Scottish Championship
FalkirkFalkirk3AlloaAlloa Athletic1

Mark Beck's double won Falkirk the game, but it was not enough to secure the title while Alloa lost the match but avoided a relegation play-off.

Beck gave Falkirk a 23rd-minute lead and, although Kevin Cawley levelled six minutes later, the home side continued to press.

They were rewarded with Craig Sibbald's 62nd-minute strike.

Ryan McCord forced Falkirk's Michael McGovern into a fine save, but Beck headed his second in time added on.

It looked like the visitors would be facing the play-offs until news came that Cowdenbeath had conceded a late equaliser at home to Queen of the South.

The Bairns could have won the Scottish Championship title had Dundee and Hamilton both slipped up.

However, Dundee secured promotion with a 2-1 win at home to Dumbarton, while Accies stay second after their 10-2 destruction of Morton.

Falkirk's season continues on Tuesday, when they travel to Dumfries to take on Queen of the South in the Premiership play-off quarter-final.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1McGovern
  • 36Chalmers
  • 3Kingsley
  • 35MillarSubstituted forDurojaiyeat 65'minutes
  • 6Vaulks
  • 34McCrackenSubstituted forFlynnat 66'minutes
  • 8AlstonBooked at 83mins
  • 7Beck
  • 33LoySubstituted forShepherdat 52'minutes
  • 10Sibbald
  • 11McGrandles

Substitutes

  • 4Durojaiye
  • 5Flynn
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 18Small
  • 19Leahy
  • 31Shepherd

Alloa

  • 1Bain
  • 2Doyle
  • 3RobertsonBooked at 63mins
  • 6YoungSubstituted forFernsat 67'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Gordon
  • 5Simmons
  • 8McCord
  • 10Holmes
  • 9Caldwell
  • 7Cawley
  • 11CaddisSubstituted forKirkat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Ferns
  • 14Flannigan
  • 15Marr
  • 16Riordan
  • 17Wilson
  • 18Kirk
  • 21McDowall
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
3,998

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home17
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 3, Alloa Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 3, Alloa Athletic 1.

  3. Booking

    Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Olumide Durojaiye (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic).

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Falkirk 3, Alloa Athletic 1. Mark Beck (Falkirk) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Vaulks with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Willie Robertson.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Joe Chalmers.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Flynn.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Michael McGovern.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  13. Post update

    Joe Chalmers (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Willie Robertson (Alloa Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  16. Booking

    Blair Alston (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Blair Alston (Falkirk).

  18. Post update

    Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Flynn.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Andy Kirk replaces Liam Caddis.

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