Stevie Farrell assured Sons fans that his players won’t get carried away, despite Dumbarton moving to second in League One after victory against Falkirk.

Goals from Kalvin Orsi and Callum Wilson meant that Charlie Telfer’s late strike was nothing more than a consolation, as Sons left Grangemouth with all three points for the first time since 2013.

And the Sons boss was remaining grounded, despite his side’s impressive start to the season.

He said: “I’m not going to get carried away. You can see from my face that you won’t get a smile. It just doesn’t work.

“We enjoy it between now and Tuesday but then we’ll be working like hell from Tuesday for Alloa.

“The players work for me. There’s no chance they will get carried away either.

“I said Montrose was the toughest place in the league to go because they’ve been there, done it and got the t-shirt in this league. They understand what it takes to get into the top four as a part-time club.

“There is an expectation at Falkirk. They are a former Premier League club, but they’ve not been there for a long while. And I reminded the players that.

“That’s not to be disrespectful. They are a League One club. We came to a stadium that is Premier League standard but they are League One side and we weren’t to be phased or over awed by that.

“We came with a gameplan and we came to enjoy it. Which is what we did.”

Boss Farrell was forced into one change from the side which had demolished East Fife a week earlier, as the instrumental Ross MacLean was forced to drop out due to a hamstring injury. Joe McKee took his place.

A low key opening 20 minutes saw chances at a premium, with Sammy Ompreon’s cross that was put over his own crossbar by Ryan McGeever as close as the Bairns came to an opener, whilst at the other end nobody in yellow could meet Kalvin Orsi’s inviting delivery after neat build-up between Joe McKee and Conner Duthie.

Gregor Buchanan then saw his cross/shot from a narrow angle clutched by Bairns keeper Robbie Mutch with Kalvin Orsi lurking.

As the game reached the half hour mark Paul Sheerin’s men, who had controlled possession but showed little attacking intent, began to threaten.

Charlie Telfer curled wide from the edge of the area, before Leon McCann got in behind Edin Lynch and set up Aidan Nesbitt - but his effort was hacked off the line by Paddy Boyle.

Michael Ruth then came even closer for the Bairns as he flicked a header from Telfer’s free-kick onto the bar with Sam Ramsbottom at full stretch.

Ramsbottom was then equal to Aidan Nesbitt’s curling free-kick as half-time arrived at a good moment for Stevie Farrell’s Sons.

The second-half began in a similar fashion however, as Falkirk continued to dictate possession - but struggled to create chances to match their possession.

An excellent Gregor Buchanan challenge denied Michael Ruth inside the box, whilst Steven Hetherington blazed over from the edge of the area after finding space in behind Stuart Carswell.

As the game reached the hour mark however the Bairns were made to pay for their lack of a cutting edge, as Dumbarton took the lead.

Sam Ramsbottom’s long clearance was flicked on by Conner Duthie to Kalvin Orsi, and the forward made no mistake with a trundling low finish that clipped the post on its way into the net.

The Sons almost added an immediate second as Orsi was just inches away from meeting ex-Bairn Joe McKee’s curling delivery.

Falkirk hit back with Michael Ruth having an effort beaten away by the impressive Ramsbottom, before the big Englishman again reacted well to turn a Charlie Telfer effort wide for a corner.

By this stage the game was flashing from end-to-end.

Edin Lynch lashed over the bar from a good position after good play with Conner Duthie as the Sons attempted to find a killer second.

And it duly arrived in style just 10 minutes after the first.

Callum Wilson shrugged off Gary Millar’s attentions and drove into the area, playing a neat one-two with Carlo Pignatiello before sidestepping two defenders and curling beyond Mutch and into the net.

It was a remarkable first senior goal for the 18-year-old, who has caught the eye with his performances at the Rock since joining from Hibernian in the summer.

By this stage Dumbarton were in control, with the home crowd increasingly restless.

Edin Lynch should’ve done better than bullet a free header from Wilson’s corner over the bar, whilst Ryan Schiavone twice found space in behind the Bairns defence - but wasn’t able to get a shot away.

There was still time for the Bairns to set up a nervous finale however, as Telfer curled beyond Ramsbottom in the eighth minute of stoppage time. But it was too little too late for the Bairns, as the Sons moved to second in the table.