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Jordon Forster cites TV factor in Hibs’ inconsistency

Good one week, bad the next - could the big defender explain it? Jordon Forster looked puzzled but had a go. “Dundee United was Friday night, on the telly, a big match atmosphere. Then it’s Dumbarton, not such a good atmosphere, not on the telly…”

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Andrew Shinnie battles for the ball with Dumbarton's Callum Gallagher and David Smith. Picture: SNS/Alan Rennie

Hibernian 2-2 Dumbarton: Martin Boyle’s late goal saves Hibs from shock defeat

Apparently the rest of the Championship are preparing their goodbyes. Dumbarton’s manager said before this game he doesn’t expect to see Hibernian again for a while so he wanted his players to enjoy this visit to the big stadium in the east. The Sons helped themselves to a point and this league isn’t letting anyone leave it just yet.

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Garry Fleming rolled  in the fourth. Picture Michael Gillen.

Dumbarton 4 - 0 Raith Rovers: Sons show little respect

Robert Thomson grabbed Dumbarton’s 500th goal at their Cheaper Insurance Direct ground and also netted their 501st as the Sons jumped above Raith in the race to avoid relegation issues with a 4-0 success over the Kirkcaldy men, writes Craig Stewart.

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Nicky Clark scored four goals

Dunfermline Athletic 5 - 1 Dumbarton: Nicky Clark nets four in thumping win

As with previous meetings between these two sides this season, this game produced a glut of goals – but whereas in other encounters they had been shared around, yesterday the count was emphatically in Dunfermline’s favour.

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Falkirk fans at Falkirk Stadium for a home game against Dumbarton. Picture: TSPL

How many Scottish football grounds have you been to?

EACH of the 42 member clubs in the Scottish Professional Football League has their own home stadium. How many have you visited?

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Luke Leahy opened the scoring for Falkirk. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk 2 - 2 Dumbarton: Nathan Austin saves Bairns’ day

Nathan Austin’s first goal since July ensured Falkirk did not succumb to an unlikely defeat against Dumbarton, however that was no cause for celebration as Peter Houston lambasted his side for squandering an inviting opportunity to claim second spot in the Championship.

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Hibs' Sam Stanton is on loan at Dumbarton. Picture: John Devlin

Sam Stanton: ‘I still want to play for Hibs’

Neil Lennon claimed he might need to call on the legendary Pat Stanton
tonight after being so annoyed with Hibs’ performance at Kirkcaldy last Saturday.

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Sam Stanton netted a double. Picture Michael Gillen.

Dumbarton 2 - 2 Ayr United: Ten-man Ayr steal a point

Ten-man Ayr launched an astonishing comeback to claim a point with two stoppage-time goals.

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Alex McLeish will wait to see if he is to be given the opportunity to return to Rangers. Picture: PA

Rumour Mill: Rangers manager latest | Scotland could leave Hampden | Rodgers has ‘five-year plan’

The latest with Rangers’ search for a new manager; Scottish football may stop using Hampden, and Brendan Rodgers has a five-year plan at Celtic.

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Robert Thomson grabbed a point for Dumbarton. Picture: Rob Casey

Dumbarton 2 - 2 St Mirren: Robert Thomson lands sucker punch

A late leveller from Robert Thomson saw Dumbarton maintain their 11-point advantage over a St Mirren side who remain rooted to the bottom of the table.

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Gregor Buchanan seemed to have been fouled

Raith Rovers 1 - 3 Dumbarton: Sons in comeback victory

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Dom Thomas scored in each half

Dumbarton 1 - 2 Queen of the South: Dom Thomas lifts Queens

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Ross Laidlaw clutches a high ball as he keeps a clean sheet during Hibernians victory at Dumbarton. Picture: SNS.

Hibs’ Ross Laidlaw wins battle with old pal Lewis Vaughan

Although Kris Commons’ winning goal and the intrigue over the player’s next move grabbed the headlines, this game really hinged on the performances of two men from Raith. Ross Laidlaw came out on top, but only just.

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Kris Common fires a shot at goal in the victory over Dumbarton. 
Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Kris Commons the main man as Hibs escape from the Rock

Hibernian went from Friday night lights to Saturday afternoon shivers – a condition brought on by a cold, exposed ground and the trepidation of encountering a plucky little team who’d tripped them up in the past.

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Christian Nade is relishing the prospect of crossing swords with Hibs again when they visit Dumbarton on Saturday. Picture: Neil Hanna

Christian Nade still loves to silence taunting Hibs fans

Christian Nade insists he will never tire of silencing the Hibs fans as the bustling Frenchman prepares to cross swords with his old foes once again.

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Mortons Michael Tidser scores his sides second goal from the penalty spot.  Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

Morton 2 - 1 Dumbarton: Ton end Sons’ good run

Morton strengthened their play-off hopes with this hard-fought win as Dumbarton’s mini-revival stuttered.

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Filip Benkovic of Dinamo Zagreb was linked with a move to Celtic. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Agent denies Celtic link with Benkovic | Bitton to Fulham? | New deals for Miller and Hill

The agent of Filip Benkovic denies any truth in the rumour that his client is on his way to Celtic, Nir Bitton could be on his way out of Parkhead as Eboue deal nears its conclusion, and Rangers are poised to offer new deals to Kenny Miller and Clint Hill.

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Dumbartons Mark Docherty celebrates after his wind-assisted cross looped into the net. Photograph: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Wind’s a hiccup for Ray title hope

Dundee United blew the chance to go into the New Year on top of the Championship as Dumbarton weathered a second half storm to claim three crucial points in their battle to beat the drop.

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rian Graham secures all three points with his 76th-minute strike. Picture: SNS.

Below-par Hibs grind out important win over Dumbarton

Questions of character have been a recurring theme during
Hibernian’s unwanted sojourn in the Championship. After losing out in their top-of-the-table showdown with Dundee United the previous week, Saturday’s match with Dumbarton took on far more significance than would normally be accorded to a meeting between the league leaders and the side sitting in second bottom spot.

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Hibernian's Brian Graham, left, scores his side's second goal of the afternoon. 
Picture: Alan Rennie/SNS

Hibernian 2 - 0 Dumbarton: Hanlon and Graham with the goals

Goals in either half from Paul Hanlon and Brian Graham saw Hibs bounce back from defeat by Championship title rivals Dundee United to keep their grip on top place in the table.

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