Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 3-1 Brechin City

Alex Jakubiak
Alex Jakubiak is on loan at Falkirk from Watford

Falkirk beat bottom side Brechin City to move six points clear of the relegation zone in the Scottish Championship.

Alex Jakubiak swept home Rory Loy's corner to give the Bairns the lead and Loy turned in a Jakubiak cross for their second.

Brechin - without a league win all season - replied through Dylan Mackin's second-half strike.

But Louis Longridge quickly curled in Falkirk's third from Joe McKee's pass.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 18Hazard
  • 4Muirhead
  • 3McGhee
  • 44Watson
  • 16Tumilty
  • 6McKeeSubstituted forTaiwoat 78'minutes
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forBlairat 74'minutes
  • 42RobsonBooked at 31mins
  • 14Longridge
  • 22JakubiakSubstituted forO'Haraat 84'minutes
  • 33Loy

Substitutes

  • 1Thomson
  • 2Kidd
  • 5Grant
  • 7Taiwo
  • 20O'Hara
  • 21Blair

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 20CrightonBooked at 34mins
  • 4FuscoBooked at 90mins
  • 3Dyer
  • 15SparkBooked at 81mins
  • 7Tapping
  • 6DaleBooked at 74minsSubstituted forLynasat 79'minutes
  • 29Smith
  • 16MorrisonSubstituted forLayneat 86'minutes
  • 22Mackin
  • 18OrsiSubstituted forWattat 47'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Graham
  • 10Layne
  • 11Watt
  • 14Lynas
  • 19O'Neil
  • 21Sinclair
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
4,214

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamBrechin
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 3, Brechin City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 3, Brechin City 1.

Booking

Gary Fusco (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordan McGhee (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Fusco (Brechin City).

Attempt blocked. Liam Watt (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk).

Dylan Mackin (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Isaac Layne (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Isaac Layne replaces Callumn Morrison.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Kevin O'Hara replaces Alex Jakubiak.

Booking

Euan Spark (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Thomas Robson (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Euan Spark (Brechin City).

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Aron Lynas replaces James Dale.

Foul by Paul Watson (Falkirk).

Callumn Morrison (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Thomas Taiwo replaces Joe McKee.

Alex Jakubiak (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean Crighton (Brechin City).

Attempt saved. Alex Jakubiak (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Ryan Blair replaces Craig Sibbald.

Booking

James Dale (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Louis Longridge (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Dale (Brechin City).

Attempt saved. Callumn Morrison (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Joe McKee (Falkirk).

Callum Tapping (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

Callum Tapping (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 3, Brechin City 1. Louis Longridge (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 2, Brechin City 1. Dylan Mackin (Brechin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk).

Callumn Morrison (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Alex Jakubiak (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Dale (Brechin City).

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

Foul by Dylan Mackin (Brechin City).

Attempt missed. Alex Jakubiak (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 6th February 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren24173445242154
2Dundee Utd2212463026440
3Livingston22116536251139
4Morton2297632221034
5Dunfermline2396839281133
6Queen of Sth239683733433
7Inverness CT238693028230
8Falkirk2468102739-1226
9Dumbarton2248101530-1520
10Brechin2304191854-364
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