Dumbarton earn third straight win with 3-2 victory at Hamilton
Dumbarton capped an excellent month with their third straight victory as they clinched a 3-2 win over 10-man Hamilton.
Last Updated: 30/03/13 5:58pm
Dumbarton capped an excellent month with their third straight victory as they clinched a 3-2 win over 10-man Hamilton at New Douglas Park.
The Accies were reduced to 10 men in the 34th minute, but they made light of their disadvantage and kept the result in doubt until the final whistle.
Mark Gilhaney pulled an early shot wide before Steve Grindlay was tested by Gary Fisher and Ali Crawford during a dominant spell for the hosts.
But Steven McDougall's unstoppable drive gave the visitors the lead on 24 minutes, and Chris Turner fired inches wide before Fisher was sent off for a dangerous lunge on Paul McGinn.
Scott Agnew steered in his third goal in as many games three minutes into the second half after good work from McDougall.
Kevin Cuthbert did well to keep out further efforts from Agnew and Turner, and Hamilton pulled a goal back against the run of play on 63 minutes, Andrew Ryan's firm drive giving Grindlay no chance.
Crawford's dipping shot rattled the crossbar, and Dumbarton took advantage of their reprieve on 84 minutes when McGinn swept home Owen Ronald's pass.
Steven May drilled through the legs of Grindlay three minutes later, but Dumbarton held on to move a point above Hamilton, and four clear of the bottom two.