Ayr United 2-2 Falkirk

Scottish Football League

Ayr United twice came from behind to secure a draw with Falkirk despite having a man sent off.

The Bairns took the lead after eight minutes when Kallum Higginbotham fired home, but Gareth Wardlaw headed in 21 minutes later for the home side.

Farid El Alagui rifled home on the stroke of half-time, but Eddie Malone struck an unstoppable free kick into the bottom corner on the hour mark.

Martyn Campbell was dismissed for a second bookable offence on 73 minutes.

Ayr: Cuthbert, John Robertson, Smith, Campbell, Malone, Moffat, Geggan, McKernan, McGowan, Wardlaw (Armstrong 86), Roberts (Ross Robertson 76). Subs Not Used: McWilliams, Burke, Tiffoney.

Sent Off: Campbell (73). Booked: Campbell, Roberts, Ross Robertson.

Goals: Wardlaw 29, Malone 60.

Falkirk: McGovern, Duffie, Dods, Bennett, Scobbie, Sibbald, Murdoch, Mark Millar, Weatherston (Jay Fulton 74), El Alagui, Higginbotham. Subs Not Used: Bowman, Wallace, Graham, Dale Fulton.

Booked: Duffie, Dods, El Alagui, Sibbald, Scobbie.

Goals: Higginbotham 8, El Alagui 44.

Att: 1,938

Ref: Stephen Finnie

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