Scottish Championship
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Alloa Athletic 0-1 Falkirk

John Baird's early strike helped Falkirk move back to second in the Scottish Championship with a win at bottom-of-the-table Alloa.

Will Vaulks' shot was parried by Andy McNeil into the path of Baird and the well-travelled 30-year-old made no mistake with the follow-up.

He had another effort well saved before goalkeeper Danny Rogers did the same at the other end to deny Robbie Crawford.

Substitute Kevin O'Hara and Vaulks were both denied superbly by Andy McNeil.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1McNeil
  • 15Doyle
  • 12McKenna
  • 3Hill
  • 5HamiltonBooked at 72mins
  • 2McAusland
  • 8O'Brien
  • 16Flannigan
  • 14McManusSubstituted forFernsat 56'minutes
  • 27Crawford
  • 7Duffy

Substitutes

  • 4Reintam
  • 11Ferns
  • 13Paun
  • 18Hetherington
  • 20Williams
  • 21Crawford
  • 22Hoggan

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 4Muirhead
  • 44Watson
  • 14Grant
  • 3Leahy
  • 8Alston
  • 6Vaulks
  • 11Kerr
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forSmithat 74'minutes
  • 18Miller
  • 9BairdSubstituted forO'Haraat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McCracken
  • 12Bowman
  • 17Smith
  • 22Blair
  • 23Shepherd
  • 24Sinnamon
  • 30O'Hara
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
1,176

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Falkirk 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Falkirk 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kevin O'Hara (Falkirk).

  5. Post update

    Colin Hamilton (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Lee Miller (Falkirk).

  7. Post update

    Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by David Smith (Falkirk).

  9. Post update

    Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Kevin O'Hara replaces John Baird.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Lee Miller (Falkirk).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Lee Miller (Falkirk).

  16. Post update

    Dougie Hill (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. David Smith replaces Craig Sibbald.

  18. Booking

    Colin Hamilton (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Mark Kerr (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Colin Hamilton (Alloa Athletic).