Scottish Championship
Falkirk1Ross County1

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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Falkirk 1, Ross County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Ross County 1.

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

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

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Aaron Muirhead.

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

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

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Ruben Sammut replaces Joe McKee.

Foul by Keith Watson (Ross County).

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

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

Foul by Ross Draper (Ross County).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Dennon Lewis replaces Zak Rudden.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Declan McManus replaces Don Cowie.

Booking

Thomas Robson (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Keith Watson.

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

Booking

Iain Vigurs (Ross County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Iain Vigurs (Ross County).

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

Foul by Don Cowie (Ross County).

Andrew Irving (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Deimantas Petravicius (Falkirk).

Stelios Demetriou (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Irving (Falkirk).

Booking

Brian Graham (Ross County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brian Graham (Ross County).

Patrick Brough (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Keith Watson (Ross County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Thomas Robson.

Attempt blocked. Sean Kelly (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Brian Graham (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk).

Foul by Ross Draper (Ross County).

Deimantas Petravicius (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Brian Graham replaces Davis Keillor-Dunn.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr1181223111225
2Ross County117312261624
3Dundee Utd115331716118
4Inverness CT11380138517
5Queen of Sth114432012816
6Morton114431318-516
7Dunfermline113351118-712
8Partick Thistle113081018-89
9Alloa11155716-98
10Falkirk11119619-134
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