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.
Stirling: Filler, Allison, Thom, Dillon, Jacobs, McSorley (Flood 70), McCulloch, Cook (Fagan 73), Crawley, Davieson, Smith. Subs Not Used: Kerr, McLeish, Nicholas.
Dumbarton: Grindlay, Nugent, Lithgow, McNiff, Creaney, Gilhaney, Nicoll, McKinnon (Borris 66), Agnew, Prunty, Walker (Winters 66). Subs Not Used: Ewings, Brannan, Wallace.
Goals: Agnew 84.
Ref: Matt Northcroft