Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 2-1 Dunfermline Athletic

Falkirk remain third in the Scottish Championship after overcoming Dunfermline Athletic.

Craig Sibbald struck from John Baird's pass to give the Bairns the lead midway through the first half.

And Myles Hippolyte fired in the second for Peter Houston's side early in the second period.

Farid El Alagui's effort gave Dunfermline hope in the final 15 minutes but the Pars could not draw level.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 2KiddBooked at 19minsSubstituted forWatsonat 79'minutes
  • 5McCracken
  • 15Gasparotto
  • 3Leahy
  • 8Kerr
  • 7TaiwoSubstituted forRankinat 83'minutes
  • 10Sibbald
  • 11HippolyteSubstituted forShepherdat 83'minutes
  • 19McHughBooked at 84mins
  • 9Baird

Substitutes

  • 6Rankin
  • 18Miller
  • 21Shepherd
  • 23Gallacher
  • 31Blues
  • 44Watson
  • 58Mehmet

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2Williamson
  • 4MartinBooked at 10mins
  • 12Ashcroft
  • 3Talbot
  • 7PatonSubstituted forReillyat 73'minutes
  • 16McCabeSubstituted forHopkirkat 58'minutes
  • 6GegganBooked at 86mins
  • 37ClarkBooked at 83mins
  • 48El Alagui
  • 20HigginbothamBooked at 76mins

Substitutes

  • 9Moffat
  • 10Hopkirk
  • 14Richards-Everton
  • 17Reilly
  • 18McMullan
  • 19Spark
  • 43Hutton
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
6,377

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 2, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 2, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic).

Luke Leahy (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Robert McHugh (Falkirk).

David McCracken (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Farid El Alagui (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt missed. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Shepherd (Falkirk).

Booking

Robert McHugh (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. John Rankin replaces Tom Taiwo.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Myles Hippolyte.

Booking

Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Myles Hippolyte (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt saved. Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David McCracken.

Attempt missed. Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Paul Watson replaces Lewis Kidd because of an injury.

Booking

Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 2, Dunfermline Athletic 1. Farid El Alagui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Robert McHugh (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Gavin Reilly replaces Michael Paton.

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Attempt saved. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Robert McHugh (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian9531135818
2Queen of Sth9531149518
3Falkirk9522138517
4Dundee Utd94321510515
5Raith Rovers94231311214
6Morton93331312112
7Ayr9324914-511
8Dunfermline92161218-67
9Dumbarton9135814-66
10St Mirren9045918-94
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