Dumbarton Manager Jim Duffy won’t be getting carried away despite seeing his side pick up a comfortable 3-0 victory against Stranraer at Stair Park on Saturday.

Sons were on top in the first-half but couldn’t find a breakthrough until the second period when Ross Forbes, Dom Thomas and Ross Perry scored to secure a comfortable win that lifted Dumbarton off the bottom of League One.

It’s Sons first away win since the opening day of the season against East Fife, and whilst Duffy hailed the performance, he knows there is still a lot of work to be done.

He said: “We played well in all departments on Saturday.

“In the last few weeks we’ve done good things and had good moments but we haven’t had a consistent performance over 90 minutes, but on Saturday we started well and kept it going throughout the whole game.

“To go down to Stranraer on a difficult pitch in difficult conditions and win 3-0 then you’ve got to be happy.

“We’ll enjoy the weekend but we also understand we’ve got difficult matches coming up against the top three.

“We know it’s going to be really tough and we’ve got to try and emulate Saturday’s performance.

“It’s given us an enjoyable weekend but nothing more.”

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Injuries have meant in recent weeks that Dumbarton have not been able to play defenders in their natural positions, so the inclusion of Perry on Saturday was one which Duffy welcomed.

His return allowed the Sons Boss to partner him with Henk van Schaik at the back and move Stuart Carswell up to midfield.

It was a move that Duffy welcomed as he felt it could also bring the best out of Forbes.

He said: “The overall balance of the team was better.

“Stuart has been great for us in a number of positions but he’s a more natural midfielder.

“It gave us balance with him and Hutts (Kyle Hutton) in the middle and it allowed me to move Ross (Forbes) out wide where I felt he could use his ability on the ball without worrying too much about his defensive duties because that’s not his strength.”