sons finally did. After five pre-season defeats and one Alba Cup loss (that's six in a row without a win), Dumbarton at last pulled off a result, 5-4 on penalties, after going two behind to East Stirling in the Stirlingshire Cup, and then heaving back level thanks to the 19s. I won't repeat Denise Currie's, er, 'loyal but realistic' view of some of our performance, but a win under the belt will hopefully be a bit of a morale booster as the new season in Division Two gets under way. And the contribution of the youngsters is clearly to be welcomed. It's going to be a tough season though, I imagine. Football boots not climbing boots needed, lads. Maybe both, on second thoughts.