The win leaves Ian Murray’s side 11 points clear of the relegation zone with seven games to play, a gap which the Dumbarton manager said on Saturday would be enough keep Sons in the league.

However with home ties against Rangers and Hibs, as well as trips to part-time rivals Alloa and Cowdenbeath still to come, the on-loan St Johnstone midfielder insists Sons will be doing all they can to put more points on the board before the end of the season.

He told SportScene: “It’s not the case of being safe, we still play every game like it’s a cup final and try to climb the table, still some massive games coming up. We try to achieve targets every week by winning more games.” Dumbarton looked like they would leave the Energy Assests Arena empty handed on Saturday, but goals from Scott Agnew and Garry Fleming in the closing stages turned the game on its head. Easton believes the togetherness in the squad has helped the team through a difficult run of results.

He said: “I think in any game if it’s only 1-0 then you’ve always got a chance, so we stayed together and persevered.

“Aggy managed to slot a terrific free kick away and then the buzz was there from the lads to go and win the game, and what a way to do it with an unbelievable finish from Gaz.

“All the lads have a great team spirt and we all know how big every game is. Since I came to Dumbarton they have made me feel so welcome and have looked after me.

“That makes it easier to play together and the results come along with that.” Easton, who signed for Sons in January, will go back to St Johnstone at the end of the season, and the 20-year-old is confident that his time at the Rock can help him challenge for a first team spot at McDiarmid Park.

He added: “It’s all about learning for me, that’s the reason I’m at Dumbarton is to get more and more experience at the top level to improve my game.

“I feel I’ve come on a lot but there’s always plenty more I need to work on and with the games I’m playing I should improve.

“St Johnstone are always asking about how I’m doing, they seem really happy with my progress.

“I think you’ve always got to be confident in your own ability but I know there’s plenty of players at St Johnstone in my position. I’ll need to fight for a place in the team and hopefully my chance will come and I can maintain a spot in the team.”