Dumbarton 2
Falkirk 5
League (Championship)

2 - 5

League (Championship)
Saturday, April 21st, 2018
YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium. Att. 942
3:00 PM Kick-off

Calum Gallagher  (37)
Liam Burt (87)
Alex Jakubiak (19)
Louis Longridge (47)
Tom Robson (59)
Craig Sibbald (70)
Joe McKee (86)

Team Managers
Stevie Aitken
Paul Hartley

Starting Eleven
19. Jamie Ewings
55. Craig Barr
15. Dougie Hill
6. Stuart Carswell
7. Calum Gallagher
5. Grant Gallagher
21. Danny Handling
2. David Smith
25. Andy Stirling
10. Tom Walsh
8. David Wilson
Conor Hazard
Peter Grant
Paul Watson
Tom Robson
Jordan McGhee
Louis Longridge
Tom Taiwo
Craig Sibbald
Joe McKee
Lewis Kidd
Alex Jakubiak

1. Scott Gallacher
31. Liam Burt
20. Dimitris Froxylias
14. Kyle Hutton
24. Kevin Nisbet
23. Iain Russell
9. Mark Stewart
Sean Welsh
Kevin O'Hara
Ryan Blair
Alex Harris
Robbie Mutch
Reghan Tumilty

Kyle Hutton for David Wilson (60)
Liam Burt for Danny Handling (61)
Iain Russell for Calum Gallagher (71)
Ryan Blair for Lewis Kidd (62)
Sean Welsh for Tom Taiwo (62)
Kevin O'Hara For Craig Sibbald (76)

Iain Russell (90)
Joe McKee (41)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Stephen Finnie (Referee)
Kevin McElhinney & Stephen Mitchell (Assistants)

Match Report

SONS' final home game of the 3017/18 Ladbrokes Championship season was one to forget.

Visitor Falkirk comfortably won the match, smashing five goals into Jamie Ewings net with two consolation goals for Dumbarton.

After a solid and competitive first-half which saw Dumbarton hold more than their own against the Bairns, it was a surprise to all the enormity of the second-period collapse.

Alex Jakubiak's close-range finish had a hint of offside about it, but later TV evidence had Grant Gallagher keeping the Falkirk striker onside and his cheeky backheel strike gave the Bairns the lead.

Sons fought back admirably and Calum Gallagher brought a good save from the Falkirk goalie after finding himself in space. Danny Handling was next to test Hazard, and the big goalie was equal to the striker's hard and low shot.

On 38 mins, Sons did get level. Calum Gallagher's shot from the edge of the penalty box gave Hazard no chance as the ball nestled into the bottom left corner.

1-1 and all to play for.

Sons almost took the lead following a goalmouth scramble and it was Gallagher again but his brave effort cannoned off the post to safety.

Barely had supporters taken time to re-position themselves for the second half when Falkirl restored their lead.

Louis Longridge danced past Sons defenders to slot home, giving Ewings no chance. A poor start to the second period for Dumbarton.

Tommy Robson made it 3-1 on the hour with a superb long-range strike which cracked off the inside of Jamie Ewing's post to bulge the net.

Effectively it was game over for Dumbarton and Falkirk moved in for the kill and soon added to their tally when Sibbald scored before another long-range drive

Sons did pull a goal back when Liam Burt found the bottom corner from inside the box, but the on-loan Rangers man's goal only served to take a little gloss off Falkirk's win.

Match report written by Alan Findlay

Squad Statistics (as at April 21st, 2018)

2017-18 All Time
Jamie Ewings (GK)33 3 - 81 -
Craig Barr31 434434
Dougie Hill33 26 - 26 -
Stuart Carswell24 331491
Calum Gallagher 23 406476
Grant Gallagher27 71536
Danny Handling 24 193193
David Smith25 241672
Andy Stirling 28 11 - 523
Tom Walsh21 373534
David Wilson23 321321
Kyle Hutton (sub)27 42 - 42 -
Liam Burt (sub)19 141141
Iain Russell (sub)35 10112736

League Table (as at April 21st, 2018)

No league table has been added for this season.