DUMBARTON produced an outstanding second half display and hammered title-chasing Hamilton Accies at a packed Bet Butler Stadium.
The official attendance was only 1.400, which seemed baffling as there was hardly a seat to be had, and Accies fans were out in force on a day when, with the right combination of results, they could have won the SPFL Championship.
The visitors took the initiative early on, but it was Sons who opened the scoring when a Scott Agnew free kick eluded everyone and finished up in the net. A few minutes later the score was level when Jason Scotland beat keeper Jamie Ewings from a narrow angle.
After the break Accies were looking to take the lead, but the goal came at the other end when a Mitch Megginson header back across goal was headed into the net by Colin Nish (pictured).
Soon after came the decisive moment when Accies player manager Alex Neil, who had been given a torrid time all afternoon by Sons winger Mark Gilhaney, appeared to head butt the winger in a dispute over a throw in. Several players then became involved, and Neil was red-carded and Gilhaney booked.
Sons took full advantage of having an extra man, and great goals from Megginson and Jordan Kirkpatrick made it 4-1 . . . to the delight of every Dundee fan as their team moved two points clear at the top of the table with one game to play.
But that game on Saturday is against Dumbarton at Dens Park, and will not be easy if Sons show the same form.