Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 2-0 Dunfermline Athletic

Falkirk moved up to third place in the Championship with John Baird and Lee Miller on target against local rivals Dunfermline.

Miller headed a free kick into the path of Baird to fire in the opener on 34 minutes.

Midway through the second half, Sean Murdoch made an impressive save to deny Baird but Miller was on hand to tuck in the loose ball.

With an 11-game unbeaten run brought to a halt, the Pars stay sixth.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 4Muirhead
  • 44Watson
  • 14Grant
  • 3LeahySubstituted forGallacherat 87'minutes
  • 10Sibbald
  • 6McKee
  • 28Craigen
  • 11Hippolyte
  • 18MillerSubstituted forAustinat 89'minutes
  • 9BairdSubstituted forMcHughat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Kidd
  • 15Gasparotto
  • 16Austin
  • 19McHugh
  • 21Shepherd
  • 23Gallacher
  • 24Thomson

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 6Geggan
  • 22Morris
  • 12Ashcroft
  • 3Talbot
  • 18McMullanSubstituted forHopkirkat 63'minutes
  • 8Wedderburn
  • 21HerronSubstituted forCardleat 81'minutes
  • 20Higginbotham
  • 9MoffatSubstituted forReillyat 63'minutes
  • 37Clark

Substitutes

  • 4Martin
  • 7Paton
  • 10Hopkirk
  • 11Cardle
  • 16McCabe
  • 17Reilly
  • 43Hutton
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
5,953

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home18
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 2, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 2, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

Foul by Nathan Austin (Falkirk).

Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe McKee (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Nathan Austin replaces Lee Miller.

Hand ball by Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Tony Gallacher replaces Luke Leahy.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Robert McHugh replaces John Baird.

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

Attempt saved. Myles Hippolyte (Falkirk) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic).

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Nathaniel Wedderburn.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Peter Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Joe Cardle replaces John Herron.

Attempt missed. David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

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

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

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

Foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn (Dunfermline Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 2, Dunfermline Athletic 0. Lee Miller (Falkirk) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Paul Watson.

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

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jason Talbot.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Lee Ashcroft.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Nathaniel Wedderburn.

Delay in match Joe McKee (Falkirk) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. James Craigen (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk).

Gavin Reilly (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. David Hopkirk replaces Paul McMullan.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Gavin Reilly replaces Michael Moffat.

Attempt missed. James Craigen (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Lee Miller (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic).

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Joe McKee.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian23147238122649
2Dundee Utd23127434211343
3Falkirk2310763526937
4Morton2210753324937
5Queen of Sth248793334-131
6Dunfermline236892833-526
7Dumbarton2467112836-825
8Raith Rovers226792230-825
9Ayr2349102136-1521
10St Mirren2328132242-2014
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