Scottish Championship
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Alloa Athletic 0-1 Falkirk

John Baird's early strike helped Falkirk move back to second in the Scottish Championship with a win at bottom-of-the-table Alloa.

Will Vaulks' shot was parried by Andy McNeil into the path of Baird and the well-travelled 30-year-old made no mistake with the follow-up.

He had another effort well saved before goalkeeper Danny Rogers did the same at the other end to deny Robbie Crawford.

Substitute Kevin O'Hara and Vaulks were both denied superbly by Andy McNeil.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1McNeil
  • 15Doyle
  • 12McKenna
  • 3Hill
  • 5HamiltonBooked at 72mins
  • 2McAusland
  • 8O'Brien
  • 16Flannigan
  • 14McManusSubstituted forFernsat 56'minutes
  • 27Crawford
  • 7Duffy

Substitutes

  • 4Reintam
  • 11Ferns
  • 13Paun
  • 18Hetherington
  • 20Williams
  • 21Crawford
  • 22Hoggan

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 4Muirhead
  • 44Watson
  • 14Grant
  • 3Leahy
  • 8Alston
  • 6Vaulks
  • 11Kerr
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forSmithat 74'minutes
  • 18Miller
  • 9BairdSubstituted forO'Haraat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McCracken
  • 12Bowman
  • 17Smith
  • 22Blair
  • 23Shepherd
  • 24Sinnamon
  • 30O'Hara
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
1,176

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Falkirk 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Falkirk 1.

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

Foul by Kevin O'Hara (Falkirk).

Colin Hamilton (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Miller (Falkirk).

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

Foul by David Smith (Falkirk).

Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Kevin O'Hara replaces John Baird.

Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Foul by Lee Miller (Falkirk).

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

Foul by Lee Miller (Falkirk).

Dougie Hill (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. David Smith replaces Craig Sibbald.

Booking

Colin Hamilton (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Colin Hamilton (Alloa Athletic).

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

Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robbie Crawford (Alloa Athletic).

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Paul Watson.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Blair Alston.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Connor McManus.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).

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

Attempt missed. Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by John Baird (Falkirk).

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

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

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt missed. Peter Grant (Falkirk) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Alloa Athletic 0, Falkirk 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Falkirk 1.

Attempt blocked. Burton O'Brien (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Lee Miller (Falkirk).

Colin Hamilton (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Leahy (Falkirk).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers19152257154247
2Falkirk20135236152144
3Hibernian19142333151844
4Raith Rovers188372224-227
5Queen of Sth197482027-725
6Morton196671921-224
7St Mirren194691828-1018
8Dumbarton2053121839-2118
9Livingston2043132230-815
10Alloa192215839-318
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