Scottish Cup
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Berwick Rangers 1-3 Dumbarton

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."

Line-ups

Berwick

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Bald
  • 2Jacobs
  • 3HoskinsBooked at 29mins
  • 6JanczykSubstituted forDalzielat 61'minutes
  • 4Dunlop
  • 5Tulloch
  • 8Notman
  • 7CurrieBooked at 63mins
  • 9LaverySubstituted forMorrisat 69'minutes
  • 11GraySubstituted forO'Brienat 71'minutes
  • 10GieltyBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

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

Dumbarton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 19Ewings
  • 2McGinn
  • 16Linton
  • 15Kirkpatrick
  • 4Graham
  • 5Barry
  • 7GilhaneySubstituted forMcDougallat 83'minutes
  • 6Turner
  • 12PruntySubstituted forNishat 74'minutes
  • 9MegginsonSubstituted forMcKerracherat 87'minutes
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 1Grindlay
  • 3Smith
  • 11McDougall
  • 17Nish
  • 24McKerracher
  • 25Phinn
  • 26Murray
Referee:
Des Roache
Attendance:
406

Match Stats

Home TeamBerwickAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Berwick Rangers 1, Dumbarton 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Berwick Rangers 1, Dumbarton 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by William Bald.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Scott Dalziel (Berwick Rangers).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Alistair McKerracher replaces Mitchel Megginson.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Colin Nish (Dumbarton).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Steven McDougall replaces Mark Gilhaney.

  13. Booking

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Damian Gielty (Berwick Rangers).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Scott Linton.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Colin Nish replaces Bryan Prunty.

  19. Substitution

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Stephen Tulloch.