Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 2-1 Alloa Athletic

Falkirk ended a run of three successive league draws with a much-needed 2-1 victory over Alloa at the Falkirk Stadium.

The home side started brightly and they were rewarded in the 16th minute when defender Peter Grant powered home a header from a Craig Sibbald corner for his first goal for the club.

But Alloa drew level just before the break from the penalty spot, with Liam Buchanan converting after David McCracken had pulled him down in the box.

Both sides had good chances to get their noses in front, but it was Falkirk who managed to steal all three points after 70 minutes when 19-year-old defender Luke Leahy volleyed smartly past a despairing Craig McDowall in the Alloa goal.

Line-ups

Falkirk

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1MacDonald
  • 3Shaughnessy
  • 14Grant
  • 5McCrackenBooked at 41mins
  • 19Leahy
  • 7TaiwoSubstituted forCooperat 53'minutes
  • 34Tudur-Jones
  • 8AlstonSubstituted forVaulksat 77'minutes
  • 10Sibbald
  • 9SmithSubstituted forBouldingat 59'minutes
  • 33Loy

Substitutes

  • 4Durojaiye
  • 6Vaulks
  • 12Bowman
  • 17Maybury
  • 20Cooper
  • 23Shepherd
  • 35Boulding

Alloa

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 21McDowall
  • 17Doyle
  • 4Gordon
  • 14BenedictusBooked at 65mins
  • 3Docherty
  • 6Simmons
  • 10Holmes
  • 7Cawley
  • 2TiffoneySubstituted forFernsat 77'minutes
  • 8McCordBooked at 90mins
  • 19BuchananBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 11Ferns
  • 18Hetherington
  • 20Asghar
  • 22Hynd
  • 31Couser
Referee:
Kevin Clancy
Attendance:
3,037

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 2, Alloa Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 2, Alloa Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Leahy (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Booking

    Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Booking

    Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rory Boulding (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Rory Boulding (Falkirk).

  9. Post update

    Kyle Benedictus (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Owain Tudur-Jones (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Cooper (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Rory Boulding (Falkirk).

  14. Post update

    Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Rory Boulding (Falkirk).

  16. Post update

    Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Rory Boulding (Falkirk).

  18. Post update

    Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Luke Leahy.