Dumbarton manager Jim Duffy admitted he was delighted to see his side win “ugly” on Saturday as they saw off the threat of Peterhead at the C&G Systems Stadium.

Ryan McGeever’s second-half strike was the difference between the sides in a 1-0 win that fans of both clubs won’t be looking back on as a classic.

Pleased that his side got over the line with the three points and recorded their second clean sheet in a row, Duffy said: “It was a very difficult day for footballers at any level to play in.

“It’s a game where you’ve got to make sure you don’t make too many mistakes.

“We started a bit slow and Peterhead took the initiative in the first part of the game.

“Conor Brennan had a great save early on and they missed a couple of chances which they might normally take.

“In the second-half I thought we were a bit better defensively.

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“It’s a great, ugly three points and it’s the first time I can actually say that this season.

“We’re delighted with that - that’s two clean sheets on the bounce and four points.

“That shows you the benefit of just making sure that even when you’re not at your best you just keep it tight and make it difficult for the opposition.

“It wasn’t a perfect day and it certainly wasn’t a pretty game of football but we’re delighted with the three points.”

McGeever scored the winner from close range on 54 minutes after being picked out by Isaac Layne and Duffy revealed after the game that he wasn’t even sure if the centre-back would play on Saturday after a recent hamstring injury.

He added: “He was a last-minute decision.

“I thought with Rory McAllister and Derek Lyle playing that Peterhead have got that presence and experience and I just felt we needed that.

“I didn’t know if he would last the 90 minutes but I was delighted that he did and I thought he was immense.”

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