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Falkirk 2-0 Livingston

Falkirk extended their unbeaten run to eight games in all competitions with a comfortable 2-0 win over Championship basement boys Livingston.

Kieran Duffie opened the scoring, powering a header past keeper Darren Jamieson from Craig Sibbald's cross.

Sibbald then cut the ball back for Will Vaulks to add the second before the break.

Vaulks and Mark Kerr were denied by Jamieson as the Bairns pressed and Sibbald nodded wide after half time.

Jordan White had Livi's best chance to pull a goal back but he fired well wide from close range.

The result sees Falkirk draw level with fourth-placed Queen of the South on 39 points, while Livingston are six points adrift of second-bottom Cowdenbeath.

Line-ups

Falkirk

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2Duffie
  • 5McCracken
  • 14Grant
  • 19Leahy
  • 6Vaulks
  • 7TaiwoSubstituted forSmithat 73'minutes
  • 11Kerr
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forAlstonat 87'minutes
  • 35BairdSubstituted forMorganat 65'minutes
  • 33LoyBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Alston
  • 9Smith
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 17Maybury
  • 22Blair
  • 36Morgan

Livingston

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Jamieson
  • 5Fordyce
  • 14Gallagher
  • 2Sives
  • 31RutherfordSubstituted forPittmanat 77'minutes
  • 7Jacobs
  • 8O'Brien
  • 20Mullen
  • 18White
  • 22SekajjaSubstituted forHippolyteat 45'minutes
  • 19GlenSubstituted forMcKennaat 45'minutesBooked at 75mins

Substitutes

  • 4Cole
  • 11Hippolyte
  • 12Walker
  • 16Beaumont
  • 17McKenna
  • 23Donaldson
  • 25Pittman
Referee:
Calum Murray
Attendance:
3,780

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamLivingston
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 2, Livingston 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 2, Livingston 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Booking

    Rory Loy (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Michael McKenna (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Blair Alston replaces Craig Sibbald.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Declan Gallagher (Livingston).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

  11. Post update

    Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Michael McKenna (Livingston).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Taylor Morgan (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum Fordyce (Livingston) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  15. Post update

    Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

  16. Post update

    Daniel Mullen (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan White (Livingston) left footed shot from very close range misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Livingston. Scott Pittman replaces Shaun Rutherford.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Smith (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts25213164174766
2Hibernian25137550232746
3Rangers22142644232144
4Queen of Sth24116742291339
5Falkirk2510963834439
6Raith Rovers2486102742-1530
7Dumbarton2565142759-3223
8Alloa2546151936-1718
9Cowdenbeath2453162156-3518
10Livingston2545162538-1312
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