Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 3-1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Aaron Muirhead scores a penalty
Two second-half penalties by Aaron Muirhead helped the Bairns to victory

Aaron Muirhead converted two penalties as Falkirk overcame 10-man Inverness Caledonian Thistle to move out of the Scottish Championship relegation zone.

Inverness had Jake Mulraney sent off for a second booking before half-time.

Muirhead scored from the spot after Louis Longridge had been tripped, and then again following a foul on Thomas Robson.

Daniel Mackay struck as Inverness replied but Andrew Nelson netted the Bairns' third from close range late on.

Falkirk move three points above second-bottom Dumbarton and to within seven of Inverness.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1Thomson
  • 4Muirhead
  • 5Grant
  • 3McGhee
  • 16Tumilty
  • 7TaiwoSubstituted forJakubiakat 66'minutes
  • 10Sibbald
  • 2Kidd
  • 42Robson
  • 43NelsonSubstituted forO'Haraat 88'minutes
  • 14Longridge

Substitutes

  • 6McKee
  • 18Hazard
  • 20O'Hara
  • 21Blair
  • 22Jakubiak
  • 33Loy
  • 44Watson

Inverness CT

  • 28Ridgers
  • 22McKay
  • 5WarrenBooked at 70mins
  • 23Donaldson
  • 16Calder
  • 24TraffordBooked at 64minsSubstituted forBrownat 82'minutes
  • 17Seedorf
  • 4Chalmers
  • 15MulraneyBooked at 45mins
  • 14OakleySubstituted forMackayat 76'minutes
  • 20BellSubstituted forBairdat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Esson
  • 9Baird
  • 10Doran Cogan
  • 27Mackay
  • 32Brown
  • 33Harper
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
4,251

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamInverness CT
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 3, Inverness CT 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 3, Inverness CT 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Kevin O'Hara replaces Andrew Nelson.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 3, Inverness CT 1. Andrew Nelson (Falkirk) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Jakubiak.

Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Falkirk).

Gary Warren (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Louis Longridge (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 2, Inverness CT 1. Daniel Mackay (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Jack Brown replaces Charlie Trafford.

Attempt saved. Thomas Robson (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Daniel Mackay replaces George Oakley.

Foul by Andrew Nelson (Falkirk).

Gary Warren (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Gary Warren.

Booking

Gary Warren (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andrew Nelson (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gary Warren (Inverness CT).

Attempt saved. Jordan McGhee (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. John Baird replaces Connor Bell.

Andrew Nelson (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Chalmers (Inverness CT).

Attempt missed. Louis Longridge (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Alex Jakubiak replaces Thomas Taiwo.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 2, Inverness CT 0. Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Penalty Falkirk. Thomas Robson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Collin Seedorf (Inverness CT) after a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Charlie Trafford (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Charlie Trafford (Inverness CT).

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

Charlie Trafford (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Gary Warren.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Kidd (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Collin Seedorf.

Attempt saved. Reghan Tumilty (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Peter Grant (Falkirk).

George Oakley (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Reghan Tumilty (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Riccardo Calder (Inverness CT).

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Riccardo Calder.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren23163443241951
2Dundee Utd2212463026440
3Livingston2110653324936
4Dunfermline2296738261233
5Queen of Sth229673731633
6Morton218763021931
7Inverness CT238693028230
8Falkirk225892335-1223
9Dumbarton2248101530-1520
10Brechin2204181751-344
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