Falkirk moved above Raith Rovers in the Scottish Championship with a home victory against the Kirkcaldy side.

Craig Sibbald headed his second goal of the season to give the Bairns an early lead before Conor McGrandles fired home a second midway through the first half

And Stephen Kingsley converted Mark Millar's pass six minutes into the second half.

Raith substitute Greig Spence struck a consolation for the visitors in the final quarter.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Falkirk

  • 01 McGovern
  • 02 Duffie
  • 03 Kingsley
  • 35 Millar Booked
  • 06 Vaulks Booked (Flynn - 72' )
  • 34 McCracken
  • 11 McGrandles
  • 10 Sibbald
  • 33 Loy
  • 09 Roberts (Bingham - 71' )
  • 07 Fulton (Durojaiye - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Durojaiye
  • 05 Flynn
  • 08 Alston
  • 12 Bowman
  • 13 Bingham
  • 19 Leahy
  • 31 Shepherd

Raith Rovers

  • 17 Laidlaw
  • 02 Thomson
  • 03 Booth Booked
  • 12 Callachan
  • 05 Hill
  • 16 Ellis
  • 11 Anderson
  • 08 Moon Booked
  • 15 Smith (Spence - 60' )
  • 10 Elliot
  • 07 Cardle Booked (Vaughan - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Spence
  • 19 McCann
  • 20 Stewart
  • 21 Vaughan
  • 22 Watson
  • 23 Matthews
  • 26 Bates
Ref: Alan Muir
Att: 2,934

Match Stats

Shots

11 10

On target

4 2

Corners

2 11

Fouls

16 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Falkirk 3, Raith Rovers 1.

90:00 +3:08 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Falkirk 3, Raith Rovers 1.

90:00 +0:31

Foul by Rakish Bingham (Falkirk).

90:00 +0:31

Laurie Ellis (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:33

Foul by Kieran Duffie (Falkirk).

88:33

Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

87:00

Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

87:00

Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:14

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

86:14

Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:57

Attempt missed. David McCracken (Falkirk) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

85:19 Booking

Booking Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

85:07

Rakish Bingham (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:07

Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

82:46

Jonathan Flynn (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:46

Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).

82:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Olumide Durojaiye replaces Jay Fulton.

81:51

Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

81:51

Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:59

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

77:35

Attempt missed. Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

77:09 Booking

Booking Mark Millar (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

77:00

Foul by Mark Millar (Falkirk).

77:00

Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:17

Foul by Rakish Bingham (Falkirk).

75:17

Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:30

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

74:21

Attempt blocked. Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

72:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Falkirk 3, Raith Rovers 1. Greig Spence (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner.

71:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Jonathan Flynn replaces Will Vaulks.

71:21

Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).

71:21

Greig Spence (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Rakish Bingham replaces Philip Roberts.

69:35

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:35

Foul by Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers).

69:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Lewis Vaughan replaces Joe Cardle.

66:27

Attempt missed. Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

65:43

Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

65:43

Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:58

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Mark Millar.

60:54 Booking

Booking Callum Booth (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

60:44

Jay Fulton (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60:44

Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

59:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Greig Spence replaces Gordon Smith.

57:31

Jay Fulton (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:31

Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).

56:15

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

55:40 Booking

Booking Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

54:51

Attempt missed. Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

54:02

Philip Roberts (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:02

Foul by Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers).

53:00

Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:58

Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

50:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Falkirk 3, Raith Rovers 0. Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Millar.

49:08

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

46:30

Attempt saved. Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

45:50

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

45:22

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by David McCracken.

45:00

Second Half begins Falkirk 2, Raith Rovers 0.

45:00 +0:18 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Falkirk 2, Raith Rovers 0.

43:37

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:37

Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).

42:29

Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

42:29

Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41:41

Attempt missed. Mark Millar (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

41:00

Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:57

Foul by Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers).

39:04

Foul by Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk).

39:04

Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

37:26

Attempt missed. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

36:32

Attempt missed. Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

35:48

Attempt missed. Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

34:00

Philip Roberts (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:57

Foul by Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers).

31:54

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Michael McGovern.

31:28

Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

30:51

Attempt blocked. Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

29:00

Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

29:00

Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:39 Booking

Booking Will Vaulks (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

27:34

Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).

27:34

Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:36

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:36

Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).

25:48

Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:48

Foul by Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers).

24:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Falkirk 2, Raith Rovers 0. Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

20:03

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Jay Fulton.

19:14

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

19:14

Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:36

Attempt missed. David McCracken (Falkirk) header from very close range is too high.

16:02

Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:02

Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

14:35

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

10:20

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Mark Millar.

9:56

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by David McCracken.

9:47

Attempt blocked. Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

9:06

Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).

9:06

Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:26

Attempt missed. David McCracken (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is too high.

8:04

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Ross Laidlaw.

7:49

Attempt saved. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

6:35

Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6:35

Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).

3:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Falkirk 1, Raith Rovers 0. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Kingsley.

1:51

Attempt missed. Jay Fulton (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

0:45

Foul by Mark Millar (Falkirk).

0:45

Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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