Scottish Championship
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Alloa Athletic 1-3 Falkirk

Two goals in the final 11 minutes moved Falkirk to within five points of third-placed Rangers with a win at Alloa.

Alloa started well with Daryll Meggatt and Ryan McCord threatening, but Falkirk took charge through Luke Leahy.

Kevin Cawley's drive levelled matters with Bairns goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald clutching at air, but John Baird restored the lead when sent clear.

And, sub Alex Cooper made it three when he slotted home to move Falkirk to within five points of Rangers.

Line-ups

Alloa

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 21McDowall
  • 17Doyle
  • 4Gordon
  • 15Marr
  • 5Meggatt
  • 3Docherty
  • 7Cawley
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forRobertsat 77'minutes
  • 8McCord
  • 26LayneSubstituted forSpenceat 56'minutesSubstituted forRutherfordat 68'minutes
  • 19Buchanan

Substitutes

  • 1Gibson
  • 2Tiffoney
  • 9Spence
  • 14Benedictus
  • 16Flannigan
  • 28Rutherford
  • 29Roberts

Falkirk

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2Duffie
  • 5McCracken
  • 14GrantBooked at 66mins
  • 19Leahy
  • 6Vaulks
  • 9SmithSubstituted forMorganat 60'minutes
  • 8AlstonSubstituted forKerrat 65'minutes
  • 7TaiwoBooked at 74minsSubstituted forCooperat 76'minutes
  • 10Sibbald
  • 35Baird

Substitutes

  • 11Kerr
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 17Maybury
  • 20Cooper
  • 28Bia Bi
  • 36Morgan
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
855

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home2
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Falkirk 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Falkirk 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Craig Sibbald.

  4. Post update

    Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Alex Cooper (Falkirk).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Baird (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Alloa Athletic 1, Falkirk 3. Alex Cooper (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Sibbald.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Peter Grant (Falkirk).

  13. Post update

    Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Taylor Morgan (Falkirk).

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Alloa Athletic 1, Falkirk 2. John Baird (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Will Vaulks.

  16. Post update

    Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Philip Roberts replaces Graeme Holmes.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Taylor Morgan (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Alex Cooper replaces Tom Taiwo.