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Tonight’s the Night

Until the new year it looked as if the Sons, if they avoided outright relegation, could only look forward to being involved in the play offs at the wrong end of the second division.

Then however they went on a run of ten games undefeated and surged up the table. There were a few stutters after that but three victories and a draw amongst their last six games was enough to see them equal their best league finish (third place in the second division) since the move to the new stadium in 2000.

And so tonight they take on second placed Arbroath in the semi final first leg tie in the play offs for the first division.

Press report of Dumbarton’s championship win 120 years ago.

Last week it was the 120th anniversary of Dumbarton’s outright winning of the Scottish League. It also saw the 40th anniversary of the 1971-72 second division championship win which took them to the top division for the first time in 50 years.

Dumbarton 1971-72

The runners up that season were tonight’s opponents Arbroath.

C’mon the Sons!

4 Responses

  1. MON THE ROCK !!

  2. The reporting was better in those days!
    Good luck to the Sons tonight!

  3. I amazed myself by still being able to reel off the names of that ’71-’72 team before zooming in. Great days to have witnessed, making a huge impression on an 11 year old boy.

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