Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 2-4 Dunfermline Athletic

By Liam HamiltonBBC Scotland at Falkirk Stadium
Dunfermline striker Myles Hippolyte
Myles Hippolyte scored against his former side as Dunfermline came from behind to win against Falkirk

Falkirk remain rooted to the bottom of the Championship after Dunfermline recovered from falling a goal behind to win convincingly.

Joe McKee opened the scoring for the home side in the second minute, but former Falkirk striker Myles Hippolyte equalised.

Dunfermline moved in front through two Tom Beadling goals and a James Vincent strike.

Falkirk scored a late consolation through Scott Harrison's volley.

Dunfermline remain in seventh place in the Championship.

Falkirk manager Ray McKinnon: "That's not the standard I'd expect from a Falkirk team - the fans deserve better than that."

"I've been looking after this squad until January. Now January is here I can honestly say I'm looking forward to changing the team"

Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston: "We lost an early goal [and] you worry about how the players, but we came back.

"We end up scoring a couple of goals to get in the lead - that was the platform for us to kick on and win the game."

Line-ups

Falkirk

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Mitchell
  • 3McGhee
  • 4Muirhead
  • 18BroughSubstituted forDunneat 73'minutes
  • 14Robson
  • 22McKeeBooked at 58mins
  • 8SammutBooked at 26minsSubstituted forIrvingat 54'minutes
  • 17BuabenSubstituted forJarvisat 88'minutes
  • 15Harrison
  • 19Rudden
  • 9Lewis

Substitutes

  • 1Fasan
  • 5Dallison-Lisbon
  • 24Haber
  • 25Irving
  • 26Russell
  • 35Dunne
  • 36Jarvis

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-2

  • 16Robinson
  • 28Craigen
  • 14Devine
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 3Longridge
  • 7Higginbotham
  • 19Vincent
  • 8BeadlingSubstituted forMuirheadat 79'minutes
  • 17Thomson
  • 35KeenaSubstituted forEl Bakhtaouiat 72'minutes
  • 15HippolyteSubstituted forMartinat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Williamson
  • 4Martin
  • 5Durnan
  • 12Martin
  • 18El Bakhtaoui
  • 20Gill
  • 36Muirhead
Referee:
Colin Steven
Attendance:
5,786

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home6
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away10
Corners
Home4
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 2, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 2, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

  3. Post update

    Zak Rudden (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan McGhee (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by James Craigen.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Jason Jarvis replaces Prince Buaben.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Zak Rudden (Falkirk).

  9. Post update

    (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Malaury Martin replaces Myles Hippolyte.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by James Craigen.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Thomas Robson (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Robbie Muirhead replaces Tom Beadling.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jackson Longridge.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Falkirk 2, Dunfermline Athletic 4. Scott Harrison (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

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