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  • Date:26 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Falkirk Stadium
  • Attendance:4,383
  • Duffie (76)
  • McMenamin (90)
Goal!

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93:22 +3.22

Goal scored by Colin McMenamin from deep inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Falkirk 1-1 Ross County.

92:39 +2.39

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Corcoran from the right by-line.

90:36 +0.36

Rhys Bennett is brought on as a substitute for Kallum Higginbotham.

87:34

Darren Dods concedes a free kick for a foul on Colin McMenamin. Free kick crossed left-footed by Scott Morrison from own half, clearance made by Darren Dods.

84:36

Kallum Higginbotham has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target. Paul Lawson is cautioned.

83:52

Kurtis Byrne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Blair Alston. Mark Millar takes the free kick.

82:49

Kurtis Byrne replaces Iain Vigurs. Mark Corcoran on for Richard Brittain.

82:00

Rocco Quinn takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

79:47

Stuart Kettlewell challenges Farid El Alagui unfairly and gives away a free kick. Thomas Scobbie takes the free kick.

77:21

Kieran Duffie scores a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Falkirk 1-0 Ross County.Assist on the goal came from Kallum Higginbotham.

75:40

Blair Alston replaces Craig Sibbald.

73:19

Shot from 30 yards from Iain Vigurs. Blocked by Michael McGovern.

71:48

Effort from inside the area by Darren Dods misses to the right of the goal.

71:06

Paul Lawson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Farid El Alagui. Free kick taken by Thomas Scobbie.

67:19

Colin McMenamin challenges Murray Wallace unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

64:34

Colin McMenamin goes into the book.

63:09

Unfair challenge on Rocco Quinn by Kieran Duffie results in a free kick. Richard Brittain takes the free kick.

59:57

Colin McMenamin concedes a free kick for a foul on Murray Wallace. Free kick taken by Murray Wallace.

58:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Duffie on Gary Miller. Shot comes in from Richard Brittain from the free kick, save by Michael Fraser.

58:04

Foul by Farid El Alagui on Gary Miller, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Lawson.

57:08

David Weatherston fouled by Rocco Quinn, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Millar.

55:34

David Weatherston has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post. Rocco Quinn on for Michael Gardyne.

51:14

Darren Dods challenges Grant Munro unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Fraser takes the free kick.

50:04

Scott Morrison challenges Kallum Higginbotham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Mark Millar.

49:30

Iain Vigurs concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Duffie. Free kick taken by Murray Wallace.

46:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Lawson by Farid El Alagui. Farid El Alagui goes into the referee's book. Michael Fraser takes the free kick. Shot by Stuart Kettlewell went over the crossbar.

42:37

Shot by Michael Gardyne. Blocked by Michael McGovern.

42:09

Colin McMenamin takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

35:00

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Richard Brittain from the right by-line, Murray Wallace makes a clearance.

31:45

Scott Morrison concedes a free kick for a foul on David Weatherston. Mark Millar produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

30:02

Jay Fulton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Brittain. Scott Boyd takes the direct free kick.

27:45

Corner taken right-footed by Richard Brittain from the left by-line, clearance by Thomas Scobbie.

25:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Farid El Alagui on Scott Morrison. Richard Brittain crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Darren Dods manages to make a clearance.

21:58

The assistant referee signals for offside against Farid El Alagui. Scott Boyd takes the direct free kick.

19:12

Thomas Scobbie challenges Gary Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Fraser.

17:29

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kallum Higginbotham. Grant Munro takes the direct free kick.

13:58

Michael Gardyne fouled by Darren Dods, the ref awards a free kick. Iain Vigurs takes the free kick.

10:57

Richard Brittain challenges Kieran Duffie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

4:29

The referee books Gary Miller for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Gary Miller on Farid El Alagui, free kick awarded. Kallum Higginbotham takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Bairns missing Murdoch Falkirk look set to be without midfielder Stewart Murdoch for their top of the table clash with Ross County due to the knee injury he picked up at Queen of the South last Saturday. Everyone else in the Bairns squad is available as Steven Pressley's side look to reduce the Dingwall men's lead to just three points. Technical director Alex Smith said: "Stewart faces a real battle to be fit but thankfully everyone else is available for what should be a great game. "The league has a shape to it now and we are looking to keep ourselves up where we are." "A win in front of a big crowd here will set things up nicely for a very interesting second half of the season." Ross County welcome back captain Richard Brittain from suspension as they look to repeat last month's 3-1 success over the second placed Bairns. Russell Duncan is also available after injury, however Marc Fitzpatrick, Jonny Flynn and Sam Morrow are missing through knocks. County boss Derek Adams said: "This should be a great game where one side will have to give up a really good record. "Falkirk are unbeaten at home with 6 wins and 2 draws and we have won the last 5 games on the road so I am obviously hoping that it is their record that goes." "The players showed in our win over Falkirk and against Dundee last week when we battled back for a point how keen they are to keep hold of top spot."

Formation:4411Manager: Steven Pressley

Falkirk

Formation: 442Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

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

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Match Report

McMenamin rescues Ross Colin McMenamin's last-gasp strike ensured First Division leaders Ross County claimed a 1-1 draw in their top-of-the-table clash with second-placed Falkirk. Kieran Duffie's strike 13 minutes from time looked to have settled a tight contest, but McMenamin's effort in the fourth minute of injury time meant the visitors avoided suffering only their second defeat of the season. Defences were on top in a largely dull first half, although McMenamin's header and Michael Gardyne's close-range strike were well saved by Falkirk goalkeeper Michael McGovern. After the interval, Falkirk striker David Weatherston headed narrowly wide, while Darren Dods' curled effort went just past the right-hand post. The hosts did take the lead in the 77th minute when Duffie unleashed a 25-yard strike that flew past County shot-stopper Michael Fraser. Falkirk were hopeful of cutting the gap at the top of the table to three points, but McMenamin fired into the top corner deep into stoppage time to give his side a share of the spoils.

Form Guide

    WLLWDW
  • Falkirk
  • VS
  • Ross County
  • WWWWWD

Last Meetings

  • Ross County
  • 3 - 1
  • Falkirk
  • 12/11/2011
  • Falkirk
  • 1 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 27/08/2011
  • Falkirk
  • 0 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 30/04/2011
  • Ross County
  • 2 - 1
  • Falkirk
  • 05/03/2011
  • Falkirk
  • 0 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 06/11/2010
  • Ross County
  • 0 - 1
  • Falkirk
  • 14/08/2010

Top Scorers

Falkirk

  • F El Alagui 10
  • K Higginbotham 4
  • D Weatherston 3
  • D Dods 2
  • B Alston 2
  • M Wallace 2
  • C Sibbald 2
  • J Fulton 1

Ross County

  • C McMenamin 6
  • M Gardyne 4
  • S Craig 3
  • S Kettlewell 2
  • I Vigurs 2
  • R Quinn 2
  • G Miller 1
  • G Munro 1
  • R Brittain 1
  • P Lawson 1
  • S Morrow 1
  • S Boyd 1
  • K Byrne 1

Goals

Falkirk

    • Total goals 52
    • Goals per game 29
  • 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) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Ross County

    • Total goals 52
    • Goals per game 29
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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