Match ends, Falkirk 1, Dunfermline Athletic 2.
Dunfermline remain on course to book a place in the Championship play-offs after victory at Falkirk.
Striker Kallum Higginbotham scored his first goal since November when his shot deflected off a defender into the bottom left corner.
Fraser Aird made it 2-0 from close range early in the second half after Higginbotham's shot was parried.
Aaron Muirhead gave Falkirk hope with a penalty after Nicky Clark fouled Jordan McGhee, but The Pars held out.
They move three points clear in third place ahead of Dundee United, who were beaten 3-2 at Dumbarton, but have played two games more.
Falkirk remain in eighth place, three points behind Inverness Caledonian Thistle, and eight points clear of Dumbarton in the relegation play-off spot.
- 4MuirheadBooked at 51mins
- 5GrantSubstituted forHarrisat 54'minutes
- 10SibbaldBooked at 81mins
- 43NelsonSubstituted forO'Haraat 88'minutes
- 45WelshSubstituted forKiddat 75'minutes
- 25RobinsonBooked at 65mins
- 6AshcroftBooked at 77mins
- 7HigginbothamSubstituted forMvotoat 84'minutesBooked at 87mins
- 31BeadlingSubstituted forCardleat 90+2'minutes
- 17AirdSubstituted forWedderburnat 67'minutes
- 10ClarkBooked at 79mins
- Don Robertson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Dunfermline Athletic 2.
Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Joe Cardle replaces Tom Beadling.
Attempt missed. Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a fast break.
Attempt blocked. Lewis Kidd (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Substitution, Falkirk. Kevin O'Hara replaces Andrew Nelson because of an injury.
Jean-Yves Mvoto (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Jean-Yves Mvoto replaces Kallum Higginbotham.
Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Falkirk).
Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).
Goal! Falkirk 1, Dunfermline Athletic 2. Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Penalty Falkirk. Jordan McGhee draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Lee Ashcroft.
Attempt saved. Paul Watson (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.