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Joe gets MoM - well played Sir!
FULL TIME FROM EAST END PARK
Murdoch saves ahead of Blues.
Aird takes, headed into the top net by Ash.
Throw in Pars. Talbot back on, takes on to Murdoch via Ash. Long ball to RyanW, has to clear it out wide. No one helping.
Aird to Joe, crosses in but too high and out of play.
Gentleman pass to Thomson.
Falkirk fans singing their hearts out . The players body language showed how determined they were to get a goal.
From the right it`s Aird, high ball headed down by Ryan past the left hand post. Goal kick Falkirk.
Absolutely ridiculous that nine men can get a goal.
Gaspa takes a throw in.
Falkirk fans heading for the exits.
Talbot cant keep the ball in. Throw in for Falkirk. Foul on Blues - ah that`s the other sub. Kerr takes a free kick for Falkirk inside their half.
Ball down to Nat, then to Talbot, come on guys we want anither goal.
Free kick after Gasparotto does a Hippo. Free kick goes nowhere but long and over the byline at the NE corner. Goal kick to Murdoch.
Throw in for Falkirk. Not sure what happened there as the ref takes the throw in back. Falkirk pressing our box. Oooer.
Talbot on the end of the spare. Throw in to Murdoch. Over to RyanW via Morris.
Rain on again.
Corner taken by Aird, cleared to RyanW shoots in the box but a tad too soft. Thomson saves and clears downfield. All the way through to Murdoch.
Thomson to Ash`s head. Ovder to Morris long ball to a running Hoppy trips up and on to Thomson.
Ash to Talbot long ball to Hoppy, does well on to Higgy, turns puts a shot on goal but it`s wayyyy over the bar.
Watson all the way through to Thomson. Talbot has a close encounter with McKee, ball to Ash and Austin misses out on a corner.
Falkirk forward. Throw in deep in PArs half.
McKee takes, goes wide to Austin and down to Kerr. Joe chases as does Shiels but Gaspa forward. His shot on goal is wide of the left hand post.
Stopped by Talbot, but away to Gasparotto.
Absolutely disgusting play by Falkirk - their discipline is non-existing.
FALKIRK DOWN TO NINE MEN
FALKIRK DOWN TO NINE MEN AFTER LEE MILLER TAKES OUT NAT
Long ball fae the orange keeper - seriously what`s with the tango strips? Has there been a job lot aff the back of a lorry?
Over to RyanW, cleared forward by Ash, out for a pars throw in at the NW.
I`m awfy posh the day, splendid - falters - and perchance.
Falkirk in our half, long ball to Morris and falters the chances of a corner for the visitors.
Throw in Pars. Talbot takes.
Talbot rattles the ball off the face of Taiwo. Ouchy I could feel that fae here!
PARS FANS ON THEIR FEET SINGING. What an atmosphere.
A silly laddie Craig Sibbald - one of Falkirk`s best players.
FALKIRK DOWN TO TEN MEN WITH SIBBALD BEING RED CARDED FOR A TERRIBLE KICK TO JOE WHILST HE WAS ON THE DECK.
RyanW on asa great run through to Joe in the box, loses it to McKee and a TERRIBLE KICK AT JOE ON THE BYLINE WHICH MEANS A RED CARD FOR SIBBALD.
Pass to McManus, lost it to McKee and a throw in for the pars further up the NW byline.
Shiels takes, down to Joe, crosses to Higgy bounces in front of him and lost it to Gallacher but gets it back. Pars still in possession. Throw in for RyanW at the NW corner.
Thomson hoof to Ash, Joe through but fouled by O`hara. Free kick Pars in our own half.
The jaiket is on, it`s chilly with that wind.
Low in, headed down by Miller and it`s past the right hand post. Goal kick Pars.
Falkirk kicked off, throw in deep in the pars half. Cross to our box cleared and it`s down to Higgy. His pass is blocked and alleges to have fouled Sibbald who was in the way of his pass. Free kick Falkirk 30 yards out.
Two subs for Falkirk at halftime - but the tannoy announcer sounded like a dalek and I never caught the players names.
Both teams out for the second half. Boy o boy I`m looking forward to this... and tea at Mither`s later too.
There`s toty wee pars players on the pitch, they had a wee game and now having their photos taken. I cannae believe ye get strips that size!
OTHER HALF TIME SCORES FROM THE SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Free kick Falkirk on the far left. Not sure what happened, too many bodies in the way. McKee takes, goes long ot the pars box and Morris is pushed just as the halftime whistle goes.
Austin cant get past Talbot, ball to Nat and a throw in for the Pars at the NW.
I can see AJ perhaps taking Higgy off - he`s hot heided.
Austin heads down, Higgy clears and McManus chases the spare. All through to Thomson, then to McKee, Higgy came close with a tackle and McKee gets it back to Thomson.
ALl the way through to Murdoch, Joe gets the spare at the NW and a throw in for Falkirk. Ref having a word with Joe after he chucks the ball down but it bounced over the ad boards and into the stand.
Kerr through to Ash who clears out wide. Throw in for Falkirk as the clock ticks down to halftime.
Comes back into MOrris, heads it to Higgy, but off to Sibbald. HE gives to Gallacher chested off Nat and over the bar by Sibbald.
McKee to take.
Murdoch comes off his line to clear a spare and it`s all the way through to Thomson at the other end.
Long hoof from Thomson. Austin heads down but his pass is blocked and Joe chases the spare to Thomson who clears. Cross to the pars box from O`Hara, blocked and cleared and away to McManus but on to McKee.
Gallacher takes, chested down by Austin, away to Joe. Long ball to McManus but he sclaffs his shot in the box and it`s past the left hand post. Goal kick Falkirk.
RyanW on the wing, cant keep the ball. Falkirk throw in. Taiwo takes, over Higgy`s head as it goes backwards.
McKee to take, Low in to the box and all the way through to Murdoch. No danger.
Long ball headed down by Gasparotto. Higgy cant keep control of the spare but a cracking play by RyanW, crosses to the Falkirk box but blocked ball. Falkirk on the attack. Austin goes to ground and a free kick for Falkirk on the left hand side in front of the NW 30 yards out.
Free kick Falkirk after a foul by Ash. Free kick just outside the centre circle in the pars half. McKee to take.
Joe to Higgy, back to Joe, out to Higgy cross for Smith in front of goal. Blocked and the ball is down to Morris. Austin goes to ground nothing from ref. Nat turns and twists around three Falkirk players, bliss.
Joe on the wing, through to McManus, back to Joe and fouled on his run. Free kick Pars from 35 yards out. Higgy to take.
RyanW with a throw in. up to Higgy, McManus is blocked and it`s on to Muirhead.
Did I actually use the word splendid there? Jeesh.
Kerr heads to Austin on the wing, but Nat makes a sliding tackle to get the ball clear to Joe.
Jeezo Smith ma granny coulda taken that yin better - and she`s been deid fur years min.
McManus fouls Taiwo and it`s off to Thomson for the free kick.
Gallacher takes, away t o McManus and a great ball through to Smith and he hits it off the post with only the fresh air of a goal to take.
Ball to Thomson.
Both names going in the book by the looks of it. Kerr is arguing with the ref but no cards for either player. Both of them are very luck I think.
Short to Higgy, and a slap in the face for Talbot then HIggy is fouled. Nothing from ref although a Falkirk player is now on his back in our half
Free kick Falkirk with Thomson taking.
Inverness 1 - 0 Morton
Throw in Falkirk at the NW.
Long ball over Higgy`s head and out for a Falkirk throw in.
Murdoch to Taiwo, and Kerr is fouled. Free kick taken quickly in the Falkirk half. Long ball goes nowhere but to Murdoch.
Throw in Falkirk deep in our half.
Throw in Falkirk with Muirhead to take.
RyanW to Higgy, on to the feet of Gasparotto, then to Nat who struggled with McKee, Falkirk with Austin and crossed to Sibbald egde of box and out of play by morris into the NW.
Long ball to the head of Higgy who is inadvertently hit in the face by McKee. mcManus chases a spare down the nearside wing but it`s away to Muirhead. Long ball goes out of play in the pars half. Throw in for RyanW to take.
Curling ball, headed down by Nat, and he is fouled in the process. Free kick to be tsaken by Murdoch.
RyanW to Higgy but headed out by Kerr. Throw in pars. Over and away to Muirhead, good cross to the box for Austin but the pars have it away upfield by Higgy. His pass to Smith is poor and Falkirk have a throw in, and now a free kick after Sibbald is fouled. Free kick to be taken by McKee, 40 yards out on the right hand side.
RyanW to Nat, and out for a pars throw in on the nearside byline.
The NW is jumping, the Norrie is jumping and we are awfy excited too here in the Main Stand.
Another brilliant cross in and handled so well by Joe in front of goal and past the keeper into the bottom left hand corner.
I knew I shouldn`t have commented on the weather ... it`s peein doon.
Goes nowhere. Throw in Pars. Talbot to Shiels, down to Joe, does great and over the field pass to RyanW high cross and a good jumping save for Thomson.
A Falkirk player was on the deck a minute ago but seems ok and is up running off his knock / slide.
Halfway line beckons. Falkirk take it to their back line. McKee to Taiwo, forward to our box and a good shot on goal by Gallacher is saved at the right hand post by Murdoch.
Re-start and Falkirk head to our half but our defence are on the ball and it`s on to Murdoch. Long ball downfield. Falkirk throw in.
And we`re off! Cracking goal past the hapless Thomson who never saw it coming.
Ash headers down the long punt. In to the middle for Higgy, long to MCMANUS AND A CRACKING GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
Nice to hear the two sets of fans singing at each other. A good atmosphere.
Thomson long to the halfway line. Missed by McManus who goes to ground with a bump. Free kick for Falkirk in their half after a pull from Higgy.
From the left it`s Higgy. Right footed cross, low in and down to Ash who cant control it and it`s out for a goal kick.
Long punt upfield, out wide to Joe, crosses in and missed by Smith in front of goal. Out wide to Higgy short to RyanW crosses in and wins a corner.
Ball long to Murdoch who hoofs it to the head of Higgy but it`s too far and carried by the wind. Throw in Falkirk.
Away we go!
Big roar for the teams heading out on to the braw green pitch.
Congratulations to Adele (fae the Commercial) on the birth of Cameron! A bonny wee lad he is too.
Also worth reporting on is a delightful Stag party here in the main stand - and the happy chappy is wearing a pars top omplete with pink tutu and pink leggings! Fair dandy!
Also a big hiya to my lovely readers all over the rest o the "small" world - and back hame in Dunfy too. It`s always an absolute pleasure to provide the live updates to you all. :-)
A big hello to an auld school pal of mine in Auckland, New Zealand - we caught up with each other today after 37 years!
I`m a right clert --- the straw broke on the ol Capri-Sun and I`ve had to sook the juice oot the carton and it`s aw doon the front of me.
Please note Hippo is not on the teamsheet for the visitors today.
Good afternoon from a very blustery East End Park for today`s SPFL Championship match between Dunfermline Athletic and Falkirk.