Match ends, Dumbarton 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.
Dumbarton's Scottish Championship survival hopes were dealt a blow after two late goals condemned them to a home defeat by Dunfermline.
The Sons had the best chance of the first half when Gregor Buchanan shot meekly at Pars goalkeeper Sean Murdoch.
That miss proved costly when Dunfermline's Rhys McCabe and David Hopkirk struck in the final 10 minutes.
With a poorer goal difference than St Mirren, the loss leaves Dumbarton second-bottom with three games to play.
- 5BuchananBooked at 37mins
- 6CarswellSubstituted forNuttallat 81'minutes
- 23VaughanSubstituted forNadeat 73'minutes
- 22MorrisBooked at 35mins
- 17ReillySubstituted forHopkirkat 71'minutes
- 9MoffatSubstituted forPatonat 82'minutes
- Alan Muir
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Dumbarton 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.
Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Joe Nuttall (Dumbarton).
Goal! Dumbarton 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2. David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Paul McMullan.
Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Samuel Stanton (Dumbarton).
Attempt missed. Andy Stirling (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Michael Paton replaces Michael Moffat.
Substitution, Dumbarton. Joe Nuttall replaces Stuart Carswell.
Goal! Dumbarton 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1. Rhys McCabe (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.
Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Callum Morris.
Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Darren Barr.
David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton).
Attempt saved. Andy Stirling (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Substitution, Dumbarton. Christian Nade replaces Lewis Vaughan.
Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ross McCrorie (Dumbarton).
Attempt saved. Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.