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Alloa Athletic 1-2 Falkirk: Falkirk move off Championship bottom spot

Jordan McGhee in action for Falkirk
Jordan McGhee scored as Falkirk beat Alloa

Falkirk climbed off the foot of the Championship and out of the relegation places after a vital win at Alloa.

The loss dropped Jim Goodwin's hosts into the relegation play-off place.

The Bairns took a the lead when Jordan McGhee headed home Deimantas Petravicius' cross, but Alloa were level when Connor Shields converted Dario Zanatta's cross.

Mark Waddington won it for Falkirk when he fired home from six yards after Petravicius picked him out.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1Parry
  • 2Taggart
  • 5Graham
  • 4RoscoeBooked at 75mins
  • 8RobertsonSubstituted forAitchisonat 82'minutes
  • 23ShieldsSubstituted forCawleyat 87'minutes
  • 15KirkpatrickSubstituted forHamiltonat 62'minutes
  • 6Hetherington
  • 11FlanniganBooked at 82mins
  • 10Trouten
  • 19Zanatta

Substitutes

  • 3Dick
  • 7Cawley
  • 9Hamilton
  • 12Aitchison
  • 14Brown
  • 31Henry

Falkirk

  • 43Burgoyne
  • 28McKenna
  • 5Edjenguele
  • 21Osman
  • 3McGhee
  • 27WaddingtonSubstituted forMacLeanat 71'minutes
  • 6Paton
  • 16McShane
  • 23Dixon
  • 19RuddenBooked at 75minsSubstituted forTodorovat 83'minutes
  • 7Petravicius

Substitutes

  • 2Kidd
  • 8Todorov
  • 11MacLean
  • 12Mitchell
  • 14Robson
  • 22McKee
  • 24Lavery
Referee:
Craig Thomson
Attendance:
2,116

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Falkirk 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Falkirk 2.

Foul by Jack Hamilton (Alloa Athletic).

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

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Ross MacLean.

Attempt saved. Deimantas Petravicius (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Kevin Cawley replaces Connor Shields.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Andy Graham.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

Attempt missed. Ross MacLean (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Nikolay Todorov replaces Zak Rudden.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Jack Aitchison replaces Jon Robertson.

Booking

Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic).

Deimantas Petravicius (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Ciaran McKenna (Falkirk) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jack Hamilton (Alloa Athletic).

Jordan McGhee (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic).

Jordan McGhee (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Booking

Sam Roscoe (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Zak Rudden (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Andy Graham.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Ross MacLean replaces Mark Waddington.

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

Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zak Rudden (Falkirk).

Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zak Rudden (Falkirk).

Attempt missed. Ian McShane (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic).

Jordan McGhee (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Jack Hamilton replaces Jordan Kirkpatrick.

Foul by Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic).

William Edjenguele (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Scott Taggart (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Zak Rudden (Falkirk) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Sam Roscoe.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 9th February 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County23136439211845
2Ayr23126540221842
3Dundee Utd2311663331239
4Inverness CT2371243328533
5Queen of Sth237973428630
6Morton237882532-729
7Dunfermline2367102330-725
8Falkirk2466122535-1024
9Alloa2458112537-1223
10Partick Thistle2364132336-1322
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