Scottish Championship
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Brechin City 0-1 Falkirk

Falkirk's Alex Jakubiak
Falkirk's Alex Jakubiak scored a late winner for the visitors

Alex Jakubiak's last-gasp goal helped Falkirk inflict yet another defeat on Championship bottom side Brechin City.

Jakubiak stabbed the ball home against 10-man Brechin, who had Aron Lynas sent off for a late challenge on Tom Taiwo.

The visitors had been denied a penalty when Rory Loy's shot was blocked by goalkeeper Paddy O'Neil and Jakubiak's follow-up appeared to hit an arm.

Jon McKee had a late effort on goal for Falkirk when he hit the ball on the turn but it went just wide.

The Bairns move nine points clear of second bottom Dumbarton, who have three games in hand and face The New Saints in Saturday's Challenge Cup semi-final, while Brechin have four points and no wins from 24 games.

Line-ups

Brechin

  • 19O'Neil
  • 29SmithBooked at 83mins
  • 20Crighton
  • 4Fusco
  • 15Spark
  • 6DaleBooked at 21minsSubstituted forLynasat 66'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 7Tapping
  • 3DyerBooked at 33mins
  • 16MorrisonSubstituted forGrahamat 79'minutes
  • 11Watt
  • 22MackinSubstituted forLayneat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 8Graham
  • 10Layne
  • 14Lynas
  • 18Orsi
  • 21Sinclair

Falkirk

  • 18Hazard
  • 4Muirhead
  • 44WatsonSubstituted forO'Haraat 79'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 3McGhee
  • 16Tumilty
  • 7Taiwo
  • 10Sibbald
  • 42RobsonBooked at 38mins
  • 14Longridge
  • 33LoySubstituted forMcKeeat 64'minutes
  • 22Jakubiak

Substitutes

  • 1Thomson
  • 2Kidd
  • 5Grant
  • 6McKee
  • 17Harris
  • 20O'Hara
  • 21Blair
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
805

Match Stats

Home TeamBrechinAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home2
Away15
Shots on Target
Home0
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Brechin City 0, Falkirk 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brechin City 0, Falkirk 1.

Goal!

Goal! Brechin City 0, Falkirk 1. Alex Jakubiak (Falkirk) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Callum Tapping.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Isaac Layne replaces Dylan Mackin.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Thomas Robson.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Euan Smith.

Attempt missed. Joe McKee (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Thomas Taiwo (Falkirk).

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Euan Smith (Brechin City).

Booking

Kevin O'Hara (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kevin O'Hara (Falkirk).

Euan Spark (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Joe McKee (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Louis Longridge (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Finn Graham replaces Callumn Morrison.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Kevin O'Hara replaces Paul Watson.

Attempt blocked. Louis Longridge (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Sean Crighton (Brechin City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Thomas Taiwo.

Jordan McGhee (Falkirk) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the box following a set piece situation.

Thomas Robson (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Tapping (Brechin City).

Dismissal

Aron Lynas (Brechin City) is shown the red card.

Thomas Taiwo (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aron Lynas (Brechin City).

Attempt blocked. Dylan Mackin (Brechin City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Aron Lynas replaces James Dale.

Attempt missed. Joe McKee (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by James Dale (Brechin City).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Joe McKee replaces Rory Loy.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Gary Fusco.

Euan Spark (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Louis Longridge (Falkirk).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren25173546281854
2Livingston24127540261443
3Dundee Utd2212463026440
4Morton2398633231035
5Dunfermline2497839281134
6Queen of Sth249783834434
7Inverness CT238693028230
8Falkirk2578102839-1129
9Dumbarton2248101530-1520
10Brechin2404201855-374
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