Dumbarton United Blacks 2005s returned to league action at the weekend as they saw off St Peter’s Reds with an emphatic 10-0 win.

With recent cup matches limiting the Dumbarton side’s league progress, the Blacks were sitting bottom of the Paisley Johnstone and District Youth Football League table with zero points after one match.

The United youngsters were out to rectify that on Saturday as they took it to St Peter’s in the opening minutes.

But, despite the bright start, the visitors were the first to carve out a clear chance, taking advantage of sloppy defending as they got in behind the backline with United keeper Ben Lavery reacting quickly to make a fine stop.

Both sides were working hard and enjoying steady possession in the early stages but Dumbarton got the ball down and began to dominate.

Mackenzie Marwick set the tone as he grabbed his first goal of the afternoon to fire United ahead before the home side went on to add a further three before the break thanks to Marwick’s second of the day and a brace from Lewis Campbell to bring the first-half to a close.

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Dumbarton Blacks picked up where they left off after the restart with Marwick and Campbell both securing hat-tricks to make it 6-0.

The home side were cruising with Euan Byron getting in on the act with a fine finish for United’s seventh.

Marwick and Campbell continued to impress up front with both in unstoppable form as they each grabbed their fourth of the day.

An unfortunate own goal from St Peter’s at the death increased the scoreline to 10 to round the scoring off as United took their foot off the gas, content with a comprehensive win and a big three points.

The Blacks are back in league action this weekend as they face a tough away trip to Beith. 

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