A late Scott Agnew strike gave Dumbarton a scrappy win over Stirling Albion in Scottish Football League Division Two.
The Sons threatened in the opening stages, but Sam Filler was equal to Patrick Walker's testing long-range shot.
Mark Gilhaney and Bryan Prunty also had efforts from outside the box for the vistiors, but neither side looked like creating a clear opening.
Albion came out stronger after the break and Scott Davieson should have done better with his right-footed shot which was straight at Stephen Grindlay.
Agnew finally broke the deadlock for Dumbarton with less than 10 minutes to go, striking a fine low drive from distance that nestled in the bottom corner.
The home side pushed forward in search of an equaliser, but ultimately fell to their third straight defeat.
Filler, Allison, Thom, Dillon, Jacobs, McSorley (Flood 70), McCulloch, Cook (Fagan 73), Crawley, Davieson, Smith. Subs Not Used: Kerr, McLeish, Nicholas.
Grindlay, Nugent, Lithgow, McNiff, Creaney, Gilhaney, Nicoll, McKinnon (Borris 66), Agnew, Prunty, Walker (Winters 66). Subs Not Used: Ewings, Brannan, Wallace.