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Falkirk 2-1 Alloa Athletic

Falkirk ended a run of three successive league draws with a much-needed 2-1 victory over Alloa at the Falkirk Stadium.

The home side started brightly and they were rewarded in the 16th minute when defender Peter Grant powered home a header from a Craig Sibbald corner for his first goal for the club.

But Alloa drew level just before the break from the penalty spot, with Liam Buchanan converting after David McCracken had pulled him down in the box.

Both sides had good chances to get their noses in front, but it was Falkirk who managed to steal all three points after 70 minutes when 19-year-old defender Luke Leahy volleyed smartly past a despairing Craig McDowall in the Alloa goal.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1MacDonald
  • 3Shaughnessy
  • 14Grant
  • 5McCrackenBooked at 41mins
  • 19Leahy
  • 7TaiwoSubstituted forCooperat 53'minutes
  • 34Tudur Jones
  • 8AlstonSubstituted forVaulksat 77'minutes
  • 10Sibbald
  • 9SmithSubstituted forBouldingat 59'minutes
  • 33Loy

Substitutes

  • 4Durojaiye
  • 6Vaulks
  • 12Bowman
  • 17Maybury
  • 20Cooper
  • 23Shepherd
  • 35Boulding

Alloa

  • 21McDowall
  • 17Doyle
  • 4Gordon
  • 14BenedictusBooked at 65mins
  • 3Docherty
  • 6Simmons
  • 10Holmes
  • 7Cawley
  • 2TiffoneySubstituted forFernsat 77'minutes
  • 8McCordBooked at 90mins
  • 19BuchananBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 11Ferns
  • 18Hetherington
  • 20Asghar
  • 22Hynd
  • 31Couser
Referee:
Kevin Clancy
Attendance:
3,037

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 2, Alloa Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 2, Alloa Athletic 1.

Attempt saved. Luke Leahy (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Rory Boulding (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Rory Boulding (Falkirk).

Kyle Benedictus (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Attempt blocked. Owain Tudur-Jones (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Alex Cooper (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Rory Boulding (Falkirk).

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory Boulding (Falkirk).

Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rory Boulding (Falkirk).

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Attempt missed. Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Joe Shaughnessy.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Rory Boulding (Falkirk).

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Jonathan Tiffoney.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Will Vaulks replaces Blair Alston.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Attempt blocked. Owain Tudur-Jones (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Owain Tudur-Jones (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Craig McDowall.

Attempt saved. Peter Grant (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 2, Alloa Athletic 1. Luke Leahy (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Peter Grant.

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

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

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Alloa Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts87102542122
2Rangers8512189916
3Raith Rovers8422911-214
4Queen of Sth83231211111
5Hibernian83141111010
6Falkirk8242811-310
7Dumbarton8233713-69
8Livingston8215812-47
9Alloa8215814-67
10Cowdenbeath8125919-105
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