Dumbarton 2 - 5 FalkirkLeague - Championship
Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 3:00 PM at YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium
Referee: Stephen Finnie
Calum Gallagher (37)
Liam Burt (87)
Alex Jakubiak (19)
Louis Longridge (47)
Tom Robson (59)
Craig Sibbald (70)
Joe McKee (86)
|Stevie Aitken||Paul Hartley|
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)|
Appearances & Goals To Date
|Jamie Ewings (GK)||81 apps||-|
|Craig Barr||43 apps||4 goals|
|Dougie Hill||26 apps||-|
|David Wilson||32 apps||1 goal|
|Danny Handling||19 apps||3 goals|
|Stuart Carswell||49 apps||1 goal|
|David Smith||67 apps||2 goals|
|Andy Stirling||52 apps||3 goals|
|Calum Gallagher||47 apps||6 goals|
|Tom Walsh||53 apps||4 goals|
|Grant Gallagher||53 apps||6 goals|
|Kyle Hutton (sub)||42 apps||-|
|Liam Burt (sub)||14 apps||1 goal|
|Iain Russell (sub)||127 apps||36 goals|
|Youngest Player:||Tom Walsh (21 years 289 days)|
|Oldest Player:||Jamie Ewings (33 years 268 days)|
|Average Player Age:||26 years 352 days|
|Domestic Players:||11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)|
|Youngest Player:||Liam Burt (19 years 84 days)|
|Oldest Player:||Iain Russell (35 years 167 days)|
|Average Player Age:||26 years 306 days|
|Domestic Players:||17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)|
First Team Debuts
|Liam Burt scored his first goal for the Club.|
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 by Alan Findlay