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Falkirk footballers’ role in history

Glasgow City landed their tenth league title in a row to become the first Scottish football club – male or female – to win ten senior championships in a row helped by Leanne Ross, and two other local soccer stars.

Falkirk Sony Centre Fury saw off Glasgow University at the weekend

Fury are 100 per cent for 33% of the season

Sony Centre Falkirk Fury’s weekend win ensured their place at the top of the league table.

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Houston was sent to the stand midway through the second half. Pic by Michael Gillen.

Bairns boss Houston in the clear

Peter Houston said he’d contest any further punishment after being sent to the stand on Saturday – but he has no case to answer.

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Lee Miller scores the second for Falkirk but it wasn't enough. Picture by Michael Gillen.

HIGHLIGHTS: Falkirk 2 Raith 4

Falkirk were disappointing in their defeat to Raith Rovers – the Bairns first league loss in more than two months.

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John Baird is one of this week's nominees. Pic by Michael Gillen

STARSHOT: Falkirk 2 Raith Rovers 4

The team may have missed out on any points, but there is still a set of Starshot ranking points available – but who deserves them?

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Connor Greene repelled Annan's aerial threat. Pic by Alan Murray

Annan Athletic 0 Shire 0: Replay date set

If Connor Greene was feeling a little sore from heading the ball during East Stirlingshire’s Scottish Cup draw at Annan Athletic then it would hardly be surprising.

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Peter Houston sat in the stand alongside Alex Smith. Pic by Michael Gillen

Houston will challenge any further punishment

Peter Houston doesn’t know why he was sent to the stand by referee Barry Cook during Falkirk’s 4-2 defeat to Raith Rovers.

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Davidson scores. Pic by Michael Gillen.

Falkirk 2 Raith Rovers 4: First league loss in two months

Peter Houston was sent to the stand as Falkirk fell to their Fife rivals at The Falkirk Stadium in the first match of the second quarter of SPFL Championship fixtures.

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Falkirk's Toni Woods in action at the Scottish under-19 championships with Matt Grimley

Toni targets success at junior world championships in Spain

Falkirk teenager Toni Woods is set to take on the world as part of the Scotland squad contesting next month’s world junior championships.

Falkirk's Craig Sibbald lobs in a brilliant opening goal against Dunfermline (Pic by Michael Gillen)

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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Forth Valley gymnast Ross Donaldson won bronze at the European team cxhampionships in Slovenia

Ross helps Brits to historic Euro team bronze

A Forth Valley gymnast helped make history at the European Championships in Slovenia last week.

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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