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IN PICTURES: Weekend football action

It was an epic weekend of football on the domestic and international front.

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LISTEN: Lennon: Falkirk lucky to have Houston

Hibs manager Neil lennon praised his opposite number after yesterday’s dramatic end at Easter Road.

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Craig Sibbald. Pic by Michael Gillen.

STARSHOT: Hibs 2 Falkirk 1

Falkirk tasted defeat at Easter Road for the first time in eight years.

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Craig Sibbald headed in the Bairns equaliser. Pic by Michael Gillen.

Hibs 2 Falkirk 1: Battling Bairns floored by wondergoal

So near. So far. So Falkirk.

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Fraser Aird celebrates his goal for Canada. Pic by Michael Gillen.

Hibs star John McGinn to remain in Scotland camp and miss Falkirk match

Hibs midfielder John McGinn will stay with Gordon Strachan’s squad as they prepare for Sunday’s “must-win” clash with Slovenia – removing him from the reckoning for the crucial Championship match against Falkirk the previous day.

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Bob McHugh beat Ricki Lamie to the ball, but sent his strike wide. Pic by Michael Gillen.

Bob: ‘Let’s get back on track against Hibs’

Bob McHugh says Falkirk can’t let defeat to Morton cloud their preparations for Hibs on Saturday.

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Peter Houston. Pic by Michael Gillen

Houston touts Hibs midfielder for international honours

There was a little hint of mischief in Peter Houston’s eye this week as he touted Hibs midfielder John McGinn for further Scotland honours.

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IN PICTURES: Falkirk v Morton

IT was a disappointing weekend for Falkirk as their visitors from Greenock left Westfield with all three points.

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LISTEN: Managers reflect on Morton’s 1-0 win

James McDonaugh was in the dugout for Falkirk’s defeat to Morton.

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Kudus Oyenuga scored the only goal of the game. Picture Michael Gillen

STARSHOT Falkirk vs Morton

Falkirk suffered in a 1-0 defeat to Morton in front of the BBC Alba cameras.

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Ross Forbes and Tom Taiwo. Picture Michael Gillen.

Falkirk 0 Morton 1: Advantage Morton in Hibs’ chasing pack

Morton took advantage of Hibs’ failure to win by cutting the lead at the top of the Championship, at Falkirk’s expense.

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Luca Gasparotto (right) . Pic by Michael Gillen

Forbes is Morton’s dangerman says Falkirk’s Gasparotto

Luca Gasparotto reckons his old defensive colleagues are revelling in Ross Forbes’ set-pieces.

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Mystery Picture: Who has just scored here?

BENCHMAN: Many went to Somerset, who needs to go to Specsavers?

Well done the travelling Bairns who defied the predictions and roared the team on.

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Fraser Aird scored his first for Falkirk on Saturday.

Falkirk hope to keep ex-Rangers winger Aird longer term

Peter Houston will make Fraser Aird an offer to extend his contract at Falkirk beyond the end of the season.

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John Higgins fancies his chances.

Snooker ace Higgins reckons he’ll be in the mix at The Crucible

Four-time World Snooker champion John Higgins thinks he has it in him to win a fifth crown in Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre on May 1.

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Peter Houston hates losing, and says Neil lennon is exactly the saem. Pic by Michael Gillen.

Housty: We’ve got the will to win – but so do Hibs

Peter Houston reckons the ‘will to win’ is key to the top two teams in the SPFL Championship.

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Peter Grant and Craig McGuffie. Picture Michael Gillen

Birthday Bairn Peter Grant won everything in the Ayr!

Many people will wake up the day after a birthday with a sore head – Peter Grant could be forgiven for being among them, but not for the usual reason.

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John Baird celebrated with goalscorer Austin. Picture by Michael Gillen.

Austin: I should have had a hat-trick

Nathan Austin didn’t look happy coming off without a hat-trick on Saturday.

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LISTEN: Bosses disagree on reflection of scoreline

Peter Houston reckoned Falkirk deserved their 4-1 victory at Ayr’s Somerset Park – but opposite number Ian McCall didn’t.

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Falkirk mark Fraser Aird's late strike with the visitors' support.  Pic by Michael Gillen.

WATCH: Ayr United 1 Falkirk 4

Nathan Austin, twice, plus strikes from Craig Sibbald and Fraser Aird, gave Falkirk a big win at Ayr.

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