skip to content
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Reece Donaldson by Jay Fulton. Willie Dyer restarts play with the free kick.
Jay Fulton joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Weatherston.
Allan Walker produces a cross.
Stephen Reynolds fouled by Rhys Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Allan Walker, save by Michael McGovern.
Corner taken right-footed by Allan Walker.
Allan Walker takes a shot and went wide left of the target.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Millar.
The ball is sent over by Mark Millar, inswinging corner taken by Mark Millar, Rhys Bennett takes a shot. Save made by David McGurn. Darren Dods finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Falkirk 2-0 Raith.
The offside flag is raised against Willie Dyer. Blair Alston restarts play with the free kick. Stephen Reynolds replaces Brian Graham.
Unfair challenge on Douglas Hill by Ally Graham results in a free kick. David McGurn takes the free kick.
Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. David McGurn makes a save. A goal is scored by Blair Alston from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Falkirk 1-0 Raith.
Stephen Kingsley takes a shot. Save by David McGurn.
The ball is sent over by Reece Donaldson, clearance made by Rhys Bennett.
Danny Thomson is brought on as a substitute for Iain Williamson.
Kallum Higginbotham crosses the ball, David Weatherston has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Brian Graham is caught offside. Darren Dods takes the indirect free kick.
Shot on goal by Iain Williamson from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Millar, Darren Dods takes a shot. Save by David McGurn.
The official flags Kallum Higginbotham offside. Laurence Ellis takes the indirect free kick.
David Weatherston fouled by Reece Donaldson, the ref awards a free kick. Murray Wallace takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is delivered by David Weatherston.
John Baird has an effort at goal. Save made by Michael McGovern.
Corner from left by-line taken by Allan Walker. Inswinging corner taken by Allan Walker, Iain Williamson takes a shot. Unfair challenge on David Weatherston by Laurence Ellis results in a free kick. The assistant referee flags for offside against Blair Alston. David McGurn takes the free kick. Mark Millar produces a cross, Allan Walker has an effort at goal from long distance that misses to the left of the goal.
John Baird crosses the ball, Darren Dods gets a block in.
Mark Millar takes the outswinging corner, Rhys Bennett takes a shot. Save by David McGurn.
The ball is sent over by Joe Hamill, Brian Graham takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.
Stewart Murdoch fouled by Grant Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Millar restarts play with the free kick.
Willie Dyer takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.
Corner taken by Mark Millar, save by David McGurn. David Weatherston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David McGurn. David McGurn takes the indirect free kick.
Reece Donaldson is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Mark Millar.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar from the right by-line to the near post, John Baird makes a clearance.
Foul by Douglas Hill on Rhys Bennett, free kick awarded. Mark Millar takes the free kick.
Reece Donaldson challenges Kallum Higginbotham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kallum Higginbotham has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Mark Millar takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Douglas Hill makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Stewart Murdoch, Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Willie Dyer gets a block in.
Kallum Higginbotham has a curled shot. Save by David McGurn.
Murray Wallace takes a shot. Save by David McGurn. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar from the left by-line, clearance made by Douglas Hill.
Joe Hamill takes the inswinging corner, Rhys Bennett makes a clearance.
Douglas Hill fouled by Kallum Higginbotham, the ref awards a free kick. David McGurn takes the indirect free kick.
Brian Graham concedes a free kick for a foul on David Weatherston. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Dale Fulton, blocked by Grant Murray.
The ball is swung over by David Weatherston. Effort on goal by Blair Alston from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
John Baird delivers the ball, clearance by Darren Dods.
Shot by Stewart Murdoch missed to the left of the net.
Unfair challenge on Stewart Murdoch by Reece Donaldson results in a free kick. Murray Wallace restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Dale Fulton, Willie Dyer gets a block in.
John Baird has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left of the post.
Darren Dods concedes a free kick for a foul on Allan Walker. Allan Walker restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Williamson on Stewart Murdoch. Free kick taken by Michael McGovern.
Bennett sits it out
Falkirk will add on-loan Bolton defender Rhys Bennett to their squad for the home game with Raith following suspension.
The Bairns, who beat Dundee United in the Scottish Communities League Cup in midweek, could also be boosted by the return of midfielder Marc Millar.
But defender Tom Scobbie and midfielder Craig Sibbald remain sidelined through injury.
Technical director Alex Smith said: "It's feet back on the ground time against a good and well-organised Raith Rovers side. We've done well, but we need to keep our form going."
Raith welcome back defender Dougie Hill after a two-game ban.
Hill looks certain to take over the captain's armband as Iain Davidson is expected to miss out with a groin injury and winger Scott McBride is also absent with a knee complaint.
Manager John McGlynn said: "We're one of only two sides to have defeated Falkirk all season when we beat them on the opening day.
"If we win this one, we would move to within a point of Falkirk, which I reckon would be a good place to be at this stage of the season."
Late show wins it for Bairns
Late goals from Blair Alston and Darren Dods saw Falkirk to a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Raith in the Scottish First Division.
The hosts almost took the lead after 28 minutes when Kallum Higginbotham curled a shot from the edge of the area only to see it tipped over by David McGurn.
Raith went close themselves in the 52nd minute but Iain Williamson's header from Allan Walker's corner cannoned back off the bar.
Falkirk finally broke the deadlock 15 minutes from time when Higginbotham's effort was stopped by McGurn, but Alston was quickest to react and fire high into the goal.
And with 10 minutes left McGurn saved from Rhys Bennett, but Dods was on hand to turn the ball home.
© 2004 - 2015 football.co.uk