Falkirk v Livingston... as it happened

Weatherston struck a consolation goal for Falkirk
Weatherston struck a consolation goal for Falkirk
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The Falkirk Herald was witness to an astonishing game at The Falkirk Stadium as John Hughes’ men saw of Steven Pressley’s team 5-2.

It was the second time this season the sides have met at Westfield, and the second time they have shared seven goals.

Here’s how it happened from The Falkirk Herald’s live text feed, available here - http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/sport/falkirk-fc/live-match-updates

2:32 Falkirk and Livingston are warming up ahead of the First Division match at The Falkirk Stadium

2:32 Team-lines are as follows:

2:34 Falkirk: Bowman, Duffie, Scobbie, Dods, Wallace, Faulds, Jay Fulton, Mark Millar, El Alagui, Weatherston, Alston.

Subs: Bennett, Dale Fulton, Dick, Gibson, Amos

2:37 Livi: McNeil, Trialist, Docherty, Kyle Jacobs, Fordyce, Keaghan Jacobs, Barr, Boulding, McNulty, Scougall, Iain Russell.

Sinclair, McDonald, Andrew Russell, Travis and Jamieson on the bench

2:52 If you’ve been reading your Falkirk Herald you’ll know Stewart Murdoch is out for the season with a broken foot

2:52 And if you’ve been reading online you’ll know Craig Sibbald’s away on international duty with under-17 Scotland squad

2:53 Academy player Kyle Turnbull is alos in the squad with him.

2:56 FalkirkHeraldSp: Updates on Falkirk v livi here @FalkirkHeraldSp or at http://tinyurl.com/88t86bc

2:58 Teams are out....

2:59 FalkirkHeraldSp: Falkirk v Livingston has kicked off...

3:03 FalkirkHeraldSp: Stewart Murdoch is making his way along the main stand, on crutches - it’s his fifth metatarsal he has broken

3:13 FalkirkHeraldSp: Farid El Alagui leaps highest in the box and his header is tipped onton the bar by McNeil

3:13 FalkirkHeraldSp: RT @craiggtelfer: @FalkirkHeraldSp #ARFC Gaston, Reid, Russell, Stevenson, O’Byrne, Trialist, Love, McStay, Gemmell, Chaplain, Werndly.

3:13 FalkirkHeraldSp: RT @craiggtelfer: @FalkirkHeraldSp #SFC: Brown; Lyle, McMillan, Thomson, McKinlay; Campbell, Kean, McHale, Murray; Rodgers, Deuchar.

3:16 Livinsgton are ravaged by injury and playing a 3-5-2

3:17 Farid went close to a Scobbie cross after a great ball over the top by Myurray Wallace to the left-back

3:19 Millar pacy free kick was glanced by Farid but McNeil pushed it out

3:21 Andrew McNeil isnt the tallest of goalkeepers and Falkirk’s tactic app[ears to be crossing high for Farid to challenge him in the air

3:21 Vital block by Dods

3:23 FalkirkHeraldSp: Blair Alston slices a volley wide. 24 minutes gone 0-0

3:24 25 minutes gone and Graham Bowman has had to make his first save, claiming a corner

3:25 Scobbie fouled by Jacobs - Duffie committed a lesser tackle against Partick and was immediately sent off. Jacobs receives a yellow

3:26 Great run through by Jay Fulton laced a ball through the defneder’s legs in to Alagui but the striker screwed wide

3:27 FalkirkHeraldSp: RT @craiggtelfer: Deuchar looking like a big handful today. He’s won all his headers and flicks. Fancy him to finally score today. #SFC ...

3:27 FalkirkHeraldSp: RT @craiggtelfer: GOAL: #SFC 1-0 #ARFC. It’s been coming. Rovers don’t clear McHale’s freekick and Andy Rodgers crashes it home.

3:28 FalkirkHeraldSp: GOAL FALKIRK.

3:28 FalkirkHeraldSp: El Alagui 29 minutes

3:28 FalkirkHeraldSp: lobbed McNeil running onto a ball from Weatherston

3:34 FalkirkHeraldSp: GOAL LIVI

3:35 FalkirkHeraldSp: RT @craiggtelfer: GOAL: #SFC 1-1 #ARFC Horrible mix-up between Lyle and Brown allows Werndly to pop home a shot from eight yards. No com ...

3:35 FalkirkHeraldSp: 36 Minutes gone, Boulding puts the ball in of the post from the edge of the box

3:36 FalkirkHeraldSp: Falkirk 1-1 Livingston 37 minutes gone

3:37 FalkirkHeraldSp: Good save by Bowman from Marc McNulty down low to push the ball out for a corner

3:40 FalkirkHeraldSp: Boulding capitalises and puts Livi ahead

3:40 FalkirkHeraldSp: loose ball in the box and he striokesin across the goalkeeeper. 41 minutes

3:44 FalkirkHeraldSp: Halftme at The Falkirk Stadium. 1-2

3:48 FalkirkHeraldSp: RT @craiggtelfer: HT: #SFC 1-1 #ARFC Warriors took the lead through Rodgers but bad defending allowed Werndly to score.

3:59 FalkirkHeraldSp: Falkirk get second half underway

4:08 FalkirkHeraldSp: RT @FalkirkJuniors: Mark Pagliarulo scores penalty to make it 1-2 for Falkirk

4:08 FalkirkHeraldSp: Willie Gibson replaces Blair Alston 54 minutes

4:09 FalkirkHeraldSp: RT @craiggtelfer: GOAL: #SFC 1-2 #ARFC Amazing freekick from McStay, Brown had no chance. Dear me.

4:15 FalkirkHeraldSp: El Alagui just headed a great chance over on the hour mark. 1-2

4:17 FalkirkHeraldSp: RT @craiggtelfer: First #SFC substitute - Smith ON, Murray OFF.

4:24 Game is being broken up quite a lot here at TFS. Livingston more often than not in possession.

4:25 This lull midway through the second half has been a feature of Falkirk’s season

4:25 FalkirkHeraldSp: GOAL LIVI

4:26 FalkirkHeraldSp: Bobby Barr side-foots in unmarked.

4:26 FalkirkHeraldSp: Falkirk 1 Livingston 3 71 minutes

4:26 FalkirkHeraldSp: RT @craiggtelfer: Second #SFC substitute: Lyle OFF, Fitzharris (trialist) ON.

4:27 FalkirkHeraldSp: PENALTY LIVINGSTON

4:28 FalkirkHeraldSp: Tam Scobbie and Jay Fulton up for header, one headed, the other handled.

4:28 FalkirkHeraldSp: GOAL LIVINGSTON 1-4

4:29 FalkirkHeraldSp: Iain Russell was the penalty scorer for Livi

4:33 FalkirkHeraldSp: GOAL FALKIRK

4:34 FalkirkHeraldSp: Weatherston tucks in from close range and the ball is deflected in 79 minutes

4:38 FalkirkHeraldSp: GOAL LIVINGSTON

4:39 FalkirkHeraldSp: Bobby Barr puts Livi 5-2 up

4:47 Full time from The Falkirk Stadium Falkirk 2, Livingston 5.

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