Match ends, Falkirk 1, Hibernian 0.
David McCracken's last-minute winner gave Falkirk their third straight win in all competitions as Hibernian suffered a Scottish Championship loss.
Hibs' Paul Heffernan and Sam Stanton threatened, as did Bairns trio Rory Loy, Will Vaulks and Peter Grant.
The visitors' appeals for a penalty were waved away by referee Stephen Finnie after Scott Allan went tumbling in the box.
And McCracken's powerful late strike settled the match.
The defender thundered home a low shot from the edge of the penalty area when it seemed the points were to be shared in a largely drab encounter.
Heffernan, playing in place of suspended top scorer Dominique Malonga, had an early shot blocked and Falkirk midfielder Loy fired into the side-netting.
Heffernan headed just off target just before the half-hour mark and Falkirk pair Vaulks and Grant both went close before visiting midfielder Stanton's long-range effort flew inches wide at the end of the first half.
Vaulks had one effort blocked by Hibs goalkeeper Mark Oxley early in the second period and pulled another effort wide, while Loy lifted his shot over the crossbar soon after.
- 5McCrackenBooked at 8mins
- 8AlstonSubstituted forShepherdat 82'minutes
- 7TaiwoBooked at 26minsSubstituted forCooperat 68'minutes
- 28Bia BiSubstituted forSmithat 66'minutes
- 2GrayBooked at 89mins
- 11StantonSubstituted forMartinat 90+2'minutes
- 20AllanBooked at 90mins
- 14HeffernanBooked at 57minsSubstituted forHarrisat 82'minutes
- 35CummingsSubstituted forAllanat 45'minutes
- Stephen Finnie
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Hibernian 0.
Attempt saved. Scott Robertson (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Hibernian. Scott Martin replaces Samuel Stanton.
Goal! Falkirk 1, Hibernian 0. David McCracken (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.
Scott Allan (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.
Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Scott Allan (Hibernian).
David Gray (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.
Luke Leahy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David Gray (Hibernian).
Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).
Daniel Handling (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Peter Grant.
Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Alex Cooper.
Attempt missed. Daniel Handling (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Scott Robertson (Hibernian).
Substitution, Hibernian. Alex Harris replaces Paul Heffernan.
Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Blair Alston.