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Emotional Day

The third division championship flag was raised yesterday by Gordon Lennon’s family.

The Lennon family raised the flag

The Lennon family raised the flag

It was a highly charged day and some of the players and officials were clearly still in an emotional state as the game v Alloa Athletic kicked off.

Players and officials pay tribute to Gordon Lennon as the flag is raised

Players and officials pay tribute to Gordon Lennon as the flag is raised

As it turned out Alloa won 3-1 but that doesn’t tell the full story of the game. Sons dominated for long spells and it really was a series of defensive blunders that cost us dearly.

Upwards and onwards!


Just Champion!

I can’t really describe yesterday in words, so these pictures will have to do. (click on any photo to enlarge).

I couldn’t get much action from the game because I didn’t have a zoom lens, only a wee digital compact and a phone.

The game was almost incidental as the championship was all but secured last week.

However we completed the job in style winning 3-1.

The return to Dumbarton and the team in an open topped bus coming down Castle Road with so many turning out to welcome them home was unforgettable.

Come on the Sons!




It was great to see the Sons winning 6-0 today. Results elsewhere mean that Dumbarton are now winners of the Scottish Football League Third Division.

I’m away to celebrate!!!!

Here are the scenes as the result came through from Cowdenbeath.