Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 2-0 Livingston

Falkirk extended their unbeaten run to eight games in all competitions with a comfortable 2-0 win over Championship basement boys Livingston.

Kieran Duffie opened the scoring, powering a header past keeper Darren Jamieson from Craig Sibbald's cross.

Sibbald then cut the ball back for Will Vaulks to add the second before the break.

Vaulks and Mark Kerr were denied by Jamieson as the Bairns pressed and Sibbald nodded wide after half time.

Jordan White had Livi's best chance to pull a goal back but he fired well wide from close range.

The result sees Falkirk draw level with fourth-placed Queen of the South on 39 points, while Livingston are six points adrift of second-bottom Cowdenbeath.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2Duffie
  • 5McCracken
  • 14Grant
  • 19Leahy
  • 6Vaulks
  • 7TaiwoSubstituted forSmithat 73'minutes
  • 11Kerr
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forAlstonat 87'minutes
  • 35BairdSubstituted forMorganat 65'minutes
  • 33LoyBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Alston
  • 9Smith
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 17Maybury
  • 22Blair
  • 36Morgan

Livingston

  • 1Jamieson
  • 5Fordyce
  • 14Gallagher
  • 2Sives
  • 31RutherfordSubstituted forPittmanat 77'minutes
  • 7Jacobs
  • 8O'Brien
  • 20Mullen
  • 18White
  • 22SekajjaSubstituted forHippolyteat 45'minutes
  • 19GlenSubstituted forMcKennaat 45'minutesBooked at 75mins

Substitutes

  • 4Cole
  • 11Hippolyte
  • 12Walker
  • 16Beaumont
  • 17McKenna
  • 23Donaldson
  • 25Pittman
Referee:
Calum Murray
Attendance:
3,780

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamLivingston
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 2, Livingston 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 2, Livingston 0.

Attempt missed. Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Rory Loy (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

Michael McKenna (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Blair Alston replaces Craig Sibbald.

David Smith (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Livingston).

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael McKenna (Livingston).

Attempt saved. Taylor Morgan (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Callum Fordyce (Livingston) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

Daniel Mullen (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jordan White (Livingston) left footed shot from very close range misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Scott Pittman replaces Shaun Rutherford.

Attempt saved. David Smith (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Michael McKenna (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Michael McKenna (Livingston).

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Craig Sives.

Attempt blocked. David Smith (Falkirk) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. David Smith replaces Tom Taiwo.

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

Foul by Craig Sives (Livingston).

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Livingston).

Attempt missed. Jordan White (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Darren Jamieson.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Taylor Morgan replaces John Baird.

Attempt missed. John Baird (Falkirk) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by David McCracken.

Hand ball by John Baird (Falkirk).

Attempt blocked. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Michael McKenna (Livingston).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts25213164174766
2Hibernian25137550232746
3Rangers22142644232144
4Queen of Sth24116742291339
5Falkirk2510963834439
6Raith Rovers2486102742-1530
7Dumbarton2565142759-3223
8Alloa2546151936-1718
9Cowdenbeath2453162156-3518
10Livingston2545162538-1312
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