Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 3-1 Greenock Morton

Aaron Muirhead
Aaron Muirhead scored the opener against Morton

Falkirk produced a devastating three-goal first-half display to dent Morton's play-off ambitions.

Aaron Muirhead scored from the spot after Ricki Lamie downed Andrew Nelson.

Nelson and Alex Jakubiak made it 3-0 at the break as the Bairns showed just how dangerous a side they can be.

Ton, who grabbed a late consolation through Gary Harkins, remain third in the Championship table, one point above Dundee United and three clear of fifth-placed Queen of the South.

The visitors did improve after the break with Andy Murdoch drawing a fine stop from Conor Hazard before Harkins netted his eighth goal of the campaign.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 18Hazard
  • 4Muirhead
  • 5Grant
  • 3McGheeBooked at 41mins
  • 16Tumilty
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forWelshat 83'minutes
  • 21BlairBooked at 67minsSubstituted forMcKeeat 76'minutes
  • 42Robson
  • 14LongridgeSubstituted forKiddat 68'minutes
  • 22Jakubiak
  • 43Nelson

Substitutes

  • 1Thomson
  • 2Kidd
  • 6McKee
  • 7Taiwo
  • 33Loy
  • 44Watson
  • 45Welsh

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 6Doyle
  • 4O'Ware
  • 5Lamie
  • 17Russell
  • 12Tidser
  • 14HarkinsBooked at 90mins
  • 3MurdochBooked at 57mins
  • 15Tiffoney
  • 18Baird
  • 11McHugh

Substitutes

  • 7Oliver
  • 16Strapp
  • 20Brennan
  • 21Langan
  • 25Ross
  • 26Iredale
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
4,218

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 3, Morton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 3, Morton 1.

Booking

Gary Harkins (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 3, Morton 1. Gary Harkins (Morton) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Thomas Robson.

Attempt saved. John Baird (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Conor Hazard.

Attempt saved. Bob McHugh (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Sean Welsh (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Sean Welsh replaces Craig Sibbald.

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

Foul by Gary Harkins (Morton).

Joe McKee (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Harkins (Morton).

Attempt saved. Alex Jakubiak (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Aaron Muirhead.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Joe McKee replaces Ryan Blair.

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

Attempt saved. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Peter Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Lewis Kidd replaces Louis Longridge.

Booking

Ryan Blair (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Blair (Falkirk).

Scott Tiffoney (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Peter Grant.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Thomas Robson.

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

Michael Tidser (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Scott Tiffoney (Morton).

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Peter Grant.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Derek Gaston.

Attempt saved. Ryan Blair (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Booking

Andy Murdoch (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andy Murdoch (Morton).

Foul by Ryan Blair (Falkirk).

Gary Harkins (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Thomas Robson (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ricki Lamie (Morton).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren27193549282160
2Livingston26147543271649
3Morton27118837271041
4Dundee Utd2312473128340
5Queen of Sth2610883934538
6Dunfermline269893930935
7Falkirk2789103140-933
8Inverness CT2486103030030
9Dumbarton2549121532-1721
10Brechin2504211856-384
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