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End of Season Awards

May 3, 2016

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STRIKER Garry Fleming was the star of the Sonstrust awards party last Sunday, picking up multiple awards including the honour of being named as player of the season, as voted for by Sons fans.

It was one of four trophies the striker took home, along with top goalscorer, players’ player of the year, and goal of the season for his winner against St Mirren last week.

Meanwhile, Jamie Lindsay was named Sonstrust Young Player of the Year.

There was also a double award haul for defender Frazer Wright, who was named Player of the Year by the Trust Travel section and Sons View editor Graeme Robertson.

And also walking away from the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium with special awards to recognise the fans are Alan Findlay (Graham Brough Memorial Shield) and Simon Barrow (Trust special award).

Pictures of each award winner, provided by Donald Fullarton can be found on Dumbarton FC’s official website – http://www.dumbartonfootballclub.com/news/?mode=view&id=2430

 

Gregor is Man of the Match

April 24, 2016

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THE Swiss Sons arrived at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium yesterday with their usual fanfare and welcome nose, so it was only fitting that as trust members they had the task of choosing DFC’s man of the match against St Mirren on what turned out to be a carnival day for the club.

Garry Fleming’s stunning second half volley clinched three points and secured Championship football for the Sons for at least another season – but the Swiss lads bestowed their honour on Gregor Buchanan who they, rightly, judged had an outstanding game at centre-half.

With celebrations still taking place after the game, Gregor joined the lads for the obligatory photo session on the hallowed turf of the Theatre of Dreams.

Snap taken, as usual by Tommy Hughes.

Swiss Sons Are Coming

April 20, 2016

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The Swiss Sons are about to hit town again, sounding out their famous ‘Da Da-Da-Da Dumbarton’ chant across the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium and hopefully roaring on the Sons to a win against St Mirren this #SurvivalSaturday.

The ever-growing band of fans from Switzerland have been coming over once a season for five years now.

They have the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura to choose from in their homeland, but in Scotland it is always the Rock and the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium they head to first!

It’ll be great to have you back again, lads!

Trust Travel v Alloa Ath – 1st May 2016

April 19, 2016

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BOOK your seat on our supporters bus for Sons last scheduled  away day of the season on Sunday 1st May 2016

The Sons will travel to the Indodrill Stadium to play Alloa Athletic in the final SPFL clash of the season before any play-offs – so, get along to #supportoursons

And don’t forget that this trip is our traditional excursion to get dressed up. Don’t be shy, you won’t be the only one!

Our usual booking procedure applies – 4 ways!

1. Call Tommy Hughes on 07710 771341
2. E-mail memsecy@sonstrust.net
3. Use our dedicated Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/719497688160601/
4. Leave a comment on this post

Players Back The Fans

April 19, 2016
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Denise Currie and Tommy Hughes with Sons skipper Darren Barr

DUMBARTON’S players have made a financial contribution to the Sons Supporters Trust’s travel scheme to compensate for the recent 6-0 defeat at Queen of the South.

The squad have dug into their own pockets to give something back to the fans after the forgettable afternoon at Palmerston Park last month.

Skipper Darren Barr presented a sum of money to Trust Travel convener Tommy Hughes and Trust member Denise Currie before Saturday’s game with Raith Rovers.

And although it was unfortunate circumstances that led to the donation, it was appreciated by the fans.

Darren said: “What happened at Palmerston was extremely disappointing and the players felt it was only right that the fans should receive some sort of compensation.

“They have been great all season and hopefully our donation can help them to keep coming to away games for the foreseeable future.

“We’re all in this together as we bid to stay in the Championship.”

Tommy, who has run Trust Travel buses for the last nine seasons, said: “This gesture by the players is very much appreciated.

“While we were all disappointed by events in Dumfries, we will keep backing the players at home and away, especially during this vital stage of the season.

“The money donated will be used to help fund our bus to Alloa on 1st May.

“Hopefully this will get the fans behind the players that bit more. It certainly shows the players care what goes on at Dumbarton.”

Players and fans are gearing up for Survival Saturday, when Sons play St Mirren aiming for a victory and hopeful that the now managerless Queen of the South can stop Livingston winning.

If both of those happen, Dumbarton stay in the Championship for a fifth consecutive season – a remarkable achievement for a part-time club.

Keep an eye on the club website for all the build-up to Survival Saturday.

Photo by Andy Scott – http://www.truescottphotography.com

Trust Travel v Hibs – 26th April 2016

April 19, 2016
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Your Trust Needs YOU!

BOOK your seat on our supporters bus for Sons next away day on 26th April 2016

Stevie Aitken’s men travel to Scotland’s capital city to play Hibs in another crunch SPFL clash – get along to #supportoursons

Our usual booking procedure applies – 4 ways!

1. Call Tommy Hughes on 07710 771341
2. E-mail memsecy@sonstrust.net
3. Use our dedicated Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/719497688160601/
4. Leave a comment on this post

Man of the Match v Raith Rovers

April 18, 2016

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Member David Kemp chose midfielder Jon Routledge as his DFC man of the match against Raith Rovers last Saturday.

Jonno is pictured with David and his ‘colleagues’ from the Sons of G60 following the game.

Picture courtesy of Tommy Hughes.

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