Dumbarton threw away a two goal lead at Glebe Park as Brechin City came from behind to win 3-2.

Bobby Barr and a trialist, Brad Spencer, had Sons in a comfortable position before Callum Tapping and a double from Boris Melingui, including a last minute strike, turned the game around for the Angus side.

Stevie Aitken made just one one change from his starting 11 that picked up a point against Arbroath last week as Andy Little replaced the injured Craig Barr.

The hosts controlled the ball in the opening stages without putting Dumbarton under too much pressure and Sons started to come into the game as Rory Loy nodded just off target after good work from Barr.

The visitors would take the lead five minutes later as Barr picked up the ball at the back post and clipped it towards goal.

Only he will know whether it was a cross or a shot, but the ball evaded everyone and flew into the far corner to hand his side an early lead.

There was yet more injury problems for Dumbarton two minutes later as Michael Paton hobbled off holding his hamstring, and was replaced by Ross Forbes midway through the half.

Grant Adam then kept out Andy Jackson as his opposite number, Conor Brennan, denied both Forbes and Iain Russell.

In the early stages of the second half Stuart Carswell had his name added to the Sons injury list as he had to be replaced by trialist Spencer.

Aitken’s men had chances early in the second half to add to Barr’s opener, but Russell couldn’t direct his header goal wards and Barr failed to find Loy with the Sons striker in a promising position.

They would get their reward ten minutes into the half, though, as Spencer picked up the ball twenty yards from goal and rifled an effort into the corner.

But Dumbarton’s two goal advantage didn’t last longer than three minutes as Melingui was afforded space in the box, turning his defender and firing the ball under Adam.

The goal lifted Brechin City tails as a header crashed off the post and Sons failed to get themselves back on track.

With a quarter of an hour to go the scores were level, and Tapping’s goal was similar to that of Melingui’s as he controlled it well and fired low past Adam.

Both sides were pushing for a winner, and Dumbarton perhaps should have had the chance to find one from the penalty spot, but their appeals were waved away after Loy appeared to be clipped in the area.

Substitute Calum Gallagher fired Sons ahead in injury time, glancing a header into the net, but celebrations were cut short as the Hedge side linesman ruled that he was offside.

The hosts then immediately came up the park and Melingui again scored from almost the same position to complete the turnaround and hand Brechin only their second league win in 40 games.

Dumbarton travel to Ochilview next week to face Stenhousemuir knowing that defeat will leave them in the bottom two.