Dumbarton shocked league leaders Raith Rovers with a dramatic late winner at the C&G Systems Stadium on Saturday, thanks to Stuart Carswell’s injury-time strike.

The skipper drilled home an effort deep into stoppage time as Sons picked up their second 1-0 home win in less than a week, with the home side pulling further away from the teams at the foot of the division.

After a frustrating start to the year for the Sons which saw them go six matches without a win, Carsy’s late impact stunned the Rovers and was the perfect way to follow up Tuesday’s win over Clyde.

On Tuesday, Morgyn Neill slotted home a close-range winner as Sons picked up their first win of the year and Jim Duffy’s side were able to keep the threat of the division’s top goalscorer, David Goodwillie, to a minimum.

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It was a case of grinding out the result on a heavy pitch at the Rock on Tuesday, with some impact perhaps being shown as there were three changes from the win, with Sam Wardrop, Ruaridh Langan and Robert Jones coming into the side for Lewis Crawford, Ross Forbes and Jai Quitongo as Duffy looked to shuffle the pack.

In a game marred by wind and rain, chances were few and far between in the opening period.

Sons goalkeeper Conor Brennan collected John Baird’s header just after the 10 minute mark as the visitors looked to take advantage of the favourable conditions while they could, with both Jones and Stefan McCluskey blazing promising chances just off target for Dumbarton.

Former Son Brad Spencer fired towards goal from the edge of the area, but it was never testing Brennan as the ball floated over the bar before.

In the early stages of the second-half, both Spencer and PJ Crossan missed the target from decent openings for their respective sides.

Conditions continued to worsen and puddles began to appear on the pitch as Rovers forward Baird slotted the ball into the net, only for an offside flag to rule out his goal.

Dumbarton ended the game strongly with several corners, one of which Neill, the match winner against Clyde, teed up Crossan from, but he slashed an effort wide before another delivery from Forbes was cleared off the line.

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The final corner in the 93rd minute sat up perfectly for Carswell - which on a dry day would have bounced out of the midfielder’s control - with the skipper able to keep his strike from 15 yards low and beyond goalkeeper Robbie Thomson via a deflection to spark wild scenes at the Rock.

The result pulls Dumbarton further away from the bottom two, Forfar Athletic and Peterhead, but victories for East Fife and Montrose on Saturday means that the promotion play-offs look to be just out of reach.

Dumbarton are now set to welcome Forfar to the C&G Systems Stadium this evening.

Sons have met Forfar three times so far this season, winning all three, and will be looking to extend their current two-game winning run.

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