Hibernian 2-1 Falkirk: Match Report

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25 March 2017

James Keatings nets superb late winner as leaders Hibernian edge past Falkirk

Ladbrokes Championship leaders Hibernian grabbed an injury-time winner to see off Falkirk 2-1.

In a quiet first half, Hibs defender Efe Ambrose was off target from Jason Cummings' corner and Cummings went closest in the 36th minute, curling a free-kick just wide after Luca Gasparotto's bad challenge on Andrew Shinnie.

Cummings - booked for diving in the first half - was denied a penalty in the 55th minute and Hibs boss Neil Lennon's frustration showed after Martin Boyle also saw spot-kick appeals dismissed following Peter Grant's challenge.

Ambrose headed Hibs in front from James Keatings' free-kick but just 90 seconds later, Falkirk equalised when top scorer Craig Sibbald nodded in Fraser Aird's corner.

The leaders were not to be denied, though, and in stoppage time Keatings capped a breakaway move by cutting inside onto his right foot and curling a superb shot into the top corner.


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