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

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dumbarton 2, Falkirk 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dumbarton 2, Falkirk 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark McLaughlin.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark McLaughlin.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Luke Leahy replaces Philip Roberts.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Steven McDougall replaces Mitchel Megginson.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Scott Linton (Dumbarton).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Craig Sibbald.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark McLaughlin.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Michael Miller replaces Colin Nish.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Booking

    David McCracken (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

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