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Falkirk

Brechin City 0 - 1 Falkirk: Late Jakubiak strike sinks City

A stoppage time strike from Alex Jakubiak gave rejuvenated Falkirk a dramatic victory and denied battling Brechin only their fifth point of the season.

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Leigh Griffiths celebrates in Celtic's 3-0 victory over Morton at the same stage of the Scottish Cup in 2016. Picture: SNS

Holders Celtic get Morton in Scottish Cup quarter-final draw

Celtic will look to continue their charge towards a second successive treble after being handed a home tie against Greenock Morton in the Scottish Cup quarter-final draw.

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Tam Scobbie, Scott Arfield and Chris Mitchell were young team-mates together at Falkirk.

Tam Scobbie: I don’t want others to go through what Mitch did

When a group of footballers met up recently to talk about their mate Chris Mitchell, the question they were all asking themselves was whether there was more they could have done to identify warning signs and get him the help he had so obviously needed.

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Falkirk's Craig Sibbald celebrates after giving his side a 2-1 lead. Picture: SNS/Roddy Scott

Cove Rangers 1 - 3 Falkirk: Alex Jakubiak double downs spirited Cove

Paul Hartley was effusive in his praise of Cove Rangers’ ultimately futile attempt to become the first Highland League club since Elgin City 50 years ago to reach the Scottish Cup quarter finals and the Falkirk manager’s comments weren’t entirely concerned with maintaining family harmony.

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Rafa De Vita set up two of the goals. Picture: SNS/Roddy Scott

Falkirk 1 - 3 Livingston: Lithgow and Hardie inspire Livingston

Livingston ransacked the Falkirk Stadium for a third time this season as David Hopkin’s side ran out convincing 3-1 victors.

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Falkirk's Aaron Muirhead celebrates after netting a penalty. Picture: SNS/Bruce White

Falkirk 3 - 1 Inverness CT: Bairns move out of play-off spot

Aaron Muirhead netted two penalties as Falkirk climbed up to tenth and out of the Championship danger area for the first time this season.

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Tony Gallacher has completed his move to Liverpool. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Done deal: Tony Gallacher completes Liverpool switch from Falkirk

Tony Gallacher has completed his move to Liverpool from Falkirk.

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Barcelona, Manchester United and Rangers were linked with Falkirk's Tony Gallacher before his move to Liverpool. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk’s Tony Gallacher secures ‘surreal’ move to Liverpool

Tony Gallacher is in dreamland after winning a “surreal” move to Liverpool, says Falkirk manager Paul Hartley.

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Falkirk's Andrew Nelson, right, battles Alan Lithgow of Livingston. Picture: SNS.

Livingston 0 - 1 Falkirk: Tumilty strikes late winner

Reghan Tumilty sent Falkirk into the last 16 of the Scottish Cup with a dramatic last-gasp winner to see off Livingston.

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Craig Sibbald's goal gave Falkirk victory. Picture: SNS.

Morton 0 - 1 Falkirk: Bairns dent Ton’s play-off hopes

A first-half strike from Craig Sibbald was enough to settle this Cappielow clash and send the Bairns level on points with third bottom Dumbarton, while denting Morton’s promotion play-off hopes.

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Inverness Caledonian Thistle's Jake Mulraney (centre) celebrates his goal with his team-mates. Picture: SNS.

Inverness 4 - 1 Falkirk: Caley Thistle strike trio sink Bairns

Inverness blitzed the Bairns with a dazzling first-half show to move back to within three points of the play-off zone.

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Tam Scobbie apologises to Dundee United fans after Falkirk rout

Sometimes brevity is all that’s needed. “We were f***ing sh**e”, exclaimed crestfallen Dundee United defender Tam Scobbie.

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Peter Grant rises to head in Falkirk's first goal in the 6-1 win over Dundee United. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk 6 - 1 Dundee United: Bairns hit United for six

New year, new Falkirk. A team that had enjoyed just one victory in their previous 11 games, they had also spent the last few days under fire thanks to the disgraceful antics of some fans during the midweek defeat to Dunfermline but in completely and utterly overwhelming Championship title hopefuls Dundee United, they ensured themselves some positive feedback for a change.

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Falkirk manager Paul Hartley. Picture:

Paul Hartley: What else can Falkirk do to stop Dean Shiels abuse?

Paul Hartley has assured Kenny Shiels that Falkirk are doing everything they can to root out the fans who lobbed fake eyeballs at his son, Dean, during Dunfermline’s 2-0 win on Tuesday.

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Rubber eyeballs lie scattered on the East End Park pitch during Tuesday's Dunfermline v Falkirk match. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

How the Falkirk-Dunfermline rivalry reached a new low

Around 13 miles and 30 years of enmity, possibly longer, divides Falkirk and Dunfermline.

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Rubber eyeballs were thrown on to the pitch during the Dunfermline v Falkirk. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Rubber eyeball incident will be in match delegate’s report

The behaviour of the Falkirk fans who threw rubber eyeballs on to the pitch during Tuesday’s derby against Dunfermline has been included in the official report passed to the SPFL, writes Iain Collin.

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Rubber eyeballs were thrown on the pitch during Dunfermline's match with Falkirk. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Dean Shiels targeted as rubber eyeballs thrown on pitch

Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston has condemned as “unacceptable” the behaviour of the Falkirk supporters who aimed insulting chants at Dean Shiels and threw fake eyeballs on to the East End Park pitch during yesterday’s derby match.

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Dunfermline's Nicky Clark opens the scoring in the 2-0 win over Falkirk at East End Park. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Dunfermline 2 - 0 Falkirk: Derby win dedicated to Dean Shiels

As Dean Shiels saluted the home crowd before embracing manager Allan Johnston, it was clear who this Dunfermline triumph was dedicated to.

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Referee Craig Thomson shows a red card to Dunfermline's Declan McManus during the match against Falkirk on 4 November. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Volatile Dunfermline v Falkirk clash ‘needs cool heads’

Dunfermline goalkeeper Sean Murdoch insists it would be only natural to expect a hangover in today’s potentially explosive derby with Falkirk following the abuse of team-mate Dean Shiels.

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Falkirk assistant manager Jimmy Nicholl is wanted by Rangers. Picture: Ross MacDonald/SNS

Paul Hartley resigned to losing Jimmy Nicholl to Rangers

Falkirk manager Paul Hartley expects to lose his assistant Jimmy Nicholl to Rangers this week.

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