Scottish Championship

Falkirk 4-1 Livingston

Rory Loy scored twice as Falkirk eased to a convincing Championship victory over poor travellers Livingston.

Will Vaulks put the Bairns ahead after 37 minutes and Loy added the second seven minutes after the break.

With Livingston unable to turn pressure into scoring chances, Craig Sibbald and Loy added two more at the other end.

It took a David McCracken own goal to reduce the arrears, but the visitors could not prevent a fifth defeat in six away games this season.

The Bairns hit the front when Livi failed to clear a free-kick and 20-year-old defender Vaulks was on hand to tap home his first goal for the club.

Early in the second period, Loy shot just wide of the target and had a header tipped over the crossbar, while Phil Roberts also had a chance to put Falkirk further ahead.

Loy did double the advantage when he cut inside and curled a left-foot shot past outstretched Livi goalkeeper Darren Jamieson.

On the hour mark, Sibbald took full advantage of an assist from Conor McGrandles to hit home a low shot and open his account for the campaign.

Loy slotted home his second after Jamieson could only block a Roberts shot.

Livi took heart from McCracken's own goal and almost added another when Andrew Barrowman went close late on.



Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Duffie
  • 3Kingsley
  • 35Millar
  • 6Vaulks
  • 34McCracken
  • 11McGrandles
  • 7FultonSubstituted forFlynnat 83'minutes
  • 33Loy
  • 9RobertsSubstituted forBinghamat 76'minutes
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forAlstonat 80'minutes


  • 4Durojaiye
  • 5Flynn
  • 8Alston
  • 12Bowman
  • 13Bingham
  • 15Dick
  • 16Grant


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Jamieson
  • 6Scott
  • 3Talbot
  • 8O'Brien
  • 4MensingBooked at 36mins
  • 5Fordyce
  • 7Jacobs
  • 9McNultySubstituted forMullenat 74'minutes
  • 22Barrowman
  • 10ScougallSubstituted forMcDonaldat 74'minutes
  • 19DonaldsonSubstituted forWilkieat 19'minutesBooked at 65mins


  • 16Beaumont
  • 17Walker
  • 18Wilkie
  • 21McDonald
  • 31Praprotnik
  • 48Mullen
  • 49Lander
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Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamLivingston
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 4, Livingston 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 4, Livingston 1.

  3. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  4. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  5. Post update

    Delay in match Will Vaulks (Falkirk) because of an injury.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Martin Scott (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Mullen (Livingston) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Barrowman (Livingston).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Jonathan Flynn replaces Jay Fulton.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Blair Alston replaces Craig Sibbald.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Rakish Bingham replaces Philip Roberts.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Livingston. Daniel Mullen replaces Marc McNulty.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Livingston. Connor McDonald replaces Stefan Scougall.

  17. Goal!

    Own Goal by David McCracken, Falkirk. Falkirk 4, Livingston 1.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk).

  19. Post update

    Stefan Scougall (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Duffie (Falkirk).