Saturday, 30 April 2011

The best draw of the season

This summary first appeared as Sons secure safety with Livi draw on the official DFC website.

DFC players celebrate with the fans
Dumbarton have secured their place in Irn Bru SFL Division Two with a gutsy and spirited 1-1 draw against champions Livingston at Almondvale this afternoon.

A superbly taken first-half goal by Pat Walker, converting an equally fine and precisely placed inswinging free-kick from Andy Geggan, gave Sons the edge at the break.

In an open game, Dumbarton tamed the Lions' and created more than a few roars of approval from a lively, colourfully attired away support. The party atmosphere was mostly at the Sons end as Livi pressed hard.

Substitute Robbie Winters equalised for Livingston with nine minutes to go, but Sons held on. Fans from both teams stayed on to celebrate after the final whistle.

The result means that Dumbarton's last home match against Forfar Athletic on Saturday 7 May can now be a celebration of an excellent recovery from what, at the turn of the year, seemed likely relegation.

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