DUMBARTON ACADEMY FP’S moved up to second in the league after a fine 6-1 victory over Glasgow Harp, with two hat-tricks securing the victory.

Accies took the lead in the first minute. A David Goodwin throw-in reached Connor McGlinchey. The forward crossed deep into the Harp box and a first time shot from Andrew MacDonald nestled in the bottom corner of the net.

Accies’ dominance was rewarded when they scored a second in the 12th minute. McGlinchey dispossessed David Flanigan in the Harp box and then selflessly passed to Andrew MacDonald – who had the simplest of tasks to tap home.

Accies went three up after just 20 minutes. A long ball forward from Accies keeper Andrew MacGillvray reached Andrew Burton, who had sprung the Harp offside trap. The forward advanced to the edge of the 18 yard box then shot home.

Half time 3:0 Accies started the second half back in the ascendancy. After 50 minutes they got the fourth. Another good setup from Connor McGlinchey reached Andrew Burton – who rounded the keeper then tapped the ball into the next Shortly afterwards, Andrew MacDonald scored his third and Accies fifth. A good move between Colin MacPhee and Connor McGlinchey saw the latter cross into the box. With the pace of the cross, MacDonald only needed the slightest of touches to head home.

Accies’ final goal of the game came on 70 minutes. Another Colin MacPhee cross found Andrew Burton at the back post. Burton’s controlled volley to secure his hat-trick was a joy to watch.

Accies’ rearguard of David Goodwin, Colin MacPhee, Marcus Dooley and Leo Daremas were keen to keep a clean sheet – however there was nothing that could have been done to prevent Harp’s consolation goal.

Paul Ross scored from a 30 yard free kick which fairly rocketed into the top corner of the net.

Accies would like to thank Alan Filshie of Sash Windows Restorations Scotland for his donation of new match day warm up tops to Accies squad.