Scottish Championship
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Alloa Athletic 1-3 Falkirk

Two goals in the final 11 minutes moved Falkirk to within five points of third-placed Rangers with a win at Alloa.

Alloa started well with Daryll Meggatt and Ryan McCord threatening, but Falkirk took charge through Luke Leahy.

Kevin Cawley's drive levelled matters with Bairns goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald clutching at air, but John Baird restored the lead when sent clear.

And, sub Alex Cooper made it three when he slotted home to move Falkirk to within five points of Rangers.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 21McDowall
  • 17Doyle
  • 4Gordon
  • 15Marr
  • 5Meggatt
  • 3Docherty
  • 7Cawley
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forRobertsat 77'minutes
  • 8McCord
  • 26LayneSubstituted forSpenceat 56'minutesSubstituted forRutherfordat 68'minutes
  • 19Buchanan

Substitutes

  • 1Gibson
  • 2Tiffoney
  • 9Spence
  • 14Benedictus
  • 16Flannigan
  • 28Rutherford
  • 29Roberts

Falkirk

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2Duffie
  • 5McCracken
  • 14GrantBooked at 66mins
  • 19Leahy
  • 6Vaulks
  • 9SmithSubstituted forMorganat 60'minutes
  • 8AlstonSubstituted forKerrat 65'minutes
  • 7TaiwoBooked at 74minsSubstituted forCooperat 76'minutes
  • 10Sibbald
  • 35Baird

Substitutes

  • 11Kerr
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 17Maybury
  • 20Cooper
  • 28Bia Bi
  • 36Morgan
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
855

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home2
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Falkirk 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Falkirk 3.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Craig Sibbald.

Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Cooper (Falkirk).

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

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

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 1, Falkirk 3. Alex Cooper (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Sibbald.

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

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

Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Grant (Falkirk).

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Taylor Morgan (Falkirk).

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 1, Falkirk 2. John Baird (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Will Vaulks.

Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Philip Roberts replaces Graeme Holmes.

Attempt missed. Taylor Morgan (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Alex Cooper replaces Tom Taiwo.

Attempt missed. Taylor Morgan (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Tom Taiwo (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Taiwo (Falkirk).

Attempt saved. Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

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

Foul by Tom Taiwo (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Greg Rutherford replaces Greig Spence.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

John Baird (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Peter Grant (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Peter Grant (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Mark Kerr replaces Blair Alston.

Attempt missed. John Baird (Falkirk) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Taylor Morgan replaces David Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 1, Falkirk 1. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal.

Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Taiwo (Falkirk).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts27233178176172
2Hibernian28167555243155
3Rangers26146647262148
4Queen of Sth27128745311444
5Falkirk27111064236643
6Raith Rovers2696113044-1433
7Dumbarton2876152863-3527
8Cowdenbeath2754182168-4719
9Alloa2846182041-2118
10Livingston2846182743-1613
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