Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 3-0 Queen of the South: 10-man bottom-side ease to victory

Davis Keillor-Dunn, on loan from Ross County, scored the opening goal and was sent off
Davis Keillor-Dunn, on loan from Ross County, scored the opening goal and was sent off for Falkirk

Falkirk stay bottom of the Scottish Championship despite sweeping aside Queen of the South.

Davis Keillor-Dunn headed the hosts in front from a Paul Dixon cross, then January loan signing William Edjenguele nodded in an Ian McShane delivery to double the lead.

Keillor-Dunn was sent off after picking up a second yellow card, but Deimantas Petravicius belted in Falkirk's third.

Falkirk edge closer to safety, but stay 10th after Partick won in Inverness.

Falkirk manager Ray McKinnon: "It's an important result for us. We nullified their threat defensively and offensively, and kept Stephen Dobbie quiet.

"Things are coming together for us. The balance of the team is good and we've given ourselves a real opportunity We just need to build on it."

Queen of the South manager Gary Naysmith: "I thought it was a game too much for us after playing in the cup on Tuesday. We weren't at our normal standard.

"That result doesn't make us a bad team but everyone needs to look at themselves. I need to look at myself - Did I pick the right players? Did I make the right changes? - then try and put this behind us."

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 43Burgoyne
  • 3McGheeBooked at 69mins
  • 5Edjenguele
  • 28McKenna
  • 23Dixon
  • 7PetraviciusSubstituted forTodorovat 90+1'minutes
  • 6PatonBooked at 86mins
  • 16McShaneSubstituted forWaddingtonat 78'minutes
  • 21Osman
  • 10Keillor-DunnBooked at 72mins
  • 19RuddenBooked at 80minsSubstituted forLaveryat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Kidd
  • 8Todorov
  • 12Mitchell
  • 14Robson
  • 22McKee
  • 24Lavery
  • 27Waddington

Queen of Sth

  • 1Martin
  • 2Mercer
  • 4Fordyce
  • 30Maguire
  • 3Marshall
  • 7Stirling
  • 8Jacobs
  • 21WilsonBooked at 55minsSubstituted forMurrayat 83'minutes
  • 9AirdSubstituted forMcGrathat 87'minutes
  • 11Dobbie
  • 25Dykes

Substitutes

  • 12McGrath
  • 17Murray
  • 19Bell
  • 20Leighfield
  • 27Irving
Referee:
Gavin Duncan
Attendance:
4,538

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home7
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home17
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 3, Queen of the South 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 3, Queen of the South 0.

Foul by Mark Waddington (Falkirk).

Barry Maguire (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Nikolay Todorov replaces Deimantas Petravicius.

Paul Dixon (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South).

Attempt missed. Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by William Edjenguele.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Paul Paton.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Shayne Lavery replaces Zak Rudden.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Ian McGrath replaces Fraser Aird.

Attempt missed. Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

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

Foul by Paul Paton (Falkirk).

Barry Maguire (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ciaran McKenna (Falkirk).

Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Andy Stirling (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Connor Murray replaces Iain Wilson.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Zak Rudden (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Zak Rudden (Falkirk).

Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Ciaran McKenna.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Mark Waddington replaces Ian McShane.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 3, Queen of the South 0. Deimantas Petravicius (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan McGhee.

Attempt missed. Callum Fordyce (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Ciaran McKenna.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Davis Keillor-Dunn (Falkirk) for a bad foul.

Foul by Davis Keillor-Dunn (Falkirk).

Barry Maguire (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Davis Keillor-Dunn (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Paul Paton (Falkirk).

Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Jordan McGhee (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan McGhee (Falkirk).

Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County23136439211845
2Ayr23126540221842
3Dundee Utd2311663331239
4Inverness CT2371243328533
5Queen of Sth237973428630
6Morton237882532-729
7Dunfermline2367102330-725
8Alloa2358102435-1123
9Partick Thistle2364132336-1322
10Falkirk2356122334-1121
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