Match ends, Dumbarton 0, Falkirk 5.
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.
- 17RoutledgeSubstituted forRossat 45'minutes
- 13GibsonBooked at 58minsSubstituted forKirkpatrickat 71'minutes
- 12CraigSubstituted forBrophyat 50'minutes
- 4MuirheadSubstituted forSinnamonat 78'minutes
- 5McCrackenSubstituted forWatsonat 71'minutes
- 18MillerSubstituted forMcHughat 31'minutes
- William Collum
- Shots on Target
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, 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! 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, Dumbarton. Jordan Kirkpatrick replaces William Gibson.
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.