Dumbarton Academy made it two wins from two this week in the Douglas Smith League Cup to take a commanding position in the group.

The impressive Accies saw off Symington Tinto 4-2 away from home and then edged Dalziel 3-2 thanks to an Andrew MacDonald hat-trick.

Symington Tinto 2 - 4 Dumbarton Academy

DUMBARTON Academy came away with all three points, with five of the goals coming in an action-packed half.

Accies lead 3-2 at half-time and grabbed the crucial fourth goal to kill off the game with sub Connor McGlinchey scoring a free kick after 70 minutes.

Both teams scored a goal each in the opening minutes through Accies Callum Shipcott and Symington’s Sean Barton bringing them back level.

Accies scored the next two via Jack Buchanan and Alan Gourlay to give them a comfortable lead.

Andrew Lindsay pegged them back but sub McGlinchey was able to seal the three points with a 25-yard free kick.

Dumbarton Academy 3 - 2 Dalziel AN ANDREW MacDonald hat-trick helped Dumbarton Academy secure their third league section victory in a row on Saturday at home to Dalziel.

The away side took the lead initially via an own-goal off Alan Sweeney, before regaining the lead before half-time with Andrew MacDonald bagging a brace.

Graham Donaldson brought the visitors back level after the break, scoring his penalty, and Andrew McGillivray making several important saves to keep Accies on level terms.

MacDonald netted a penalty with 20 minutes to go to take home the match ball.

Accies are delighted to announce that former player Mark Docherty has agreed to re-join the club as team coach – joining Michael Dickie and Jerry Packham to complete the management team.

Accies’ next game is away to Bearsden in the Caledonian League Premier Division, before a home league game to Giffnock North, before playing Viewfield in the final game of the Douglas Smith League Cup section group stages.