Scottish Championship
Falkirk3St Mirren0

Falkirk 3-0 St Mirren

Falkirk's bid for promotion from the Scottish Championship was boosted by a handsome win over nine-man St Mirren.

Craig Sibbald headed in a John Baird cross and the latter netted the second with another header before the break, this time from a Paul Watson cross.

St Mirren were reduced to 10 men when Jack Baird was shown a red card, before Falkirk scored a third goal through Will Vaulks.

Ian Murray's men had Craig Reid sent off late on to compound their misery.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 4Muirhead
  • 44WatsonBooked at 90mins
  • 14Grant
  • 3LeahyBooked at 85mins
  • 11Kerr
  • 6Vaulks
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forBlairat 88'minutes
  • 9BairdBooked at 68minsSubstituted forO'Haraat 83'minutes
  • 8AlstonSubstituted forSmithat 81'minutes
  • 19McHugh

Substitutes

  • 13Maybury
  • 16Grant
  • 17Smith
  • 21Tokarczyk
  • 22Blair
  • 24Sinnamon
  • 30O'Hara

St Mirren

  • 12LangfieldBooked at 64mins
  • 26ReidBooked at 87mins
  • 15BairdBooked at 63mins
  • 4Webster
  • 3Kelly
  • 14Mallan
  • 6Goodwin
  • 16AgnewSubstituted forShanklandat 62'minutes
  • 11HowiesonSubstituted forMcMullanat 45'minutes
  • 9ThompsonSubstituted forMorganat 77'minutes
  • 22Gallagher

Substitutes

  • 7McMullan
  • 10Carswell
  • 17Morgan
  • 18Mclear
  • 19Cuddihy
  • 25Shankland
  • 32Wilks
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
4,239

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamSt Mirren
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away11
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 3, St. Mirren 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 3, St. Mirren 0.

Booking

Paul Watson (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Watson (Falkirk).

Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Stephen Mallan (St. Mirren) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Ryan Blair replaces Craig Sibbald.

Dismissal

Craig Reid (St. Mirren) is shown the red card.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Paul Watson.

Booking

Luke Leahy (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Leahy (Falkirk).

Paul McMullan (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Paul McMullan.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Kevin O'Hara replaces John Baird.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. David Smith replaces Blair Alston.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Mark Kerr.

Foul by Paul Watson (Falkirk).

Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).

Stephen Mallan (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Lewis Morgan replaces Steven Thompson.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 3, St. Mirren 0. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Attempt missed. John Baird (Falkirk) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Sean Kelly.

Attempt saved. John Baird (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Jim Goodwin (St. Mirren).

Booking

John Baird (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Robert McHugh (Falkirk).

Sean Kelly (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jim Goodwin (St. Mirren).

Attempt blocked. Luke Leahy (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jamie Langfield (St. Mirren) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dismissal

Jack Baird (St. Mirren) is shown the red card.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Lawrence Shankland replaces Scott Agnew.

Attempt missed. Andy Webster (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

Scott Agnew (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers1111003462833
2Hibernian118121971225
3Falkirk1273220101024
4Raith Rovers127051415-121
5Queen of Sth135261421-717
6Morton134451215-316
7Livingston123181519-410
8St Mirren122461117-610
9Dumbarton123181123-1210
10Alloa12129724-175
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