Tom Walsh returned to Paisley to knock St Mirren off the highest of the Championship with a wonderful winner ten mins from time.
And it used to be the whole thing Dumbarton deserved towards a shockingly deficient St Mirren aspect, who had been all the time suffering after Stelios Demetriou used to be despatched off simply sooner than half-time.
The Cypriot midfielder hit Sam Wardrop at the face with a flying elbow and Andrew Dallas had no hesitation in appearing a crimson card.
Saints supervisor Jack Ross used to be no longer proud of Demetriou however he used to be angrier in regards to the total efficiency as Dundee United reclaimed best spot.
“While you’re no longer enjoying neatly and also you lose a person it makes it much more tricky,” Ross mentioned.
“It used to be an ill-judged resolution by way of him to make that problem and his punishment will are available in how he has let his team-mates down and the video games he’s going to omit.
“He apologised however the recreation is completed. He has to be informed from it.
“I don’t have any proceedings over the end result. We had been some distance clear of the degrees we’re usually at. We’ve grown as an aspect during the last yr and we’re going to have bumps. It’s by no means going to be absolute best.
“However I used to be disillusioned within the gamers. They knew the importance of constant to win video games and there is not any excuse for it.”
Walsh spent the primary half of of final season with St Mirren, scoring 4 targets in 15 appearances, and he used to be one in every of 5 former Saints within the Dumbarton line-up who had been obviously impressed to do neatly towards their former employer.
He used to be superb all through, despite the fact that he ignored a great opportunity in 11 mins. Best friend Roy will have to have scored from his cross in 73 mins however shot huge.
Then again, Walsh sealed it in 80 mins when he brilliantly raced clear of defender Adam Eckersley and clinically drove a left foot shot into the appropriate nook.
Stevie Aitken, the Dumbarton supervisor, mentioned: “Tom has been terrific for quite a lot of weeks now and, in conjunction with a large number of our gamers, shouldn’t be enjoying at this degree of soccer.
“I feel he has the entire skill on this planet and he took his function truly neatly.
“I feel you all the time attempt to do neatly towards your former membership and I’m certain Tom might be overjoyed with the best way he performed. So much could be made in regards to the sending off but if they’d 11 we had been truly robust within the recreation. I feel we deserved it.”