Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 1-0 Hibernian

Falkirk knocked in a last-minute goal for victory
Falkirk have beaten Hibs twice this season in the Championship

David McCracken's last-minute winner gave Falkirk their third straight win in all competitions as Hibernian suffered a Scottish Championship loss.

Hibs' Paul Heffernan and Sam Stanton threatened, as did Bairns trio Rory Loy, Will Vaulks and Peter Grant.

The visitors' appeals for a penalty were waved away by referee Stephen Finnie after Scott Allan went tumbling in the box.

And McCracken's powerful late strike settled the match.

The defender thundered home a low shot from the edge of the penalty area when it seemed the points were to be shared in a largely drab encounter.

Heffernan, playing in place of suspended top scorer Dominique Malonga, had an early shot blocked and Falkirk midfielder Loy fired into the side-netting.

Heffernan headed just off target just before the half-hour mark and Falkirk pair Vaulks and Grant both went close before visiting midfielder Stanton's long-range effort flew inches wide at the end of the first half.

Vaulks had one effort blocked by Hibs goalkeeper Mark Oxley early in the second period and pulled another effort wide, while Loy lifted his shot over the crossbar soon after.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2Duffie
  • 6Vaulks
  • 5McCrackenBooked at 8mins
  • 19Leahy
  • 8AlstonSubstituted forShepherdat 82'minutes
  • 7TaiwoBooked at 26minsSubstituted forCooperat 68'minutes
  • 10Sibbald
  • 14Grant
  • 33Loy
  • 28Bia BiSubstituted forSmithat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Smith
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 16Grant
  • 17Maybury
  • 20Cooper
  • 23Shepherd

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2GrayBooked at 89mins
  • 5Fontaine
  • 4Hanlon
  • 16Stevenson
  • 11StantonSubstituted forMartinat 90+2'minutes
  • 8Robertson
  • 20AllanBooked at 90mins
  • 19Handling
  • 14HeffernanBooked at 57minsSubstituted forHarrisat 82'minutes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forAllanat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Harris
  • 18Sinclair
  • 22Booth
  • 27Allan
  • 30Kennedy
  • 31Perntreou
  • 39Martin
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
4,983

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 1, Hibernian 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Hibernian 0.

Attempt saved. Scott Robertson (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Scott Martin replaces Samuel Stanton.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 1, Hibernian 0. David McCracken (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Scott Allan (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Scott Allan (Hibernian).

Booking

David Gray (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

Luke Leahy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Gray (Hibernian).

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

Daniel Handling (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Peter Grant.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Alex Cooper.

Attempt missed. Daniel Handling (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Scott Robertson (Hibernian).

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Alex Harris replaces Paul Heffernan.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Blair Alston.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Lewis Stevenson.

Foul by David Smith (Falkirk).

Liam Fontaine (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

Scott Allan (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Alex Cooper replaces Tom Taiwo.

Attempt saved. Lewis Allan (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. David Smith replaces Botti Bia Bi because of an injury.

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

Foul by Scott Allan (Hibernian).

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

Attempt saved. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Attempt saved. Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Paul Heffernan (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Paul Heffernan (Hibernian).

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

Attempt saved. Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Daniel Handling (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts1513204183341
2Rangers15102336132332
3Queen of Sth157442720725
4Hibernian156452417722
5Falkirk155551922-320
6Raith Rovers155371731-1418
7Dumbarton154471431-1716
8Alloa153391524-912
9Cowdenbeath1532101535-2011
10Livingston153391623-77
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