Dumbarton manager Jim Duffy was full of praise for the attacking duo of Dom Thomas and Calum Gallagher after his side won 4-3 at East Fife on Saturday.

Thomas fired in a fantastic hat-trick with Gallacher getting on the scoresheet himself as Sons picked up their second away win on the bounce.

Sons were 3-0 up at half-time before nearly letting the lead slip, but Duffy admits he is just delighted with the points. He said: “We’re still delighted with the win. Our play going forward and positivity and attitude I thought was outstanding.

“We came here not to try and stifle the game but to have a real good go and I think we did that.

“For us to come to East Fife and score four goals is a terrific performance - and it could have been more.

“Dom’s an outstanding player and one that lights the game up.

“You pay money to watch guys like him. We’re delighted to have him.

“I thought him and Gallagher were a really good partnership. They were a real threat throughout and caused a lot of problems to East Fife.

“We’d have liked it to be a little more relaxing in the last 10 minutes or so but we’ll take the result.”

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Dumbarton had only won one away game all season up until last weekend, but consecutive victories on the road against Stranraer and now East Fife extends Sons unbeaten run to four games.

Duffy’s side now welcome the division’s top two sides to The C&G Systems Stadium in the space of a few days as Raith Rovers visit tonight and Arbroath arrive on Saturday.

Duffy added: “I’m delighted we’ve got two wins on the bounce.

“To get these victories back-to-back is important and it gives the players belief.

“It’s two very good performances and two good results and now we’ll look forward to the challenge of the top two.

“We can go into the games looking forward to them rather than maybe being as nervous if the results didn’t go our way.”