Dumbarton manager Jim Duffy admits that his side didn’t deserve to win after making a host of defensive errors against Airdrieonians.

Sons fell behind after just 23 seconds and, despite equalising, Duffy’s side made another two errors before the interval as the hosts comfortably secured all three points with a 3-1 win.

After not conceding two weeks in a row, the Sons boss admits he really didn’t see the mistakes coming.

He said: “We’ve been solid looking, not just in the last couple of games with the clean sheets, but even before that.

“We never looked like making really poor errors so it’s difficult to explain, but on Saturday we’ve had lapses of concentration and made some calamitous errors.

“It’s not like we’ve been carved open with a slick bit of football and you can then look at closing down spaces, it was our own doing - we gifted Airdrie the goals.

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“If you defend your penalty box well you’ve always got a chance and we didn’t do that. If you make the mistakes that we made then you don’t deserve to win football matches.

“We can’t complain about the result because we’ve made three mistakes. You can maybe get away with one, but not three.”

Sons now have the opportunity to put Saturday’s result behind them and get back to winning ways with three home games in a row, with East Fife and Falkirk visiting in the league before Forfar Athletic arrive for a Scottish Cup fixture.

And Duffy is confident of a positive reaction against the Fifers after already seeing an improvement in the second-half against Airdrieonians.

He added: “We’ve got a chance to bounce back at home. I know the players will bounce back because they responded positively in the second-half on Saturday.

“It’s not as if the heads were down and they were feeling sorry for themselves.”

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