Scottish Championship
Queen of Sth0Falkirk2

Queen of the South 0-2 Falkirk

Falkirk scorer Lewis Kidd
Lewis Kidd opened the scoring for Falkirk

Falkirk moved up to second in the Scottish Championship with a well-deserved victory away to Queen of the South.

The visitors took a 45th minute when John Baird was fouled on the edge of the area and Lewis Kidd curled home the free-kick into the bottom corner.

Falkirk made the points safe in the 79th minute.

Andy Dowie took out Nathan Austin inside the area and Craig Sibbald made no mistake from the penalty spot.

The Bairns had lost James Craigen to injury with only 20 minutes gone.

But his replacement, Fraser Aird, played a part in almost giving his side the lead as his corner was met by Luke Leahy, only for his header to be tipped over by Lee Robinson.

Luca Gasparotto and Baird both went close for Falkirk as the first half was drawing to a close but eventually made the breakthrough.

The Bairns move a point above Dundee United, although the Tannadice side have two games in hand, six points behind leaders Hibernian.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 1Robinson
  • 24Mercer
  • 4DowieBooked at 79mins
  • 5BrownlieBooked at 40mins
  • 3Marshall
  • 8RankinSubstituted forDykesat 62'minutes
  • 14Jacobs
  • 23Thomas
  • 15Thomson
  • 11DobbieSubstituted forCarmichaelat 77'minutes
  • 9LyleSubstituted forHilsonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hamill
  • 6Higgins
  • 10Hilson
  • 20Atkinson
  • 25Dykes
  • 27Murray
  • 39Carmichael

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 2Kidd
  • 15Gasparotto
  • 14GrantBooked at 55mins
  • 3Leahy
  • 7Taiwo
  • 8Kerr
  • 28CraigenSubstituted forAirdat 20'minutes
  • 10Sibbald
  • 16AustinSubstituted forMillerat 84'minutes
  • 9BairdSubstituted forMcHughat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 18Miller
  • 19McHugh
  • 21Shepherd
  • 23Gallacher
  • 24Thomson
  • 31Blues
  • 33Aird
Referee:
Gavin Duncan
Attendance:
1,995

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home5
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Queen of the South 0, Falkirk 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen of the South 0, Falkirk 2.

Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Miller (Falkirk).

Attempt missed. Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Dale Hilson (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Kidd (Falkirk).

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Lee Miller replaces Nathan Austin.

Attempt missed. Fraser Aird (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 0, Falkirk 2. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Booking

Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Falkirk. Nathan Austin draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Nathan Austin (Falkirk).

Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Daniel Carmichael replaces Stephen Dobbie.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Dale Hilson replaces Derek Lyle.

Foul by Tom Taiwo (Falkirk).

Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Leahy (Falkirk).

Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nathan Austin (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Robert McHugh replaces John Baird.

Attempt missed. Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Luca Gasparotto.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Luca Gasparotto.

Foul by Luca Gasparotto (Falkirk).

Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Luca Gasparotto (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Lyndon Dykes replaces John Rankin.

Attempt missed. Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Tom Taiwo (Falkirk).

Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Dom Thomas.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian26149341172451
2Falkirk27129644301445
3Dundee Utd25128535251044
4Morton25119537271042
5Queen of Sth2697103537-234
6Dunfermline257993536-130
7Dumbarton2769123345-1227
8Raith Rovers2668122435-1126
9Ayr26510112440-1625
10St Mirren2548132642-1620
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