By Steph Brawn

Dumbarton came from behind to secure their first win of the league, beating fellow part-timers Brechin City 2-1 at the Rock on Saturday.

The visitors went ahead in the first two minutes through Jordan Sinclair and the hosts struggled to impose any real threat on goal for the first half.

But after Brechin’s Aron Lynas was sent off after the break, the Sons produced an attacking onslaught which saw Mark Stewart and Dimitris Froxylias grab their first league goals for Dumbarton.

Manager Stevie Aitken stuck with the same side that drew with Dundee United at Tannadice last weekend having been impressed with the gutsy performance.

But it was the visitors who got off the mark moments after kick-off when some poor marking opened up the gates for Sinclair who netted from a tight angle.

City almost doubled their lead shortly after when James Dale had a shot from 25 yards but Scott Gallacher managed to tip it over the crossbar.

The Sons began to show a bit of menace after about ten minutes and Chris McLaughlin had a great chance to equalise when he shot from long-range but saw it go over the bar.

The home side were in trouble again after 15 minutes, Kalvin Orsi showing real skill to cut back for Connor McLennan’s shot, but former City boy Dougie Hill pulled off a heroic clearance off the line.

The hosts sustained a good period of pressure in the lead-up to half-time, but their work in the final third was sloppy as they struggled to break down the Brechin defence.

After the break the Sons had an opportunity to get level early on as skipper Craig Barr almost saw his header from a corner drift in, but it was cleared off the line.

Morrison made way for Nade with half an hour to go as the Sons tried to spice up their attack.

The hosts were handed a lifeline shortly after as Lynas took out Wilson with a dreadful two-footed challenge and referee Nick Walsh showed no hesitation in giving him his marching orders.

And with ten minutes to go Stewart blasted a shot into the top corner after Nade chested it down in the box to give them a chance of clinching victory.

In the final moments it was the Cypriot Froxylias who gave the Sons a welcome three points as he tapped home Nade’s cross.

Dumbarton host Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday at The Rock as they look to build on their first league win of the season.

Kick-off is at 3pm.