Saturday 20th September 2014

DUMBARTON came from behind away against Falkirk this afternoon, making it 1-1 with a late Chris Kane goal.

Falkirk looked sharper and quicker for most of the opening 45 minutes, stringing together a series of flowing moves.

The home side went ahead on just four minutes, as Craig Sibbald ran through Sons defence and nodded home after a series of missed tackles.

It could have been one or two more before the break, as the Bairns pressed hard and cracked one shot against the crossbar.

In the second half Dumbarton started more positively, putting in a series of crosses but not quite being able to capitalise on them.

At the other end ‘keeper Danny Rogers pulled off a miraculous twisting, fingertip save at full stretch from Owain Tudor Jones on 54 minutes.

After a period in which Falkirk looked well in control, Sons came back into contention strongly in the last ten minutes.

Chris Kane and Archie Campbell had chances scrambled away before Colin Nish dived in to push the ball just wide on the end of a fierce Campbell cross.

The reward came in the second minute of time added on as Dumbarton’s Kane pressed the ball home in a packed area, to secure a deserved draw.

Sons players wore black arm bands in memory of young supporter Kirsty Mackie, who tragically passed away this past week.

Visiting fans had given a loud minute’s applause in the first minute of the game in tribute.

Full match report and photos now online.

Simon Barrow

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