Friday 28th August 2015

A POOR start to their tough away fixture against Falkirk cost Dumbarton dear this evening, as two early goals proved too much to recover in the end despite a spirited recovery.

The Bairns went one ahead with the first chance of the match, as Blair Alston fired home off the bar, following some hesitant defending.

It got worse shortly afterwards when Craig Sibbald cut in from the right and swerved a fine shot into the top corner of the net to make it 2-0 to Falkirk.

Sons got back into the game after initially struggling to get the ball into their opponents’ final third.

A corner nodded on by Gregor Buchanan went to Darren Barr (pictured), who headed past ex-Sons loanee Danny Rogers to pull a goal back.

Dumbarton started the second half brightly. Kevin Cawley had a good chance saved, and Grant Gallagher came close to capitalising on it as the ball came out.

Sons felt aggrieved when the referee disallowed a second goal for an infringement after Gallagher rounded the Falkirk ‘keeper after latching on to a loose ball.

In the end the visitors could not summon enough to grab an equaliser, with Falkirk defending determinedly and well.

Next up for Dumbarton is an important game against Alloa Athletic on Saturday 5th September at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium.

Full match report and match photos now online.

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Simon Barrow

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