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Praise for Falkirk ace Sibbald

Falkirk midfield ace Craig Sibbald (21) – scorer of a wonderful opening goal in the Bairn’s 2-1 home derby success over Dunfermline Athletic last Saturday – has been praised by first team coach James McDonaugh.

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Falkirk's John Baird squares up to Dunfermline skipper Andy Geggan (Pic by Michael Gillen)

Falkirk’s Baird happy to contribute

Although Falkirk forwards John Baird and Bob McHugh didn’t score in the 2-1 win over Dunfermline last Saturday, Baird was delighted they contributed in other areas.

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Falkirk footballer Leah Eddy (15) who helped Scotland under-17s to Euro success

Leah looks to Euro draw with Scotland under-17s

A teenager Falkirk footballer is on cloud nine after helping her international teammates to the next stage of European Championship qualification on home soil.

Bend it like Bainsford hits the net

Bend it like Bainsford hits the net

Scotland prides itself on being a multicultural society, but not everyone is as tolerant of other races as they could or should be.

Shire had another win and clean sheet to celebrate

Mid Annandale 0 East Stirlingshire 3: Shire safely over cup hurdle

He wasn’t trying to be greedy but East Stirlingshire striker David Grant admitted both he and his team mates could have filled their boots at Mid Annandale if they hadn’t been trying so hard to score the perfect goal.

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Celebrations for Falkirk after Myles Hippolyte netted what proved to be the winner against  Dunfermline

Falkirk 2 Dunfermline 1: Bairns secure derby win

All week long, manager Peter Houston made sure his players knew just what this derby means to the Falkirk supporters.

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Eddie O'Hara (front centre, white jersey) and Jimmy McIntosh (left) with some of their 1957 team-mates.

Bairns mourn passing of another 1957 Falkirk cup hero

A second member of Falkirk’s 1957 Scottish Cup winning squad has died within the space of two weeks.

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Stenhousemuir boss Brown Ferguson was pleased with his sides clean sheet in their last match.

Stenhousemuir going for two wins in a row

Stenhousemuir return to action against Stranraer on Saturday in an unusual position - they go into the game in the back of a victory.

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Falkirk fans have bought up all the tickets for the south stand. Picture by Michael Gillen

South stand sold out for Pars clash

Falkirk fans have answered the club’s call for support and sold out the south stand.

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Peter Houston. Pic by Michael Gillen.

Falkirk fans relish Dunfermline clash

Peter Houston knows Saturday’s league encounter with Dunfermline is one that has been marked by Bairns fans ever since the fixtures were released in June.

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Kris Faulds nets East Stirlingshire's opener against BSC Glasgow (pic by Craig Halkett)

East Stirlingshire 3 BSC Glasgow 0: Shire up to third

He’s willing to admit he’s happy to play anywhere in the team, but Graeme MacGregor appeared to be everywhere on the pitch on Saturday as East Stirlingshire recorded a fifth successive home Lowland League win, against BSC Glasgow at Ochilview.

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James McArthur celebrated his late leveller for Scotland. Picture Michael Gillen.

Scotland 1 Lithuania 1: Raving and relief

Scotland salvaged a draw from the first home match of the World Cup qualifying campaign, at home to Lithuania.

Gary Harkins netted the winner. Pic by Michael Gillen.

Ayr 1 Falkirk 0: Bairns out in extra time

Falkirk are out of the Irn-Bru Cup after an extra time defeat to Ian McCall's Ayr United.
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Cook savours first Stenhousemuir victory

Stenhousemuir Alan Cook believes the Warriors have turned the corner after they netted their first three points of the new season at New Bayview at the weekend.

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Peter Grant made his comeback this week with 45 minutes at Hamilton in the under-20s. Pic by Michael Gillen

Thanks to Fulham for the big fella’s fix

Peter Grant may have delayed his comeback by a week, but he’s still back quicker than he would have been had Fulham not stepped in to aid his recovery.

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‘Encore une fois’ for East Stirlingshire league clash

John Sludden will ask his East Stirlingshire players for, “same again, please”, when they face BSC Glasgow in their latest Lowland League clash at Ochilview on Saturday.

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BENCHMAN: Who is this mystery man?

BENCHMAN: It’s time for TMO

After a dodgy offside call cost Falkirk a second goal, our man in the stand has decided it’s time for a touchline TV judge.

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Peter Houston.

Boss will ring the changes

Peter Houston will change it up at Ayr tomorrow night to give his fringe players a run having established a settled first team over recent weeks.

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Peter Houston's added another award to his mantlepiece. Pic by Michael Gillen

Peter Houston is manager of the month

Falkirk’s form has landed boss Peter Houston the manager of the month award for September.

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Peter Grant's knee went iunder the knife in February and he made his long awaited competitive comeback tonight. Picture by Michael Gillen

Defender Peter Grant makes return to action

After 255 days recovering from a torn cruciate ligament in his knee, Falkirk defender Peter Grant is back.

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