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Summary

  1. Stoppage-time McHugh shot sends Bairns through
  2. Stunning Leahy strike levelled after Keatings brace
  3. Alston fired low to put Falkirk ahead
  4. Kilmarnock will play winner in play-off final

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By Andy Campbell

All times stated are UK

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A dramatic night at the Falkirk Stadium and it's the hosts who progress to the Premiership play-off final.

Falkirk players celebrating
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Bob McHugh and Luke Leahy scored to send Falkirk into the Premiership play-off final

Falkirk manager Peter Houston

"The character of this football club, this team - they're a fantastic bunch. We take chances, we took a chance tonight and Bob McHugh scores again - brilliant. I'll go to [Kilmarnock's] game [against Dundee United] tomorrow. We'll do our homework and we'll do our best."

The last time Kilmarnock and Falkirk played, a 0-0 draw spared Killie relegation and sent the Bairns down to the second tier.

Now, they will contest a two-legged tie (19 and 22 May) for a place in the Premiership.

Jamie Hamill and Scott Arfield
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Hibernian head coach Alan Stubbs

"To have lost the game in that manner, it's obviously a very quiet dressing room. We need to pick ourselves up [for the Scottish Cup final against Rangers]. They've sampled the cruellest way to lose a game. Next week, we have the chance to sample the highs. We've got a huge game next week."

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I don't know what to say. Ridiculous! Outstanding game of football. We knew we'd get chances. He's been absolutely outstanding this year, Bob McHugh

Falkirk defender David McCracken

Falkirk progress, Hibs remain in Championship

An incredible 180 minutes between Falkirk and Hibernian. Like their league meetings this season, so little separated the sides but it is the Bairns who got the all important goal.

FULL-TIME

Falkirk 3-2 Hibernian (agg 5-4)

Hibs barely had time to kick-off again. That late, late Bob McHugh goal carries Falkirk into the Premiership play-off final to play Kilmarnock over two legs.

Scottish Cup finalists Hibernian are consigned to a third straight season in the Championship.

GOAL Falkirk 3-2 Hibernian (agg 5-4) (McHugh)

Is that the winner?! A long throw-in into the Hibs penalty area is allowed to bounce and Bob McHugh batters the ball into the net via the post.

Bob McHugh scores for Falkirk against Hibernian
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ADDED TIME

Falkirk 2-2 Hibernian (agg 4-4)

Two minutes of stoppage time.

CLOSE!

Faklirk 2-2 Hibernian (agg 4-4)

Anthony Stokes' header clips the top of the Falkirk crossbar as Hibs threaten at a corner.

YELLOW CARD

Falkirk 2-2 Hibernian (agg 4-4)

Myles Hippolyte is booked for a late challenge on Hibs' David Gray.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Falkirk 2-2 Hibernian (agg 4-4)

What an effort by Jason Cummings. The Hibs substitute picks the ball up fully 40 yards out (at least) and his left-foot strike rattles the crossbar.

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PENALTY APPEAL

Falkirk 2-2 Hibernian (agg 4-4)

Lee Miller is brushed aside by Paul Hanlon and the Falkirk fans demand a penalty but they claim in vain.

As things stand, we're going to extra-time. Penalties possibly as well

Liam McLeodBBC Radio Scotland commentator

Falkirk 2-2 Hibernian (agg 4-4)

Change for Hibs. James Keatings makes way and top scorer Jason Cummings enters the fray.

Falkirk 2-2 Hibernian (agg 4-4)

Anthony Stokes fires across the face of the Falkirk goal. It's getting tense.

You don't hit them any sweeter than that. We thought there would be twists and turns, here we go again

Former player Derek Ferguson on BBC Radio Scotland

GOAL Falkirk 2-2 Hibernian (agg 4-4) (Leahy)

It's all square again. Falkirk's Luke Leahy runs on to David Gray's headed clearance and hammers past Conrad Logan from outside the box.

Luke Leahy scores for Falkirk against Hibernian
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Falkirk 1-2 Hibernian (agg 3-4)

Bob McHugh's low drive is easily dealt with by Hibernian goalkeeper Conrad Logan.

Ouch!

Falkirk 1-2 Hibernian (agg 3-4)

Lee Miller clatters into Hibs' James Keatings, who writhes in pain on the turf before Falkirk's Will Vaulks attempts to get the forward back to his feet, only to be told to move away by referee Craig Thomson.

Falkirk 1-2 Hibernian (agg 3-4)

Fraser Fyvie's effort from distance for Hibs is well off target.

Falkirk 1-2 Hibernian (agg 3-4)

Scott Shepherd replaces Blair Alston for Falkirk.

DISALLOWED GOAL

Falkirk 1-2 Hibernian (agg 3-4)

James Keatings fired powerfully into the net after being found by Anthony Stokes but the Hibs forward had been flagged offside.

Falkirk 1-2 Hibernian (agg 3-4)

Falkirk have 20 minutes to turn this around.

Falkirk 1-2 Hibernian (agg 3-4)

James Keatings heads wide of the Falkirk goal.

Falkirk 1-2 Hibernian (agg 3-4)

Hibernian are forced to scramble clear on a couple of occasions as Falkirk press.

Ouch!

Falkirk 1-2 Hibernian (agg 3-4)

Conrad Logan comes off his line to punch clear under pressure from David McCracken and the Hibs goalkeeper recovers on the deck after being awarded a free-kick.

CLOSE!

Falkirk 1-2 Hibernian (agg 3-4)

A vital interception from Luke Leahy prevents a third Hibs goal as he deflects David Gray's goalbound header over.

Falkirk 1-2 Hibernian (agg 3-4)

Double change for Falkirk. Myles Hippolyte and Lee Miller come on for Mark Kerr and John Baird.

CLOSE!

Falkirk 1-2 Hibernian (agg 3-4)

Very nearly a third Hibs goal. John McGinn canters across the edge of the Falkirk box, turns and fires just wide.

Falkirk 1-2 Hibernian (agg 3-4)

Liam Henderson's shot deflects wide of the Falkirk goal and Hibs cannot make anything of the corner.

CLOSE!

Falkirk 1-2 Hibernian (agg 3-4)

Will Vaulks' fierce shot deflects up and out for a corner, from which David McCracken heads the delivery wide. Falkirk knocking on the door again.

Falkirk 1-2 Hibernian (agg 3-4)

John McGinn sizes up a shot from distance and strikes it over the Falkirk crossbar.

YELLOW CARD

Falkirk 1-2 Hibernian (agg 3-4)

Aaron Muirhead is booked for the Bairns after fouling Hibs' Liam Henderson.

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