Bairns pegged back by Airdrie

Falkirk's slow start to the season continued as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Airdrie United in the Scottish First Division on Saturday.

Last Updated: 23/09/12 at 08:42

Murdoch: Falkirk scorer

Murdoch: Falkirk scorer

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Bairns took a first-half lead through Stuart Murdoch, but were made to pay for a number of missed chances when Alan Cook levelled with 22 minutes remaining.

Skipper Darren Dods went close to giving Falkirk an early lead but his header was kept out by Kenny Arthur, who made a good block midway through the first-half from Lyle Taylor.

The breakthrough came 10 minutes before the break when Sean Higgins was bundled over in the box and Murdoch made no mistake from the penalty spot.

They could have doubled their lead moments later when Taylor was sent clear but Cameron MacDonald slid in with a goal-saving tackle to keep it 1-0 at half-time.

United came out stronger after the break and Kieran Duffie saved Falkirk with a brave block as Ryan Donnelly looked to convert from only four yards out.

Michael McGovern made a fine save from Nathan Blockley but he was involved in Airdrie's leveller when he chased a seemingly lost cause and hooked across for Cook to bundle the ball home.

Falkirk had one final chance to take the points in the closing seconds but the lively Taylor fired narrowly wide, leaving them with only one win and six points from their opening six games.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 18 April 2015
15:00
Alloa 2-2 Q of South  
Dumbarton 1-3 Rangers Report
Hearts 2-1 Raith Report
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
19:45
Livingston 1-1 Rangers Report
Sunday, 12 April 2015
15:00
Q of South 1-0 Falkirk  
Rangers 4-0 Raith Report
14:15
Hibernian 2-0 Hearts Report
Saturday, 11 April 2015
15:00
Alloa 3-0 Dumbarton  
Cowdenb'th 1-2 Livingston  
Thursday, 09 April 2015
19:45
Q of South 2-0 Rangers  

Footer 365

Aston Villa 2-1 Liverpool: Villa reach FA Cup final after comeback win stuns Reds

Aston Villa produced a stunning fightback to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley and reach their first FA Cup final for 15 years.

Vinnie Jones says Leeds United do not need Russell Crowe takeover

Vinnie Jones admitted that Leeds United’s demise is a ‘sad situation’ and insisted Russell Crowe is not the answer.

Manchester City 2-0 West Ham: Sergio Aguero strikes in easy win

Manchester City closed the gap on third-placed Manchester United after a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham.

Mail Box

Respect, But Never Admiration For Chelsea

Football's about entertainment, the Mailbox says. Which means Manchester United supporters are happy with never winning the league if the football is good...

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company