In a hard fought match, Saints managed to keep the scoreline at zero, to win a valuable away point. Their effort leaves the side two points ahead of Dunfermline on the Ladbrokes Championship table.
Saints kicked off the first halt, but it was James Craig’s speculative effort three minutes in that topped the net. At the ten minute mark a good combination from McShane to Cammy Smith results in a shot from a tight angle and is blocked by Robbie Thomson. Two more chances by Fallkirk 15 minutes into the match are stopped by Samson.
In the 20th minutes a short corner from McShane finds Cammy Smith, who turns and finds Reilly, whose effort puts the ball just past the post. A Fallkirk freekick on a dangerous are on the left side is headed clear by Liam Smith.
The match went back and forth with both both sides having good chances, but it remains 0-0 at the half.
A few more chances in the opening minutes of the second half remain fruitless, with John Baird being booked and Magennis making way for Sutton. Fallkirk got the better part of the game for at least ten minutes, but were unable to capitalize. Kirkpatrick replaced Reilly in the 74th minute.
The final sub in the 79th minute was Cammy MacPherson for Stephen McGinn. Three minutes into added on time, the Saints had their final big chance to make it a three pointer, but were denied.
All in all this match earned a valuable point to maintain the lead in the Ladbrokes Championship table, which has St. Mirren with 22 points, followed by Dunfermline with 20 and Livingston with 18.
Line Up: Falkirk: Thomson, McGhee, Muirhead, Grant, McKee, Kerr, Austin, Hippolyte, Harris, Balatoni, Craigen. Subs: Mutch, Gasparotto, Miller, Shepherd, O’Hara, Gallacher, Dunne.
St. Mirren: Samson, L. Smith, Baird, Buchanan, Eckersley, McShane, McGinn, Morgan, Magennis, C. Smith, Reilly. Subs: Stewart, Stelios, McCart, Stewart, MacPherson, Kirkpatrick, Sutton.