This brief summary first appeared as Sons claim hard-won point at Brechin on the official DFC website.
Dumbarton fought off a determined Brechin City and a difficult pitch to claim a precious point from what turned out to be a pulsating 3-3 draw at Glebe Park this evening.
Sons came back from behind on three occasions, once before half-time and twice after.
A brace of goals from Jon McShane, and a further one from Pat Walker, ensured that the team went away rewarded for a battling display on a cold night and a soft, muddy surface.
The conditions were difficult for both sides, and Dumbarton's defence and 'keeper Stephen Grindlay also played an important part in securing the result against a resolute Brechin.