Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 2-2 Raith Rovers

Raith Rovers twice pegged back their hosts to secure a Scottish Championship draw at the Falkirk Stadium.

Blair Alston slotted in following Lee Miller's through ball to give the Bairns the lead but James Craigen quickly fired Rovers level.

Falkirk were ahead again through David McCracken's first-half header.

But the visitors equalised again when Mark Stewart struck against his former club, and though Raith had Kyle Benedictus dismissed they held firm.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 4Muirhead
  • 44Watson
  • 5McCracken
  • 3Leahy
  • 8AlstonSubstituted forHippolyteat 71'minutes
  • 6Vaulks
  • 11KerrSubstituted forTaiwoat 80'minutes
  • 10Sibbald
  • 18Miller
  • 9BairdSubstituted forMcGrandlesat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Taiwo
  • 17Smith
  • 19McHugh
  • 22Hippolyte
  • 24McGrandles
  • 28Mehmet
  • 30O'Hara

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 22BatesSubstituted forThomsonat 62'minutes
  • 5Toshney
  • 6BenedictusBooked at 83mins
  • 23McKeown
  • 28CraigenSubstituted forLongridgeat 62'minutes
  • 30RobertsonSubstituted forMatthewsat 77'minutes
  • 18Connolly
  • 4Callachan
  • 9StewartBooked at 89mins
  • 11Panayiotou

Substitutes

  • 2Thomson
  • 7Anderson
  • 8McCord
  • 12Matthews
  • 21Longridge
  • 26Court
  • 31Law
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
3,956

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 2, Raith Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 2, Raith Rovers 2.

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

Attempt missed. Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Ross Matthews.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Aidan Connolly.

Booking

Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers).

Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Falkirk).

Foul by Lee Miller (Falkirk).

(Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Dismissal

Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers) is shown the red card.

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Tom Taiwo replaces Mark Kerr.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Aaron Muirhead.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Matthews replaces Scott Robertson.

Foul by Lee Miller (Falkirk).

Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Paul Watson.

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

Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).

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

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Myles Hippolyte replaces Blair Alston.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Conor McGrandles replaces John Baird.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 2, Raith Rovers 2. Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kyle Benedictus.

Attempt missed. Rory McKeown (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Louis Longridge replaces James Craigen.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Jason Thomson replaces David Bates.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Aaron Muirhead.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Lewis Toshney.

Attempt missed. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Scott Robertson (Raith Rovers).

Attempt saved. John Baird (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. John Baird (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Lewis Toshney.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers24193266174960
2Hibernian23164338172152
3Falkirk24138340202047
4Queen of Sth229492228-631
5Raith Rovers228592428-429
6Morton237792326-328
7St Mirren2366112333-1024
8Dumbarton2364131941-2222
9Livingston2445152436-1217
10Alloa2434171346-3313
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