Saturday 12th August 2017

DUMBARTON secured a good point away to a strong looking Falkirk side this afternoon, with both goals in a 1-1 draw coming early on.

On 14 minutes Sons went 1-0 up when David Wilson exploited a gap at the back to send Alistair Roy through for a solid finish to Bairns keeper Robbie Thomson’s right.

Falkirk were level eleven minutes later. Nathan Austin went down in the area under Mark Stewart’s challenge before Myles Hippolyte sent Scott Gallacher the wrong way from the penalty spot for 1-1.

Dumbarton nearly went ahead again from Tom Walsh moments later, but Thomson made a fine save. The visitors then hit the crossbar from the second of three corners in a sustained spell of pressure.

The game was fairly even after the break, though the Bairns looked more dangerous on the attack and claimed more of the ball.

Towards the end of the half the pressure from the home side was pretty relentless.

On 86 minutes Mark Stewart forced the Falkirk keeper into a decent save with a powerful volley.

In the end Dumbarton held on for another important point in their fresh Championship campaign.

Full match report, comment, and Sons TV to follow. Match photos now online.

Simon Barrow

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