Dumbarton’s stuttering start to 2024 continued as the Sons were held by struggling Forfar Athletic.Goals from Michael Ruth and new signing Marc Kelly twice had the Sons ahead - only for Stuart Morrison and Rayan Mohammed to level for Ray McKinnon’s struggling Loons.Sons should’ve won the game with the final touch too, as goalscorer Ruth blazed over from point-blank range - with boss Stevie Farrell frustrated for his side, as their challenging run stretched to just one win in eight.He said: “If we keep creating the chances we’re creating then things will start to fall their way again and we’ll start winning games again.“Nobody can say the team isn’t playing well.
I was pleased with their performance.“We’ve had a lot of shots on target today and I can’t remember Jay (Hogarth) having a save to make other than the goals.“It’s the finest of lines just now.
We’re just a fraction away which is a frustrating thing, but it’s also a good thing because we’re creating these chances.“I cannot fault us at all.
We create so many chances and they’ll start falling for us. We know that.”Ahead of a busy week with Spartans visiting The Rock tonight (Tuesday) Farrell made four changes to his side; Finlay Gray, Ryan Wallace, Tony Wallace and the suspended Ryan Blair dropping out - with Aaron Healy earning his first start, joined by Blair Malcolm, David Wilson and Jinky Hilton.On a battle-scarred pitch two goals arrived inside the opening 15 minutes.After strong goalkeeping from Loons’ keeper Marc McCallum denied Michael Ruth, the forward ensured he wouldn’t be kept out for a second time as he headed Sons in front.David Wilson found space on the right and whipped in a terrific cross for the former Aberdeen man to bullet beyond McCallum for hisRead more on dailyrecord.co.uk