Falkirk's Scottish Championship title hopes suffered a blow after Dumbarton came from behind to beat the Bairns.

Rory Loy tucked away his 14th goal of the campaign to put Gary Holt's side ahead at half-time.

But Mitchel Megginson levelled in the second half, converting Colin Nish's cross.

And Jordan Kirkpatrick completed the turnaround when he fired past Michael McGovern from the edge of the penalty box.

Falkirk slip to third in the table and are now six points off leaders Dundee.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Dumbarton

  • 01 Grindlay
  • 02 McGinn
  • 16 Linton
  • 15 Kirkpatrick
  • 05 McLaughlin Booked
  • 04 Graham
  • 07 Gilhaney
  • 08 Agnew
  • 21 Kane
  • 17 Nish (Miller - 81' )
  • 09 Megginson (McDougall - 85' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Smith
  • 11 McDougall
  • 18 Thomson
  • 19 Ewings
  • 24 Miller
  • 26 Murray

Falkirk

  • 01 McGovern
  • 02 Duffie
  • 03 Kingsley
  • 35 Millar Booked
  • 06 Vaulks
  • 34 McCracken Booked
  • 09 Roberts (Leahy - 85' )
  • 10 Sibbald (Shepherd - 84' )
  • 07 Beck
  • 33 Loy
  • 11 McGrandles

Substitutes

  • 04 Durojaiye
  • 05 Flynn
  • 12 Bowman
  • 19 Leahy
  • 27 Blair
  • 31 Shepherd
  • 36 Chalmers
Ref: Greg Aitken
Att: 1,003

Match Stats

Shots

10 14

On target

5 7

Corners

6 13

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dumbarton 2, Falkirk 1.

90:00 +2:08 Full time

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

89:44

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark McLaughlin.

89:35

Attempt blocked. David McCracken (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

89:10

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark McLaughlin.

88:00

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

86:56

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

85:25

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

84:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Luke Leahy replaces Philip Roberts.

84:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Steven McDougall replaces Mitchel Megginson.

83:38

Foul by Scott Linton (Dumbarton).

83:38

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

83:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Craig Sibbald.

82:30

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark McLaughlin.

80:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Michael Miller replaces Colin Nish.

78:48

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

77:42

Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

76:58 Booking

Booking David McCracken (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

76:51

Christopher Kane (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:51

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

75:17

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

72:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dumbarton 2, Falkirk 1. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

71:02 Booking

Booking Mark Millar (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

70:56

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

70:56

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

69:57

Hand ball by Scott Agnew (Dumbarton).

68:34

Foul by Mark Millar (Falkirk).

68:34

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

67:28

Foul by Mark Beck (Falkirk).

67:28

Andy Graham (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:56

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

65:56

Foul by Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton).

65:15

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

62:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dumbarton 1, Falkirk 1. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner.

60:58

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Conor McGrandles.

58:32

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Andy Graham.

58:00

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

57:59

Foul by Mark McLaughlin (Dumbarton).

57:30

Attempt missed. Mark McLaughlin (Dumbarton) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

56:31

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Stephen Grindlay.

56:12

Attempt saved. Mark Beck (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

55:55

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Andy Graham.

55:41

Attempt blocked. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

54:22 Booking

Booking Mark McLaughlin (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

54:15

Philip Roberts (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:15

Foul by Mark McLaughlin (Dumbarton).

51:00

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

51:00

Foul by Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton).

50:45

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by David McCracken.

50:33

Attempt blocked. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

50:12

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

49:27

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

49:27

Christopher Kane (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:18

Attempt missed. Mark Millar (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

45:46

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

45:46

Foul by Mark McLaughlin (Dumbarton).

45:00

Second Half begins Dumbarton 0, Falkirk 1.

45:00 +1:21 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dumbarton 0, Falkirk 1.

44:27

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Paul McGinn.

43:59

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jordan Kirkpatrick.

43:49

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

43:27

Mark Beck (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

43:27

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

38:12

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

38:12

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

37:19

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

37:19

Foul by Mark McLaughlin (Dumbarton).

37:06

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Michael McGovern.

36:41

Attempt saved. Paul McGinn (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

32:31

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

32:01

Attempt saved. Mark Beck (Falkirk) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

31:32

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jordan Kirkpatrick.

30:41

Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

30:41

Mark McLaughlin (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:19

Attempt saved. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

28:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dumbarton 0, Falkirk 1. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Beck.

26:29

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

26:28

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

25:52

Delay in match Philip Roberts (Falkirk) because of an injury.

23:07

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

23:07

Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

21:46

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Paul McGinn.

20:17

Philip Roberts (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20:00

Foul by Andy Graham (Dumbarton).

17:28

Foul by Mark Beck (Falkirk).

17:28

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

17:02

Philip Roberts (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:02

Foul by Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton).

13:22

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

13:22

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

13:09

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Stephen Grindlay.

12:47

Attempt saved. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

9:48

Attempt saved. Rory Loy (Falkirk) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

8:44

Attempt saved. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

7:27

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Paul McGinn.

5:44

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Michael McGovern.

5:22

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

5:22

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

1:17

Attempt missed. Mark Millar (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

0:37

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark McLaughlin.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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