2012–13 Falkirk F.C. season

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Falkirk
2012–13 season
Chairman Martin Ritchie
Manager Steven Pressley
(until 8 March 2013)
Alex Smith (interim)
(8 March-7 April 2013)
Gary Holt
(from 8 April 2013)
Stadium Falkirk Stadium
First Division Third place
Challenge Cup Second round, lost to
Rangers
League Cup Second round, lost to
Rangers
Scottish Cup Semi-final, lost to
Hibernian
Top goalscorer League:
Lyle Taylor (24)
All:
Lyle Taylor (29)
Highest home attendance 4,804 v Partick Thistle, 20 April 2013
Lowest home attendance 2,288 v Dumbarton, 16 April 2013
Average home league attendance League: 3,176[1]

The 2012–13 season was Falkirk's third consecutive season in the Scottish First Division, having been relegated from the Scottish Premier League at the end of season 2009–10.[2] Falkirk also competed in the Challenge Cup, League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

Summary[edit]

Season[edit]

During season 2012–13 Falkirk finished third in the Scottish First Division.[3] They reached the second round of the Challenge Cup,[4] the second round of the League Cup[5] and the Semi-final of the Scottish Cup.[6]

Management[edit]

Falkirk began the season under the management of Steven Pressley.[7] On 8 March 2013, Pressley left the club to take up the manager post at Coventry City[8] after compensation was agreed.[9] The club's technical director Alex Smith took over as interim manager[10] with Stevie Crawford acting as his assistant.[11]

On 3 April, the club announced that Gary Holt would take over as manager from 8 April 2013.[12]

Results & fixtures[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Pre season[edit]

A match against Stenhousemuir scheduled for 24 July,[13] was cancelled.[14]

Scottish First Division[edit]

Scottish Challenge Cup[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Captains[edit]

No. P Name Country No. Games Notes
DF Darren Dods[21]  SCO 33 Club captain

Last updated: 8 May 2013
Source: Competitive match reports.
Competitive matches only
Matches started as captain only
Country: FIFA nationality; No.: Squad number; P: Position; Name: Player name; No. Games: Number of games started as captain.

Squad[edit]

[22][23]Last updated 8 May 2013
No. Nat Pos Player Total First Division Challenge Cup League Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland GK Graham Bowman 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Northern Ireland GK Michael McGovern 43 0 35+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 4+0 0
England DF Rhys Bennett 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Steven Brisbane 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Darren Dods 33 2 27+0 2 1+0 0 1+0 0 4+0 0
Scotland DF Kieran Duffie 37 3 28+1 1 2+0 1 2+0 0 4+0 1
Scotland DF Liam Dick 5 0 3+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
Northern Ireland DF Johnny Flynn 41 0 33+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 4+0 0
Scotland DF Stephen Kingsley 43 1 35+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 1 4+0 0
Scotland DF Ryan McGeever 8 0 6+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
Scotland DF Robbie Neilson 3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Liam Rowan 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Chris Smith 9 0 4+2 0 1+0 0 1+1 0 0+0 0
England DF Will Vaulks 6 0 4+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland MF Blair Alston 41 5 27+7 2 1+0 0 1+1 0 3+1 3
Scotland MF Kristopher Faulds 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland MF Jay Fulton 35 3 23+5 2 2+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 1
Scotland MF Dale Fulton 12 0 5+3 0 0+1 0 0+2 0 0+1 0
Scotland MF Thomas Grant 27 1 15+8 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+2 0
England MF Andy Haworth 16 0 7+5 0 1+1 0 1+1 0 0+0 0
England MF Luke Leahy 10 1 5+3 1 1+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland MF Conor McGrandles 30 2 23+3 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 4+0 0
Scotland MF Stewart Murdoch 40 6 32+0 5 2+0 0 2+0 0 4+0 1
Scotland MF Iain Flannigan 3 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Sean Higgins 29 4 14+11 4 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+3 0
Scotland FW Craig Sibbald 26 3 11+9 2 2+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 1
Scotland FW Lewis Small 12 1 0+11 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
England FW Lyle Taylor 42 29 33+1 24 2+0 2 2+0 1 4+0 2
Scotland FW David Weatherston 29 5 16+8 4 1+0 0 1+0 0 1+2 1
Scotland FW Jordan White 5 0 0+3 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches.

Last updated 8 May 2013
Nation Position Name First Division Challenge Cup League Cup Scottish Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
Scotland GK Graham Bowman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern Ireland GK Michael McGovern 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
England DF Rhys Bennett 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Steven Brisbane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Darren Dods 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 2
Scotland DF Kieran Duffie 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Scotland DF Liam Dick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern Ireland DF Johnny Flynn 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Scotland DF Stephen Kingsley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Ryan McGeever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Robbie Neilson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Liam Rowan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Chris Smith 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
England DF Will Vaulks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland MF Blair Alston 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Scotland MF Kristopher Faulds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Jay Fulton 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland MF Dale Fulton 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Scotland Thomas Grant 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
England MF Andy Haworth 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland MF Conor McGrandles 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
England MF Luke Leahy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland MF Stewart Murdoch 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
Scotland MF Iain Flannigan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland FW Sean Higgins 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Scotland FW Craig Sibbald 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Scotland FW Lewis Small 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England FW Lyle Taylor 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 8 1
Scotland FW David Weatherston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Jordan White 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team statistics[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Partick Thistle (C) (P) 36 23 9 4 76 28 +48 78 Promotion to the 2013–14 Scottish Premiership
2 Greenock Morton 36 20 7 9 73 47 +26 67
3 Falkirk 36 15 8 13 52 48 +4 53
4 Livingston 36 14 10 12 58 56 +2 52
5 Hamilton Academical 36 14 9 13 52 45 +7 51
6 Raith Rovers 36 11 13 12 45 48 −3 46
7 Dumbarton 36 13 4 19 58 83 −25 43
8 Cowdenbeath 36 8 12 16 51 65 −14 36
9 Dunfermline Athletic (R) 36 14 7 15 62 59 +3 034 Qualification to the Scottish First Division Play-offs
10 Airdrie United (R) 36 5 7 24 41 89 −48 22 Relegation to the 2013–14 Scottish League One

Updated to games played on 19 May 2013.
Source: Scottish Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Dunfermline Athletic were deducted 15 points for entering administration.

Division summary[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Ground A H A H A H A H A H A A H H A A H A H A H A H H A H A H A A A H H H A H
Result L L W L D D D D W D L L W W W W L D L L W L W W W D L L W W W W L L D W
Position 7 9 6 8 8 7 8 7 7 7 7 8 6 6 6 4 4 5 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 4 4 5 3

Last updated: 8 May 2013.
Source: [24]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Transfers[edit]

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