Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 1-0 Alloa Athletic

Rory Loy's first-half goal proved enough for Falkirk to get back to winning ways against Alloa Athletic.

After losing to Raith Rovers last time out, the Bairns moved into the lead when Loy struck.

Earlier, Daryll Meggatt's header for the Wasps had been cleared off the line by Blair Alston.

Falkirk goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald was forced off injured in the first half and substitute Graham Bowman kept Alloa at bay.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1MacDonaldSubstituted forBowmanat 38'minutes
  • 2Duffie
  • 5McCracken
  • 14Grant
  • 19Leahy
  • 6Vaulks
  • 7TaiwoSubstituted forShepherdat 69'minutes
  • 28Bia BiSubstituted forKerrat 45'minutes
  • 10Sibbald
  • 8Alston
  • 33LoyBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 3Muirhead
  • 9Smith
  • 11Kerr
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 16Grant
  • 23Shepherd

Alloa

  • 21McDowall
  • 17Doyle
  • 4Gordon
  • 14Benedictus
  • 5Meggatt
  • 7CawleyBooked at 81mins
  • 8McCord
  • 10Holmes
  • 3DochertySubstituted forFernsat 83'minutes
  • 9Spence
  • 19BuchananSubstituted forTiffoneyat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Tiffoney
  • 6Simmons
  • 11Ferns
  • 15Marr
  • 18Hetherington
  • 31Couser
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
3,690

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 1, Alloa Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Alloa Athletic 0.

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Daryll Meggatt.

Foul by Blair Alston (Falkirk).

Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Alloa Athletic).

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Mark Docherty.

Booking

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

Booking

Rory Loy (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

Rory Loy (Falkirk) has gone down, but that's a dive.

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

Foul by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Tom Taiwo.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Craig McDowall.

Attempt saved. Peter Grant (Falkirk) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

Attempt saved. Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Jonathan Tiffoney replaces Liam Buchanan.

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Leahy (Falkirk).

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luke Leahy (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic).

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Falkirk 1, Alloa Athletic 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Mark Kerr replaces Botti Bia Bi.

Half Time

First Half ends, Falkirk 1, Alloa Athletic 0.

Attempt missed. Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

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

Foul by Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts1916304793851
2Rangers19122541202138
3Hibernian1995534191532
4Queen of Sth1995534241032
5Falkirk198562423129
6Raith Rovers197392136-1524
7Dumbarton196492039-1922
8Cowdenbeath1942131842-2414
9Alloa1934121630-1413
10Livingston1933131730-137
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