Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 0-0 St Mirren

St Mirren's Cammy Smith (right) sees his late chance saved
St Mirren's Cammy Smith (right) sees his late chance saved

St Mirren had to make do with a point against Falkirk despite a last gasp chance to take all three points.

Cammy Smith and the visiting support thought they had sealed a win at the Falkirk stadium, but the youngster's effort was brilliantly saved at close range by Robbie Thomson.

Saints still lead the Scottish Championship by two points, with Falkirk now down to ninth place.

However, Dunfermline's win over Livingston closes the gap at the top.

Falkirk should have opened the scoring through Nathan Austin who found himself one-on-one with Saints goalkeeper Craig Samson early in the first half, but he lost composure and hit the side-netting.

The home side continued to press and Myles Hippolyte tried to set up Austin again but Samson was quick off his line to gather.

St Mirren rallied and Lewis Morgan pushed forward and force an excellent save from Thomson.

The Bairns gathered composure and Hippolyte picked out substitute Ciaran Dunne, whose effort was blocked and sent for a corner.

Falkirk replacement Kevin O'Hara tried his luck from distance, but shot wide of the target.

Then, deep into stoppage time Smith, only a few yards out, tried a shot but Thomson made a spectacular save to make sure the points were shared.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1Thomson
  • 4Muirhead
  • 21Balatoni
  • 5Grant
  • 3McGhee
  • 17HarrisSubstituted forDunneat 60'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 8Kerr
  • 6McKee
  • 28CraigenSubstituted forO'Haraat 82'minutes
  • 11HippolyteBooked at 33mins
  • 9AustinSubstituted forMillerat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Gasparotto
  • 18Miller
  • 19Shepherd
  • 20O'Hara
  • 23Gallacher
  • 31Mutch
  • 35Dunne

St Mirren

  • 1Samson
  • 25Smith
  • 15BairdBooked at 48mins
  • 5Buchanan
  • 44Eckersley
  • 4McGinnSubstituted forMacPhersonat 79'minutes
  • 16McShane
  • 7MagennisSubstituted forSuttonat 52'minutes
  • 10Morgan
  • 11SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 20ReillySubstituted forKirkpatrickat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Demetriou
  • 9Sutton
  • 17Kirkpatrick
  • 19Stewart
  • 21Stewart
  • 26McCart
  • 30MacPherson
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
5,080

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamSt Mirren
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 0, St. Mirren 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 0, St. Mirren 0.

Attempt saved. Cameron Smith (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Cameron Smith (St. Mirren) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joe McKee (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Smith (St. Mirren).

Attempt missed. Cameron Smith (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jordan Kirkpatrick (St. Mirren) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Attempt missed. Kevin O'Hara (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Kevin O'Hara replaces James Craigen.

Foul by Mark Kerr (Falkirk).

Cameron Smith (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Cameron MacPherson replaces Stephen McGinn.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Lee Miller replaces Nathan Austin.

Booking

Cieran Dunne (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cieran Dunne (Falkirk).

Cameron Smith (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Peter Grant (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Liam Smith.

Attempt blocked. Cieran Dunne (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Jordan Kirkpatrick replaces Gavin Reilly.

Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Falkirk).

Stephen McGinn (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Cieran Dunne (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam Eckersley (St. Mirren).

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

Foul by John Sutton (St. Mirren).

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Myles Hippolyte.

Nathan Austin (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (St. Mirren).

Attempt missed. Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Kerr (Falkirk).

Attempt missed. Myles Hippolyte (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Cieran Dunne (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Joe McKee (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cameron Smith (St. Mirren).

Attempt missed. James Craigen (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren107122113822
2Dunfermline1062225101520
3Livingston105321713418
4Dundee Utd105231011-117
5Queen of Sth104331511415
6Morton104331310315
7Dumbarton10244814-610
8Inverness CT102351216-49
9Falkirk10154614-88
10Brechin10028621-152
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