Scottish Championship
Dumbarton0Falkirk5

Dumbarton 0-5 Falkirk

John Baird scored a hat-trick as Falkirk crushed Dumbarton in the Scottish Championship.

Baird rounded goalkeeper Mark Brown to score from a fine pass by Lee Miller then netted a similar second goal.

Craig Sibbald fed Bob McHugh to drive home and put the match beyond the Sons before half-time.

Baird grabbed his third from another well-weighted pass by Mark Kerr and Blair Alston rounded off the scoring from a Sibbald pass.

Line-ups

Dumbarton

  • 1Brown
  • 4Saunders
  • 5Buchanan
  • 14Barr
  • 3Docherty
  • 21Brown
  • 17RoutledgeSubstituted forRossat 45'minutes
  • 9Fleming
  • 8Gallagher
  • 13GibsonBooked at 58minsSubstituted forKirkpatrickat 71'minutes
  • 12CraigSubstituted forBrophyat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Kirkpatrick
  • 15McCallum
  • 16Waters
  • 19Ewings
  • 20Hopkins
  • 23Ross
  • 24Brophy

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 4MuirheadSubstituted forSinnamonat 78'minutes
  • 5McCrackenSubstituted forWatsonat 71'minutes
  • 14Grant
  • 3Leahy
  • 6Vaulks
  • 11Kerr
  • 10Sibbald
  • 9Baird
  • 8Alston
  • 18MillerSubstituted forMcHughat 31'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Grant
  • 17Smith
  • 19McHugh
  • 21Tokarczyk
  • 22Blair
  • 24Sinnamon
  • 44Watson
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
963

Match Stats

Home TeamDumbartonAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home3
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Dumbarton 0, Falkirk 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dumbarton 0, Falkirk 5.

Foul by Steven Ross (Dumbarton).

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

Attempt missed. Steven Ross (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Peter Grant.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Mark Kerr.

Attempt missed. Mark Kerr (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Peter Grant (Falkirk).

Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Ryan Sinnamon replaces Aaron Muirhead.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Darren Barr.

Attempt missed. Eamonn Brophy (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Dumbarton 0, Falkirk 5. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Sibbald.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Jordan Kirkpatrick replaces William Gibson.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Paul Watson replaces David McCracken.

Grant Gallagher (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Baird (Falkirk).

Attempt missed. Peter Grant (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Gregor Buchanan.

Darren Barr (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by David McCracken.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Peter Grant.

Hand ball by John Baird (Falkirk).

Booking

William Gibson (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by William Gibson (Dumbarton).

John Baird (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by David McCracken.

Attempt missed. Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

William Gibson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Kerr (Falkirk).

Attempt saved. Mark Docherty (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. William Gibson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Eamonn Brophy replaces Steven Craig.

Goal!

Goal! Dumbarton 0, Falkirk 4. John Baird (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Kerr.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Blair Alston.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Blair Alston.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers1010003362730
2Hibernian118121971225
3Falkirk116321710721
4Raith Rovers117041412221
5Queen of Sth124261220-814
6Morton123451014-413
7St Mirren102441113-210
8Dumbarton113171021-1110
9Livingston112181219-77
10Alloa11128622-165
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