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  • Date:03 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Falkirk Stadium
  • Attendance:3,114
  • El Alagui (57)
Goal!

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91:25 +1.25

Centre by Thomas O'Ware, Rhys Bennett manages to make a clearance.

89:53

Stewart Murdoch challenges Peter MacDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Darren McGeouch, Kieran Duffie makes a clearance.

88:39

Kallum Higginbotham leaves the field to be replaced by Rhys Bennett.

86:51

Marc Smyth challenges Farid El Alagui unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

86:27

Peter MacDonald takes a shot. Michael McGovern makes a save.

85:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Derek Young by Kallum Higginbotham. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Derek Young, Michael McGovern makes a save.

84:31

Foul by Farid El Alagui on Marc Smyth, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Dominic Cervi.

82:25

The ball is crossed by David Weatherston, Stephen Kingsley takes a shot. Save made by Dominic Cervi.

81:12

Corner taken by Mark Millar from the right by-line, Darren Dods challenges Andy Graham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Dominic Cervi.

78:00

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sean Fitzharris, David O'Brien takes a shot. Darren Dods gets a block in.

77:41

The ball is swung over by Sean Fitzharris, Kieran Duffie manages to make a clearance.

76:45

Kieran Duffie concedes a free kick for a foul on David O'Brien. Thomas O'Ware restarts play with the free kick.

76:11

The ball is crossed by Kallum Higginbotham.

73:48

(Morton) makes a substitution, with Peter MacDonald coming on for Andrew Jackson. Sean Fitzharris on for Paul Di Giacomo. Peter Weatherson leaves the field to be replaced by Archie Campbell. The ball is swung over by Marc Smyth, Thomas Scobbie manages to make a clearance.

72:27

Inswinging corner taken by Darren McGeouch from the left by-line, clearance by Farid El Alagui.

72:22

Centre by Thomas O'Ware, Kieran Duffie gets a block in.

71:55

Shot from 18 yards by Farid El Alagui. Save made by Dominic Cervi.

70:44

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

69:38

Corner taken by Derek Young, Foul by Marc Smyth on Murray Wallace, free kick awarded. Michael McGovern takes the indirect free kick.

68:32

Craig Sibbald goes off and Stephen Kingsley comes on.

66:43

Darren McGeouch has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

64:49

The official flags David Weatherston offside. Indirect free kick taken by Thomas O'Ware.

64:16

David O'Brien produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

63:57

The referee blows for offside against Farid El Alagui. Andy Graham restarts play with the free kick.

63:35

Peter Weatherson takes a shot. Blocked by Darren Dods.

61:24

Corner taken by David O'Brien from the right by-line, Andy Graham takes a shot. Save made by Michael McGovern.

57:11

David Weatherston delivers the ball, Farid El Alagui scores a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Falkirk 1-0 Morton.David Weatherston provided the assist for the goal.

54:52

The referee blows for offside. Mark Millar restarts play with the free kick.

53:35

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar, Murray Wallace challenges Marc Smyth unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Weatherston replaces Jay Fulton. Dominic Cervi restarts play with the free kick.

49:42

Mark Millar takes a shot. Save made by Dominic Cervi.

48:00

Murray Wallace challenges Andrew Jackson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is swung over by Thomas O'Ware, Andrew Jackson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

46:52

Thomas Scobbie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

46:08

Andrew Jackson crosses the ball, save by Michael McGovern.

43:15

Handball decision goes against Andrew Jackson. Free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

41:05

Inswinging corner taken by David O'Brien from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Marc Smyth misses to the left of the target.

40:44

Darren McGeouch takes a shot. Michael McGovern makes a save.

39:14

Effort from deep inside the area by Farid El Alagui misses to the right of the goal.

38:54

Stewart Murdoch takes a shot. Darren McGeouch gets a block in.

38:22

Unfair challenge on Mark Millar by Grant Evans results in a free kick. Murray Wallace restarts play with the free kick.

37:45

The ball is crossed by Grant Evans, Andrew Jackson has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the right of the goal.

36:43

The ball is delivered by Kieran Duffie.

35:48

A cross is delivered by Kallum Higginbotham, save made by Dominic Cervi.

34:49

Corner from left by-line taken by Mark Millar.

34:38

The ball is crossed by Jay Fulton, Grant Evans makes a clearance.

33:30

Shot by Kieran Duffie from outside the box goes over the net.

31:35

The ball is crossed by Darren McGeouch.

31:08

Mark Millar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Di Giacomo. Indirect free kick taken by Thomas O'Ware.

30:21

Paul Di Giacomo challenges Kieran Duffie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

29:56

The ball is sent over by David O'Brien, clearance made by Murray Wallace.

28:11

Unfair challenge on Stewart Murdoch by Darren McGeouch results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Thomas Scobbie.

27:46

Mark Millar sends in a cross, save by Dominic Cervi.

27:32

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar from the left by-line, clearance made by Derek Young.

27:22

Effort from 20 yards by Kallum Higginbotham. Andy Graham gets a block in.

26:35

Corner from the left by-line taken by Darren McGeouch, Darren Dods makes a clearance.

26:12

Drilled right-footed shot by Darren McGeouch. Save by Michael McGovern.

24:37

Peter Weatherson takes a shot. Michael McGovern makes a save.

24:24

David O'Brien produces a cross, clearance made by Darren Dods.

21:49

Jay Fulton sends in a cross.

16:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Millar on David O'Brien. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Darren McGeouch from left wing, save by Michael McGovern.

15:53

Foul by Thomas Scobbie on Andrew Jackson, free kick awarded. Andy Graham takes the indirect free kick.

15:39

Corner taken by Stewart Murdoch from the right by-line.

15:27

Craig Sibbald has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Marc Smyth gets a block in.

14:46

A cross is delivered by Jay Fulton, Andy Graham gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar.

12:01

The ball is sent over by Thomas Scobbie.

9:49

Mark Millar decides to take a short corner, Kallum Higginbotham produces a cross, Marc Smyth manages to make a clearance.

9:30

The ball is swung over by Peter Weatherson, Murray Wallace gets a block in.

8:16

Drilled right-footed shot by Paul Di Giacomo. Save made by Michael McGovern.

7:56

Craig Sibbald delivers the ball, save by Dominic Cervi.

7:31

Andrew Jackson takes a shot from 18 yards. Save made by Michael McGovern.

5:18

Peter Weatherson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

4:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Murray Wallace on Peter Weatherson. Shot comes in from Peter Weatherson from the free kick, save made by Michael McGovern.

2:55

Farid El Alagui takes a shot. Dominic Cervi makes a save.

0:20

Farid El Alagui is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Marc Smyth.

Match Preview

Duffie a masked man Falkirk defender Kieran Duffie is set to wear a face mask to protect the broken nose he picked up at Dundee last week when Morton arrive at the Falkirk Stadium. The Bairns are in their best shape injury-wise for a number of weeks with Thomas Scobbie ready to return to their defence and David Weatherston available again in attack. Teenager Craig Sibbald has an outside chance of being involved as well. Technical director Alex Smith said: "After losing our last two games we are keen to get back on track as soon as possible with a win over Morton. "We have players coming back from injury which is good news and we want to make up for our defeat down at Cappielow earlier in the season." Morton continue to be dogged by injury problems. Goalkeepers Colin Stewart and Matt McGinley are missing along with defenders Stuart McCaffrey and Ross Forsyth and midfielder Michael Tidser. Fouad Bachirou may play despite a broken toe with manager Allan Moore looking for his men to return to the form that saw them defeat the Bairns 3-2 earlier in the season. Moore said: "That was a great game and another performance like that would be very welcome. Games between Falkirk and ourselves have always been good in the past couple of seasons. "If we can defend our penalty box better and deliver a more accurate final ball than we have been doing recently then we will do okay."

Formation:442Manager: Steven Pressley

Falkirk

Formation: 442Manager: Allan Moore

Morton

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

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Match Report

Farid on cloud nine Farid El Alagui's ninth goal of the season was enough to give Falkirk a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Morton. The League's top scorer's effort kept Falkirk second in the table. Morton could have taken the lead midway through the first half but Darren McGeouch's drilled effort was well tipped around the post by Michael McGovern. The same player tried his luck from long range towards the end of the first half, but again McGovern made the save. Instead Falkirk took the lead on the hour mark, David Weatherston's pinpoint cross finding El Alagui who slammed his effort into the roof of the net. Peter MacDonald almost equalised late on but McGovern punched his powerful effort clear.

Form Guide

    WDWWLL
  • Falkirk
  • VS
  • Morton
  • LDLWLD

Last Meetings

  • Morton
  • 3 - 2
  • Falkirk
  • 24/09/2011
  • Morton
  • 2 - 2
  • Falkirk
  • 02/04/2011
  • Morton
  • 0 - 0
  • Falkirk
  • 01/03/2011
  • Falkirk
  • 1 - 0
  • Morton
  • 12/02/2011
  • Falkirk
  • 2 - 1
  • Morton
  • 18/09/2010
  • Morton
  • 2 - 1
  • Falkirk
  • 28/04/2001

Top Scorers

Falkirk

  • F El Alagui 7
  • D Weatherston 3
  • K Higginbotham 3
  • D Dods 2
  • B Alston 2
  • M Wallace 2
  • J Fulton 1

Morton

  • P MacDonald 5
  • A Jackson 4
  • D O'Brien 2
  • P Di Giacomo 1
  • P Weatherson 1
  • M Tidser 1

Goals

Falkirk

    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 23
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Morton

    • Total goals 39
    • Goals per game 17
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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