Hamilton 0-1 Falkirk

Scottish Football League

Farid El Alagui's first-half goal gave Falkirk victory over Hamilton and moved the Bairns level on points with their opponents in the First Division.

Dougie Imrie fired wide for the hosts before Jay Fulton's effort was blocked by Hamilton goalkeeper Tomas Cerny.

El Alagui headed home Kieran Duffie's right-wing to edge Falkirk ahead.

Paul Currie twice wasted opportunities to level after the break and Hamilton substitute keeper David Hutton saved an effort from Mark Millar.

Hamilton: Cerny (Hutton 46), McAlister, Canning, Mensing, Hendrie, Imrie, Currie, Gillespie, Crawford, Lyle (Anderson 54), Paterson (Spence 55). Subs Not Used: Devlin, Gordon.

Booked: Mensing.

Falkirk: McGovern, Duffie, Dods, Rhys Bennett, Scobbie, Weatherston (Alston 67), Jay Fulton (Murdoch 56), Mark Millar, Sibbald, Higginbotham, El Alagui. Subs Not Used: Bowman, Dale Fulton, Ryan Millar.

Goals: El Alagui 39.

Att: 2,367

Ref: Euan Norris