Scottish Championship
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Dumbarton 2-1 Falkirk

Dumbarton match winner Garry Fleming
Garry Fleming scored his fifth goal of the season

Garry Fleming's strike midway through the second half moved Dumbarton up to eighth in the Scottish Championship following a win over Falkirk.

The Sons ended a dreary first half ahead thanks to Robert Thomson's 44th-minute header from Sam Stanton's floated corner.

Falkirk equalised when Craig Sibbald profited from a scramble in the area to drill past goalkeeper Alan Martin.

But Fleming finished from Stanton's fine through ball two minutes later.

Victory lifts Dumbarton above Ayr United, who drew with bottom side St Mirren, on goal difference and also level on points with Dunfermline Athletic.

Falkirk remain third but will be disappointed to miss the chance to keep pace with leading duo Dundee United and Hibernian.

Line-ups

Dumbarton

  • 27Martin
  • 12Harvie
  • 14Barr
  • 5BuchananBooked at 79mins
  • 3Docherty
  • 17Smith
  • 11Stanton
  • 4ThomsonBooked at 83mins
  • 22StirlingSubstituted forToddat 81'minutes
  • 9FlemingSubstituted forStevensonat 88'minutes
  • 10Thomson

Substitutes

  • 1Brown
  • 2Pettigrew
  • 6Stevenson
  • 7Todd
  • 15McCallum
  • 18Wright

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 4Muirhead
  • 5McCracken
  • 14GrantBooked at 90mins
  • 23Gallacher
  • 7TaiwoSubstituted forCraigenat 65'minutes
  • 8Kerr
  • 11Hippolyte
  • 10Sibbald
  • 9Baird
  • 18MillerSubstituted forShepherdat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Leahy
  • 6Rankin
  • 15Gasparotto
  • 21Shepherd
  • 28Craigen
  • 44Watson
  • 58Mehmet
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
832

Match Stats

Home TeamDumbartonAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Dumbarton 2, Falkirk 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dumbarton 2, Falkirk 1.

Booking

Peter Grant (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh Todd (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Grant (Falkirk).

Attempt missed. Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Darren Barr.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Ryan Stevenson replaces Garry Fleming.

Attempt missed. Robert Thomson (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robert Thomson (Dumbarton).

Booking

Joseph Thomson (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Myles Hippolyte (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joseph Thomson (Dumbarton).

Attempt saved. David McCracken (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Josh Todd replaces Andy Stirling.

Booking

Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton).

Attempt missed. Andy Stirling (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

Joseph Thomson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tony Gallacher (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Stirling (Dumbarton).

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

Foul by Joseph Thomson (Dumbarton).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Lee Miller.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by David Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Dumbarton 2, Falkirk 1. Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Samuel Stanton.

Goal!

Goal! Dumbarton 1, Falkirk 1. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. James Craigen replaces Tom Taiwo.

Attempt missed. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Gregor Buchanan.

Foul by Garry Fleming (Dumbarton).

David McCracken (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian1710522992035
2Dundee Utd17105225121335
3Falkirk177552420426
4Morton166642318524
5Raith Rovers166641915424
6Queen of Sth175572228-620
7Dunfermline174582128-717
8Dumbarton174581624-817
9Ayr174581424-1017
10St Mirren1725101631-1511
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