DUMBARTON manager Stevie Farrell admits Saturday’s battling 2-0 victory over Bonnyrigg Rose was one of his favourite performances of the season.

It wasn’t an afternoon for silky football in windy conditions on the awkward surface at the Rock, but goals in either half from Tony Wallace and Blair Malcolm, his first for the club, secured back-to-back victories for Sons.

The result brings the Castle Road side level on points with Peterhead in second place and eight points within the promotion play-off places with six games to go. 

Wallace netted his 13th goal of the season from the penalty spot on 25 minutes with Malcolm capping off a fine team move in the closing ten minutes to seal the points, and boss Faz was delighted to see his sides hard work on the training ground pay off on a match day – despite being surprised at who popped up with the goal.

Speaking at full time, he said: “The conditions were horrendous for both sides who deserve credit for putting any sort of game on. The pitch is what it is and the conditions just added to it. 

“I felt we deserved to be in front at half-time but I don’t think we played with enough intensity in the first-half with the wind behind us.

“We spoke about game intelligence for the second-half and perversely I’m pleased with that performance more than many this season because in the second-half it was really difficult. 

“I thought we looked the team that looked the most likely to score – I can’t remember [Dumbarton goalkeeper] Jay Hogarth having a save to make. 

“The second goal we score is a move we work constantly in training – it came off three or four times in the second-half with Finlay Gray getting in a couple of times and he does really well to pick out Blair Malcolm. I don’t know what he was doing there though, I brought him on to sit!

“That’s four wins out of six now so I’m delighted for the boys because we are going along just nicely and quietly so we’ll keep it going.”

Sons host league leaders Stenhousemuir next weekend.