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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dumbarton 0, Falkirk 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dumbarton 0, Falkirk 5.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Steven Ross (Dumbarton).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Peter Grant.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Mark Kerr.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Peter Grant (Falkirk).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Ryan Sinnamon replaces Aaron Muirhead.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Darren Barr.

  14. Post update

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

  15. 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.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Jordan Kirkpatrick replaces William Gibson.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Paul Watson replaces David McCracken.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by John Baird (Falkirk).

  20. Post update

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

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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