Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 3-1 Alloa Athletic

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

Match ends, Falkirk 3, Alloa Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 3, Alloa Athletic 1.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic).

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.

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

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Willie Robertson.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Joe Chalmers.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Flynn.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Michael McGovern.

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

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

Foul by Willie Robertson (Alloa Athletic).

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

Booking

Blair Alston (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Blair Alston (Falkirk).

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

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Flynn.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Andy Kirk replaces Liam Caddis.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Stephen Simmons.

Attempt saved. Mark Beck (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Willie Robertson.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Graeme Holmes.

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ross Caldwell (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt saved. Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Michael McGovern.

Attempt saved. Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Darren Young.

Foul by Olumide Durojaiye (Falkirk).

Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Jonathan Flynn replaces David McCracken.

Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Darren Young (Alloa Athletic).

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Willie Robertson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee36216954262869
2Hamilton361910768412767
3Falkirk36199859332666
4Queen of Sth361671353391455
5Dumbarton36156156564151
6Livingston36137165156-546
7Raith Rovers36119164861-1342
8Alloa36117183451-1740
9Cowdenbeath36117185072-2240
10Morton3668223271-3926
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