Scottish Championship
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St Mirren 1-2 Falkirk

Falkirk match winner Craig Sibbald (left) celebrates against St Mirren
Craig Sibbald (left) scored the winner at St Mirren Park

Craig Sibbald struck in stoppage time as Falkirk came from behind to defeat St Mirren and leave the newly crowned champions without a win in three games.

The Bairns' victory ensures that Dumbarton will finish second bottom and face a play-off to avoid relegation.

St Mirren took the lead 10 minutes after half-time with Myles Hippolyte's penalty against his former club.

But Joe McKee followed up a Kevin O'Hara header off the bar and Sibbald finished from Alex Jakubiak's cross.

McKee's equaliser came seconds after Lewis Kidd had an 82nd-minute penalty saved by Buddies goalkeeper Craig Samson.

St Mirren's Myles Hippolyte scores against Falkirk
Myles Hippolyte scored for St Mirren against the club he left in January

Paul Watson had won the penalty, making up for a foul on Danny Mullen that allowed Hippolyte to score against the side he left in January.

St Mirren clinched promotion to the Scottish Premiership with a 0-0 draw on Saturday at home to second-top Livingston, who lie 12 points behind.

However, that has now been sandwiched between defeats by Dundee United and Falkirk.

Paul Hartley's Falkirk remain in eighth place, but the win takes them 11 points clear of Dumbarton.

The Sons, whose game at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle was postponed for a second time and has been re-arranged for Wednesday, will now finish second bottom.

Line-ups

St Mirren

  • 1Samson
  • 3Irvine
  • 15Baird
  • 5Donati
  • 2DemetriouBooked at 71mins
  • 16McShaneSubstituted forMagennisat 58'minutes
  • 4McGinn
  • 26Hill
  • 27MullenSubstituted forMorganat 69'minutes
  • 20ReillySubstituted forSmithat 80'minutes
  • 29Hippolyte

Substitutes

  • 7Magennis
  • 9Sutton
  • 10Morgan
  • 11Smith
  • 21Stewart
  • 39Erhahon
  • 40Glover

Falkirk

  • 1ThomsonSubstituted forHazardat 60'minutes
  • 4MuirheadBooked at 63minsSubstituted forKiddat 70'minutes
  • 5Grant
  • 44WatsonBooked at 55mins
  • 3McGhee
  • 17HarrisSubstituted forO'Haraat 64'minutes
  • 7Taiwo
  • 6McKeeBooked at 70mins
  • 10Sibbald
  • 14Longridge
  • 22Jakubiak

Substitutes

  • 2Kidd
  • 16Tumilty
  • 18Hazard
  • 20O'Hara
  • 21Blair
  • 27Mitchell
  • 45Welsh
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
3,761

Match Stats

Home TeamSt MirrenAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, St. Mirren 1, Falkirk 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, St. Mirren 1, Falkirk 2.

Goal!

Goal! St. Mirren 1, Falkirk 2. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Jakubiak.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Massimo Donati.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark Hill.

Attempt missed. Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Magennis (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! St. Mirren 1, Falkirk 1. Joe McKee (Falkirk) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Craig Samson.

Penalty saved! Lewis Kidd (Falkirk) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Jack Baird (St. Mirren) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Falkirk. Paul Watson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Cameron Smith replaces Gavin Reilly.

Foul by Gary Irvine (St. Mirren).

Louis Longridge (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Mark Hill (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Alex Jakubiak (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Gary Irvine (St. Mirren).

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

Peter Grant (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Baird (St. Mirren).

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Conor Hazard.

Attempt saved. Jack Baird (St. Mirren) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Paul Watson.

Booking

Stelios Demetriou (St. Mirren) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Stelios Demetriou (St. Mirren).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Lewis Kidd replaces Aaron Muirhead.

Booking

Joe McKee (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe McKee (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Lewis Morgan replaces Daniel Mullen.

Foul by Kyle Magennis (St. Mirren).

Jordan McGhee (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Mark Hill (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Louis Longridge (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Kevin O'Hara replaces Alex Harris.

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

Foul by Peter Grant (Falkirk).

Booking

Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren34225761342771
2Livingston331611653341959
3Dundee Utd341771050391158
4Dunfermline341510954332155
5Morton3413111046351150
6Inverness CT321381146351147
7Queen of Sth341210125152-146
8Falkirk341011133947-841
9Dumbarton3379172553-2830
10Brechin3404301982-634
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