• Scottish Championship
  • Date: Sun 02 January 2011
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: Falkirk Stadium
Falkirk

Falkirk

Higginbotham 4"

Higginbotham 31"

Allison 19" (OG)

McLean 59"

4 - 2
Stirling Albion

Stirling Albion

Vitiven 24"

McHale 87"

Falkirk vs Stirling Albion


Team Lineups

Falkirk

1 Olejnik
2 Duffie
4 McLean59"
5 Scobbie
3 Twaddle
6 O'Brien
7 Stewart
10 Flynn
8 Millar
11 Mitchell
9 Higginbotham4"31"
Substitutes
17 Barclay
12 Khalis
14 Compton
15 Marr
16 Deuchar

Stirling Albion

1 Reidford
2 Kane
4 Allison19"
5 Buist
7 Doyle
8 Heeking
6 McHale87"
11 Borris
9 Smith
10 Vitiven24"
3 Currie
Substitutes
17 Jackson
12 Flood
14 Mullen
15 Hamill
16 Ashe

Possession Stats

46%
54%

Form Guide - Scottish Championship

Falkirk

W L W W L L D L

Stirling Albion

L L L D L L L W
Head to Head
Stirling
0-5
Falkirk 13-Nov-2010
Falkirk
3-0
Stirling 21-Aug-2010
Falkirk
1-0
Stirling 11-Apr-1998
Stirling
0-6
Falkirk 03-Jan-1998
Falkirk
3-2
Stirling 08-Nov-1997
Stirling
2-3
Falkirk 30-Aug-1997


Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The referee brings the game to a close.

91:19 +1.19
 

The ball is sent over by Jack Compton, clearance made by Callum Reidford.

87:35
Substitution
 

(Stirling) makes a substitution, with Daniel Ashe coming on for David Vitiven.

87:01
Goal
 

Paul McHale scores a goal from a long way out to the bottom right corner of the goal. Falkirk 4-2 Stirling.

85:36
 

Gordon Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Compton. Brian McLean takes the indirect free kick.

85:08
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Vitiven on Brian McLean. Free kick taken by Thomas Scobbie.

84:47
 

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kenny Deuchar. Callum Reidford restarts play with the free kick.

84:25
Substitution
 

Jason Marr joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kieran Duffie.

81:43
 

Marc Twaddle sends in a cross, Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Currie.

78:57
 

Unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn by John Kane results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Burton O'Brien.

78:02
 

Unfair challenge on David Vitiven by Thomas Scobbie results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Paul McHale.

77:35
 

Ryan Flynn delivers the ball.

76:01 +0.01
Substitution
 

Michael Mullen comes on in place of Jerome Heeking.

75:52
Substitution
 

(Stirling) makes a substitution, with Michael Mullen coming on for Jerome Heeking. Gordon Smith is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

75:34
 

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gordon Smith. Robert Olejnik takes the indirect free kick.

74:38
 

Foul by Jack Compton on Joshua Flood, free kick awarded. Lee Currie takes the direct free kick.

74:02
 

Foul by Gordon Smith on Burton O'Brien, free kick awarded. Burton O'Brien restarts play with the free kick.

72:24
 

Marc Twaddle takes a shot. John Kane gets a block in.

70:33
Substitution
 

Kenny Deuchar comes on in place of Mark Stewart. Jack Compton is brought on as a substitute for Chris Mitchell.

69:22
Yellow card
 

Scott Buist shown a yellow card. Scott Buist gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn. Brian McLean restarts play with the free kick.

67:06
 

Chris Mitchell produces a cross, Close range headed effort by Ryan Flynn goes wide of the left-hand upright.

66:29
 

Mark Millar takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

64:39
 

Scott Buist concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Flynn. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

63:54
 

Lee Currie takes the inswinging corner, Chris Mitchell manages to make a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Lee Currie to the near post, Robert Olejnik makes a save.

63:31
 

David Vitiven fouled by Brian McLean, the ref awards a free kick. Paul McHale takes the direct free kick.

62:21
 

Corner from right by-line taken by Chris Mitchell.

59:52
Substitution
 

(Stirling) makes a substitution, with Joshua Flood coming on for Ryan Borris.

59:03
Goal
 

Brian McLean finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Falkirk 4-1 Stirling.Chris Mitchell provided the assist for the goal.

58:24
 

Mark Stewart takes a shot. Callum Reidford makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Mitchell.

56:58
 

Gordon Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian McLean. Brian McLean restarts play with the free kick.

56:11
 

Mark Millar takes a shot. Save by Callum Reidford.

55:55
 

The ball is sent over by Kallum Higginbotham, Brian Allison makes a clearance.

53:50
 

The ball is sent over by Kieran Duffie. Ryan Flynn concedes a free kick for a foul on John Kane. Callum Reidford takes the indirect free kick.

51:44
 

Mark Stewart produces a cross, clearance by Scott Buist.

49:44
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Mitchell by Lee Currie. Burton O'Brien takes the free kick.

46:30
 

The ball is crossed by Lee Currie, Gordon Smith produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

44:17
Yellow card
 

Michael Doyle is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Marc Twaddle by Michael Doyle results in a free kick. Marc Twaddle takes the direct free kick.

40:47
 

John Kane concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Flynn. Thomas Scobbie takes the direct free kick.

40:05
 

Mark Stewart takes a shot. Save by Callum Reidford.

39:36
 

Shot by Mark Stewart from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

38:44
 

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Mitchell, clearance made by Brian Allison.

38:38
 

Mark Stewart sends in a cross, Paul McHale makes a clearance.

37:45
 

John Kane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn. Mark Millar takes the direct free kick.

36:29
 

John Kane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn. Marc Twaddle restarts play with the free kick.

35:48
Yellow card
 

Booking for Chris Mitchell for unsporting behaviour. Ryan Borris fouled by Chris Mitchell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Lee Currie, Ryan Flynn makes a clearance.

35:06
 

Outswinging corner taken by Chris Mitchell from the right by-line.

34:52
 

Mark Stewart crosses the ball, save by Callum Reidford.

32:46
 

The official flags Mark Stewart offside. Lee Currie takes the indirect free kick.

31:33
Goal
 

Kallum Higginbotham finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Falkirk 3-1 Stirling.Assist on the goal came from Kieran Duffie.

30:02
 

Shot from long range by Ryan Flynn goes over the bar.

28:43
 

Effort from long distance by David Vitiven goes wide right of the goal.

27:52
 

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Mitchell, clearance made by Jerome Heeking.

27:33
 

Ryan Flynn crosses the ball, Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Save made by Callum Reidford.

24:49
Goal
 

David Vitiven grabs a headed goal from close in. Falkirk 2-1 Stirling.The assist for the goal came from Michael Doyle.

24:10
 

David Vitiven challenges Ryan Flynn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Mitchell.

21:31
 

Mark Stewart is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Callum Reidford.

20:40
 

Unfair challenge on David Vitiven by Thomas Scobbie results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Lee Currie, Brian McLean manages to make a clearance.

19:22
Goal
 

An unfortunate own goal is conceded by Brian Allison. Falkirk 2-0 Stirling.The ball is swung over by Marc Twaddle. Marc Twaddle provided the assist for the goal.

19:22
Goal
 

Brian Allison puts the ball into his own goal. Falkirk 2-0 Stirling.Assist on the goal came from Marc Twaddle.

13:51
 

Mark Stewart crosses the ball, Lee Currie gets a block in.

7:32
 

Mark Millar produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

7:08
 

The ball is delivered by Mark Stewart, Ryan Flynn takes a shot. Brian Allison makes a clearance.

6:13
 

Thomas Scobbie fouled by Gordon Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

4:32
Goal
 

Kallum Higginbotham gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Falkirk 1-0 Stirling.Outswinging corner taken by Chris Mitchell from the right by-line, Chris Mitchell provided the assist for the goal.

2:48
 

Mark Stewart takes the outswinging corner, Ryan Flynn takes a shot. Brian Allison gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Stewart from the right by-line, clearance made by Jerome Heeking.

2:32
 

Mark Stewart takes a shot. Callum Reidford makes a save.

1:29
 

Unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn by Michael Doyle results in a free kick. Mark Stewart takes the free kick.

Kick off
 

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

Half time
 

The players leave the pitch at half time.

Scottish Championship table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Hearts 36 70 91
2 Hibernian 36 38 70
3 Rangers 36 30 67
4 Queen of South 36 17 60
5 Falkirk 36 0 53
6 Raith 36 -23 43
7 Dumbarton 36 -43 34
8 Livingston 36 -12 27
9 Alloa 36 -22 27
10 Cowdenbeath 36 -55 25

Full Scottish Championship Table