Wednesday, 23 February 2011

A remarkable turnaround

This article also appears on the official DFC website as Sons Go Top of the Form. See also Alan Findlay's season-long bar chart there.

Dumbarton are currently the 'form team' in Irn Bru SFL Division Two, following a remarkable six-game undefeated run.

With five wins and a draw, Sons have gone top of the table – at least as far as current form is concerned. Livingston are second over the same period, one point behind, and with both sides enjoying a plus 8 goal difference. But Dumbarton have scored one more goal (14).

Sons' goal average per game over the last six outings is 2.3. It's a remarkable turnaround since the beginning of the year, when the team lost four out of their first five games and languished at the foot of the table.

Now Dumbarton are sixth in the division, on 29 points from 24 games.

But further challenges undoubtedly lie ahead. The next three games are against top of the table opposition (Forfar, Brechin and Livingston), and a number of sides have games in hand over Sons.

However, with unity on and off the field, the chance to secure the Club's place in Division Two and achieve a positive finish to the season is clearly there.

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