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DUMBARTON overwhelmed bottom of the Championship side Alloa Athletic at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium in the third round of the William Hill Scottish Cup in front of a meagre 276-strong crowd.

Young striker Donald McCallum had his first top team start — and what a start it was. He opened the scoring in just 19 seconds, the fastest goal scored at the stadium.

The visitors, whose manager Danny Lennon had quit the night before, battled bravely throughout, but they were overwhelmed in the end.

Garry Fleming netted a Grant Gallagher cross in 14 minutes (pictured), but Sons could not add to that total before half-time.

On 78 minutes Jordan Kirkpatrick put the tie beyond any doubt, finishing brilliantly with a shot into the top corner which made it 3-0, and on the brink of full time, Kirkpatrick drove on goal after capitalising on a defensive slip, then squared the ball to Calum Waters for Dumbarton's fourth.

Sons went nap two minutes into time added on when Kirkpatrick popped up again for a fifth goal, grabbing the ball off Docherty and finishing at the near post.

They face another Championship side, Queen of the South, at home in the fourth round.
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