Match ends, Falkirk 1, Raith Rovers 0.
Mark Kerr's late goal gave Falkirk a win over 10-man Raith Rovers in the Scottish Championship.
Falkirk's Luke Leahy, Blair Alston and David Smith, plus Rovers' James Craigen, squandered good chances.
The visitors were reduced to 10 men with 19 minutes remaining when Kyle Benedictus clumsily fouled John Baird and he was shown a second yellow card.
Kerr soon notched the Bairns ahead, driving his effort low into the corner 10 minutes from time.
- 17SmithSubstituted forShepherdat 67'minutes
- 9BairdSubstituted forTaiwoat 88'minutes
- 6BenedictusBooked at 71mins
- 7AndersonSubstituted forDavidsonat 86'minutes
- 8McCordBooked at 55minsSubstituted forMegginsonat 66'minutes
- 4CallachanBooked at 86mins
- 18WightonSubstituted forBatesat 72'minutes
- Stephen Finnie
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Raith Rovers 0.
Attempt missed. Mitchel Megginson (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Substitution, Falkirk. Tom Taiwo replaces John Baird.
Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mark Kerr (Falkirk).
Attempt missed. Robert McHugh (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Raith Rovers. Iain Davidson replaces Grant Anderson.
Attempt blocked. John Baird (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Goal! Falkirk 1, Raith Rovers 0. Mark Kerr (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Will Vaulks.
Foul by David Bates (Raith Rovers).
(Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paul Watson (Falkirk).
Attempt missed. Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Raith Rovers).
Blair Alston (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by James Craigen (Raith Rovers).