You won’t need to stay up till midnight this Hogmanay to see fireworks, get along to the Reigart at 1pm, as the Wee Rovers look to see out 2022 with a bang, against Dumbarton.
Following the disappointment of his side’s 5-1 defeat last week in Annan, manager, Brian Reid will look to regroup his side and build some momentum heading into 2023.
The current situation
As a result of last week’s heavy defeat, Rovers are now rooted to the bottom of cinch League 2. However, just like last week, a win could see the side leapfrog into midtable if other results go their way. The side’s current points tally hardly reflects the quality of football the team has been playing in fits and starts. However to secure three points against league leaders, Dumbarton, that quality will need to be on display for the entire match.
Dumbarton & Rovers
For their part, the Sons will be keen to see out the year with their 12th victory of the season, further cementing their position atop the table. With three wins from their last five matches, Stephen Farrell’s men will be confident of adding to their 37-point tally.
The pressure is undoubtedly on Rovers to start securing results and put some breathing space between themselves and the basement of League 2. The side will be hoping to spoil the Sons’ Hogmanay plans.
A tightly contested 1-1 draw the last time the sides met in October speaks to the parity in League 2 this season. It also shows Rovers’ current position in the table does not reflect the product on the pitch. Just a seemingly unending stream of bad luck and missed opportunities.
There really isn’t any other way to put it though, Rovers need to start winning. There could be no better New Year’s resolution than to take three points from Dumbarton and send a clear message to the rest of the league that last week’s Nightmare Before Christmas was just an aberration.
Prices for the game are as follows.
Adults – £14
Concession – £10
U14s – £3
Pay at the gate is available by cash or card.