Scottish Championship
Falkirk1Dumbarton0

Falkirk 1-0 Dumbarton

Lee Miller's late strike against Dumbarton earned Falkirk their first win of the Championship season.

Luca Gasparotto saved the Bairns early on when he reacted quickly to clear David Smith's prod at goal.

When Luke Leahy headed against the crossbar in the second half for Peter Houston's men, it looked as if the breakthrough would never come.

But, in the 86th minute, Leahy crossed for Miller to slam in at the back post and snatch his side a victory.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 2KiddSubstituted forMuirheadat 90+2'minutes
  • 5McCracken
  • 15Gasparotto
  • 3Leahy
  • 7TaiwoSubstituted forCraigenat 63'minutes
  • 8Kerr
  • 10Sibbald
  • 11Hippolyte
  • 19McHugh
  • 9BairdSubstituted forMillerat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Muirhead
  • 6Rankin
  • 18Miller
  • 21Shepherd
  • 28Craigen
  • 44Watson
  • 58Mehmet

Dumbarton

  • 27Martin
  • 2Pettigrew
  • 5BuchananBooked at 65mins
  • 3Docherty
  • 12Harvie
  • 7Todd
  • 8Gallagher
  • 4ThomsonSubstituted forStirlingat 71'minutes
  • 17SmithSubstituted forFlemingat 87'minutes
  • 6StevensonSubstituted forBarrat 84'minutes
  • 10Thomson

Substitutes

  • 9Fleming
  • 14Barr
  • 15McCallum
  • 19Ewings
  • 21Kassarate
  • 22Stirling
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
4,311

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 1, Dumbarton 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Dumbarton 0.

Attempt missed. Darren Barr (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Lee Miller (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daniel Harvie (Dumbarton).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Aaron Muirhead replaces Lewis Kidd.

James Craigen (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daniel Harvie (Dumbarton).

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Garry Fleming replaces David Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 1, Dumbarton 0. Lee Miller (Falkirk) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Leahy.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Darren Barr replaces Ryan Stevenson.

Attempt missed. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Attempt blocked. Mark Kerr (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Robert McHugh (Falkirk).

Craig Pettigrew (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Stevenson (Dumbarton).

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by David McCracken.

Attempt saved. Myles Hippolyte (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Lee Miller replaces John Baird.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Andy Stirling replaces Joseph Thomson.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Ryan Stevenson.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Craig Pettigrew.

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

Foul by Luca Gasparotto (Falkirk).

Robert Thomson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Booking

Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Myles Hippolyte (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton).

Luca Gasparotto (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robert Thomson (Dumbarton).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. James Craigen replaces Tom Taiwo.

Attempt missed. Grant Gallagher (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

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

Attempt saved. Josh Todd (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Mark Kerr (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian4400102812
2Raith Rovers431093610
3Queen of Sth431082610
4Dundee Utd41216425
5Dumbarton411256-14
6Falkirk411235-24
7Dunfermline410358-33
8Morton403137-43
9St Mirren402237-42
10Ayr4013210-81
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