Dumbarton manager Stevie Farrell had his backroom staff to thank for finding a way past Forfar Athletic and picking up their first three points of the season.

Sons fell behind when Seb Ross struck for the Loons in the first half but a change of formation at the break helped the hosts secure a 3-1 victory.

David Wilson, Finlay Gray and Ross MacLean all struck for Dumbarton in a second-45 display that could have resulted in a more comfortable scoreline.

Faz hopes his side can now kick on after taking their unbeaten start to the season to three games and believes the options he has at his disposal allow him to shake things up as he did at half-time.

Speaking post-match, he said: “We changed the shape at half-time and the personnel and we got a reaction. Sometimes you have to do that. In the first half we were just too slow, it was too pedestrian.

“We put two up the top end of the pitch and I thought 3-1 actually flattered Forfar in the end. It could have been more.

“It’s not just about the players we have but being able to change the shape. We did that to a 3-5-2 and a key in that is your two wing-backs and we have Greig Young and Carlo Pignatiello who are natural there.

“To be able to go to that system is good because we’ve got the right types of players to do it and when we were recruiting over the Summer we did think of that.

“I think in the last eight games we have been beaten once so we’re on a decent run of form and need to keep building on that.

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter: Sons remain unbeaten in League TwoSons remain unbeaten in League Two (Image: Andy Scott)

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter: Next up is a trip to face StennyNext up is a trip to face Stenny (Image: Andy Scott)

“It’s always good to get your first win and that’s us unbeaten in the league but it’s only three games.”

Wilson capitalised on an uncharacteristic error from Forfar goalkeeper Marc McCallum to bring Sons level before Gray put his side ahead after a superb pass from Aron Lynas with MacLean completing the scoring after an equally impressive setup from James Hilton.

The Sons boss believes his side created their own luck to get back on level terms and insists he felt it was only a matter of time until they equalised after a bright start to the second-45.

He commented: “Every team that is going to be successful needs a wee break now and again and I thought we deserved it with the way we started the second-half.

“I felt the goal was coming and I don’t want to sound bullish in that but we were doing the right things and had the right bodies in areas of the pitch.

“In the first-half we had two in the box when we were crossing and in the second-half we had five in the box and as long as were continuing to do that I was confident the goal would come.

“When we got the analysis on Forfar we knew behind their middle three of the pitch we could find space so that was good from our chief scout who has identified that and two of the goals have came from that.”

Dumbarton travel to Ochilview this weekend to take on Stenhousemuir, who also picked up their first win of the season on Saturday.

Stenny drew their opening two games of the season 0-0 before a 2-0 victory over East Fife at the weekend. Kick-off this Saturday is at 3.00pm.