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