Scottish Championship
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Dundee 0-1 Falkirk

Falkirk won at Dens Park to boost their slim Scottish Championship title hopes and dent Dundee's in the process.

Mark Beck netted the only goal of the game in the first half, getting on the end of Mark Millar's corner to nod into the net.

Craig Beattie fired wide as Dundee went in search of an equaliser before the break.

Millar won and took a penalty in the second half but his effort was saved by goalkeeper Kyle Letheren.

Dundee slip to second but are level on points with new leaders Hamilton. Both sides are six points clear of Falkirk.

Line-ups

Dundee

  • 1Letheren
  • 2IrvineBooked at 83mins
  • 5Dyer
  • 10RaeSubstituted forRileyat 73'minutes
  • 18Gallagher
  • 25Cummins
  • 20McAlisterSubstituted forConroyat 55'minutes
  • 6Davidson
  • 29BeattieSubstituted forNadeat 65'minutes
  • 9MacDonald
  • 23Boyle

Substitutes

  • 7Riley
  • 8McBride
  • 11Conroy
  • 16Doris
  • 24Twardzik
  • 27Nade
  • 30Kerr

Falkirk

  • 1McGovern
  • 6Vaulks
  • 3Kingsley
  • 35Millar
  • 34McCracken
  • 36Chalmers
  • 10Sibbald
  • 8AlstonSubstituted forLeahyat 65'minutes
  • 33LoySubstituted forFlynnat 89'minutes
  • 7Beck
  • 11McGrandlesSubstituted forDurojaiyeat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Durojaiye
  • 5Flynn
  • 12Bowman
  • 18Small
  • 19Leahy
  • 29Hogg
  • 31Shepherd
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
4,919

Match Stats

Home TeamDundeeAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee 0, Falkirk 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee 0, Falkirk 1.
Foul by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).
(Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).
Attempt saved. Declan Gallagher (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Ryan Conroy (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Jonathan Flynn replaces Rory Loy.
Declan Gallagher (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Chalmers (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Olumide Durojaiye replaces Conor McGrandles.
Foul by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).
Mark Beck (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Martin Boyle (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Gary Irvine (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).
Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Gary Irvine (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).
Willie Dyer (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Luke Leahy (Falkirk).
Attempt saved. Iain Davidson (Dundee) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Chalmers (Falkirk).
Attempt missed. Ryan Conroy (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Iain Davidson (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Nicholas Riley replaces Gavin Rae.
Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).
Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Gary Irvine (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).
Hand ball by Christian Nade (Dundee).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Luke Leahy replaces Blair Alston.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Christian Nade replaces Craig Beattie.
Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Blair Alston (Falkirk).
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Iain Davidson.
Attempt saved. Martin Boyle (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Dundee. Conceded by David McCracken.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Kyle Letheren.
Penalty saved! Mark Millar (Falkirk) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.
Penalty conceded by Iain Davidson (Dundee) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Falkirk. Mark Millar draws a foul in the penalty area.
Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).
Mark Beck (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Declan Gallagher (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mark Beck (Falkirk).
Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Craig Beattie (Dundee).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Ryan Conroy replaces Jim McAlister because of an injury.
Adam Cummins (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mark Beck (Falkirk).
Foul by Peter MacDonald (Dundee).
Joe Chalmers (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Jim McAlister (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Blair Alston (Falkirk).
Craig Beattie (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mark Millar (Falkirk).
Declan Gallagher (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Hamilton3117862159
2Dundee3118582159
3Falkirk3115881753
4Queen of Sth31146111148
5Livingston3112613142
6Dumbarton3012612042
7Raith Rovers3110912-839
8Alloa3110714-1037
9Cowdenbeath319616-1833
10Morton303720-3516
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