Falkirk 1-1 Dumbarton: How it happened

Ten man Falkirk were held to a 1-1 home draw against struggling Dumbarton in a League 1 clash at Falkirk Stadium on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 5:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 11:42 pm
Dumbarton and Falkirk are squaring off again this evening (Pic by Ian Sneddon)

The Falkirk Herald was there covering all the action via our live blog.

Falkirk 1-1 Dumbarton: As it happened

Last updated: Tuesday, 30 March, 2021, 21:02

  • Falkirk 1-1 Dumbarton: Sons take a shock lead before Dowds equalises; Durnan red carded for Bairns
  • Falkirk are now four points clear at the top of the table
  • Falkirk’ next match is at Celtic in the Scottish Cup third round this Saturday
  • Falkirk have won four of their last seven matches

Falkirk v Dumbarton: LIVE

Follow the Falkirk Herald’s live blog from this evening’s League 1 encounter at Falkirk Stadium

Falkirk have beaten Dumbarton twice already this season

The teams have met twice already this season, Falkirk winning 4-0 at Dumbarton in a League Cup group clash on November 10, before the Bairns prevailed again, by 3-0, at the same venue in a league game two weeks later.

Teams for this evening

Unhandled: gallery

McGeever booked 2 mins

Away defender Ryan McGeever booked for foul

Alston shot tipped over 4 mins

A fine long range free-kick from Falkirk’s Blair Alston was tipped over by away keeper Sam Ramsbottom.

Alston hits bar 9 mins

A second stunning free-kick effort from Alston then rebounded off the Sons’ bar on nine minutes.

Goalless first 20 mins

Alston has been the only player to attempt shots on goal so far

Hall (Falkirk) for foul

Shot for Falkirk 26 mins

Aidan Keena shot straight at the keeper.

Omar effort for Sons 27 mins

Within a minute, Dumbarton’s Rabin Omar unleashed a long range left foot effort from a tight angle which was powerful but straight at Robbie Mutch.

Dumbarton go close 39 mins

The visitors came close to breaking the deadlock on 39 minutes when a corner from the left to the back post was nodded across by Morgyn Neill. Robert Jones’ initial effort was blocked before Nat Wedderburn’s follow-up was turned round the post by Mutch. Keena then shot wide for Falkirk at the other end.

Dumbarton go close 48 mins

Dumbarton had a great chance on 48 minutes when Tomas Brindley’s fine cross from the left was headed narrowly over by Omar.

Booking for Falkirk 51 mins

Blair Alston is yellow carded

2 penalty shouts for Falkirk

Calumn Morrison and Paul Dixon both claimed for penalties for possible handball by Dumbarton defenders after hitting speculative shots, but referee Steven Kirkland was unmoved.

Morrison’s whipped left footed cross then skimmed not too far over the Sons bar after being helped on by a defender.

Page 1 of 2