Helensburgh FC’s 2003 team had a comprehensive, and much-needed, 3-0 win away to Dumbarton Riverside at the weekend.

After losing nine players in pre-season to other teams and pro youth outfits, the team has just started to find their feet again but hit top gear on Sunday.

Helensburgh had a lot of the possession and pressure high up from Findlay Cowie, Elliot Impey and Sean Hall.

And that early possession led to a few early chances and eventually the first goal, when Hall headered the ball down to Impey who flicked it over the defence for Cowie to slot past the out-rushing Dumbarton goalkeeper.

A second was added around the 30 minute mark after great play from a Helensburgh goal kick, played up the right wing from full back Josh Bain and midfielder Tom Powell, allowing Sean Hall to slide Powell in at the edge of the area where he finished with power and precision in the corner of the net.

Helensburgh added a third goal to their tally not long after when a long shot from Cowie took a deflection off a Riverside defender and looped over the goalkeeper.

Helensburgh made all their substitutions in the second half and saw the game out with ease, though they may feel hard done by not to have added more goals to their tally.

The last minute added extra drama as Helensburgh goalkeeper Callum Burton brought down the Riverside striker, but he attoned for his mistake by saving the penalty just as the final whistle went.

This was a great result and team performance which takes Helensburgh up to eighth place in the league table.

Squad: Burton, Bain, Niven, Garrick, Bridges, Hall, Powell, Hamilton, Reid, Impey, Cowie, Monteith, Cormack, Barbour.