Falkirk 0-0 Ayr United

Falkirk missed the chance to move to within two points of Scottish First Division leaders Ross County after being held at home against Ayr United.

Stewart Murdoch's header rattled the Ayr crossbar and Bairns duo Mark Millar and Kallum Higginbotham also went close.

Volleys from David Weatherston and Craig Sibbald had volleys blocked as Ayr continued to come under pressure.

United goalkeeper Kevin Cuthbert made an excellent save to deny Higginbotham in the second half and ensure a point apiece.

Falkirk: McGovern, Duffie, Dods, Wallace, Scobbie, Weatherston (White 86), Mark Millar, Murdoch, Sibbald (Alston 72), Higginbotham, El Alagui. Subs Not Used: Bowman, Rhys Bennett, Kingsley.

Ayr: Cuthbert, Tiffoney, John Robertson, Smith, Malone, McGowan, McKernon, Geggan, Moffat, Roberts, McManus (Dodd 62). Subs Not Used: McWilliams, Wardlaw, Ross Robertson, Crawford.

Booked: Malone, McManus, Smith.

Att: 3,091

Ref: William Collum