Dumbarton 2 East Fife 4: Back to winning ways for Methil men

Liam Watt scored a double for East Fife in the win at Dumbarton. Pic: George McLuskieLiam Watt scored a double for East Fife in the win at Dumbarton. Pic: George McLuskie
Liam Watt scored a double for East Fife in the win at Dumbarton. Pic: George McLuskie
Darren Young praised the attitude of his side with their 4-2 win away to Dumbarton at the C&G Systems Stadium.

The win comes on the back of a loss to Montrose which ended a run of 11 games undefeated for the Fifers.

It was back to business as usual as the Methil side dominated from start to finish and climbed to second in the league on goal difference.

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The East Fife manager was delighted with the win but admitted his team could have had more.

Young said: “ First half hour we were outstanding, we were two goals up and we lost two poor goals from our point of view.

"Although we were two ahead I thought we could’ve had a couple more.

"I spoke to them at half time and we felt we were very much in the game.

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"We asked them to go and do the same as they did in the first half hour, we did that and I felt we could’ve blew them away.

"We had two or three other chances that maybe on another day we could’ve scored.”

A double from Liam Watt and goals from Danny Denholm and Steven Boyd completed the rout as the Bayview romped to victory over Jim Duffy’s men.

Boyd received the ball outside of the box on the left hand side with his back to goal and managed to play a blind pass to the overlapping Denholm who calmly slotted the ball by Connor Brennan in the Dumbarton goal in the eighth minute to take the lead.

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Captain Scott Agnew found Denholm on the half hour mark and he squared the ball across goal for Watt to score his first of the afternoon.

The Sons were stung into action by Watt’s goal and they hit back to give themselves a lifeline.

A Ryan McGeever header and a Craig Watson own goal made it even by the break.

Agnew’s control of the ball was on display as he played Boyd behind the defence to make it three before the hour and Boyd himself capitalised on slack play from Dumbarton on the edge of their own box and gave Watt the ball to tie up the three points with his second of the game in the 65th minute.

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Fifers boss Young was quick to give the plaudits to his scorers as it continues a great start to their season.

He added: ““Boydy probably played his best game, and it was great for Danny Denholm coming in getting a goal and an assist.

"Watty got his two goals and he was disappointed to get taken off and not get the hat-trick.

"All over the park was outstanding, now we look to try and go on another run and that is the standard we have now set again.”