Scottish Championship
Falkirk2Dunfermline4

Falkirk 2-4 Dunfermline Athletic

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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Falkirk 2, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 2, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

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

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by James Craigen.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Jason Jarvis replaces Prince Buaben.

Foul by Zak Rudden (Falkirk).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Malaury Martin replaces Myles Hippolyte.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by James Craigen.

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Robbie Muirhead replaces Tom Beadling.

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

Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jackson Longridge.

Goal!

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

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Cieran Dunne replaces Patrick Brough.

Joseph Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zak Rudden (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Faissal El Bakhtaoui replaces Aidan Keena.

Attempt missed. Patrick Brough (Falkirk) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 1, Dunfermline Athletic 4. James Vincent (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Joseph Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Zak Rudden (Falkirk).

Attempt saved. Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Joseph Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Foul by Joseph Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic).

Andrew Irving (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Zak Rudden (Falkirk).

Booking

Joe McKee (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Joe McKee (Falkirk).

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

Foul by Patrick Brough (Falkirk).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County19116235152039
2Ayr18106234161836
3Dundee Utd199552928132
4Inverness CT1851122520526
5Morton196762228-625
6Queen of Sth195952722524
7Dunfermline196582025-523
8Alloa194781927-819
9Partick Thistle1942131732-1514
10Falkirk1934121631-1513
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