First published as Vital victory for Sons on the official DFC website.
Dumbarton secured a hugely important 5-2 victory over Peterhead this afternoon, in a dramatic game at Strathclyde Homes Stadium.
After some early misses on both sides, and a fine save by Sons' Michael White from the visitors' Paul Tosh, Dumbarton took the lead through Jon McShane and then Pat Walker – going in 2-0 up at half time.
In the second half ex-Son Dennis Wyness pulled a goal back for the Blue Toon. But Jordan Halsman put the home side 3-1 up again through a free kick. Then Mark Gilhaney made it 4-1 from the penalty spot, before Peterhead's David Ross hit a stunning goal for 4-2.
Finally, Sons went nap on 5-2 through Craig McLeish, with Ryan McStay being given the sponsor's Man of the Match award.
The win is crucial to Sons in their campaign to stay in the Second Division – and means they cannot now finish lower than ninth.