IN QUOTES: Falkirk 1 Dunfermline 2

Allan Johnston and Paul Hartley addressed the media after the game.

Paul Hartley admitted his side didn't get going until they trailed 2-0 and only then did they play like he hoped they would.

Paul Hartley watched his side defeated in the derby. Picture: FH archive

Paul Hartley watched his side defeated in the derby. Picture: FH archive

MATCH REPORT: Falkirk 1 Dunfermline Athletic 2
Counter-part Allan Johnston paid tribute Kallum Higginbotham and Fraser Aird, his goalscorers, who found the net against their former club. He was also pleased with the all-round contribution from his side, especially in the first half.

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Falkirk scored a late penalty through captain Aaron Muirhead, but it wasn't enough to overturn a deflected strike from Higginbotham that was helped in by the unwitting Tommy Robson, and a Fraser Aird tap-in with the Bairns defence flat-footed.

The Bairns now head on the road four times in the two weeks starting with Inverness on Tuesday night.