Rory Loy scored twice as Falkirk beat Queen of the South to move up to third in the Scottish Championship.

Loy made no mistake from the penalty spot after Ian McShane had handled Jay Fulton's free-kick.

Queens came into the game at the start of the second half and equalised through Iain Russell, who volleyed home Derek Lyle's pass.

The game looked to be heading for a draw before Loy's low shot sealed a home win.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Falkirk

  • 01 McGovern
  • 34 McCracken
  • 03 Kingsley
  • 02 Duffie
  • 05 Flynn
  • 08 Alston
  • 07 Fulton (Grant - 85' )
  • 11 McGrandles (Faulds - 79' )
  • 10 Sibbald
  • 33 Loy (Leahy - 90' )
  • 09 Roberts (Bingham - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Leahy
  • 17 Faulds
  • 13 Bingham
  • 16 Grant
  • 12 Bowman

Queen of the South

  • 01 Antell
  • 06 Higgins
  • 02 McGuffie
  • 03 Holt
  • 05 Dowie
  • 08 Young
  • 07 McShane Booked
  • 04 Dzierzawski
  • 11 Russell (Reilly - 81' )
  • 09 Lyle Booked
  • 10 Paton (Carmichael - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 17 Reilly
  • 19 Smith
  • 12 Atkinson
  • 16 Carmichael
  • 14 Mitchell
  • 18 Slattery
  • 15 Durnan
Ref: John Beaton
Att: 3,189

Match Stats

Shots

8 11

On target

2 6

Corners

8 8

Fouls

12 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Falkirk 2, Queen of the South 1.

90:00 +2:56 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Falkirk 2, Queen of the South 1.

90:00 +2:43

Foul by Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk).

90:00 +2:43

Ryan McGuffie (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:11

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Jonathan Flynn.

89:47

Foul by Kieran Duffie (Falkirk).

89:47

Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Luke Leahy replaces Rory Loy.

84:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Thomas Grant replaces Jay Fulton.

84:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Falkirk 2, Queen of the South 1. Rory Loy (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rakish Bingham.

82:22

Attempt missed. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

80:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Daniel Carmichael replaces Michael Paton.

80:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Gavin Reilly replaces Iain Russell.

79:54

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Jonathan Flynn.

78:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Rakish Bingham replaces Philip Roberts.

78:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Kristopher Faulds replaces Conor McGrandles.

75:48

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Ryan McGuffie.

67:36

Attempt saved. Michael Paton (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

66:39

Attempt missed. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

65:23

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Craig Sibbald.

63:57

Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).

63:57

Michael Paton (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:04

Foul by Jonathan Flynn (Falkirk).

59:04

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:33

Attempt missed. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left.

56:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Falkirk 1, Queen of the South 1. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Derek Lyle.

55:41

Foul by Kieran Duffie (Falkirk).

55:41

Kevin Holt (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:16

Attempt missed. Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is too high.

53:59

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

53:17

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by David McCracken.

51:28

Attempt saved. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

50:47

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Craig Sibbald.

50:25

Foul by Jonathan Flynn (Falkirk).

50:25

Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:47

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Kevin Dzierzawski.

46:45

David McCracken (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46:45

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

45:41

Jay Fulton (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:41

Foul by Michael Paton (Queen of the South).

45:00

Second Half begins Falkirk 1, Queen of the South 0.

45:00 +0:56 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Falkirk 1, Queen of the South 0.

45:00 +0:37

Philip Roberts (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:37

Foul by Kevin Dzierzawski (Queen of the South).

44:35

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

43:33

Attempt missed. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

40:32

Attempt saved. Ian McShane (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

38:05

Attempt saved. Derek Young (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

37:10

Attempt missed. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

34:50

Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:50

Foul by Iain Russell (Queen of the South).

32:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Falkirk 1, Queen of the South 0. Rory Loy (Falkirk) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

32:31 Booking

Booking Ian McShane (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

32:20

Penalty conceded by Ian McShane (Queen of the South) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

31:36 Booking

Booking Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

31:29

Jay Fulton (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:29

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

30:41

Corner, Falkirk.

28:50

Attempt saved. Michael Paton (Queen of the South) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

28:07

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

28:07

Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:00

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

26:29

Philip Roberts (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:29

Foul by Andy Dowie (Queen of the South).

24:32

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

24:32

(Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:14

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Ryan McGuffie.

23:47

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Kevin Holt.

23:22

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Andy Dowie.

23:04

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

22:24

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Kevin Holt.

21:50

Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

21:50

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

21:21

Attempt missed. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

19:35

Foul by Kieran Duffie (Falkirk).

19:35

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:54

Attempt missed. Ian McShane (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

17:51

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Andy Dowie.

13:42

Foul by Andy Dowie (Queen of the South).

13:42

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

13:15

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

9:57

Attempt missed. Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

9:16

Foul by Michael Paton (Queen of the South).

9:16

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:44

Attempt missed. Rory Loy (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

7:24

Derek Young (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:24

Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).

7:00

Derek Young (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:53

Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).

5:10

Attempt missed. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

1:31

Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

1:31

Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:10

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Ryan McGuffie.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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