Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 3-3 Dumbarton

Dumbarton ended a run of four straight defeats after sharing six-goals with Falkirk, who drop back to fifth place in the Championship.

Scott Taggart knocked the Sons in front from close range but Craig Sibbald's low strike levelled and the hosts moved ahead through Luke Leahy's effort which went in off the crossbar.

Darren Petrie and Archie Campbell then capitalised on slack Falkirk marking.

But Falkirk battled back and levelled through David Smith's 80th-minute shot.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2Duffie
  • 6Vaulks
  • 14Grant
  • 19Leahy
  • 10Sibbald
  • 5McCracken
  • 11KerrSubstituted forBia Biat 77'minutes
  • 8AlstonSubstituted forSmithat 68'minutes
  • 33Loy
  • 35Baird

Substitutes

  • 7Taiwo
  • 9Smith
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 20Cooper
  • 28Bia Bi
  • 36Morgan

Dumbarton

  • 1Rogers
  • 12Taggart
  • 4Graham
  • 18Findlay
  • 3LintonSubstituted forMairat 90+3'minutes
  • 17Petrie
  • 8Agnew
  • 7GilhaneyBooked at 86mins
  • 16Easton
  • 10Megginson
  • 20CampbellSubstituted forMcCallumat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mair
  • 15McCallum
  • 19Ewings
  • 25Whitefield
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
3,703

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home13
Away3
Fouls
Home4
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 3, Dumbarton 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 3, Dumbarton 3.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mitchel Megginson.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Lee Mair replaces Scott Linton.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Donald McCallum replaces Archie Campbell.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Danny Rogers.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Danny Rogers.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

Luke Leahy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Linton (Dumbarton).

Booking

Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Andy Graham.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 3, Dumbarton 3. David Smith (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Will Vaulks.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Botti Bia Bi replaces Mark Kerr.

Attempt missed. John Baird (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Scott Linton.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Scott Linton.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 2, Dumbarton 3. Archie Campbell (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mitchel Megginson.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

Attempt missed. Rory Loy (Falkirk) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. David Smith replaces Blair Alston.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).

Dylan Easton (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by David McCracken.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 2, Dumbarton 2. Darren Petrie (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Scott Agnew (Dumbarton).

Hand ball by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

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

Foul by Stuart Findlay (Dumbarton).

Attempt missed. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

Second Half

Second Half begins Falkirk 2, Dumbarton 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Falkirk 2, Dumbarton 1.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts22183158144457
2Rangers20132542202241
3Hibernian23117545232240
4Queen of Sth22106640271336
5Falkirk239863432235
6Raith Rovers228592438-1429
7Dumbarton2365122654-2823
8Cowdenbeath2243151953-3415
9Alloa2235141735-1814
10Livingston2144132332-911
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