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  • Date:26 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Falkirk Stadium
  • Attendance:5,008
  • Stewart (37) Stewart (78)
  • Baird (73)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:11 +1.11

Ryan Flynn takes a shot from outside the penalty area that bounces off the post.

89:50

Unfair challenge on Carl Finnigan by Grant Murray results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ross Perry.

88:51

Kallum Higginbotham on for Jack Compton. Jack Compton concedes a free kick for a foul on Allan Walker. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Allan Walker, save by Robert Olejnik.

87:33

Mark Millar crosses the ball, Jack Compton has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

85:46

Scott McBride leaves the field to be replaced by Gary Wales. Shot from outside the box by John Baird goes wide right of the target.

84:43

Volleyed left-footed shot by Thomas Scobbie. Save made by Andrew McNeil.

83:36

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar to the near post, Mark Campbell makes a clearance.

82:50

Foul by John Baird on Ryan Flynn, free kick awarded. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

78:51

Mark Stewart gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Falkirk 2-1 Raith.Assist on the goal came from Jack Compton.

75:42

Kevin McBride shown a yellow card. Ryan Flynn fouled by Kevin McBride, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Jack Compton from the free kick.

73:45

John Baird grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Falkirk 1-1 Raith.Unfair challenge on Douglas Hill by Jack Compton results in a free kick. Assist on the goal came from Iain Davidson.

72:17

Tom McManus goes off and Ryan Flynn comes on.

71:16

John Baird fouled by Marc Twaddle, the ref awards a free kick. Iain Davidson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Brian McLean.

67:35

Corner taken by Mark Millar from the right by-line to the near post, Brian McLean produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

67:07

Foul by Grant Murray on Tom McManus, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Burton O'Brien.

66:35

Shot on goal by Allan Walker from just inside the area goes over the target.

66:00

Gregory Tade takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

65:09

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Allan Walker, clearance made by Brian McLean.

64:30

The assistant referee flags for offside against Carl Finnigan. Grant Murray takes the free kick.

62:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Wilson on Mark Millar. Mark Millar crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left by-line, clearance by Gregory Tade.

60:31

The ball is crossed by Douglas Hill, Robert Olejnik makes a save.

58:33

Carl Finnigan is shown a yellow card for dissent. Burton O'Brien gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gregory Tade. Scott McBride produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

57:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Baird by Brian McLean. Allan Walker crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Mark Stewart.

54:32

A cross is delivered by Marc Twaddle, save by Andrew McNeil.

53:01

Kieran Duffie goes off and Ross Perry comes on. Foul by Allan Walker on Carl Finnigan, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Millar, clearance by Scott McBride.

50:07

Kieran Duffie receives a caution. Kieran Duffie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gregory Tade. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Scott McBride.

47:39

Carl Finnigan takes a shot. Save by Andrew McNeil.

45:33 +0.33

Jack Compton concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Murray. Andrew McNeil takes the free kick.

45:29

Unfair challenge on John Baird by Kieran Duffie results in a free kick. Mark Campbell restarts play with the free kick.

42:34

Mark Stewart concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McBride. Iain Davidson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Mark Millar.

41:24

Mark Millar shown a yellow card. Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Millar on Allan Walker. Free kick crossed left-footed by Scott McBride, clearance by Burton O'Brien.

39:39

Marc Twaddle challenges Allan Walker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Iain Davidson takes the free kick.

38:41

Unfair challenge on Burton O'Brien by Iain Davidson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Scobbie.

37:21

Mark Stewart gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Falkirk 1-0 Raith.Burton O'Brien provided the assist for the goal.

36:49

Iain Davidson fouled by Carl Finnigan, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin McBride restarts play with the free kick.

34:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McBride by Kieran Duffie. Allan Walker crosses the ball in from the free kick.

31:57

Tom McManus concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Murray. Direct free kick taken by Iain Davidson.

30:11

A cross is delivered by Craig Wilson, free kick awarded for a foul by Douglas Hill on Jack Compton. Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.

28:55

Gregory Tade takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

27:50

Unfair challenge on Burton O'Brien by Iain Davidson results in a free kick. Thomas Scobbie takes the free kick.

26:47

The ball is crossed by Craig Wilson, save made by Robert Olejnik.

25:24

Gregory Tade takes a shot. Blocked by Thomas Scobbie.

22:40

Tom McManus gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Campbell. Mark Campbell restarts play with the free kick.

21:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Burton O'Brien by Iain Davidson. Thomas Scobbie restarts play with the free kick.

20:48

Scott McBride crosses the ball.

19:15

Gregory Tade produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

18:14

The ball is sent over by Jack Compton, save by Andrew McNeil.

17:15

Craig Wilson delivers the ball, Gregory Tade has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

12:25

Kevin McBride fouled by Mark Millar, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Grant Murray.

9:58

Unfair challenge on Burton O'Brien by Gregory Tade results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jack Compton.

7:52

John Baird concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Olejnik. Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.

7:37

The ball is sent over by Craig Wilson, save made by Robert Olejnik.

2:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Wilson by Carl Finnigan. Andrew McNeil takes the free kick.

1:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Baird on Burton O'Brien. Direct free kick taken by Brian McLean.

Match Preview

Perry to face Raith Falkirk welcome back on-loan Rangers man Ross Perry to their squad when they host leaders Raith Rovers. Perry will return from Scotland under-21 duty to be available but defender Mehdi Khalis is away on international duty with the Moroccan under-23 side. Manager Steven Pressley is delighted to be back in the title race following their midweek success at Queen of the South. Pressley said: "Winning in midweek has set us up for this huge game very nicely. "We won the last game between ourselves and Raith Rovers and a repeat of that would be fantastic and really start firing things up for a push on the title by us by winning our games in hand." First Division leaders Raith Rovers will be without midfielder Iain Williamson. Williamson has been out for the last few weeks with a foot injury and manager John McGlynn is also sweating over the fitness of Laurie Ellis and Stephen Simmons. McGlynn said: "Both players have progressed closer to fitness as the week has gone on but they will be touch and go. "This is a really important game and I may just have to take a gamble on them." McGlynn is prepared for Falkirk to come out all guns blazing as he said: "They will see this game as virtually their last chance to be involved at the end of the season. "If we win we create a 15-point gap whereas if they win they will be targeting winning their three games in hand to draw level."

Formation:4132Manager: Steven Pressley

Falkirk

Formation: 442Manager: John McGlynn

Raith

  • Robert Olejnik
  • Kieran Duffie
  • Brian McLean
  • Thomas Scobbie
  • Marc Twaddle
  • Burton O'Brien
  • Mark Stewart
  • Mark Millar
  • Jack Compton
  • Tom McManus
  • Carl Finnigan
  • SUBS
  • Jamie Barclay
  • Ross Perry
  • Pedro Moutinho
  • Ryan Flynn
  • Kallum Higginbotham

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Match Report

Stewart rocks Rovers Mark Stewart scored twice as Falkirk condemned Division One leaders Raith to only their second league loss away from home this season with a 2-1 triumph. Raith had the better of the first-half chances at the Falkirk Stadium but Craig Wilson`s header and Gregory Tade`s long-distance shot were off target. The home side took the lead against the run of play seven minutes before the break when Stewart fired past Rovers keeper Andrew McNeil from inside the area. Their lead lasted until the 74th minute when top scorer John Baird netted his 13th of the season for John McGlynn`s men from 12 yards. Five minutes later, Stewart netted his and Falkirk's second after collecting Jack Compton`s pass on the right and shooting from inside the area. Steven Pressley`s men had further chances to score and just before the final whistle substitute Ryan Flynn hit the post.

Form Guide

    WDLLDW
  • Falkirk
  • VS
  • Raith
  • WWLWDD

Last Meetings

  • Raith
  • 1 - 2
  • Falkirk
  • 29/01/2011
  • Falkirk
  • 0 - 0
  • Raith
  • 29/12/2010
  • Raith
  • 2 - 1
  • Falkirk
  • 25/09/2010
  • Raith
  • 3 - 3
  • Falkirk
  • 19/03/2005
  • Falkirk
  • 2 - 0
  • Raith
  • 01/01/2005
  • Raith
  • 0 - 2
  • Falkirk
  • 13/11/2004

Top Scorers

Falkirk

  • M Stewart 10
  • R Flynn 5
  • T McManus 4
  • C Finnigan 4
  • J Compton 3
  • M Twaddle 2
  • K Higginbotham 2
  • B McLean 1
  • T Scobbie 1
  • M Millar 1
  • S Murdoch 1

Raith

  • J Baird 9
  • G Tade 7
  • A Walker 5
  • M Campbell 3
  • L Ellis 3
  • G Murray 2
  • S Simmons 2
  • M Ferry 2
  • I Davidson 1
  • I Williamson 1
  • W Dyer 1

Goals

Falkirk

    • Total goals 71
    • Goals per game 43
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Raith

    • Total goals 67
    • Goals per game 39
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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