Scottish Championship
Falkirk1Dumbarton2

Falkirk 1-2 Dumbarton

Dumbarton struck twice in the first half to overcome Falkirk, who were reduced to 10 men in stoppage time.

Garry Fleming turned Jordan Kirkpatrick's low drive past a helpless Michael McGovern.

Mitchel Megginson then met Paul McGinn's cross with a well-placed right-footed effort.

A stunning strike from Philip Roberts reduced the deficit six minutes before the break, but the forward picked up a late second yellow card.

It blotted his copybook after his goal, butting in from the left-hand side before unleashing a long-range effort that flew past Jamie Ewings into the top-left corner.

Falkirk had a strong appeal for a penalty turned down 10 minutes into the second half when Chris Turner brought Blair Alston down in the box.

Alston almost punished the Sons again two minutes later, letting fly with a right-footed effort that rattled off the crossbar.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Duffie
  • 3Kingsley
  • 8Alston
  • 5FlynnSubstituted forDickat 45'minutes
  • 6VaulksBooked at 48mins
  • 7FultonSubstituted forGrantat 77'minutes
  • 13BinghamSubstituted forLeahyat 82'minutes
  • 9RobertsBooked at 90mins
  • 33Loy
  • 11McGrandles

Substitutes

  • 10Sibbald
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 16Grant
  • 19Leahy

Dumbarton

  • 18Ewings
  • 2McGinn
  • 16Linton
  • 15KirkpatrickBooked at 40mins
  • 4Graham
  • 5Barry
  • 7Gilhaney
  • 6Turner
  • 9MegginsonSubstituted forMcKerracherat 90+4'minutes
  • 12PruntyBooked at 25mins
  • 14FlemingBooked at 52minsSubstituted forSmithat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Grindlay
  • 10Smith
  • 20Ross
  • 24McKerracher
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
2,704

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 1, Dumbarton 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Dumbarton 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Alistair McKerracher replaces Mitchel Megginson.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jordan Kirkpatrick.

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

Attempt missed. Luke Leahy (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Chris Turner.

Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kevin Smith (Dumbarton).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Luke Leahy replaces Rakish Bingham.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark Gilhaney.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Paul McGinn.

Attempt saved. Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jordan Kirkpatrick.

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Smith (Dumbarton).

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Kevin Smith replaces Garry Fleming.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Thomas Grant replaces Jay Fulton.

Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).

Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Aaron Barry.

Foul by Jay Fulton (Falkirk).

Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Rory Loy (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Scott Linton (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Garry Fleming (Dumbarton).

Attempt missed. Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Barry (Dumbarton).

Attempt missed. Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Aaron Barry.

Attempt blocked. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Blair Alston (Falkirk) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hamilton10631145921
2Dundee106221910920
3Raith Rovers94411611516
4Falkirk104331510515
5Alloa104241211114
6Dumbarton104151722-513
7Livingston93241518-311
8Cowdenbeath103161521-610
9Queen of Sth102351316-39
10Morton101361022-126
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