February 16, 2013
Weatherston is Bairns' hero
Falkirk substitute David Weatherston scored within a minute of coming on to give his side a last-gasp 1-0 victory over Dunfermline.
The best chance of a scrappy first half fell to Dunfermline midfielder Ryan Thomson, who could not keep his 35th-minute header down after rising well to meet Ryan Wallace's corner.
The hosts made a bright start to the second half but failed to make their possession count until the 87th minute when Weatherston scored his fourth goal of the season, having just been introduced from the bench.
Weatherston slotted the ball past Paul Gallacher from 12 yards out after good work from fellow substitute Sean Higgins on the left wing.
The Bairns retained possession in the dying stages to frustrate their visitors, who have now lost four of their last five.
|David Weatherston (87')|
|1 Michael McGovern||1 Paul Gallacher|
|4 Darren Dods||4 Andrew Dowie|
|5 Jonathan Flynn||3 Jordan McMillan|
|2 Kieran Duffy||5 Callum Morris|
|3 Stephen Kingsley||2 Ross Millen|
|6 Stuart Murdoch||8 Ryan Thomson|
|8 Blair Alston||6 Stephen Husband|
|10 Jay Fulton||9 Ryan Wallace|
|11 Conor McGrandles||11 Josh Falkingham|
|7 Thomas Grant||7 Craig Dargo|
|9 Lyle Taylor||10 Andy Kirk|
|17 Graham Bowman||Michal Hrivnak 20|
|12 Liam Dickinson||John Potter 15|
|15 Sean Higgins||Joe Cardle 12|
|14 David Weatherston||Alex Whittle 14|
|16 Lewis Small||Allan Smith 16|
|Sean Higgins for Jay Fulton (82)||Alex Whittle for Josh Falkingham (31)|
|David Weatherston for Thomas Grant (87)||Joe Cardle for Craig Dargo (74)|
|Lyle Taylor (45)||Callum Morris (19)|
|Jordan McMillan (62)|
|· Squads: Falkirk | Dunfermline Athletic|