Scottish Championship
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Livingston 0-1 Falkirk

Simon Mensing and Blair Alston
Alston (right) scored the Bairns' winner

Blair Alston's goal against Livingston secured a third straight win for Falkirk and kept the Bairns within two points of fourth-place Hibernian.

The visitors came close when Will Vaulks' strike hit the goal-frame.

However, they did find the net when Alston collected a pass from Tom Taiwo and curled it in from inside the area.

Falkirk's David McCracken hit the post after the break as Livi remained four points adrift at the bottom of the Scottish Championship.

Line-ups

Livingston

  • 1Jamieson
  • 5Fordyce
  • 14Gallagher
  • 4Mensing
  • 31Rutherford
  • 19GlenSubstituted forHippolyteat 81'minutes
  • 7Jacobs
  • 16Beaumont
  • 27BurchillSubstituted forMcKennaat 70'minutes
  • 18White
  • 20MullenSubstituted forOglebyat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Sives
  • 9Ogleby
  • 11Hippolyte
  • 15Praprotnik
  • 17McKenna
  • 21Grant
  • 33Currie

Falkirk

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2DuffieBooked at 71mins
  • 5McCracken
  • 14Grant
  • 19Leahy
  • 7TaiwoSubstituted forCooperat 80'minutes
  • 6VaulksBooked at 83mins
  • 10Sibbald
  • 8Alston
  • 28Bia BiSubstituted forShepherdat 85'minutes
  • 33Loy

Substitutes

  • 3Shaughnessy
  • 9Smith
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 16Grant
  • 20Cooper
  • 23Shepherd
Referee:
Barry Cook
Attendance:
1,176

Match Stats

Home TeamLivingstonAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Livingston 0, Falkirk 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Livingston 0, Falkirk 1.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Jamie MacDonald.

Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Simon Mensing (Livingston).

Alex Cooper (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston).

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jordan White (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Botti Bia Bi.

Booking

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Robert Ogleby replaces Daniel Mullen.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Myles Hippolyte replaces Gary Glen.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Alex Cooper replaces Tom Taiwo.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Jamie MacDonald.

Attempt saved. Jack Beaumont (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

Shaun Rutherford (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieran Duffie (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Michael McKenna replaces Mark Burchill.

Daniel Mullen (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk).

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Daniel Mullen.

Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Simon Mensing (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk).

Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.

Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk).

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Darren Jamieson.

Attempt saved. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Mark Burchill (Livingston) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Jordan White (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Grant (Falkirk).

Attempt saved. Rory Loy (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Livingston 0, Falkirk 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Livingston 0, Falkirk 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts1513204183341
2Rangers16102436152132
3Queen of Sth168442920928
4Hibernian167452617925
5Falkirk166552022-223
6Dumbarton165471632-1619
7Raith Rovers165381833-1518
8Alloa1633101526-1112
9Cowdenbeath1532101535-2011
10Livingston1633101624-87
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