Match ends, Falkirk 2, Dumbarton 1.
Falkirk moved top of the Scottish Championship with a narrow home victory over Dumbarton.
Blair Alston gave the hosts the lead, lashing the ball high into the net from the left side of the box.
A terrific strike from a similar area by Craig Sibbald doubled the Bairns' lead, the forward twisting and turning before finding the top right corner.
Darren Barr nodded one back for the Sons after Gregor Buchanan had headed a corner back across goal.
However, that first-half effort proved only to be consolation for the visitors.
Peter Houston's Falkirk lead Rangers and Queen of the South by a point, with the latter two sides meeting in Dumfries on Sunday.
- 6VaulksBooked at 90mins
- 17SmithSubstituted forMillerat 56'minutes
- 11KerrSubstituted forMuirheadat 9'minutes
- 9BairdSubstituted forShepherdat 77'minutes
- 22WrightBooked at 90mins
- 7CawleySubstituted forCraigat 62'minutes
- 8GallagherSubstituted forKirkpatrickat 88'minutes
- 21BrownBooked at 12minsSubstituted forRossat 78'minutes
- 13GibsonBooked at 32mins
- Barry Cook
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Falkirk 2, Dumbarton 1.
Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).
William Gibson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Frazer Wright (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Frazer Wright (Dumbarton).
Will Vaulks (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Tom Taiwo (Falkirk).
Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Dumbarton. Jordan Kirkpatrick replaces Grant Gallagher.
Lee Miller (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton).
Lee Miller (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Mark Docherty (Dumbarton).
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Grant Gallagher.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Frazer Wright.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Garry Fleming.
Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Steven Craig (Dumbarton).