Falkirk beat Queen of the South to go to within two points of second-place Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Championship.

After a scoreless first half, Blair Alston struck to give the Bairns the lead and Mark Beck quickly fired their second.

A shot by Gavin Reilly reduced Queens' deficit midway through the second half.

Jonathan Flynn was sent off for the visitors following a foul on Iain Russell but Gary Holt's side held on.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Queen of the South

  • 01 Clark
  • 02 Mitchell
  • 03 Higgins
  • 04 McKenna
  • 05 Durnan
  • 06 Dowie
  • 07 Burns
  • 11 Paton (Russell - 57' )
  • 10 Reilly
  • 09 McHugh (Lyle - 56' )
  • 08 McShane (Kidd - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Antell
  • 14 Lyle
  • 15 Russell
  • 16 Dzierzawski
  • 17 Young
  • 18 Kidd
  • 19 Holt

Falkirk

  • 01 McGovern
  • 06 Vaulks Booked
  • 03 Kingsley
  • 04 Durojaiye
  • 05 Flynn Dismissed
  • 34 McCracken
  • 08 Alston
  • 35 Millar
  • 07 Beck (Shepherd - 85' )
  • 11 McGrandles
  • 10 Sibbald

Substitutes

  • 12 Bowman
  • 15 Dick
  • 18 Small
  • 19 Leahy
  • 21 Rowan
  • 29 Hogg
  • 31 Shepherd
Ref: Crawford Allan
Att: 1,863

Match Stats

Shots

11 12

On target

6 6

Corners

9 7

Fouls

14 5

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Queen of the South 1, Falkirk 2.

90:00 +3:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Queen of the South 1, Falkirk 2.

90:00 +0:58

Blair Alston (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:53

Foul by Paul Burns (Queen of the South).

90:00 +0:27

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Craig Sibbald.

89:02

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Chris Mitchell.

86:30

Foul by Mark Durnan (Queen of the South).

86:30

Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85:20

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

85:20

Mark Millar (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:49

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Conor McGrandles.

84:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Mark Beck.

81:35

Foul by Iain Russell (Queen of the South).

81:35

Blair Alston (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:10

Attempt missed. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

78:43

Lewis Kidd (Queen of the South) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

76:24 Booking

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

73:28

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Conor McGrandles.

70:36

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

70:36

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

69:48

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

69:12

Attempt saved. Mark Millar (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

69:00

Mark Beck (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:55

Foul by Andy Dowie (Queen of the South).

68:28

Attempt saved. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

67:47 Dismissal

Dismissal Jonathan Flynn (Falkirk) is shown the red card.

67:40

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67:40

Foul by Jonathan Flynn (Falkirk).

67:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Lewis Kidd replaces Ian McShane.

66:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 1, Falkirk 2. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Higgins.

66:15

Chris Higgins (Queen of the South) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

65:27

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by David McCracken.

64:08

Attempt missed. Mark Beck (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

64:00

Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:55

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South).

62:57

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

62:43

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Zander Clark.

62:20

Attempt saved. Mark Millar (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

61:41

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

61:41

Foul by Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South).

60:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 0, Falkirk 2. Mark Beck (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael McGovern.

59:02

Attempt missed. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

58:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 0, Falkirk 1. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Will Vaulks.

56:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Iain Russell replaces Michael Paton.

55:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Derek Lyle replaces Robert McHugh.

52:19

Foul by Blair Alston (Falkirk).

52:19

Chris Higgins (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:39

Attempt saved. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:50

Attempt missed. Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

45:29

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Ian McShane.

45:00

Second Half begins Queen of the South 0, Falkirk 0.

45:00 +0:21 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Queen of the South 0, Falkirk 0.

45:00 +0:03

Attempt missed. David McCracken (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

44:42

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

44:42

Foul by Ian McShane (Queen of the South).

42:23

Attempt saved. Ian McShane (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

39:12

Attempt saved. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

38:22

Foul by Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South).

38:22

Blair Alston (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

38:01

Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South) hits the bar with a header from very close range.

37:33

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by David McCracken.

35:12

Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

34:39

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

33:07

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Paul Burns.

32:17

Attempt missed. Mark Millar (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

28:42

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Michael McGovern.

28:26

Attempt saved. Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

27:44

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

25:18

Attempt missed. Jonathan Flynn (Falkirk) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

25:02

Attempt saved. David McCracken (Falkirk) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

24:35

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Chris Mitchell.

19:40

David McCracken (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:40

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South).

19:21

Foul by Mark Beck (Falkirk).

19:21

Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

17:08

Attempt saved. Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

14:11

Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:11

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South).

11:24

Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:24

Foul by Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South).

8:00

Michael Paton (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:58

Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).

6:52

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:52

Foul by Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South).

5:04

Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:04

Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).

3:58

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by David McCracken.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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