Scottish Championship
Dumbarton1Falkirk0

Dumbarton 1-0 Falkirk

Dumbarton dented Falkirk's promotion hopes with a slim victory against the Bairns.

Archie Campbell's superb strike will get the headlines but Sons goalkeeper Danny Rogers made some timely saves to ensure the hosts won all three points.

Craig Sibbald curling effort was the best chance of the first half, and Rogers made a brilliant one-handed save to deny John Baird in the second half.

After Campbell's strike into the top corner Rogers thwarted Baird once more.

Line-ups

Dumbarton

  • 1Rogers
  • 12Taggart
  • 4Graham
  • 18Findlay
  • 22Wilson
  • 7GilhaneySubstituted forEastonat 89'minutes
  • 6TurnerBooked at 32minsSubstituted forDugganat 70'minutes
  • 8Agnew
  • 10Megginson
  • 14Fleming
  • 20Campbell

Substitutes

  • 9Duggan
  • 11Kirkpatrick
  • 16Easton
  • 19Ewings
  • 24Lightbody

Falkirk

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2DuffieBooked at 77mins
  • 5McCracken
  • 14Grant
  • 19Leahy
  • 6Vaulks
  • 8AlstonSubstituted forSmithat 83'minutes
  • 11Kerr
  • 10Sibbald
  • 35Baird
  • 36MorganSubstituted forCooperat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Muirhead
  • 9Smith
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 17Maybury
  • 20Cooper
  • 30O'Hara
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
1,016

Match Stats

Home TeamDumbartonAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Dumbarton 1, Falkirk 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dumbarton 1, Falkirk 0.

Foul by Scott Taggart (Dumbarton).

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

Attempt saved. Alex Cooper (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. John Baird (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Dylan Easton replaces Mark Gilhaney.

Attempt saved. John Baird (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

Jamie Ewings (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Smith (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. David Smith replaces Blair Alston.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Alex Cooper replaces Taylor Morgan.

Goal!

Goal! Dumbarton 1, Falkirk 0. Archie Campbell (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Scott Agnew.

Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

Archie Campbell (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieran Duffie (Falkirk).

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

Attempt blocked. John Baird (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Chris Duggan replaces Chris Turner.

Attempt saved. Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieran Duffie (Falkirk).

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Danny Rogers.

Attempt saved. John Baird (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

Foul by Stuart Findlay (Dumbarton).

Taylor Morgan (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Danny Rogers.

Attempt saved. John Baird (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

Mark Wilson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

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

Attempt blocked. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts30263186186881
2Hibernian30167756282855
3Rangers29167655292655
4Queen of Sth30138949371247
5Falkirk30121084340346
6Raith Rovers30126123849-1142
7Dumbarton3096153164-3333
8Alloa3148192547-2220
9Cowdenbeath3054212377-5419
10Livingston3047193047-1714
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