Falkirk 0 - 3 Queen of the South: Dobbie hat-trick buries Bairns

Stephen Dobbie produced a ruthless demonstration of his scoring prowess after notching a hat-trick as Queen of the South eased past a woeful Falkirk side in a one-sided affair.

Hat-trick for Stephen Dobbie. Pic: Michael Gillen

Dobbie, who also scored three against the Bairns last August, broke the deadlock after 12 minutes with a stunning half-volley that looped over Leo Fasan.

The 35-year-old lashed in his second goal of the game from close range five minutes before the break before finally grabbing a third in the 77th minute with a low drive.

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Such was Queens’ dominance that both managers agreed that the scoreline flattered the hosts.

Naysmith said: “That could have been ten. I think that’s the best 90 minute performance I’ve had since I came to the club in December 2016.

“The club are fortunate to have Stephen and I’m the manager who is fortunate enough to work with him.”

Falkirk manager Paul Hartley said: “We were very, very poor and it’s alarming – there is no doubt about it. It’s one we can’t accept.”