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    Bet with SkyBet  Scottish Premiership. Click here to bet.

Murdoch: Falkirk scorer

Murdoch: Falkirk scorer

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.

Bet with SkyBet  Scottish Premiership. Click here to bet.

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.

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

More Match Results

Saturday, 19 April 2014
15:00
Cowdenb'th 4-0 Livingston  
Dumbarton 0-3 Q of South  
Falkirk 2-1 Raith  
Hamilton 2-1 Alloa  
Morton 1-0 Dundee  
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
19:45
Raith 3-2 Q of South  
Saturday, 12 April 2014
15:00
Alloa 2-0 Morton  
Dundee 4-0 Cowdenb'th  
Livingston 1-1 Hamilton  
Q of South 1-2 Falkirk  

Footer 365

Michel Platini: Clubs guilty of breaking FFP rules will not face European expulsion

Michel Platini does not foresee competition bans for the first clubs guilty of breaching UEFA's Financial Fair Play.

Expert: Moyes sacking about money

Financial expert David Buik believes Manchester United's decision to sack David Moyes was "80 per cent" about money.

Roberto Martinez backs David Moyes to make 'very successful' return to management

David Moyes will make a successful return to management soon, according to the man who replaced him at Everton.

Mail Box

Guardiola Is No Better Than Moyes...

At least he wasn't in Bayern's defeat to Real Madrid, says one chap in the mailbox. Plus, more excitement over Van Gaal at Man United and thoughts on FFP...

Man United Fans Excited By Van Gaal Talk

Man United fans know who they want to replace David Moyes, with Louis van Gaal the favourite to take over at Old Trafford. Plus, thoughts on Real Madrid v Bayern Munich...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property