Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Sons lose Final on penalties

SONS' grip on the Stirlingshire Cup, which they had won on the two previous outings, was finally broken tonight, following a 5-4 penalty shoot-out defeat away against Falkirk.

With the match tied at 1-1 after 90 pulsating minutes, the Bairns triumphed in a dramatic spot-kick contest that went to sudden death.

The match sprang to life in 9 mins when Ally Graham expertly headed the opening goal. But Sons drew level through a fine David Winters chip on 38 minutes, and 'keeper Jamie Ewings' heroics kept Sons alive with some superb saves.

Both teams created chances in the second half but could not break the deadlock. As the destiny of the Cup went to penalties, Ryan Borris missed the first kick and Sons had to wait until Falkirk's fifth penalty before Jamie Ewings saved to force a decider.

Youngster Jamie Lyden could not convert, leaving Jay Fulton to fire in the winner. The sizeable Dumbarton travelling support gave a generous ovation to both sides. (1 Nov 2011).

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