Dumbarton booked their place in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup for the first time in 29 years with a convincing win away to Berwick Rangers.

The Championship side found themselves 1-0 down following Lee Currie's well-struck free-kick early on.

But Bryan Prunty equalised from the penalty spot after Stephen Tulloch handled and Mitchell Megginson fired the Sons ahead before the break.

And Scott Linton added a third 10 minutes after the restart.

Berwick goalkeeping coach Gary O'Connor had been poised to play as on-loan regular number one Paul Grant was refused permission to play from parent club Hibernian.

But Billy Bald had been pressed into action after his recovery from a recent leg operation, but he was unable to deny the in-form Sons.

Kevin Smith also hit a post as Dumbarton came close to extending their lead.

Berwick Rangers player-manager Ian Little: "We can't complain about the penalty. It's maybe a bit soft, but the free-kick before it - be big, be strong, make the decision.

"It's a free-kick, and I think it just changes the game."

Dumbarton player-manager Ian Murray: "It probably was handball, but it's hard because no-body knows what's a penalty and what's not a penalty, it's up to the referee.

"If it's against my team I'm not happy, but we were screaming for it on the sidelines."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Berwick Rangers

  • 01 Bald
  • 02 Jacobs
  • 03 Hoskins Booked
  • 06 Janczyk (Dalziel - 61' )
  • 04 Dunlop
  • 05 Tulloch
  • 08 Notman
  • 07 Currie Booked
  • 09 Lavery (Morris - 69' )
  • 11 Gray (O'Brien - 71' )
  • 10 Gielty Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 Dalziel
  • 13 Morris
  • 14 O'Brien
  • 15 Miller
  • 16 O'Connor
  • 17 Fairburn
  • 18 Carse

Dumbarton

  • 19 Ewings
  • 02 McGinn
  • 16 Linton
  • 15 Kirkpatrick
  • 04 Graham
  • 05 Barry
  • 07 Gilhaney (McDougall - 83' )
  • 06 Turner
  • 12 Prunty (Nish - 74' )
  • 09 Megginson (McKerracher - 87' )
  • 10 Smith

Substitutes

  • 01 Grindlay
  • 03 Smith
  • 11 McDougall
  • 17 Nish
  • 24 McKerracher
  • 25 Phinn
  • 26 Murray
Ref: Des Roache
Att: 406

Match Stats

Shots

7 7

On target

3 6

Corners

4 7

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Berwick Rangers 1, Dumbarton 3.

90:00 +2:25 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Berwick Rangers 1, Dumbarton 3.

90:00 +1:58

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by William Bald.

90:00 +1:39

Attempt saved. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

88:30

Attempt saved. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

87:37

Foul by Scott Dalziel (Berwick Rangers).

87:37

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

86:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Alistair McKerracher replaces Mitchel Megginson.

85:24

Attempt missed. Dean Hoskins (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

84:00

Stephen Tulloch (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:57

Foul by Colin Nish (Dumbarton).

82:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Steven McDougall replaces Mark Gilhaney.

81:07 Booking

Booking Damian Gielty (Berwick Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

81:00

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

80:56

Foul by Damian Gielty (Berwick Rangers).

79:09

Attempt saved. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

78:06

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Scott Linton.

73:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Colin Nish replaces Bryan Prunty.

70:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Berwick Rangers. Kenny O'Brien replaces Ross Gray.

69:59

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Stephen Tulloch.

69:25

Foul by Lee Currie (Berwick Rangers).

69:25

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

68:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Berwick Rangers. Josh Morris replaces Darren Lavery.

67:33

Attempt missed. Darren Lavery (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

66:24

Kevin Smith (Dumbarton) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

62:35 Booking

Booking Lee Currie (Berwick Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

62:21

Hand ball by Lee Currie (Berwick Rangers).

60:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Berwick Rangers. Scott Dalziel replaces Neil Janczyk.

56:52

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Jamie Ewings.

56:27

Attempt saved. Dean Hoskins (Berwick Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

55:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Berwick Rangers 1, Dumbarton 3. Scott Linton (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mitchel Megginson with a cross.

52:47

(Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:47

Foul by Aaron Barry (Dumbarton).

52:30

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Lee Currie.

50:54

Attempt missed. Damian Gielty (Berwick Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

48:44

Attempt saved. Steven Notman (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

47:54

Devon Jacobs (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

47:54

Foul by Kevin Smith (Dumbarton).

46:35

Foul by Devon Jacobs (Berwick Rangers).

46:35

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

45:28

Neil Janczyk (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:28

Foul by Kevin Smith (Dumbarton).

45:00

Second Half begins Berwick Rangers 1, Dumbarton 2.

45:00 +0:53 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Berwick Rangers 1, Dumbarton 2.

44:21

Steven Notman (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:21

Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

42:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Berwick Rangers 1, Dumbarton 2. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Gilhaney.

35:47

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Jordan Kirkpatrick.

35:31

Attempt blocked. Devon Jacobs (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30:29

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Andy Graham.

29:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Berwick Rangers 1, Dumbarton 1. Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

28:46 Booking

Booking Dean Hoskins (Berwick Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

28:21

Penalty conceded by Stephen Tulloch (Berwick Rangers) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

27:34

Foul by Darren Lavery (Berwick Rangers).

27:34

Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

19:23

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Stephen Tulloch.

17:31

Lee Currie (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:31

Foul by Paul McGinn (Dumbarton).

16:59

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Stephen Tulloch.

16:34

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Lee Currie.

16:07

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Devon Jacobs.

15:13

Ross Gray (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:13

Foul by Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton).

12:46

Darren Lavery (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:46

Foul by Andy Graham (Dumbarton).

8:03

Foul by Devon Jacobs (Berwick Rangers).

8:03

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

7:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Berwick Rangers 1, Dumbarton 0. Lee Currie (Berwick Rangers) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

7:00

Damian Gielty (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:58

Foul by Andy Graham (Dumbarton).

3:43

Foul by Darren Lavery (Berwick Rangers).

3:43

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

0:25

Foul by Neil Janczyk (Berwick Rangers).

0:25

Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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