A DUMBARTON side mixing senior players with talented youngsters from the 20s side were too good for a similar Falkirk mix in a Stirlingshire Cup quarter-final at the Dumbarton Football Stadium in front of some 200 home supporters.
The fans welcomed back midfielder Jordan Kirkpatrick for his first game since being injured before Christmas, and he played for most of the match.
Midfielder Darren Petrie, on loan from Dundee United, caught the eye in the early play, and he rose to head home the first goal.
Soon after Mitch Megginson came in off the wing to score two similar goals from close range to put the home side in easy street in what was an entertaining contest throughout.
The second period was an even contest, with many of the young players on both sides showing real promise. The only goal was a consolation for the visitors with a late strike.
Dumbarton now face East Stirling in the semi-finals. Megginson's second goal is pictured.