Falkirk 1 - 0 Queen of South

Saturday 15th October 2011
D Dods (90+5)

Dods breaks Queen`s hearts

A dramatic goal from defender Darren Dods seven minutes into injury time gave Falkirk a 1-0 win over Queen of the South after the hosts had missed a penalty moments before.

Falkirk's Craig Sibbald sustained a serious injury five minutes from the end after falling awkwardly following an aerial collision and that meant there were a lengthy period of stoppage time.

The Bairns had a chance to win the game from the penalty spot three minutes into that added time when Mark Campbell upended striker Farid El Alagui.

But Queen of the South goalkeeper Lee Robinson guessed right to deny Mark Millar from the spot-kick and it appeared to have earned his struggling side a point.

However, Dods headed Millar's corner into the net with virtually the last touch of the game to snatch victory.

OfficialJohn Beaton
Attendance3,094
VenueFalkirk Stadium
Kick Off
Falkirk 0 - 0 Queen of South
1:45
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
2:59
Shot taken by Kallum Higginbotham with his right foot
3:11
Block taken by Stephen Simmons
3:36
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
6:09
Foul on Craig Reid
6:15
Free Kick taken by Scott McLaughlin from the right wing
6:39
Cross from Scott McLaughlin
6:43
Clearance by Thomas Scobbie
7:13
Cross from Kieran Duffie
7:17
Clearance by Mark Campbell
8:11
Cross from Kallum Higginbotham
8:18
Save made by Lee Robinson
9:11
Cross from Tom Brighton
9:14
Clearance by Darren Dods
9:50
Cross from Thomas Scobbie
9:55
Clearance by Lee Robinson
10:02
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline
10:57
Shot taken by Kieran Duffie with his right foot
11:17
Block taken by Mark Campbell
12:17
Cross from Kieran Duffie
12:22
Clearance by Lee Robinson
12:27
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
13:11
Cross from Kieran Duffie
13:15
Clearance by Craig Reid
13:50
Shot taken by Stewart Murdoch using his left foot
14:07
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
15:11
Cross from Kallum Higginbotham
15:49
Foul on Stewart Murdoch
15:55
Free Kick taken by Thomas Scobbie
16:24
Cross from Kieran Duffie
16:29
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
18:13
Foul on Kevin Smith
18:18
Free Kick taken by Allan Johnston from the left wing
18:40
Cross from David Weatherston
18:43
Clearance by Stewart Murdoch
19:19
Cross from Kieran Duffie
19:21
Clearance by Stephen Simmons
20:57
Cross from Daniel Carmichael
20:59
Clearance by Murray Wallace
23:17
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
24:16
Shot taken by Mark Millar with his right foot
24:57
Cross from Daniel Carmichael
25:00
Block taken by Kieran Duffie
25:15
Corner taken by Allan Johnston with his right foot from the left byline
27:53
Foul on Stephen Simmons
28:01
Free Kick taken by Christopher Higgins from the left wing
28:31
Shot taken by Kallum Higginbotham with his right foot from the left penalty area
28:42
Block taken by Craig Reid
28:58
Foul on Craig Reid
29:06
Free Kick taken by Lee Robinson from the right penalty area
30:33
Offside flag raised against Tom Brighton
30:36
Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern
32:02
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
34:25
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
34:30
Substitution for Queen of South: Alan Reid on for Craig Reid
36:15
Cross from Kieran Duffie
36:18
Block taken by Christopher Higgins
36:57
Cross from Thomas Scobbie
37:00
Clearance by Stephen Simmons
37:08
Cross from Craig Sibbald
37:10
Clearance by Ryan McGuffie
37:21
Foul on Daniel Carmichael
37:26
Free Kick taken by Christopher Higgins
38:42
Shot taken by Stewart Murdoch using his left foot
38:58
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
40:48
Foul on Murray Wallace
40:58
Free Kick taken by Thomas Scobbie
41:52
Foul on Craig Sibbald
41:58
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar from the left wing
42:15
Cross from Mark Millar
42:18
Clearance by Alan Reid
42:34
Cross from Thomas Scobbie
42:40
Save made by Lee Robinson
43:24
Cross from Stephen Simmons
43:25
Clearance by Murray Wallace
43:42
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline
44:42
Cross from Mark Millar
44:48
Clearance by Alan Reid
Half Time
Falkirk 0 - 0 Queen of South
Second Half Started
Falkirk 0 - 0 Queen of South
45:41
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
46:59
Shot taken by Farid El Alagui with his right foot
47:12
Save made by Lee Robinson
47:47
Foul on Stewart Murdoch
47:52
Substitution for Queen of South: Nicholas Clark on for Daniel Carmichael
48:24
Free Kick taken by Darren Dods
48:45
Cross from Kallum Higginbotham
48:47
Block taken by Ryan McGuffie
50:12
Cross from Craig Sibbald
50:19
Shot taken by Mark Millar with his right foot
51:02
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
51:58
Substitution for Queen of South: Steven Black on for Scott McLaughlin
53:19
Cross from Kieran Duffie
53:23
Foul on Lee Robinson
53:29
Free Kick taken by Lee Robinson from the right penalty area
54:04
Foul on Mark Millar
54:17
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar
54:29
Cross from Thomas Scobbie
54:33
Clearance by Christopher Higgins
54:39
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline
54:56
Clearance by Mark Campbell
55:24
Cross from Murray Wallace
55:27
Block taken by Allan Johnston
55:37
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the left byline
55:53
Cross from Mark Millar
56:00
Clearance by Lee Robinson
57:27
Cross from Mark Millar
57:30
Clearance by Alan Reid
57:34
Foul on Kevin Smith
57:40
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid from the right wing
58:08
Cross from Allan Johnston
58:43
Cross from Kieran Duffie
58:46
Clearance by Alan Reid
59:06
Cross from Thomas Scobbie
59:08
Block taken by Alan Reid
59:36
Cross from Craig Sibbald
59:40
Clearance by Alan Reid
59:57
Foul on Kevin Smith
60:02
Free Kick taken by Nicholas Clark from the left wing
60:34
Cross from Nicholas Clark
60:40
Clearance by Ryan McGuffie
60:59
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
62:42
Cross from David Weatherston
62:44
Block taken by Christopher Higgins
62:47
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline
63:41
Clearance by Stephen Simmons
63:50
Cross from Mark Millar
63:51
Block taken by Tom Brighton
63:59
Cross from Stewart Murdoch
64:01
Clearance by Stephen Simmons
65:46
Cross from Thomas Scobbie
65:50
Clearance by Christopher Higgins
65:56
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline
66:18
Clearance by Mark Campbell
66:43
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
68:30
Shot taken by David Weatherston with his right foot
68:56
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
70:14
Shot taken by Stephen Simmons with his right foot
70:59
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
71:33
Shot taken by Murray Wallace with his right foot
71:56
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
72:00
Foul on Murray Wallace
72:06
Free Kick taken by Thomas Scobbie
72:35
Foul on David Weatherston
72:40
Free Kick taken by David Weatherston from the right wing
73:51
Cross from Thomas Scobbie
73:53
Block taken by Alan Reid
75:20
Cross from Christopher Higgins
75:24
Block taken by Kieran Duffie
75:27
Shot taken by Nicholas Clark with his right foot from the left penalty area
75:40
Save made by Lee Robinson
76:14
Foul on Kevin Smith
76:22
Free Kick taken by Christopher Higgins
77:22
Cross from Stephen Simmons
77:25
Clearance by Thomas Scobbie
78:13
Cross from Christopher Higgins
78:15
Clearance by Murray Wallace
78:22
Shot taken by Stephen Simmons with his right foot
78:36
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
78:50
Cross from Thomas Scobbie
78:57
Save made by Lee Robinson
79:41
Foul on Lee Robinson
79:47
Free Kick taken by Lee Robinson from the left six yard line
80:38
Substitution for Falkirk: Blair Alston on for David Weatherston
81:31
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the left byline
81:59
Save made by Lee Robinson
82:03
Corner taken by Mark Millar using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
82:37
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
85:01
Substitution for Falkirk: Jay Fulton on for Craig Sibbald
86:08
Foul on Kieran Duffie
86:21
Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern
86:30
Foul on Farid El Alagui
86:37
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar
86:44
BOOKING: Ryan McGuffie of Queen of South given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
87:31
Shot taken by Mark Millar with his right foot
87:41
Save made by Lee Robinson
88:17
Cross from Kallum Higginbotham
88:19
Block taken by Ryan McGuffie
88:24
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline
88:53
Clearance by Mark Campbell
89:06
Shot taken by Jay Fulton with his right foot
89:21
Block taken by Stephen Simmons
90:00+0:30
Cross from Kieran Duffie
90:00+0:40
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
90:00+1:04
Foul on Ryan McGuffie
90:00+1:12
BOOKING: Farid El Alagui of Falkirk given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+1:38
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
90:00+1:59
Foul on Darren Dods
90:00+2:04
Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern from the centre penalty area
90:00+3:31
Cross from Michael McGovern
90:00+3:37
Foul on Farid El Alagui
90:00+3:52
BOOKING: Mark Campbell of Queen of South given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+4:35
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Mark Millar and saved with his right foot to the top left
90:00+4:35
Save made by Alan Reid
90:00+4:42
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the left byline
90:00+4:54
Shot taken by Darren Dods with his right foot
90:00+4:54
Falkirk 1 - 0 Queen of South
GOAL scored by Darren Dods from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
Full Time
Falkirk 1 - 0 Queen of South
Result
Falkirk 1 - 0 Queen of South

Falkirk

vs

Queen of South

1
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
13
Shots
3
6
On Target
1
7
Off Target
2
34
Crosses
10
10
Corners
1
35
Throw Ins
25
0
Saves
8
7
Clearances
21
3
Goal Kicks
16
2
Blocks
12
11
Free Kicks
11
0
Offside
1
1
Penalties
0
1
Yellow Cards
2

Falkirk

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael McGovern
02.Kieran Duffie
03.Thomas Scobbie
04.Darren Dods
05.Murray Wallace
06.Mark Millar
07.Stewart Murdoch
08.Stewart Murdoch
09.David Weatherston 81+0' Tactical
10.Farid El Alagui (90+2: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Craig Sibbald 86+0' Injury

Substitutes

12.Kallum Higginbotham
13.Graham Bowman
14.Rhys Bennett
15.Blair Alston 81+0' Tactical
16.Jay Fulton 86+0' Injury
17.Ryan Millar

Queen of South

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Lee Robinson
02.Craig Reid 35+0' Injury
03.Christopher Higgins
04.Mark Campbell (90+4: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Ryan McGuffie (87+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Allan Johnston
07.Stephen Simmons
08.Scott McLaughlin 52+0' Tactical
09.Tom Brighton
10.Kevin Smith
11.Daniel Carmichael 48+0' Injury

Substitutes

12.Roderick McKenzie
13.Mark McCusker
14.Alan Reid 35+0' Injury
15.Steven Black 52+0' Tactical
16.Nicholas Clark 48+0' Injury

Graham boosts Bairns

Falkirk will be boosted by the return of striker Ally Graham and Steven Kingsley for the home game with Queen of the South.

Graham has completed his suspension and Kingsley has recovered from injury, meaning the Bairns are at full strength for the match.

Falkirk secured a Ramsdens Cup final place last weekend with victory over Annan, but technical director Alex Smith has warned his players against complacency.

He said: "I hope that the 3-0 scoreline against Annan does not fool anybody into thinking it was easy as the players had to work really hard.

"It was a tight park and Annan are very good at putting you under pressure by throwing high balls into your box.

"Our young lads will need to show that mental and physical toughness again as Queen of the South will come here looking to win through working hard in a very well-organised fashion."

Queen of the South striker Kevin Smith is expected to return to the side following suspension.

Manager Gus McPherson, whose side are chasing their first away win of the season in the league, has put summer signing Marc McCusker on stand-by for his debut as six players are facing fitness tests.

McPherson said: "We have a few players struggling to make this game and if I get four of the six on to the field I'll be pleased.

"If we get less than that we will include Marc despite a lack of recent games.

"Whatever side we send out, we'll be going out to get our first away win and having Kevin back increases our chances of securing it."

Shots

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Ross County 9 4 16
2 Up Hamilton 9 6 15
3 Up Falkirk 9 2 15
4 Down Morton 9 -4 14
5 Up Livingston 9 2 12
6 Up Raith Rovers 9 2 12
7 Down Partick Thistle 9 5 11
8 Up Ayr United 9 -10 9
9 Down Queen of South 9 -3 8
10 Down Dundee 9 -4 8

Updated 15/10/2011 at 17:04

 

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