Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 1-0 Hibernian

Falkirk knocked in a last-minute goal for victory
Falkirk have beaten Hibs twice this season in the Championship

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.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2Duffie
  • 6Vaulks
  • 5McCrackenBooked at 8mins
  • 19Leahy
  • 8AlstonSubstituted forShepherdat 82'minutes
  • 7TaiwoBooked at 26minsSubstituted forCooperat 68'minutes
  • 10Sibbald
  • 14Grant
  • 33Loy
  • 28Bia BiSubstituted forSmithat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Smith
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 16Grant
  • 17Maybury
  • 20Cooper
  • 23Shepherd

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2GrayBooked at 89mins
  • 5Fontaine
  • 4Hanlon
  • 16Stevenson
  • 11StantonSubstituted forMartinat 90+2'minutes
  • 8Robertson
  • 20AllanBooked at 90mins
  • 19Handling
  • 14HeffernanBooked at 57minsSubstituted forHarrisat 82'minutes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forAllanat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Harris
  • 18Sinclair
  • 22Booth
  • 27Allan
  • 30Kennedy
  • 31Perntreou
  • 39Martin
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
4,983

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 1, Hibernian 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Hibernian 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Robertson (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Scott Martin replaces Samuel Stanton.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Falkirk 1, Hibernian 0. David McCracken (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  6. Booking

    Scott Allan (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Scott Allan (Hibernian).

  9. Booking

    David Gray (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Luke Leahy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by David Gray (Hibernian).

  12. Post update

    Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

  13. Post update

    Daniel Handling (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Peter Grant.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Alex Cooper.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Handling (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Scott Robertson (Hibernian).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Alex Harris replaces Paul Heffernan.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Blair Alston.