Dumbarton’s David Wilson says the Sons had to battle hard against Gap Connah’s Quay in their 2-1 win on Saturday, writes Jack Crawford.

It was the first time the Sons have played Welsh opposition in competitive action, with the game heating up on more than one occasion.

Wilson was introduced midway through the second half, and provided an attacking spark for the team, and grabbed the equaliser that forced the fixture into added time.

And despite performing well he admitted it was an environment he wasn’t used to.

He said: “Yeah it was a battle. They sat in and tried to make it difficult for us and and try and wind us up a wee bit after scoring.

“I wouldn’t say the physical games are my kind of game, but when I was watching the game I felt I could come on and make an impact.”

Wilson, who signed from Partick Thistle in the summer, has been out of the team recently after starting well for the Sons.

But he hopes his late equaliser and performance as a substitute might be enough to secure a starting spot for Saturday’s trip to Tannadice, when Dumbarton return to league action against Dundee United.

He added: “I had something to prove. When you’re on the bench you’re not happy but you need to hold your head up high and take your chance, and hopefully I have with the goal.

“It’s good to go to these bigger stadiums. We’re looking forward to it and hopefully we can get the win.”

Kick-off is at 3pm.