By Kieran Muir
Dumbarton take on junior side Bonnyrigg Rose in a replay of the Scottish Cup third round tonight (Dec 6) at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium.
The championship team failed to break down Bonyrigg in the original tie and Son’s supporter Jack Crawford says that Dumbarton are lucky to still be in the competition.
He said: “I’m just glad Dumbarton have a replay to be honest.
“In the original game they absolutely pummelled us at their place and probably should have beat us.
“We were fortunate to get a replay because it looked like we were the junior side and they were the championship outfit and we had our keeper to thank in that game.
“But mid-week, at our own stadium, hopefully we’ll have the advantage to get the win and go through to the next round.
“I think we just had a little bit of an off-day against Bonnyrigg and I’d expect us to go out and win by a good few goals to be honest.”
Dumbarton pulled off a great win in the Scottish Championship last Saturday, beating Queen Of The South 2-1 away from home, and Jack thinks Dumbarton will kick on from that victory.
He added: “We got a win we didn’t really expect at the weekend so we were pleased to get it and get the three points on the board, which we’ve not really done in a while so that should give us a lift going into this game and the game at the weekend against Hibernian too.
“I think Bonnyrigg will be tough opponents tonight, they looked like a really good team in the first game, they passed the ball about well, even though it was a bit of a bumpy pitch.
“I think on a better pitch I’d imagine they’d play the same football and maybe even get a goal on the break and they have a big tall striker who caused us a whole load of problems last time.
“It’s vital that Dumbarton get through to the next round because of the money that would come into the club, but Bonnyrigg will be thinking the same so the game is huge tonight for both teams.
“Especially with Hibernian as the team the winner will play in the next round.”
Both teams go into tonight’s match on equal form, with two wins, one defeat and three draws in their last six matches each.