Dumbarton United Blacks 2004s and 2005s were able to beat the big freeze at the weekend as they both eased to emphatic wins in extreme conditions.

First up, a freezing cold Saturday morning at Dumbarton’s East Park saw the 2005 youngsters return to league action for the first time in a couple of weeks as they welcomed Beith.

The previous match between the sides finished 8-1 to United and the boys were looking for more of the same to get some vital points on the board.

A slow start on the freezing pitch was to be expected but Dumbarton soon began to create chances and, despite not being at their best, found themselves 3-0 up at half-time thanks to goals from Mackenzie Marwick and Lewis Campbell.

Up the other end, the United defence were solid with Pearce Craig, Calum Oliver, Fraser Craig and Mark Parferry all maintaining shape and clearing their lines with ease.

United had warmed up by the start of the second-half and were firmly in control.

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And it wasn’t long until their added to their lead as both Marwick and Campbell were on hand once again, with Campbell picking up his 20th goal of the season.

Euan Byron got on the score sheet to round off an impressive 8-0 win.

United 2004s, meanwhile, made the trip to unbeaten league leaders Cumbernauld Colts and sent out a strong message with a comprehensive 8-0 win at a freezing Broadwood Stadium on Sunday morning.

Once again, both sides struggled early on with the conditions playing a part.

However, United edged ahead 22 minutes in thanks to Luke Godwin to go in 1-0 up at the break.

A stunning second-half performance blew the home side away with hat-tricks for both Lewis Lobban and Lucas Dobbin and a second for Godwin sealing the impressive win.

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