Saturday 10th August 2019

DUMBARTON crashed to a grim defeat at Falkirk Stadium this afternoon, as the Bairns asserted their status as League One favourites with a commanding 6-0 win.

It was the worst possible start for a tentative looking Sons, who found themselves two goals down inside the first 11 minutes.

First, on seven minutes, Sons’ Ryan McGeever was bundled to the ground by Connor Sammon but play continued and he finished high into the net for 1-0 to Falkirk.

Four minutes later Declan McManus nodded home from close range for 2-0. The same player slotted home a third and Charlie Tefler made it 4-0 before the half hour.

Things sank from bad to worse as Dumbarton missed a penalty when Cammy Bell saved from Joe McKee, before ex-Son Gregor Buchanan put in a fifth for the Bairns ahead of half time.

The match misery continued after the break when Sammon made it 6-0 on 52 minutes.

From then on Dumbarton managed to prevent further damage and neither side added to the score sheet.

Full match report, match photos, reaction and Goal Pro now online.

Simon Barrow

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