Falkirk 0 St. Mirren 0

There is a good Scottish word to describe this game, minging, and the referee was rotten as well.

This game meant so much to both sides with a top place in the league going to the winner. The first chance of the game fell to the home side when a cross from Falkirk's Andy Thomson found midfielder John O'Neil unmarked at the far post, but he headed wide.

Midway through the first half Falkirk managed to get the ball in the net when Russell Latapy slotted a ball to Thomson, but the linesman ruled offside.

In the second half the away team were not to be outdone with two chances falling to Ricky Gillies, whose first shot was saved by keeper Allan Ferguson and the second, a driven low shot, went wide.

In the 53rd minute Falkirk had a penalty claim turned down when Kirk Broadfoot brought down Falkirk's Darryl Duffy, but referee Brines found nothing wrong with the challenge.

Just before the final whistle Falkirk's assistant coach Brian Rice was sent to the stand for protesting with the standside linesman when the referee failed to book a St Mirren player, having booked a Falkirk player a few minutes earlier for the same offence.

Just before the final whistle Falkirk could have got the winner when a slack back- pass by the St Mirren defence was picked up by Duffy, but a clear chance was missed when his shot went agonisingly past the post.