Scottish Championship
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Dumbarton 2-1 Falkirk

Falkirk's Scottish Championship title hopes suffered a blow after Dumbarton came from behind to beat the Bairns.

Rory Loy tucked away his 14th goal of the campaign to put Gary Holt's side ahead at half-time.

But Mitchel Megginson levelled in the second half, converting Colin Nish's cross.

And Jordan Kirkpatrick completed the turnaround when he fired past Michael McGovern from the edge of the penalty box.

Falkirk slip to third in the table and are now six points off leaders Dundee.

Line-ups

Dumbarton

  • 1Grindlay
  • 2McGinn
  • 16Linton
  • 15Kirkpatrick
  • 5McLaughlinBooked at 55mins
  • 4Graham
  • 7Gilhaney
  • 8Agnew
  • 21Kane
  • 17NishSubstituted forMillerat 81'minutes
  • 9MegginsonSubstituted forMcDougallat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 11McDougall
  • 18Thomson
  • 19Ewings
  • 24Miller
  • 26Murray

Falkirk

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Duffie
  • 3Kingsley
  • 35MillarBooked at 72mins
  • 6Vaulks
  • 34McCrackenBooked at 77mins
  • 9RobertsSubstituted forLeahyat 85'minutes
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forShepherdat 84'minutes
  • 7Beck
  • 33Loy
  • 11McGrandles

Substitutes

  • 4Durojaiye
  • 5Flynn
  • 12Bowman
  • 19Leahy
  • 27Blair
  • 31Shepherd
  • 36Chalmers
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
1,003

Match Stats

Home TeamDumbartonAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away13
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Dumbarton 2, Falkirk 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dumbarton 2, Falkirk 1.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark McLaughlin.

Attempt blocked. David McCracken (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark McLaughlin.

Attempt missed. Christopher Kane (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

Attempt missed. Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Luke Leahy replaces Philip Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Steven McDougall replaces Mitchel Megginson.

Foul by Scott Linton (Dumbarton).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Craig Sibbald.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark McLaughlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Michael Miller replaces Colin Nish.

Attempt saved. Mark Beck (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

David McCracken (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

Christopher Kane (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

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

Goal!

Goal! Dumbarton 2, Falkirk 1. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Mark Millar (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

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

Hand ball by Scott Agnew (Dumbarton).

Foul by Mark Millar (Falkirk).

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

Foul by Mark Beck (Falkirk).

Andy Graham (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton).

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

Goal!

Goal! Dumbarton 1, Falkirk 1. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Conor McGrandles.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Andy Graham.

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

Foul by Mark McLaughlin (Dumbarton).

Attempt missed. Mark McLaughlin (Dumbarton) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Stephen Grindlay.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Dundee2414461846
2Hamilton2412661242
3Falkirk2411761640
4Queen of Sth241059635
5Dumbarton241059035
6Livingston249510132
7Raith Rovers23869-530
8Alloa238510-729
9Cowdenbeath247413-1725
10Morton243714-2416
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