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  • Date:02 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Almondvale Stadium
  • McNulty (65)
  • El Alagui (11) Higginbotham (71)
Goal!

Live Commentary

89:48

Paul Watson challenges Kallum Higginbotham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Watson goes into the referee's book. Free kick taken by Mark Millar.

86:23

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Fotheringham, Header from close in by Craig Barr misses to the right of the goal.

85:38

Farid El Alagui produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

84:55

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Fotheringham, clearance made by Dale Fulton.

84:32

Dale Fulton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Barr. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Fotheringham from right channel, Farid El Alagui manages to make a clearance.

79:21

Liam Fox leaves the field to be replaced by Rory Boulding.

79:16

The ball is sent over by Marc McNulty.

78:06

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar to the near post, clearance made by Robert Barr.

77:31

Iain Russell concedes a free kick for a foul on Kallum Higginbotham. Iain Russell is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Thomas Scobbie takes the free kick.

76:52

Mark Millar takes a shot. Andrew McNeil makes a fantastic save.

74:48

Kieran Duffie produces a cross, Callum Fordyce makes a clearance.

73:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Russell by Dale Fulton. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Fotheringham.

70:28

Craig Barr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Weatherston. Kallum Higginbotham finds the net with a shot from the free kick from 18 yards. Livingston 1-2 Falkirk.

69:04

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Millar, Darren Dods takes a shot. Blocked by Callum Fordyce.

67:24

Kieran Duffie sends in a cross, Close range header by Farid El Alagui misses to the right of the goal.

66:54

The ball is delivered by Kieran Duffie, Craig Barr makes a clearance.

66:28

The ball is sent over by Mark Millar, save made by Andrew McNeil.

65:14

Goal scored by Marc McNulty from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Livingston 1-1 Falkirk.Assist on the goal came from Iain Russell.

62:07

Robert Barr produces a cross, Close range header by Callum Fordyce misses to the right of the goal. Jay Fulton leaves the field to be replaced by Dale Fulton.

59:51

Unfair challenge on Jay Fulton by Marc McNulty results in a free kick. Marc McNulty is cautioned. Thomas Scobbie takes the free kick.

56:46

Thomas Scobbie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Barr. Mark Fotheringham crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Thomas Scobbie.

56:07

Craig Sibbald sends in a cross, save made by Andrew McNeil.

54:06

Unfair challenge on Iain Russell by Kieran Duffie results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Fotheringham from left wing.

52:32

Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Andrew McNeil makes a fantastic save.

51:17

Centre by Kallum Higginbotham, Craig Sibbald has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

49:49

Farid El Alagui is ruled offside. Andrew McNeil restarts play with the free kick.

49:33

The official flags Farid El Alagui offside. Indirect free kick taken by Andrew McNeil.

47:18

Robert Barr crosses the ball, Headed effort from close range by Iain Russell bounces off the post.

46:48

Kieran Duffie crosses the ball, Andrew McNeil makes a save.

45:34

The referee blows for offside against Farid El Alagui. Free kick taken by Andrew McNeil.

45:02 +0.02

Thomas Scobbie fouled by Marc McNulty, the ref awards a free kick. Thomas Scobbie takes the direct free kick.

44:21

Maurice Ross leaves the field to be replaced by Callum Fordyce.

44:02

Shot by David Weatherston. Save made by Andrew McNeil.

42:56

Kallum Higginbotham has an effort at goal. Save by Andrew McNeil.

40:22

The ball is delivered by Kieran Duffie, save by Andrew McNeil.

38:54

A cross is delivered by David Weatherston, Robert Barr makes a clearance.

35:51

Mark Millar takes a corner.

35:24

Iain Russell is brought on as a substitute for Kenny Deuchar.

29:52

Darren Dods gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenny Deuchar. Caution for Darren Dods. Kenny Deuchar goes into the referee's book. Strike on goal comes in from Mark Fotheringham from the free kick, save by Michael McGovern.

28:06

Murray Wallace fouled by Kenny Deuchar, the ref awards a free kick. Michael McGovern takes the indirect free kick.

26:03

Kyle Jacobs takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

24:23

The official flags Farid El Alagui offside. Free kick taken by Paul Watson.

20:07

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar to the near post, clearance made by Maurice Ross.

17:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Jacobs by Mark Millar. The referee cautions Mark Millar for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Mark Fotheringham, clearance by Thomas Scobbie.

16:01

Keaghan Jacobs challenges Farid El Alagui unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Scobbie.

15:37

Foul by Mark Millar on Mark Fotheringham, free kick awarded. Mark Fotheringham takes the direct free kick.

14:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kallum Higginbotham on Mark Fotheringham. Mark Fotheringham takes the direct free kick.

11:54

Farid El Alagui finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Livingston 0-1 Falkirk.Assist by David Weatherston.

11:12

Shot by Kallum Higginbotham. Andrew McNeil makes a fantastic save.

9:42

Maurice Ross crosses the ball, Headed effort from close range by Kenny Deuchar goes wide left of the goal.

7:32

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Andrew McNeil.

6:07

Paul Watson takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

5:29

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Fotheringham, clearance made by Darren Dods.

5:02

Mark Fotheringham takes a corner.

0:05

Marc McNulty challenges Mark Millar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael McGovern takes the indirect free kick.

Match Preview

Livi duo sign up Livingston have received a new year boost with experienced duo of Maurice Ross and Mark Fotheringham signing deals until the end of the month that will allow them to feature against Falkirk. But full-back Jonathan Brown is out with an injury and fellow defender Jason Talbot is a major doubt. Manager Gary Bollan said: "The games have been exciting with Falkirk getting an injury-time penalty to draw in our first meeting and then we came back from 3-0 down to level before losing 4-3 in the next game. "It would be great to have another exciting meeting, but with a Livingston win this time." Falkirk defender Darren Dods is expected to shake off a knee knock. However, midfielder Stewart Murdoch looks set to miss out with a knee injury. The Bairns will attempt to get over the disappointment of conceding an injury-time equaliser to leaders Ross County on Boxing Day. Technical director Alex Smith said: "We may be disappointed at losing a late goal but we were pleased with the performance and are looking for more of the same against Livingston. "We have had two great games already this season and are looking forward to a third. A win will keep us right on the tail of Ross County."

Formation:442Manager: Gary Bollan

Livingston

Formation: 442Manager: Steven Pressley

Falkirk

  • Andrew McNeil
  • Maurice Ross
  • Craig Barr
  • Paul Watson
  • Robert Barr
  • Kyle Jacobs
  • Liam Fox
  • Keaghan Jacobs
  • Mark Fotheringham
  • Kenny Deuchar
  • Marc McNulty
  • SUBS
  • Andrew Murphy
  • Rory Boulding
  • Iain Russell
  • Stefan Scougall
  • Callum Fordyce

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Match Report

Bairns close in on summit Falkirk closed the gap at the top of the Scottish First Division with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Livingston. Kallum Higginbotham scored the winner 18 minutes from time to move Steven Pressley's side three points behind league leaders Ross County. Goalkeepers Michael McGovern and Andrew McNeil traded fantastic saves before the division's top scorer Farid El Alagui put the visitors into a 12th-minute lead. He headed in David Weatherston's cross for his 20th goal in all competitions this season but Marc McNulty drew the hosts level midway through the second half with a cool finish from inside the box. Darren Dods' goalbound effort was then blocked by Callum Fordyce but Falkirk's perseverance paid off when Higginbotham curled in a free-kick from the edge of the box to give them victory.

Form Guide

    LWLLWW
  • Livingston
  • VS
  • Falkirk
  • LLWDWD

Last Meetings

  • Falkirk
  • 4 - 3
  • Livingston
  • 05/11/2011
  • Livingston
  • 1 - 1
  • Falkirk
  • 10/09/2011
  • Livingston
  • 3 - 0
  • Falkirk
  • 24/04/2001
  • Falkirk
  • 1 - 0
  • Livingston
  • 13/01/2001
  • Livingston
  • 4 - 1
  • Falkirk
  • 02/12/2000
  • Falkirk
  • 3 - 2
  • Livingston
  • 30/09/2000

Top Scorers

Livingston

  • K Deuchar 4
  • M McNulty 3
  • R Barr 2
  • D Sinclair 2
  • M Fotheringham 2
  • I Russell 2
  • K Jacobs 2
  • R Boulding 1
  • C Barr 1
  • K Jacobs 1

Falkirk

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

Goals

Livingston

    • Total goals 44
    • Goals per game 23
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Falkirk

    • Total goals 51
    • Goals per game 30
  • 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
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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