Date suggested for Bairns re-match

Image: by Gary Hutchison. DUMFRIES. Terregles Street. Palmerston Park. Queen of the South v Falkirk FC. Match abandoned after 26 minutes.

Image: by Gary Hutchison. DUMFRIES. Terregles Street. Palmerston Park. Queen of the South v Falkirk FC. Match abandoned after 26 minutes.

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Falkirk fans could be a spared a midweek trek to Dumfries.

Around 200 fans negotiated yesterday’s inclament weather and road closures to reach the match at Palmerston, and referee Ian Brines gave the game the go-ahead.

But it lasted only 26 minutes before being abandoned. Annan Athletic’s match a few miles along the road was also postponed.

Entry tickets will be valid for a replay which has been suggested for Saturday, February 8. It is in the diary as a Scottish Cup date, but as both Queen of the South and Falkirk have been elimnated from this season’s competition, they share the free weekend and have made the suggestion to the SPFL, who will decide the re-arranged date.

Supporters seeking a refund or entry to the re-arranged game, once it is finalised, should check the Queen of the South website for more information (here).

Stenhousemuir’s match with Rangers was also called off a few hours before kick-off after wind and rain lashed Ochilview.

In one image, provided via Rangers’ Twitter feed, shows the covering on the Warriors’ new east stand come loose after the gale-force gusts.

A re-arranged date has not yet been discussed, but neither Rangers nor Stenhousemuir have the February date available to them that Falkirk and the Doonhamers have, as both Rangers and Stenhousemuir are still involved in this season’s Scottish Cup.

Rangers will play Dunfermline while Martyn Corrigan’s men face a trip to Coatbridge to meet Albion Rovers on February 8.

Tickets for yesterday’s game will be valid for the re-arranged date.