Falkirk 1 - 1 Dundee

Tuesday 21st February 2012
F El Alagui (27)C Finnigan (87)

Finnigan leaves it late

Substitute Carl Finnigan netted a late equaliser to earn Dundee a 1-1 draw at Falkirk.

Falkirk striker Farid El Alagui had a header blocked after five minutes before scoring his 23rd goal of the season just before the half-hour mark when he converted from close range.

Jamie McCluskey and Steven Milne both fired over from distance as Dundee searched for an equaliser.

After the break, Stewart Murdoch failed to test Rab Douglas in the Dark Blues goal while, at the other end, an excellent block from Michael McGovern prevented Finnigan from drawing Dundee level from six yards.

However, the visitors did claw their way back into the match when Finnigan eventually found the net from 12 yards three minutes from time to secure their fourth successive league draw.

OfficialCharlie Richmond
Attendance3,089
VenueFalkirk Stadium
Kick Off
Falkirk 0 - 0 Dundee
2:18
Foul on Mark Millar
2:24
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar
3:10
Foul on William Gibson
3:19
Free Kick taken by Craig Sibbald from the left wing
4:16
Shot taken by Farid El Alagui from the left six yard line
4:28
Block taken by Rab Douglas
4:42
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
5:27
Offside flag raised against Farid El Alagui
5:28
Free Kick taken by Rab Douglas
5:53
Shot taken by Steven Milne with his right foot from the centre penalty area
6:32
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
7:41
Foul on Farid El Alagui
7:58
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar
8:13
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
12:16
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Scobbie
15:05
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
18:29
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the left byline going out of play
20:04
Offside flag raised against Jay Fulton
20:06
Free Kick taken by Matthew Lockwood
23:40
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
24:40
Foul on Murray Wallace
24:44
Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern
26:13
Offside flag raised against Jay Fulton
26:15
Free Kick taken by Rab Douglas
26:57
Falkirk 1 - 0 Dundee
GOAL scored by Farid El Alagui with his right foot from the left six yard line to the top left of the goal.
31:21
Foul on Craig Sibbald
31:35
Free Kick taken by Thomas Scobbie
33:07
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
33:40
Clearance by Thomas Scobbie
34:56
Shot taken by James McCluskey using his left foot
36:42
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
36:55
Shot taken by James McCluskey with his right foot
37:42
Offside flag raised against William Gibson
37:54
Free Kick taken by Rhys Weston
38:54
Foul on Matthew Lockwood
38:58
Free Kick taken by Ryan Conroy
39:23
Cross from Ryan Conroy
39:25
Clearance by Farid El Alagui
39:38
Shot taken by Steven Milne using his left foot
40:37
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
42:38
Corner taken by James McCluskey with his right foot from the right byline
43:10
Shot taken by Steven Milne with his right foot from the centre penalty area
44:17
Foul on Neil McGregor
44:25
Free Kick taken by Rhys Weston
45:00+1:45
Foul on William Gibson
45:00+1:48
Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern
Half Time
Falkirk 1 - 0 Dundee
Second Half Started
Falkirk 1 - 0 Dundee
47:00
Foul on Gary Irvine
47:06
Free Kick taken by Neil McGregor
48:01
Hand Ball taken by Matthew Lockwood
48:03
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar from the right wing
51:55
Shot taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot
52:09
Block taken by Michael McGovern
55:50
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the left byline
56:13
Clearance by Darren Dods
56:30
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline
56:54
Clearance by Kieran Duffie
57:39
Shot taken by Stewart Murdoch with his right foot
58:02
Substitution for Dundee: Carl Finnigan on for Ross Chisholm
59:13
Foul on Farid El Alagui
59:18
BOOKING: Neil McGregor of Dundee given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
60:00
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar
60:36
Shot taken by William Gibson with his right foot
60:55
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
64:41
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the left byline
65:42
Clearance by Neil McGregor
66:17
Foul on Ryan Conroy
66:32
Free Kick taken by Stephen O'Donnell from the left wing
68:27
Shot taken by Carl Finnigan with his right foot from the centre penalty area
68:37
Block taken by Michael McGovern
69:39
Foul on Jake Hyde
69:45
Free Kick taken by Neil McGregor
69:53
Substitution for Falkirk: Blair Alston on for William Gibson
73:23
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
74:00
Foul on Murray Wallace
74:05
Free Kick taken by Darren Dods
74:09
Substitution for Falkirk: Stephen Kingsley on for Craig Sibbald
75:06
Foul on James McCluskey
75:10
Free Kick taken by Stephen O'Donnell from the right wing
75:36
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
76:21
Foul on Rhys Weston
76:38
Free Kick taken by Matthew Lockwood
78:57
Foul on Darren Dods
79:40
Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern
80:44
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the left byline
83:23
Substitution for Dundee: Graham Bayne on for Jake Hyde
86:20
Foul on James McCluskey
86:25
Free Kick taken by Matthew Lockwood from the left wing
86:55
Falkirk 1 - 1 Dundee
GOAL scored by Carl Finnigan with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
88:13
BOOKING: Farid El Alagui of Falkirk given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
88:51
Corner taken by Rab Douglas using his left foot from the right byline going out of play
90:00+0:27
Offside flag raised against Carl Finnigan
90:00+0:29
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar
90:00+0:57
Foul on Carl Finnigan
90:00+1:01
Free Kick taken by Gary Irvine
90:00+2:11
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the left byline
90:00+2:35
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
Full Time
Falkirk 1 - 1 Dundee

Falkirk

vs

Dundee

1
Goals
1
3
Shots
7
1
On Target
2
2
Off Target
5
0
Crosses
1
3
Corners
6
23
Throw Ins
38
4
Clearances
1
5
Goal Kicks
7
2
Blocks
1
11
Free Kicks
13
4
Offside
1
0
Hand Balls
1
1
Yellow Cards
1

Falkirk

Formation: 4-4-1-1

01.Michael McGovern
02.Kieran Duffie
03.Darren Dods
04.Murray Wallace
05.Thomas Scobbie
06.Jay Fulton
07.Stewart Murdoch
08.Mark Millar
09.William Gibson 70+0' Tactical
10.Craig Sibbald 75+0' Tactical
11.Farid El Alagui (89+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

12.Graham Bowman
13.Rhys Bennett
14.Stephen Kingsley 75+0' Tactical
15.Blair Alston 70+0' Tactical
16.Jordan White

Dundee

Formation: 4-4-1-1

01.Rab Douglas
02.Gary Irvine
03.Neil McGregor (60+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Rhys Weston
05.Matthew Lockwood
06.James McCluskey
07.Stephen O'Donnell
08.Ross Chisholm 59+0' Tactical
09.Ryan Conroy
10.Steven Milne
11.Jake Hyde 84+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.John Gibson
13.Craig McKeown
14.Kyle Benedictus
15.Carl Finnigan 59+0' Tactical
16.Graham Bayne 84+0' Tactical

El Alagui doubt for Bairns

Falkirk's top goalscorer Farid El Alagui is a doubt with a hip injury for the meeting between the second and third-placed sides in the First Division when Dundee visit the Falkirk Stadium.

The Moroccan was injured in Saturday's 1-0 win at Hamilton Accies, however Kieran Duffie, who suffered a nose injury in the same game, is expected to be available.

Steven Pressley's side looked jaded in Saturday's success and the Bairns manager is taking things easy for the contest with the Dens Park men.

He said: "I cannot be too harsh on the players as they have given us so much and it caught up with them a bit.

"We have given them time off to recover and have plenty of energy to face a good Dundee side."

Dundee winger Nicky Riley is a doubt for his side's visit to Falkirk where a win would put Barry Smith's side into second spot.

A combination of a hamstring injury and illness kept Riley out of the 1-1 draw with Queen of the South on Saturday and Smith will not play the former Celtic player unless he is fully ready.

The Dark Blues are hoping the three players that picked up head knocks at Palmerston, Rhys Weston, Neil McGregor and Jake Hyde, will all be declared fit for this one.

Smith said: "This is a big game and we will be looking for the three points. We have lost by the one goal at their place twice this season and it would be great to turn that around."

Shots

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 21 18 42
2 Falkirk 24 8 40
3 Dundee 24 10 37
4 Livingston 23 1 32
5 Up Partick Thistle 23 6 31
6 Down Morton 23 -5 31
7 Hamilton Accies 24 -1 30
8 Queen of South 24 -8 23
9 Raith Rovers 24 -11 22
10 Ayr United 22 -18 21

Updated 21/02/2012 at 21:38

 

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