SPFL Development League
Tue 28 March, 2017. Kick Off: - 19:00
The Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk
Falkirk down to nine men with two injured players having to hobble off
Higgins drills a low effort across goal but neither McLaughlin or Nisbet can reach it
Wilson evades the offside trap and slots the ball beyon McMinn with the aid of a small deflection
Jagzone Man of the Match: Conor Cullen
Blues fires a shot which is easy for Cullen.
The game has died a death after Falkirk scored the third goal which sealed all three points.
Hippolyte rolls the ball into the corner of the net from 14 yards.
Hippolyte splits the defence open with a pass to Peggie. Cullen parries the effort before Langton blazes over the bar
McLaughlin drills a low effort straight into the arms of the goalkeeper
Craigen interchanges with Shepherd before dinking a ball over the bar by about a foot.
Nisbet races towards goal but wins a corner from the edge of the box.
Peggie blazes over the bar after the ball falls to him around 10 yards out
Nisbet takes aim from distance but fires into the stand.
Shepherd spins away from Stokes before forcing a good save from Cullen
Blues gets the ball wide in the penalty area. The ball is cut across to Shepherd who pokes the ball home.
Shepherd races into the box and forces a good one handed save from Cullen who tips over the bar.
Lamont slides the ball into the path of the trialist. He has space to shoot but opts to square to Nisbet who can't reach the end of the pass.
An early sight of goal for McLaughlin forces McMinn to parry the effort away
Shepherd forces a good save from Cullen from a tight angle. McCarthy saves the ball from a corner kick.
Craigen's effort is a couple of feet over the bar.
Shepherd gets the wrong side of Stokes and the Jags defender halts his progress 25 yards from goal
Nisbet meets Fleming's cross with a powerful steered header. It lands on the top of the net with the goalkeeper backpedalling. Thistle knocking on the door for an equaliser.
Great movement and passing from Nisbet sends McLaughlin through. He steers his effort into the legs of the Falkirk goalkeeper
Nisbet's shot is blocked before MCLaughlin grabs the scraps and sends a shot past the post.
McLaughlin finds a pocket of space in the Falkirk half and tries to link up with Nisbet but the number 9 is offside
Nisbet heads back for McLaughlin who volleys towards goal. Unfortunately for the Jags number 10 it is straight in the arms of McMinn
Nisbet and McLaughlin link up well before a Falkirk defender scoops the ball behind
Hippolyte's free kick deflects off the wall prompting Cullen to quickly react and push the ball away from goal.
Nisbet wins the ball and tries to play a ball through to the trialist. It takes a deflection into the path of Wilson who can't quite get on the end of it under defensive pressure.
Blues flicks a header from the corner towards goal but it loops over the bar.
Nisbet works some space for himself on the edge of the box unleashing a shot which is deflected past for a corner.
Shepherd holds off Stokes as he chases a long ball. He drills a low shot across goal which bobbles away from target.
Hippolyte is able to skip away from Duncanson, racing into space in the box before firing high into the net.
Clever play from Nisbet creates space just inside the Falkirk half allowing Neil McLaughlin to pick him out with a nice pass. With the trialist in the box, and McLaughlin just outside, Nisbet can't pick out the pass and Falkirk are able to clear.
McCarthy, playing as part of the back three tonight, races away having intercepted a through ball. He clips a pass into the path of McLaughlin who scoops an effort high over the bar.
Falkirk threaten in the opening 10 seconds. A long ball is played forward, landing between the defensive line and Conor Cullen. Hesitancy from the goalkeeper allows Shepherd hope that he will reach the ball but the goalkeeper recovers well to block the low effort.