Goals from Thomas Grant and David Weatherston helped Falkirk secure their third consecutive league win with a victory at Dumbarton.
The visitors got off to the perfect start when Grant applied a sidefooted finish to Blair Alston's cross after 25 minutes.
Their lead was doubled five minutes later when Weatherston raced onto Lyle Taylor's flick-on before firing home.
The Bairns almost had a third before half-time but Stephen Grindlay palmed Taylor's goal-bound header out of danger.
Grindlay needed to be alert to keep the Sons in the game after the break with a sharp save to keep out Jonathan Flynn's header.
Ian Murray's men were unable to force a late comeback, though, with Scott Agnew's speculative strike the closest they came to reducing the arrears.
Dumbarton: Grindlay, McGinn, Lithgow (McCusker 75), Urquhart, Smith, Gilhaney, Turner, Agnew, McDougall (Creaney 87), Fleming (Ronald 52), Prunty.Subs Not Used: Lumsden, Lamont.
Booked: Fleming, McGinn.
Falkirk: McGovern, Duffie, Dods, Flynn, Kingsley, Alston, Grant (Higgins 82), Murdoch, McGrandles, Weatherston, Taylor (Small 89).Subs Not Used: Bowman, Dick, Jay Fulton.
Goals: Grant 25, Weatherston 30.
Ref: David Somers