Scottish Championship
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Livingston 1-1 Falkirk

Craig Sibbald scores for Falkirk against Livingston
Craig Sibbald opened the scoring for the Bairns

Falkirk lost ground on Hibernian and Rangers in the Championship after being held to a draw at Livingston.

The Bairns took the lead shortly before half-time when Craig Sibbald fired past goalkeeper Marc McCallum.

But Livi were level not long into the second half as Liam Buchanan struck in a crowded penalty area.

Paul Watson and Kevin O'Hara squandered good chances for Falkirk, who are now two points behind Hibs and four off leaders Rangers.

Line-ups

Livingston

  • 26McCallum
  • 12Halkett
  • 14Gallagher
  • 6Gordon
  • 3Longridge
  • 23Stanton
  • 7Pittman
  • 8Fotheringham
  • 10MullenSubstituted forHippolyteat 67'minutes
  • 9White
  • 19Buchanan

Substitutes

  • 1Jamieson
  • 11Hippolyte
  • 15Neill
  • 18Sheerin
  • 20Currie
  • 31Glen
  • 34Knox

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 6Vaulks
  • 44Watson
  • 14Grant
  • 3Leahy
  • 24McGrandlesSubstituted forO'Haraat 63'minutes
  • 11KerrBooked at 43mins
  • 4Muirhead
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forMcHughat 87'minutes
  • 18MillerSubstituted forAlstonat 63'minutes
  • 9Baird

Substitutes

  • 5McCracken
  • 7Taiwo
  • 8Alston
  • 17Smith
  • 19McHugh
  • 21Tokarczyk
  • 30O'Hara
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
1,536

Match Stats

Home TeamLivingstonAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home4
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Livingston 1, Falkirk 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Livingston 1, Falkirk 1.

Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan White (Livingston).

Attempt saved. Blair Alston (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Kevin O'Hara (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Robert McHugh replaces Craig Sibbald.

Attempt missed. Kevin O'Hara (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Livingston).

Foul by Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk).

Mark Fotheringham (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Scott Pittman.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Declan Gallagher.

Paul Watson (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Samuel Stanton (Livingston).

Attempt blocked. Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Scott Pittman (Livingston).

Attempt missed. Kevin O'Hara (Falkirk) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

Attempt saved. Mark Fotheringham (Livingston) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).

Myles Hippolyte (Livingston) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Marc McCallum.

Attempt saved. Blair Alston (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Luke Leahy (Falkirk).

Myles Hippolyte (Livingston) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Myles Hippolyte replaces Daniel Mullen.

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jackson Longridge.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Kevin O'Hara replaces Conor McGrandles.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Blair Alston replaces Lee Miller.

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jackson Longridge (Livingston).

Attempt missed. Mark Kerr (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Luke Leahy (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jackson Longridge (Livingston).

Goal!

Goal! Livingston 1, Falkirk 1. Liam Buchanan (Livingston) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Paul Watson (Falkirk).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers20162261164550
2Hibernian21153337172048
3Falkirk22137238172146
4Raith Rovers208482225-328
5Queen of Sth208482127-628
6Morton196671921-224
7Dumbarton2154121839-2119
8St Mirren2046101931-1218
9Livingston2244142435-1116
10Alloa213216940-3111
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