Scottish Championship
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Queen of the South 0-2 Falkirk

Falkirk scorer Lewis Kidd
Lewis Kidd opened the scoring for Falkirk

Falkirk moved up to second in the Scottish Championship with a well-deserved victory away to Queen of the South.

The visitors took a 45th minute when John Baird was fouled on the edge of the area and Lewis Kidd curled home the free-kick into the bottom corner.

Falkirk made the points safe in the 79th minute.

Andy Dowie took out Nathan Austin inside the area and Craig Sibbald made no mistake from the penalty spot.

The Bairns had lost James Craigen to injury with only 20 minutes gone.

But his replacement, Fraser Aird, played a part in almost giving his side the lead as his corner was met by Luke Leahy, only for his header to be tipped over by Lee Robinson.

Luca Gasparotto and Baird both went close for Falkirk as the first half was drawing to a close but eventually made the breakthrough.

The Bairns move a point above Dundee United, although the Tannadice side have two games in hand, six points behind leaders Hibernian.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Robinson
  • 24Mercer
  • 4DowieBooked at 79mins
  • 5BrownlieBooked at 40mins
  • 3Marshall
  • 8RankinSubstituted forDykesat 62'minutes
  • 14Jacobs
  • 23Thomas
  • 15Thomson
  • 11DobbieSubstituted forCarmichaelat 77'minutes
  • 9LyleSubstituted forHilsonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hamill
  • 6Higgins
  • 10Hilson
  • 20Atkinson
  • 25Dykes
  • 27Murray
  • 39Carmichael

Falkirk

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Rogers
  • 2Kidd
  • 15Gasparotto
  • 14GrantBooked at 55mins
  • 3Leahy
  • 7Taiwo
  • 8Kerr
  • 28CraigenSubstituted forAirdat 20'minutes
  • 10Sibbald
  • 16AustinSubstituted forMillerat 84'minutes
  • 9BairdSubstituted forMcHughat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 18Miller
  • 19McHugh
  • 21Shepherd
  • 23Gallacher
  • 24Thomson
  • 31Blues
  • 33Aird
Referee:
Gavin Duncan
Attendance:
1,995

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home5
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queen of the South 0, Falkirk 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queen of the South 0, Falkirk 2.

  3. Post update

    Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lee Miller (Falkirk).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Dale Hilson (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Kidd (Falkirk).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

  9. Post update

    Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Lee Miller replaces Nathan Austin.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Queen of the South 0, Falkirk 2. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

  15. Booking

    Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) after a foul in the penalty area.

  17. Post update

    Penalty Falkirk. Nathan Austin draws a foul in the penalty area.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Austin (Falkirk).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Daniel Carmichael replaces Stephen Dobbie.