Dumbarton draw as young Campbeltown Pupils chase title

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PUPILS were grateful to come away with a point after a poor performance saw them score two late goals to deny the home side.

Playing in Bonhill after Riverside’s home pitch was deemed unplayable, the Pupils struggled to get to grip with the surface and were lucky not to concede early.

Against the run of play, they won a corner and MacBrayne played it in to Colville who glanced it in to the net.

Just when it seemed to lift the Campbeltown team, the home team scored twice in five minutes after some poor defending led to two crosses being gratefully tapped home.

Despite a few words at half time the Pupils conceded another almost straight away when a pass back bobbled past the keeper and the Riverside forward ran in to smash the ball home.

Credit to the Pupils who kept plugging away and in the last ten minutes a free kick from MacBrayne was nodded home by Souden to set up a frantic finale.

With three minutes on the clock Lang was played through and kept his cool to slot home to much relief from his teammates.

The Pupils almost got a winner after a couple of goalmouth scrambles but the ball just wouldn’t break kindly and it would have been a very harsh result for the home team who were delighted to hear the final whistle.