Scottish Championship
FalkirkFalkirk1DumbartonDumbarton2

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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 1, Dumbarton 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Dumbarton 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Alistair McKerracher replaces Mitchel Megginson.

  4. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jordan Kirkpatrick.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Chris Turner.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Smith (Dumbarton).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Luke Leahy replaces Rakish Bingham.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark Gilhaney.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Paul McGinn.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jordan Kirkpatrick.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Smith (Dumbarton).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Kevin Smith replaces Garry Fleming.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Thomas Grant replaces Jay Fulton.