Dumbarton progress to the fourth round of the Scottish cup after easing aside East Stirlingshire at the Bet Butler Stadium.

Andrew Graham opened the scoring for the home side when he latched onto a Scott Agnew cross to finish from close range.

Shire equalised with one minute of normal time remaining in the first-half thanks to David Greenhill's powerful finish.

James Lister then restored the Sons lead a minute later with his seventh of the campaign, after heading home a Garry Fleming cross.

The visitors pushed for an equaliser but the game was over when Bryan Prunty netted his fifth goal of the season.

There was still time for a fourth, and Dumbarton found one with Alan Lithgow converting in the 89th minute to seal victory.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Dumbarton

  • 01 Ewings
  • 02 Nicholas Devlin
  • 03 Forsyth
  • 04 Lithgow Booked
  • 05 Graham
  • 06 Agnew
  • 07 Gilhaney (McDougall - 65' )
  • 08 Turner Booked
  • 10 Flening Booked (Johnston - 83' )
  • 09 Lister
  • 11 Prunty (Lamont - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Grindlay
  • 12 McNiff
  • 15 Lamont
  • 14 McDougall
  • 16 Johnston

East Stirling

  • 01 Hay
  • 02 Jackson Booked
  • 03 Shepard
  • 04 Miller
  • 05 Kelly
  • 06 Zufle
  • 07 Greenhill
  • 08 McKernon
  • 09 Turner
  • 11 Maxwell (Herd - 52' )
  • 10 Quinn

Substitutes

  • 17 Gordon
  • 12 Begg
  • 14 Herd
  • 15 Hunter
  • 16 Hume
Ref: Charleston
Att: 446

Match Stats

Shots

13 6

On target

7 3

Corners

13 0

Fouls

12 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +1:06 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

89:58

Short corner taken by Mark Lamont.

88:55

Assist on the goal came from Scott Agnew.

88:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Alan Lithgow - Dumbarton 4 - 1 E Stirling Alan Lithgow finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Dumbarton 4-1 East Stirling.

88:46

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Agnew,

88:29

Effort from 12 yards by Steven McDougall. Grant Hay makes a save.

86:38

The referee blows for offside against Paul Quinn. Jamie Ewings takes the free kick.

85:46

Chris Turner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie McKernon. Steven Jackson restarts play with the free kick.

84:16

Mark Lamont gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Turner. Richard Miller takes the free kick.

83:49

Phillip Johnston has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

82:25

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Scott Agnew.

82:25 Substitution

Substitution Phillip Johnston joins the action as a substitute, replacing Garry Fleming.

82:25

Garry Fleming fouled by Phillip Zufle, the ref awards a free kick.

81:35

Corner taken by Scott Agnew from the right by-line, clearance made by Jamie McKernon.

78:39

Corner taken right-footed by Garry Fleming, clearance by Sean Kelly.

78:25

Garry Fleming has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save made by Grant Hay.

77:32

Mark Lamont fouled by Steven Jackson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Agnew.

76:37 Substitution

Substitution Bryan Prunty leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Lamont.

75:57

The referee blows for offside. Jamie McKernon takes the free kick.

75:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Bryan Prunty - Dumbarton 3 - 1 E Stirling Bryan Prunty grabs a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Dumbarton 3-1 East Stirling.

74:30

Scott Agnew takes the direct free kick.

74:30 Booking

Booking Booking for Steven Jackson.

74:21

Steven Jackson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven McDougall.

72:27

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Agnew, Sean Kelly makes a clearance.

71:43 Booking

Booking Garry Fleming receives a caution.

71:18

Paul Quinn takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

69:07

Steven McDougall takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

64:40 Substitution

Substitution Mark Gilhaney goes off and Steven McDougall comes on.

61:03

Richard Miller takes the free kick.

61:03 Booking

Booking Chris Turner booked.

60:52

Chris Turner challenges Phillip Zufle unfairly and gives away a free kick.

58:13

Sean Kelly is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jamie Ewings takes the indirect free kick.

57:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Lithgow on Phillip Zufle. David Greenhill takes the direct free kick.

56:43

Richard Miller takes the free kick.

56:43 Booking

Booking Alan Lithgow shown a yellow card.

56:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Lithgow on Kevin Turner.

55:31

Jamie McKernon is adjudged to have handled the ball. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Lithgow.

54:01

Effort on goal by Phillip Zufle from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

51:53 Substitution

Substitution (East Stirling) makes a substitution, with Michael Herd coming on for Scott Maxwell.

51:25

The official flags Paul Quinn offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Ewings.

50:42

Short corner worked by Mark Gilhaney.

48:54

Paul Quinn is caught offside. Jamie Ewings takes the free kick.

46:26

James Lister challenges Richard Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Miller takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +0:10

Assist by Garry Fleming.

45:00 +0:10 Goal scored

Goal! - James Lister - Dumbarton 2 - 1 E Stirling James Lister grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Dumbarton 2-1 East Stirling.

43:38 Goal scored

Goal! - David Greenhill - Dumbarton 1 - 1 E Stirling Goal scored by David Greenhill from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Dumbarton 1-1 East Stirling.

42:23

Jamie McKernon takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ewings.

39:51

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Agnew, save made by Grant Hay.

38:05

Corner taken left-footed by Scott Agnew from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Andrew Graham misses to the right of the target.

31:09

Foul by Ross Forsyth on Kevin Turner, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James McGrane.

29:06

Nathan Shepherd challenges Nicholas Devlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Agnew.

28:29

Phillip Zufle concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Gilhaney. Scott Agnew takes the direct free kick.

25:58

Unfair challenge on Phillip Zufle by Mark Gilhaney results in a free kick. Phillip Zufle takes the direct free kick.

23:23

Paul Quinn takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ewings.

19:38

Bryan Prunty produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

17:25

James Lister produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

16:38

Effort on goal by Scott Maxwell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

15:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Turner on David Greenhill. Sean Kelly takes the direct free kick.

13:48

Unfair challenge on Steven Jackson by Ross Forsyth results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Greenhill.

12:32

Scott Agnew provided the assist for the goal.

12:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Graham - Dumbarton 1 - 0 E Stirling A goal is scored by Andrew Graham from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Dumbarton 1-0 East Stirling.

12:03

Mark Gilhaney takes the inswinging corner, Steven Jackson makes a clearance.

11:27

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Gilhaney.

10:59

Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney from the left by-line, clearance by Steven Jackson.

10:18

Mark Gilhaney is penalised for a handball. Indirect free kick taken by Phillip Zufle.

9:40

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin Turner. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Lithgow.

8:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Turner on Phillip Zufle. Direct free kick taken by Phillip Zufle.

8:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicholas Devlin by Paul Quinn. Jamie Ewings takes the direct free kick.

7:01

Inswinging corner taken by Scott Agnew, Andrew Graham takes a shot. Clearance by Richard Miller.

6:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Gilhaney by Steven Jackson. Free kick taken by Chris Turner.

4:46

Inswinging corner taken by Scott Agnew, clearance by Sean Kelly.

4:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bryan Prunty by James McGrane. Scott Agnew takes the free kick.

1:57

David Greenhill fouled by Nicholas Devlin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James McGrane.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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