Ten-man Hamilton Academical relinquished top spot in the Scottish Championship as Dumbarton recorded an emphatic victory.

Scott Agnew set the hosts on their way with a direct free-kick that sneaked beyond Kevin Cuthbert.

Jason Scotland equalised on the turn just before the break.

Mitch Megginson celebrates

Megginson scored Dumbarton's third goal against Hamilton

But Colin Nish headed Sons ahead and, after Accies player-manager Alex Neil was sent off, Mitch Megginson and Jordan Kirkpatrick sealed the win.

It ended Accies' 11-match unbeaten run, their second-half wastefulness costing them dear before Nish put Sons ahead with 13 minutes to play.

With Neil having departed for violent conduct, Accies fell apart in the last five minutes as Megginson's cool finish and Kirkpatrick's finish after being set up by Nish.

The Sons now hold Accies' fate in their hands as they travel to face new leaders Dundee, who defeated Alloa Athletic 3-0, in their final game of the season next weekend.

Hamilton, of course, must beat bottom side Morton at home in their last game to have any chance of overhauling the Dens side, who are now two points ahead at the top.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Dumbarton

  • 19 Ewings
  • 02 McGinn
  • 16 Linton
  • 06 Turner
  • 04 Graham
  • 24 Miller
  • 07 Gilhaney Booked
  • 08 Agnew (Kirkpatrick - 75' )
  • 14 Fleming (Kane - 81' )
  • 12 Prunty (Nish - 62' )
  • 09 Megginson

Substitutes

  • 01 Grindlay
  • 05 McLaughlin
  • 11 McDougall
  • 15 Kirkpatrick
  • 17 Nish
  • 21 Kane
  • 26 Murray

Hamilton Academical

  • 01 Cuthbert
  • 02 Gordon
  • 24 Tena
  • 06 Gillespie (Antoine-Curier - 76' )
  • 05 Canning
  • 04 Devlin
  • 17 Longridge (Keatings - 67' )
  • 10 Neil Dismissed
  • 50 Scotland
  • 11 Crawford (Routledge - 90' )
  • 22 Andreu Booked

Substitutes

  • 07 Keatings
  • 08 Routledge
  • 19 Currie
  • 32 Ryan
  • 33 Kilday
  • 35 George
  • 99 Antoine-Curier
Ref: George Salmond
Att: 1,420

Match Stats

Shots

10 10

On target

5 5

Corners

6 4

Fouls

5 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dumbarton 4, Hamilton Academical 1.

90:00 +2:54 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dumbarton 4, Hamilton Academical 1.

89:57

Hand ball by Mickael Antoine-Curier (Hamilton Academical).

89:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Jon Routledge replaces Ali Crawford.

86:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dumbarton 4, Hamilton Academical 1. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Colin Nish.

84:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dumbarton 3, Hamilton Academical 1. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

82:53 Booking

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

82:42 Booking

Booking Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

82:20 Dismissal

Dismissal Alex Neil (Hamilton Academical) is shown the red card for fighting.

80:55

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

80:55

Foul by Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical).

80:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Christopher Kane replaces Garry Fleming.

76:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dumbarton 2, Hamilton Academical 1. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Mitchel Megginson.

75:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Mickael Antoine-Curier replaces Grant Gillespie.

74:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Jordan Kirkpatrick replaces Scott Agnew.

73:53

Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

72:45

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Martin Canning.

70:52

Hand ball by Garry Fleming (Dumbarton).

66:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hamilton Academical. James Keatings replaces Louis Longridge.

65:47

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Martin Canning.

65:39

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

64:42

Attempt missed. Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

64:27

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Jamie Ewings.

64:15

Attempt saved. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

63:25

Attempt missed. Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

61:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Colin Nish replaces Bryan Prunty.

61:02

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Chris Turner.

60:33

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Scott Linton.

60:02

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Michael Miller.

58:28

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

57:57

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Kevin Cuthbert.

57:48

Attempt saved. Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

57:13

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

57:12

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

56:36

Delay in match Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) because of an injury.

55:10

Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:10

Foul by Paul McGinn (Dumbarton).

47:14

Attempt saved. Louis Longridge (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

46:24

Attempt saved. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Dumbarton 1, Hamilton Academical 1.

45:00 +2:57 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dumbarton 1, Hamilton Academical 1.

44:39

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

40:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dumbarton 1, Hamilton Academical 1. Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Martin Canning.

35:42

Attempt missed. Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

35:11

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

35:11

Foul by Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical).

34:18

Attempt missed. Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

31:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dumbarton 1, Hamilton Academical 0. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

31:22

Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

31:22

Foul by Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical).

28:51

Foul by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical).

28:51

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

25:22

Attempt missed. Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box is too high.

22:39

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Jesus Garcia Tena.

20:53

Foul by Louis Longridge (Hamilton Academical).

20:53

Scott Linton (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20:00

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

19:58

Foul by Alex Neil (Hamilton Academical).

18:20

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Ziggy Gordon.

13:53

Foul by Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical).

13:53

Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:37

Attempt saved. Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

10:47

Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

10:47

Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:57

Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

8:57

Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:19

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Jesus Garcia Tena.

4:20

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

4:20

Foul by Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical).

2:21

Foul by Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton).

2:21

Louis Longridge (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:39

Attempt missed. Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Live data and text provided by our data suppliers