Dumbarton showed their mettle at the weekend as they battled back from a goal down to secure all three points in a 2-1 win away to Clyde.

Sons fell behind early on at Broadwood but goals from Joe McKee and Isaac Layne handed the visitors the crucial win as boss Jim Duffy praised his side’s mentality.

Former Son Chris Johnston struck for the hosts but McKee and Layne responded as the visitors picked up an impressive three points that takes them up to fifth in the League One table.

And it was a display that Duffy felt was very indicative of his side this term.

He said: “It was a performance that’s been common for us this season where there’s period of the game where we are very good and periods of the game where we haven’t been at the levels that we want.

“In the first 20 minutes we weren’t anywhere near the tempo that the game required.

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“We counter attacked really well apart from actually putting the ball in the net. We broke at pace which is exactly what you want and we picked the right pass.

“It wasn’t a brilliant footballing performance in the second-half but it was a really solid team performance in terms of backing up the advantage we had.

“Going one behind against a good side away from home and then coming back to win the game shows a real strong mentality.”

McKee leads the assist charts for Dumbarton this season but Saturday was the first-time that the former Morton midfielder has found the net himself as a Son.

His drilled effort got his side back on level terms and Duffy was pleased to see his name on the scoresheet.

He added: “He’s had a couple of strikes at goal this season where keepers have made a save or it’s just went by the post.

“It’s good for any player to get a goal and at the time it gave us a chance to calm things down.”

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