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  • Date:14 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Falkirk Stadium
  • Attendance:3,091
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:38 +2.38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Moffat by Jordan White. Micheal McGowan takes the direct free kick.

87:57

Jordan White fouled by Michael Moffat, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Millar, Farid El Alagui takes a shot. Kallum Higginbotham is ruled offside. John Robertson restarts play with the free kick.

85:20

Jordan White joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Weatherston.

83:24

Christopher Smith shown a yellow card. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kieran Duffie by Christopher Smith. Mark Millar restarts play with the free kick.

79:22

Farid El Alagui takes a shot.

78:56

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar, Kevin Cuthbert makes a save.

74:41

Darren Dods gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Moffat. Edward Malone takes the direct free kick.

71:15

Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Blair Alston joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Sibbald.

70:14

Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Kevin Cuthbert gets a block in.

65:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Edward Malone by Farid El Alagui. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert.

62:29

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar, Kevin Cuthbert makes a save.

61:56

Adam Dodd joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom McManus.

60:09

Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Cuthbert.

58:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Tiffoney by Craig Sibbald. Free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert.

55:54

Effort from 12 yards by Farid El Alagui. Kevin Cuthbert gets a block in.

55:08

Corner from left by-line taken by Mark Millar.

52:50

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar from the right by-line, clearance by Mark Roberts.

52:12

Mark Millar takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

51:10

Corner taken right-footed by Micheal McGowan, save made by Michael McGovern.

49:14

Unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham by Andrew Geggan results in a free kick. Stewart Murdoch restarts play with the free kick.

48:49

Darren Dods gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Moffat. Mark Roberts takes the free kick.

43:24

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tom McManus. Michael McGovern takes the free kick.

41:57

Foul by Stewart Murdoch on Tom McManus, free kick awarded. Jamie McKernon restarts play with the free kick.

39:51

Stewart Murdoch takes a shot. Farid El Alagui is caught offside. Kevin Cuthbert takes the free kick.

37:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Scobbie by Tom McManus. Michael McGovern takes the free kick. Booking for Tom McManus for unsporting behaviour.

33:21

Thomas Scobbie is ruled offside. Jonathan Tiffoney restarts play with the free kick.

31:07

Shot from 18 yards from Kieran Duffie. Kevin Cuthbert gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Mark Millar, clearance by Mark Roberts.

28:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Tiffoney by Stewart Murdoch. Jamie McKernon restarts play with the free kick.

26:04

Volleyed right-footed shot by Craig Sibbald. Blocked by Kevin Cuthbert.

25:01

Shot by David Weatherston. Kevin Cuthbert gets a block in.

24:23

Shot by Mark Millar.

23:50

Corner taken by Micheal McGowan, Michael McGovern makes a clearance.

21:41

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar from the right by-line, Christopher Smith makes a clearance.

17:05

Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Cuthbert.

15:51

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar from the left by-line, save by Kevin Cuthbert.

12:12

Mark Millar has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

11:28

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar, clearance by Kevin Cuthbert.

10:44

Mark Millar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie McKernon. Jamie McKernon restarts play with the free kick.

8:05

Kallum Higginbotham restarts play with the free kick.

6:28

Mark Millar takes the inswinging corner, Tom McManus makes a clearance. Edward Malone goes into the book.

4:15

Edward Malone gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham. Mark Millar takes the direct free kick, Header on goal by Darren Dods from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

Match Preview

Striker set for Falkirk debut Falkirk have added former Dunfermline striker Jordan White to their squad ahead of the visit of Ayr. The 19-year-old was available after his short-term deal at Clyde came to an end. Midfielder Jay Fulton misses out due to an ankle knock. Technical Director Alex Smith said: "Ayr have done really well this season, especially in cup ties. "Brian Reid is a very enthusiastic manager and his players respond well to that so we need to be on our guard. "They held us 2-2 at their place earlier in the season but we scored a goal late on that we still think should have been awarded. It wasn't and it still rankles." Ayr are hoping for international clearance to come through for loan signing Adam Dodds from Blackpool to allow the left-sided player to make his debut. Defender Martyn Campbell remains out with a knee problem and midfielder Alan Trouten will miss out with a hamstring injury. Manager Brian Reid said: "We are going to Falkirk on the back of a good Scottish Cup win at Livingston. That was a tough venue to win at and so will this one be, especially against a side in form, but we will give it a real go." "We battled away for a point against them at our place in the last meeting and we will need to battle all the way to get anything in this one."

Formation:4411Manager: Steven Pressley

Falkirk

Formation: 442Manager: Brian Reid

Ayr

  • Michael McGovern
  • Kieran Duffie
  • Darren Dods
  • Murray Wallace
  • Thomas Scobbie
  • David Weatherston
  • Mark Millar
  • Stewart Murdoch
  • Craig Sibbald
  • Kallum Higginbotham
  • Farid El Alagui
  • SUBS
  • Graham Bowman
  • Rhys Bennett
  • Stephen Kingsley
  • Jordan White
  • Blair Alston

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Match Report

Bairns held to stalemate Promotion-chasing Falkirk failed to break down a stubborn Ayr as they were held to a 0-0 draw. The hosts looked the more likely in the first half as Stewart Murdoch's header rattled the bar while both Mark Millar and Kallum Higginbotham went close before volleys from David Weatherston and Craig Sibbald were well blocked. Ayr's Edward Malone and Tom McManus were booked for unsporting behaviour in a scrappy affair. The game picked up after half-time, with Falkirk's top scorer Farid El Alagui, who was subject of a bid from League Two Crawley Town in the week, looking lively. It was his impressive strike partner Higginbotham who could have sealed all three points, but his shot was excellently blocked by Kevin Cuthbert in the six-yard box.

Form Guide

    LWDWDW
  • Falkirk
  • VS
  • Ayr
  • LWDLDL

Last Meetings

  • Ayr
  • 2 - 2
  • Falkirk
  • 20/08/2011
  • Falkirk
  • 0 - 0
  • Ayr
  • 08/05/2004
  • Ayr
  • 2 - 3
  • Falkirk
  • 06/03/2004
  • Falkirk
  • 0 - 1
  • Ayr
  • 25/10/2003
  • Ayr
  • 1 - 1
  • Falkirk
  • 16/08/2003
  • Falkirk
  • 3 - 0
  • Ayr
  • 26/04/2003

Top Scorers

Falkirk

  • F El Alagui 11
  • K Higginbotham 5
  • D Weatherston 3
  • D Dods 2
  • B Alston 2
  • M Wallace 2
  • C Sibbald 2
  • K Duffie 1
  • J Fulton 1

Ayr

  • M Moffat 4
  • G Wardlaw 2
  • M Roberts 1
  • J Robertson 1
  • R Robertson 1
  • J Tiffoney 1
  • C Smith 1
  • E Malone 1
  • M McGowan 1

Goals

Falkirk

    • Total goals 57
    • Goals per game 32
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Ayr

    • Total goals 41
    • Goals per game 16
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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