Dumbarton put on a good display against First Division local rivals Morton yesterday - though due to the happy event of a friend's wedding in London, I wasn't there to witness it in person. After four months as a continuous Sons regular, it felt strange to be back on the 'text list' again.
Last year, having beaten us in the replay, the 'Ton drew Celtic in the next round. This time, writes Alan Findlay on the DFC website, "Sons almost made it into the hat for the 4th round draw" in a "pulsating match", but "the experience of the Greenock side was the telling factor after 90 minutes."
Ah well, we'll have to leave glory for another year - and hopefully, with all due respect to men from Cappielow, a 3rd round draw against different opponents! This coming Saturday it's back to Division Two duty again at the Rock, with a game against Alloa Athletic - a rather more important match, since Sons need a good run to try and get off the foot of the table. The last four games at SHS have given some cause for encouragement, too. Fingers crossed.