Falkirk 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Goalkeepers were on top as Falkirk and Alloa played out a very watchable goalless draw at the Falkirk Stadium.

Kevin Cawley had a good early chance to put the visitors in front but Bairns 'keeper Michael McGovern dealt with it.

Alloa goalkeeper Scott Bain tipped Mark Millar's 30-yard strike over the bar before half-time as the hosts began to dominate.

McGovern saved well again from Declan McManus and Bain excelled to deny Falkirk's Philip Roberts late on.

It extends the Bairns' unbeaten league run to six games and Gary Holt's men are the only Championship team to have gone through November and December without a defeat in the league.

Paul Hartley's Alloa side will be pleased with the point and they sit fifth, just one point behind Falkirk and Raith Rovers in third and fourth respectively.

It was Kieran Duffie's misplaced pass that presented Cawley with the early opportunity but his shot was straight at McGovern.

From there, Falkirk had the best of the first half, as Conor McGrandles threatened before Craig Sibbald and David McCracken went close with headers.

Millar, on-loan from Premiership side Dundee United, tested Bain from distance and the Alloa 'keeper went on to prevent Rory Loy's shot from beating him, too.

After the break, Cawley cut inside McCracken to let fly but McGovern watched it go wide.

Wasps defender Michael Doyle blocked well from Jay Fulton before Bain saved another effort, this time by Roberts.

McManus had a great chance to win the game for the visitors when Cawley played him in, but McGovern narrowed the angle and it came to nothing.

And with the game nearly finished, Roberts cut in from the left-hand side to send in an 18-yard drive that Bain turned away for a corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Dundee1811341736
2Hamilton1810441034
3Falkirk178541429
4Raith Rovers18855129
5Alloa18846328
6Livingston18747025
7Queen of Sth17647322
8Dumbarton18639-921
9Cowdenbeath184311-1615
10Morton182313-239
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