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Falkirk 4-2 Stirling

Scottish Football League

Kallum Higginbotham boosted Falkirk's promotion hopes with a brace in their derby win over flu-stricken Stirling.

Higginbotham swept in Chris Mitchell's corner after five minutes and Albion's Brian Allison turned a 20th-minute Marc Twaddle cross into his own net.

David Vitiven headed a reply, but Higginbotham nodded in from Kieran Duffie's centre on the half hour.

Brian McLean headed the fourth with an hour gone before Paul McHale crashed in a late effort from long range.

Falkirk: Olejnik, Duffie (Marr 85), McLean, Scobbie, Twaddle, O'Brien, Stewart (Deuchar 71), Flynn, Millar, Mitchell (Compton 72), Higginbotham. Subs Not Used: Barclay, Khalis.

Booked: Mitchell.

Goals: Higginbotham 5, Allison 20 og, Higginbotham 32, McLean 60.

Stirling: Reidford, Kane, Allison, Buist , Doyle, Heeking (Mullen 76), McHale, Borris (Flood 60), Smith, Vitiven (Ashe 88), Currie.
Subs Not Used: Jackson, Hamill.

Booked: Doyle, Buist.

Goals: Vitiven 25, McHale 88.

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Ref: B Madden

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