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Dumbarton match preview

19th May 2012

JUST 90 minutes stand between Airdrie and a return to the Irn-Bru First Division.

At New Broomfield tomorrow, the second leg of the play-off final will take place and be screened live on BBC ALBA.

Dumbarton hold a slender one-goal advantage going into the game courtesy of a 2-1 win at The Rock on Wednesday night.

Ex-Diamond Bryan Prunty and young Tony Wallace netted for the Sons with Jamie Bain on target for Airdrie.

A huge crowd is expected at the stadium as Jimmy Boyle's men look to end a two-year absence from SFL1.

And Glenmavis lad Bain is hoping the Diamonds faithful pump up the volume for their biggest game of the season.

He said: "We really did thrive on the support we had from the fans at Dumbarton.

"I think the Airdrie fans will fill the main stand and it's great to know they are right behind us.

"The players love the big atmosphere and that will push us on; it will be extra motivation for the team.

"I thought we were unfortunate in the first leg but there's nothing between the teams. We're still in it.

"I know every single player will give 110 per cent on Sunday and hopefully we will get the right result.

"We had some good chances but didn't take them. It's important we learn these lessons and be more accurate in front of goal."

Bain had a penalty saved just before half-time but reacted quickest to the loose ball to convert the rebound.

The 20-year-old revealed he was happy to accept responsibility from 12 yards and delighted that he managed to hit the target.

He added: "I just went for the ball once the penalty was awarded. I wanted to go for it and felt confident.

"I knew I needed to be alert if it was saved so I could get the rebound and I was relieved to see that shot go in."

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