Falkirk boss Peter Houston believes that yesterday’s victory for Hibs has more or less guaranteed Neil Lennon’s men the Championship title and automatic promotion.
Both team had chances to win the ill-tempered game but goals from Efe Ambrose and James Keatings secured what could turn out to be a valuable three points.
Only Morton have any chance of catching Hibs, but they are currently ten points behind with a game in hand.
The Bairns remain in second but are also ten points adrift having played a game more.
Speaking after the game, Houston said: “This more of less guarantees Hibs it. Of course, nothing is guaranteed in this mad world of football, but it’s put them into a very strong position.
“Hibs can only lose it now, so we have to get back onto the winning trail ourselves.
“I felt we deserved something from the match and that’s two weeks in a row we have lost and not deserved to lose.
“That’s football. We’ve seen it before and no doubt we’ll see it again.
“Robbie Thomson has not had a lot to do in a hard-fought game and I thought a draw would have been a fair result, but, unfortunately for us, it didn’t work that way.
“I’d say to anyone to take Keatings inside onto his bad foot, but you cannot mask the fact it is a quality finish.”