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Falkirk   3 - 1   Aberdeen

Enoch Showunmi fired home Falkirk's third against Aberdeen
Enoch Showunmi fired home Falkirk's third goal in the win over the Dons

Falkirk ensured manager Steven Pressley won his first home game in charge after coming from behind to beat Aberdeen.

The Dons started brightly and took the lead through Charlie Mulgrew's free-kick in the fifth minute.

But the Bairns came roaring back before the break with a cool finish from Pedro Moutinho levelling matters and Darren Barr's header putting them in front.

Enoch Showunmi sealed victory with a rasping drive after a fine run and cross from the dangerous Ryan Flynn.

Pressley made three changes for his first home game in the Falkirk dugout, recalling Showunmi, Moutinho and fit-again Vitor Lima.

Dons boss Mark McGhee shuffled his pack following the midweek Scottish Cup defeat, with goalkeeper Jamie Langfield, Sone Aluko and Jerel Ifil dropping out.

Goalkeeper Stuart Nelson was handed his debut, Mulgrew and Fraser Fyvie were also brought in.

Mulgrew fired in a free-kick that should not have caused Olejnik too many problems but the defender's side-footed effort found the net to put the visitors ahead.

Pressley's side rallied after losing that early goal and equalised with their first serious foray into Aberdeen territory.

Showunmi skinned Mulgrew before delivering a wicked cross for Moutinho to fire home from close range via the post.

Barr headed Falkirk into the lead three minutes before the break as the resurgent hosts looked to take a firm grip of the game.

Richard Foster was booked for a foul on Showunmi wide on the left and Scott Arfield's cross found Barr to nod home at the far post.

Showunmi looked certain to add a third moments later but Mulgrew recovered well to block his shot.

McGhee threw on Aluko for Michael Paton early in the second half as the Dons looked to get back into the game.

But the Bairns were playing with a swagger and ended any lingering hopes of an Aberdeen comeback with 20 minutes remaining.

Flynn played a great ball in after neat work on the left and Showunmi fired home with a cracking strike.

Falkirk saw out the rest of the game comfortably to secure their second home win of the season and move to within a point of 11th-placed Hamilton.

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Saturday, 20 February 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Falkirk 3-1 Aberdeen FT
(HT 2-1)
  • Moutinho 13
  • Barr 42
  • Showunmi 70
  • Mulgrew 5

Falkirk

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 02 Barr
  • 03 Scobbie
  • 06 McLean
  • 04 Twaddle
  • 08 O'Brien
  • 10 Arfield
  • 11 Flynn (Compton 90+3)
  • 23 Lima
  • 07 Moutinho (Healy 74)
  • 15 Showunmi

Substitutes

  • 29 Wagenaar,
  • 19 Lynch,
  • 24 Healy,
  • 28 Compton,
  • 33 Davidson,
  • 35 Murdoch,
  • 12 Stewart

Aberdeen

  • 21 Nelson
  • 02 Mulgrew
  • 03 Foster yellow card
  • 05 Diamond
  • 04 McDonald (Marshall 62)
  • 07 Paterson (Grassi 26 yellow card)
  • 08 Kerr
  • 34 Fyvie yellow card
  • 09 MacLean
  • 10 Mackie
  • 24 Paton (Aluko 56)

Substitutes

  • 01 Langfield,
  • 18 Grassi,
  • 22 Ifil,
  • 11 Aluko,
  • 14 Young,
  • 16 Duff,
  • 20 Marshall
Ref: RichmondAtt: 4,643
FALKIRK
ABERDEEN

Possession

  • Falkirk 53%
  • Aberdeen 47%

Attempts on target

  • Falkirk 9
  • Aberdeen 5

Attempts off target

  • Falkirk 4
  • Aberdeen 2

Corners

  • Falkirk 4
  • Aberdeen 7

Fouls

  • Falkirk 13
  • Aberdeen 17
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:26 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+3:58 Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul Marshall, clearance by Colin Healy.
  • 90:00+2:41 Substitution (Falkirk) makes a substitution, with Jack Compton coming on for Ryan Flynn.
  • 90:00+2:31 The ball is sent over by Fraser Fyvie, clearance made by Brian McLean.
  • 90:00+1:59 Shot by Steven MacLean. Clearance by Thomas Scobbie.
  • 90:00+1:27 Centre by Richard Foster, save made by Robert Olejnik.
  • 90:00+1:15 The ball is crossed by Charlie Mulgrew, Brian McLean manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+0:13 Paul Marshall takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.
  • 87:39 The ball is crossed by Sone Aluko.
  • 86:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Thomas Scobbie on Steven MacLean. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from right channel.
  • 84:44 Free kick taken by Burton O'Brien.
  • 84:44 Booking Davide Grassi goes into the referee's book.
  • 84:35 Unfair challenge on Vitor Lima by Davide Grassi results in a free kick.
  • 83:49 Sone Aluko delivers the ball, Thomas Scobbie manages to make a clearance.
  • 82:44 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, clearance by Brian McLean.
  • 82:38 Charlie Mulgrew crosses the ball.
  • 82:02 Steven MacLean has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Darren Barr gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew played to the near post, clearance by Darren Barr.
  • 81:03 Colin Healy is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 80:31 The ball is sent over by Davide Grassi.
  • 79:41 The ball is swung over by Colin Healy, clearance made by Mark Kerr.
  • 79:06 The ball is delivered by Davide Grassi, save by Robert Olejnik.
  • 76:57 Mark Kerr fouled by Colin Healy, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Zander Diamond.
  • 76:19 Richard Foster delivers the ball, save by Robert Olejnik.
  • 75:04 Sone Aluko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn. The ball is sent over by Scott Arfield, Colin Healy takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.
  • 74:16 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Colin Healy from the left by-line to the near post, Fraser Fyvie manages to make a clearance.
  • 73:16 Substitution Colin Healy replaces Pedro Moutinho.
  • 72:39 Paul Marshall produces a cross, clearance made by Thomas Scobbie. Corner taken right-footed by Fraser Fyvie, Thomas Scobbie makes a clearance.
  • 69:37 Assist by Ryan Flynn.
  • 69:37 GOAL - Enoch ShowunmiFalkirk 3 - 1 Aberdeen Enoch Showunmi finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Falkirk 3-1 Aberdeen.
  • 69:10 Sone Aluko concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Flynn. Free kick taken by Burton O'Brien.
  • 68:58 Foul by Burton O'Brien on Sone Aluko, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mark Kerr.
  • 68:14 Charlie Mulgrew delivers the ball.
  • 67:34 Centre by Richard Foster, Brian McLean makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew, Darren Barr makes a clearance.
  • 67:20 Vitor Lima challenges Paul Marshall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Marshall.
  • 64:25 The ball is crossed by Enoch Showunmi.
  • 63:40 The ball is delivered by Davide Grassi, save made by Robert Olejnik.
  • 61:07 Substitution Gary McDonald goes off and Paul Marshall comes on.
  • 61:07 Vitor Lima has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.
  • 60:36 Sone Aluko fouled by Pedro Moutinho, the ref awards a free kick. Sone Aluko takes the free kick.
  • 59:43 Shot from 25 yards by Scott Arfield. Save by Stuart Nelson.
  • 59:16 Foul by Darren Mackie on Brian McLean, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Brian McLean.
  • 58:10 Ryan Flynn decides to take a short corner.
  • 56:19 Unfair challenge on Zander Diamond by Enoch Showunmi results in a free kick. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.
  • 55:51 Darren Mackie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian McLean. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Scobbie.
  • 55:10 Substitution Sone Aluko comes on in place of Michael Paton.
  • 54:22 Enoch Showunmi takes a shot. Zander Diamond gets a block in.
  • 51:41 Thomas Scobbie takes the free kick.
  • 51:41 Booking Fraser Fyvie receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 51:35 Foul by Fraser Fyvie on Ryan Flynn, free kick awarded.
  • 50:58 Darren Mackie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Burton O'Brien. Thomas Scobbie takes the free kick.
  • 50:02 A cross is delivered by Pedro Moutinho, Davide Grassi makes a clearance.
  • 48:33 Ryan Flynn has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 48:02 Foul by Michael Paton on Scott Arfield, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.
  • 45:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McDonald by Darren Barr. Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:17 The ball is sent over by Davide Grassi.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:18 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+1:30 Thomas Scobbie fouled by Michael Paton, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.
  • 45:00+1:19 Thomas Scobbie produces a cross, clearance by Richard Foster.
  • 45:00+0:41 Enoch Showunmi takes a shot. Stuart Nelson makes a save.
  • 45:00+0:09 Vitor Lima gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Davide Grassi. Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
  • 43:51 Handball by Enoch Showunmi. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 41:43 Scott Arfield provided the assist for the goal.
  • 41:43 GOAL - Darren BarrFalkirk 2 - 1 Aberdeen Darren Barr finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Falkirk 2-1 Aberdeen.
  • 40:58 The ball is swung over by Scott Arfield,
  • 40:58 Booking The referee books Richard Foster for unsporting behaviour.
  • 40:48 Richard Foster concedes a free kick for a foul on Enoch Showunmi.
  • 39:58 The ball is sent over by Davide Grassi, clearance by Marc Twaddle.
  • 39:04 Darren Mackie produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 18 yards. Save made by Robert Olejnik.
  • 37:43 Darren Mackie sends in a cross, clearance by Thomas Scobbie. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, clearance made by Thomas Scobbie. Fraser Fyvie takes the inswinging corner, Enoch Showunmi manages to make a clearance.
  • 35:47 Marc Twaddle sends in a cross, Charlie Mulgrew manages to make a clearance.
  • 35:01 Pedro Moutinho produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
  • 34:54 Darren Barr produces a cross.
  • 34:21 The ball is delivered by Michael Paton, Thomas Scobbie makes a clearance.
  • 32:56 Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Flynn, Fraser Fyvie manages to make a clearance.
  • 32:28 Burton O'Brien delivers the ball, Charlie Mulgrew makes a clearance.
  • 32:09 Davide Grassi challenges Vitor Lima unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Arfield takes the free kick.
  • 31:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian McLean by Steven MacLean. Robert Olejnik takes the direct free kick.
  • 31:05 The ball is crossed by Marc Twaddle. Effort from inside the area by Pedro Moutinho misses to the left of the target.
  • 30:16 The official flags Darren Mackie offside. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.
  • 29:37 The ball is crossed by Burton O'Brien, Charlie Mulgrew manages to make a clearance.
  • 28:58 Fraser Fyvie is caught offside. Robert Olejnik takes the indirect free kick.
  • 26:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Zander Diamond on Pedro Moutinho. Scott Arfield takes the direct free kick.
  • 25:22 Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.
  • 25:22 Substitution (Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Davide Grassi coming on for James Paterson.
  • 25:22 Unfair challenge on Fraser Fyvie by Scott Arfield results in a free kick.
  • 23:40 Enoch Showunmi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Paterson. Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
  • 23:06 Ryan Flynn takes a shot. Blocked by Zander Diamond.
  • 21:50 Enoch Showunmi is caught offside. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.
  • 20:54 The ball is swung over by Michael Paton.
  • 18:35 Enoch Showunmi is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.
  • 17:31 Foul by Steven MacLean on Darren Barr, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Brian McLean.
  • 17:05 Fraser Fyvie has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.
  • 16:25 Enoch Showunmi challenges Gary McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
  • 15:41 Vitor Lima takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.
  • 14:42 Pedro Moutinho produces a cross, clearance made by Zander Diamond. Ryan Flynn takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
  • 13:42 The referee penalises Vitor Lima for handball. Charlie Mulgrew takes the direct free kick.
  • 13:13 Darren Mackie takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
  • 12:15 The assist for the goal came from Enoch Showunmi.
  • 12:15 GOAL - Pedro MoutinhoFalkirk 1 - 1 Aberdeen Pedro Moutinho finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Falkirk 1-1 Aberdeen.
  • 11:36 Enoch Showunmi is caught offside. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 9:33 Fraser Fyvie challenges Darren Barr unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brian McLean.
  • 7:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Arfield on Gary McDonald. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
  • 6:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn by Mark Kerr. Free kick crossed left-footed by Burton O'Brien.
  • 4:41 GOAL - Charlie MulgrewFalkirk 0 - 1 Aberdeen Charlie Mulgrew scores a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Falkirk 0-1 Aberdeen.
  • 3:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Burton O'Brien on Fraser Fyvie.
  • 3:42 Gary McDonald sends in a cross, clearance made by Brian McLean.
  • 2:35 Enoch Showunmi is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Foster.
  • 1:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by Fraser Fyvie on Burton O'Brien. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Scobbie.
  • 0:00 The match begins.

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2 Celtic 26 23 51
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