Sunday, 14 November 2010

Fresh energy for Sons

The match sponsors for yesterday's Dumbarton versus Ayr United clash at the Rock decided to give the Man of the Match award to Sons favourite Andy Geggan, who certainly had a busy afternoon across the park. But for my money, and in the opinion of just about everyone round-about where I sit, the stand out player for DFC on this occasion was trialist Pat Walker (pictured), wearing the number 11 shirt. Despite not being at the top of his fitness level, the 26-year-old created several chances and claimed a well taken goal into the bargain.

Along with Falkirk loanee Craig McLeish, who also made some impressive passes, Pat injected some energy and good decision making into the Dumbarton line-up. On this outing it's hard to see how the former Albion Rovers front-man made only 3 starts and 6 substitute appearances for third division Annan Athletic, or why they have decided to let him go. But sometimes the chemistry just doesn't work. Apparently he will be with Sons for three games - and if that works out, we can hope that the club find some way of keeping Pat on a loan deal.

All-in-all, Dumbarton gained a real boost from the 3-2 win over Ayr, and the onwards and upwards trajectory needs to continue.

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