Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 4-1 Livingston

Rory Loy scored twice as Falkirk eased to a convincing Championship victory over poor travellers Livingston.

Will Vaulks put the Bairns ahead after 37 minutes and Loy added the second seven minutes after the break.

With Livingston unable to turn pressure into scoring chances, Craig Sibbald and Loy added two more at the other end.

It took a David McCracken own goal to reduce the arrears, but the visitors could not prevent a fifth defeat in six away games this season.

The Bairns hit the front when Livi failed to clear a free-kick and 20-year-old defender Vaulks was on hand to tap home his first goal for the club.

Early in the second period, Loy shot just wide of the target and had a header tipped over the crossbar, while Phil Roberts also had a chance to put Falkirk further ahead.

Loy did double the advantage when he cut inside and curled a left-foot shot past outstretched Livi goalkeeper Darren Jamieson.

On the hour mark, Sibbald took full advantage of an assist from Conor McGrandles to hit home a low shot and open his account for the campaign.

Loy slotted home his second after Jamieson could only block a Roberts shot.

Livi took heart from McCracken's own goal and almost added another when Andrew Barrowman went close late on.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Duffie
  • 3Kingsley
  • 35Millar
  • 6Vaulks
  • 34McCracken
  • 11McGrandles
  • 7FultonSubstituted forFlynnat 83'minutes
  • 33Loy
  • 9RobertsSubstituted forBinghamat 76'minutes
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forAlstonat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Durojaiye
  • 5Flynn
  • 8Alston
  • 12Bowman
  • 13Bingham
  • 15Dick
  • 16Grant

Livingston

  • 1Jamieson
  • 6Scott
  • 3Talbot
  • 8O'Brien
  • 4MensingBooked at 36mins
  • 5Fordyce
  • 7Jacobs
  • 9McNultySubstituted forMullenat 74'minutes
  • 22Barrowman
  • 10ScougallSubstituted forMcDonaldat 74'minutes
  • 19DonaldsonSubstituted forWilkieat 19'minutesBooked at 65mins

Substitutes

  • 16Beaumont
  • 17Walker
  • 18Wilkie
  • 21McDonald
  • 31Praprotnik
  • 48Mullen
  • 49Lander
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
2,878

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamLivingston
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 4, Livingston 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 4, Livingston 1.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Will Vaulks (Falkirk) because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Rory Loy (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Martin Scott (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Daniel Mullen (Livingston) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Andrew Barrowman (Livingston).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Jonathan Flynn replaces Jay Fulton.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Blair Alston replaces Craig Sibbald.
Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Rakish Bingham replaces Philip Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Daniel Mullen replaces Marc McNulty.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Connor McDonald replaces Stefan Scougall.

Goal!

Own Goal by David McCracken, Falkirk. Falkirk 4, Livingston 1.
Foul by Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk).
Stefan Scougall (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kieran Duffie (Falkirk).
Martin Scott (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 4, Livingston 0. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. Jay Fulton (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Mark Millar (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Martin Scott (Livingston).
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Simon Mensing.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.
Attempt blocked. Marc McNulty (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Kyle Wilkie (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.
Mark Millar (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kyle Wilkie (Livingston).
Attempt missed. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).
Stefan Scougall (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 3, Livingston 0. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Philip Roberts.
Attempt missed. Jay Fulton (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Attempt missed. Andrew Barrowman (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 2, Livingston 0. Rory Loy (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.
Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Jay Fulton.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Darren Jamieson.
Attempt saved. Rory Loy (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.
Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).
Stefan Scougall (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Falkirk 1, Livingston 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Falkirk 1, Livingston 0.
Attempt missed. Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) right footed shot from long range on the right is too high.
Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.
Attempt missed. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 1, Livingston 0. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Philip Roberts.

Booking

Simon Mensing (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.
Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Simon Mensing (Livingston).
Attempt missed. Jay Fulton (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Andrew Barrowman (Livingston) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.
Mark Millar (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Martin Scott (Livingston).
Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kyle Wilkie (Livingston).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Hamilton128311227
2Dundee127231023
3Raith Rovers12642522
4Falkirk12534618
5Alloa12525017
6Livingston12426-614
7Dumbarton12426-714
8Queen of Sth12336-112
9Cowdenbeath12327-811
10Morton12237-119
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