Half time Falkirk 0 Aberdeen 1Neither coach made any changes at the interval. Rogers saved well from a Kidd cross as the home side battled for an equaliser then Maxwell shot wide from a great position. It had been a good opening to the half from the Bairns. Greg Stewart had the Dons first attempt at goal in the second half when he cut in from the right but the shot didn't trouble Mutch. Just before the hour mark Ryan Harrington was booked for a foul on Maxwell although the winger went to ground very easily and the decision looked harsh on the Dons full back. A jinking run from Stewart almost saw a second goal for the Dons but Greg's shot slipped just wide. Harlain Mbayo replaced Harrington after 61 minutes and he slotted into central defence with Ball moving to right back. The Dons made a second change on 69 minutes as Ethan Ross took the place of older brother Seb. Falkirk continued to push hard for an equaliser but the Aberdeen defence stood firm as the weather conditions worsened. Falkirk introduced Kyle Mitchell for Kidd as the wind and rain howled round the stadium. Ball was forced to clear off the line after Stowe lifted the ball over Rogers as the Bairns grew in confidence. From looking totally in control, the Dons were now having to dig deep to hold onto their lead. Frank Ross had a great chance to make the game safe when Stewart picked him out in the middle of the box but Robbie Mutch produced a terrific block to deny his former team-mate. Mutch ten produced an even better save to tip a deflected Stewart shot over the bar as the game went into its final ten minutes. Sweeney replaced Maxwell just before a fine run by Ethan Ross set Stewart up for a shot which was brilliantly parried by Mutch. However the rebound fell nicely for Frank Ross who rifled the ball into the net to make it 2-0 for the Dons. Rough luck on the keeper. Mutch was again in action on 86 tipping a Toby Wells free kick on to the bar and over. The final switches came on 87 minutes with Virtanen replacing Tansey for Aberdeen while Hussain came on for Finlayson in the home ranks. Robbie Mutch continued to impress saving well again from Frank Ross before the referee blew the final whistle on a well merited victory for Aberdeen which sees them proudly sit atop the Development League table. A tougher second half against a battling Bairns side but another win chalked up on the road.