Adam Frizzell’s first-half strike was enough to secure a 1-0 win for Dumbarton against Clyde at the C&G Systems Stadium on Tuesday night as Jim Duffy’s side kept their unbeaten League One record intact.

It was the second time the 22-year-old scored on his debut for the club – as he notched a double on his first appearance on a loan spell from Kilmarnock last October.

The forward has since joined Dumbarton permanently until mid-January after leaving the Rugby Park side at the end of his contract – and history repeated itself as his well taken goal secured back-to-back victories.

Had the game gone ahead on its original date of October 24, instead of being called off due to a waterlogged pitch, Sons wouldn’t even have had Frizzell available, as he only signed for the club on Friday.

Boss Jim Duffy was delighted with Frizzell’s impact and knows there will be even more to come when he becomes fully fit.

He told the Reporter: “Considering it’s Adam’s first game since December and lasting 70 minutes I thought he was great – and he scored a good goal.

“He’s got that ability and low centre of gravity and he’s comfortable on the ball, it’s just about getting him involved in the game.

“You don’t know how games will go but in terms of him scoring the goal then it’s an added bonus.

“He’s only trained with us one night, so it shows you the work that he has done with the Kilmarnock rehab team has been terrific.

"To last that long on a sapping pitch says a lot about the boy in terms of his attitude and getting back fit, because he got thrown in at the deep end really.

“There were a lot of top performances tonight, but I thought Stuart Carswell was immense.

“He typified being a captain. He covered every blade of grass, won tackles, won headers and really was the catalyst for a good team performance.”

There were two changes to the starting eleven following Saturday’s 2-0 win away to Airdrie, as goalkeeper Kevin Dabrowski shook off the injury that saw him miss out at the weekend, and Frizzell came in for Robert Jones.

In a cagey opening ten minutes, neither side took control with the first bit of quality on show providing a goal.

Frizzell quickly turned on halfway and ran towards the Clyde defence before playing a one-two with Jaime Wilson to find himself through on goal and dinked the ball over the onrushing David Mitchell.

Sons' number 11 was taking the game into his own hands and continued to find himself in the area between Clyde’s midfield and defence – he had a further effort blazed over the bar before only a superb one-handed save from Mitchell prevented him from adding a second.

It wasn’t all one-way traffic, with the visitors leading the corner count – however just as they'd done against Airdrie, Morgyn Neill and Ryan McGeever marshalled the Sons defence through any danger.

Ross Forbes’ free-kick was awkward for Mitchell with the ball bouncing just before it reached him, but the Clyde shot stopper held on well as the teams headed into the break.

The Bully Wee started the second-half brightly with Norwegian substitute Kris Syvertsen’s strike hitting the side netting before Jay Henderson shot from out wide as Dabrowski pushed the ball clear of any danger.

Sons had done well to keep David Goodwillie quiet in the opening 70 minutes, but a break of the ball had the three-time Scotland cap through on goal, with his first-time effort rolling just by the far post.

It was getting to the backs to the wall stage for Dumbarton as Neill hooked the ball away in a crowded penalty area and Dabrowski gathered Syvertsen’s header.

At the other end, Clyde had Mitchell to thank yet again as he got a strong hand to McGeever’s drilled effort to keep his side in the game in the final quarter of an hour.

Deep into added time, Syvertsen was denied by Dabrowski once again, albeit Sons' Polish keeper did have those of a Dumbarton persuasion with their hearts in their mouths as he fumbled the ball before gathering.

Duffy is hoping to welcome Donald Morrison into the squad for the first-time at East Fife this Saturday but will remain without Denny Johnstone, PJ Crossan, Stefan McCluskey and Chris Smith.