Dumbarton struck twice in the first half to overcome Falkirk, who were reduced to 10 men in stoppage time.

Garry Fleming turned Jordan Kirkpatrick's low drive past a helpless Michael McGovern.

Mitchel Megginson then met Paul McGinn's cross with a well-placed right-footed effort.

A stunning strike from Philip Roberts reduced the deficit six minutes before the break, but the forward picked up a late second yellow card.

It blotted his copybook after his goal, butting in from the left-hand side before unleashing a long-range effort that flew past Jamie Ewings into the top-left corner.

Falkirk had a strong appeal for a penalty turned down 10 minutes into the second half when Chris Turner brought Blair Alston down in the box.

Alston almost punished the Sons again two minutes later, letting fly with a right-footed effort that rattled off the crossbar.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Falkirk

  • 01 McGovern
  • 02 Duffie
  • 03 Kingsley
  • 08 Alston
  • 05 Flynn (Dick - 45' )
  • 06 Vaulks Booked
  • 07 Fulton (Grant - 77' )
  • 13 Bingham (Leahy - 82' )
  • 09 Roberts Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 33 Loy
  • 11 McGrandles

Substitutes

  • 10 Sibbald
  • 12 Bowman
  • 15 Dick
  • 16 Grant
  • 19 Leahy

Dumbarton

  • 18 Ewings
  • 02 McGinn
  • 16 Linton
  • 15 Kirkpatrick Booked
  • 04 Graham
  • 05 Barry
  • 07 Gilhaney
  • 06 Turner
  • 09 Megginson (McKerracher - 94' )
  • 12 Prunty Booked
  • 14 Fleming Booked (Smith - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Grindlay
  • 10 Smith
  • 20 Ross
  • 24 McKerracher
Ref: George Salmond
Att: 2,704

Match Stats

Shots

14 9

On target

2 5

Corners

12 7

Fouls

12 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Falkirk 1, Dumbarton 2.

90:00 +4:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Dumbarton 2.

90:00 +3:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Alistair McKerracher replaces Mitchel Megginson.

90:00 +2:43 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

90:00 +1:31

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jordan Kirkpatrick.

88:01

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:01

Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

87:29

Attempt missed. Luke Leahy (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

87:14

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Chris Turner.

83:32

Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:32

Foul by Kevin Smith (Dumbarton).

81:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Luke Leahy replaces Rakish Bingham.

79:38

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark Gilhaney.

79:05

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Paul McGinn.

78:20

Attempt saved. Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

77:46

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jordan Kirkpatrick.

77:22

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:22

Foul by Kevin Smith (Dumbarton).

76:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Kevin Smith replaces Garry Fleming.

76:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Thomas Grant replaces Jay Fulton.

75:38

Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).

75:38

Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:49

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Aaron Barry.

71:11

Foul by Jay Fulton (Falkirk).

71:11

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

68:37

Attempt missed. Rory Loy (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

67:54

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

67:00

Scott Linton (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:57

Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

65:19

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

63:29

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:29

Foul by Garry Fleming (Dumbarton).

62:55

Attempt missed. Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

62:06

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:06

Foul by Aaron Barry (Dumbarton).

60:36

Attempt missed. Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

59:21

Attempt missed. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

59:07

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Aaron Barry.

58:48

Attempt blocked. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58:15

Blair Alston (Falkirk) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

57:28 Booking

Booking Philip Roberts (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

57:20

Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

57:20

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

53:14

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:14

Foul by Garry Fleming (Dumbarton).

51:25 Booking

Booking Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

51:09

Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:09

Foul by Garry Fleming (Dumbarton).

50:27

Foul by Kieran Duffie (Falkirk).

50:27

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

50:12

Attempt blocked. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

47:23 Booking

Booking Will Vaulks (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

47:04

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Scott Linton.

45:00

Second Half begins Falkirk 1, Dumbarton 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Liam Dick replaces Jonathan Flynn because of an injury.

45:00 +2:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Falkirk 1, Dumbarton 2.

45:00 +1:01

Attempt missed. Rakish Bingham (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

45:00 +0:31

Attempt saved. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

43:29

Attempt missed. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

42:02

Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

42:02

Andy Graham (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:21

Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

41:21

Paul McGinn (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:47 Booking

Booking Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

39:35

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:35

Foul by Aaron Barry (Dumbarton).

38:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Falkirk 1, Dumbarton 2. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

37:31

Attempt saved. Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

35:34

Attempt missed. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

34:26

Foul by Jay Fulton (Falkirk).

34:26

Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:20

Attempt blocked. Rakish Bingham (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

31:20

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Jay Fulton.

30:50

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Philip Roberts.

26:52

Foul by Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk).

26:52

Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

25:32

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Chris Turner.

24:17 Booking

Booking Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

24:06

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:06

Foul by Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton).

23:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Falkirk 0, Dumbarton 2. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul McGinn.

21:24

Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).

21:24

Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:02

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Chris Turner.

20:51

Attempt blocked. Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

20:25

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Scott Linton.

17:41

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

15:43

Jonathan Flynn (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:43

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

13:31

Attempt missed. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

12:36

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Jonathan Flynn.

12:05

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

7:44

Foul by Garry Fleming (Dumbarton).

7:44

Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Falkirk 0, Dumbarton 1. Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Kirkpatrick.

5:11

Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

5:11

Aaron Barry (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:40

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Scott Linton.

3:54

Attempt saved. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

2:23

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

1:41

Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).

1:41

Paul McGinn (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:10

Attempt missed. Rakish Bingham (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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