Dumbarton recorded their third away win in a row as they left the county of Angus with three points for the first time this season after they defeated Montrose 3-1.

League One Player of the Month Dom Thomas fired in a double with Calum Gallagher also finding the score sheet for the Sons.

Jim Duffy, who also received an award last week when he was named Manager of the Month, made one change to his Dumbarton side as midweek signing Brian McLean came into the heart of defence which allowed the likes of Stuart Carswell and Calum Gallagher move to their more natural positions.

Thomas delivered a low cross for Gallagher in the opening stages, but Montrose ‘keeper Allan Fleming bravely collected the low ball.

Just a minute later, despite making a good stop initally, Fleming was left stranded as Thomas smashed the ball into the net from close range to give Dumbarton the lead.

The hosts were awarded a penalty four minutes later after Christian Antoniazzi smartly turned in the box before being fouled by Craig Barr.

Montrose’s Martin Rennie stepped up but his spot kick smashed off the crossbar and flew over.

Both Cammy Ballantyne, playing against his former club, and Carswell then had to make timely interceptions and tackles as Mo continued to push for an equaliser.

Ballantyne then created the second goal of the afternoon when he set up Gallagher and his first time finish from 14 yards nestled into the bottom corner.

There were chances for Sons to just about put the game to bed before half-time but Bobby Barr perhaps should have had a shot when sent through on goal, however he tried to pick out Gallagher and the ball was cleared.

And in the opening stages of the second-half they may have been regretting not being further ahead as Sean Dillon glanced a header into the top corner.

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The Gable Endies nearly equalised shortly after but a cross to the back post couldn’t be turned in by Lewis Milne.

Grant Adam then gathered Iain Campbell’s free-kick before Sons again took a two goal lead.

The wind could be credited with the assist as Fleming’s kick got caught in the air before landing at the feet of Gallagher, who was just 12 yards from goal, and his touch landed at the feet of Thomas who volleyed into the net.

They still had to be switched on at the back with Craig Barr making a vital challenge and Adam holding shots well considering the conditions.

Sons were hunting for a fourth as Carswell fired over before Thomas came inches away from a hat-trick with a shot from distance flying just wide.

Thomas then had a shot beaten away before he flashed another wide, although it didn’t matter as Dumbarton ran out comfortable 3-1 winners and extended their unbeaten run to six matches.

This Saturday, March 16, Dumbarton welcome Airdrieonians to The C&G Systems Stadium as they aim to make a late, although still unlikely, push for the League One promotion play-offs.