Nathan Austin earns Falkirk a point in Dumbarton thriller
Nathan Austin earned third-placed Falkirk a point in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Dumbarton.
Falkirk started brightly as James Craigen, Austin and Craig Sibbald all had chances to break the deadlock, but the game really sprang into life approaching half-time.
Luke Leahy gave the home team a deserved 37th-minute lead with a looping effort, but Lewis Vaughan levelled a minute later with an impressive solo run for his first Championship goal of the season.
Dumbarton turned the game on its head in the 51st minute when Christian Nade passed to Andy Stirling, who evaded a challenge before firing home from 20 yards. However, young striker Austin equalised eight minutes later with a terrific shot into the top corner.
The Bairns threw everything at the visitors' goal and nearly won it seven minutes from time when Craigen struck a post and there was even more drama to come as Bob McHugh had an effort ruled out for offside.