Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 1-1 Ross County

Ross County's Don Cowie heads an own goal
Don Cowie's own goal gave Falkirk the lead

Ross County dropped off the top of the Scottish Championship after being held to a draw away to bottom side Falkirk.

Deimantas Petravicius' 26th-minute cross was headed into his own net by Don Cowie as the midfielder attempted to clear to give the Bairns the lead.

Goalkeeper David Mitchell saved from Davis Keillor-Dunn and Ross Draper as the hosts survived wave after wave of County pressure.

But Iain Vigurs curled in a delightful equaliser 12 minutes from time.

It was not enough to deny Ayr United, who move to the top of the table after their 3-0 victory over second-bottom Alloa Athletic.

Ending a run of three straight defeats moves Ray McKinnon's Bairns to within four points of the Wasps.

Line-ups

Falkirk

Formation 3-5-2

  • 12Mitchell
  • 3McGhee
  • 4MuirheadBooked at 63mins
  • 18Brough
  • 2Kidd
  • 22McKeeSubstituted forSammutat 83'minutes
  • 6Paton
  • 25Irving
  • 14RobsonBooked at 75mins
  • 7PetraviciusSubstituted forHaberat 84'minutes
  • 19RuddenSubstituted forLewisat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fasan
  • 5Dallison-Lisbon
  • 8Sammut
  • 9Lewis
  • 15Harrison
  • 24Haber
  • 26Russell

Ross County

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Fox
  • 12Demetriou
  • 6Draper
  • 15Watson
  • 3Kelly
  • 26CowieSubstituted forMcManusat 76'minutes
  • 11VigursBooked at 72mins
  • 8Lindsay
  • 14Mullin
  • 9Mckay
  • 17Keillor-DunnSubstituted forGrahamat 61'minutesBooked at 66mins

Substitutes

  • 2Fraser
  • 10McManus
  • 19Graham
  • 21Munro
  • 22Dingwall
  • 44Grivosti
  • 49Gallagher
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
3,767

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamRoss County
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home4
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 1, Ross County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Ross County 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Declan McManus (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Keith Watson (Ross County) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Aaron Muirhead.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brian Graham (Ross County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Marcus Haber replaces Deimantas Petravicius because of an injury.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Ruben Sammut replaces Joe McKee.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Keith Watson (Ross County).

  11. Post update

    Dennon Lewis (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brian Graham (Ross County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ross Draper (Ross County).

  14. Post update

    Dennon Lewis (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Dennon Lewis replaces Zak Rudden.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Falkirk 1, Ross County 1. Iain Vigurs (Ross County) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jamie Lindsay.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Ross County. Declan McManus replaces Don Cowie.

  18. Booking

    Thomas Robson (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Keith Watson.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Deimantas Petravicius (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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