Falkirk came from behind to beat Montrose in the first round of the Scottish League Cup.

Garry Wood headed the hosts ahead but Blair Alston levelled with a penalty on the half-hour mark after Craig Bell had fouled Olumide Durojaiye.

The Bairns were ahead shortly before half-time thanks to Alex Cooper's left-foot shot.

And Scott Shepherd ensured progress for Peter Houston's side following good work by Conor McGrandles.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Montrose

  • 01 McKenzie
  • 05 Graham
  • 02 Masson Booked
  • 03 Bell Booked
  • 06 Campbell
  • 11 Day (O'Neill - 84' )
  • 08 Robb (Harkins - 73' )
  • 04 Watson
  • 10 McCord
  • 09 Wood (Deasley - 76' )
  • 07 Johnston

Substitutes

  • 12 Deasley
  • 14 Harkins
  • 15 Cavanagh
  • 16 O'Neill
  • 17 Wilson
  • 18 O'Kane
  • 21 McCafferty

Falkirk

  • 01 MacDonald
  • 05 McCracken
  • 06 Vaulks
  • 02 Maybury
  • 03 Dick
  • 04 Durojaiye
  • 07 Alston (Sibbald - 77' )
  • 10 McGrandles
  • 08 Taiwo
  • 11 Cooper
  • 09 Bia Bi (Shepherd - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Bowman
  • 14 McGeever
  • 15 Grant
  • 16 Leahy
  • 17 Sibbald
  • 18 Shepherd
  • 19 Loy
Ref: John Beaton
Att: 584

Match Stats

Shots

12 19

On target

2 9

Corners

2 4

Fouls

8 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Montrose 1, Falkirk 3.

90:00 +2:21 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Montrose 1, Falkirk 3.

90:00 +0:48

Attempt blocked. Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is blocked.

87:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Montrose 1, Falkirk 3. Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Conor McGrandles.

83:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Botti Bia Bi.

83:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Montrose. Stephen O'Neill replaces Stephen Day.

82:32

Foul by Bryan Deasley (Montrose).

82:32

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

76:56

Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

76:48

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Craig Bell.

76:34

Attempt saved. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

76:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Craig Sibbald replaces Blair Alston.

75:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Montrose. Bryan Deasley replaces Garry Wood.

74:04

Attempt missed. Alex Cooper (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

72:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Montrose. Paul Harkins replaces Steven Robb.

68:09

Attempt missed. Garry Wood (Montrose) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

67:57

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Liam Dick.

67:45

Attempt blocked. Scott Johnston (Montrose) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

65:58

Attempt saved. Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:41

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Alan Campbell.

63:39

Attempt missed. Alex Cooper (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

61:59

Attempt blocked. Terry Masson (Montrose) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

60:48 Booking

Booking Terry Masson (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

60:41

Foul by Terry Masson (Montrose).

60:41

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:18

Attempt saved. Ross McCord (Montrose) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

58:49

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

57:11

Stephen Day (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:11

Foul by Alan Maybury (Falkirk).

56:10

Garry Wood (Montrose) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:10

Foul by Alan Maybury (Falkirk).

52:54

Stephen Day (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:54

Foul by Alan Maybury (Falkirk).

51:18

Attempt missed. Terry Masson (Montrose) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

50:21

Attempt blocked. Garry Wood (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

49:33

Ross Graham (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:33

Foul by Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk).

47:55

Attempt missed. Alex Cooper (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

46:49

Attempt missed. Ross McCord (Montrose) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

45:22

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

45:22

Liam Dick (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Montrose 1, Falkirk 2.

45:00 +3:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Montrose 1, Falkirk 2.

45:00 +2:27

Foul by Terry Masson (Montrose).

45:00 +2:27

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Montrose 1, Falkirk 2. Alex Cooper (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Blair Alston.

42:53

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Montrose) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

42:24

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Tom Taiwo.

41:24

Attempt saved. Alex Cooper (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

38:25

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

38:25

Liam Dick (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:56

Attempt missed. Alex Cooper (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

36:27

Attempt saved. Alex Cooper (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

35:56

Attempt saved. Alex Cooper (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

35:03

Attempt missed. Ross McCord (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

34:34

Paul Watson (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:34

Foul by Olumide Durojaiye (Falkirk).

32:35

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

32:32

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

29:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Montrose 1, Falkirk 1. Blair Alston (Falkirk) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

28:52 Booking

Booking Craig Bell (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

28:34

Penalty conceded by Craig Bell (Montrose) after a foul in the penalty area.

28:34

Penalty Falkirk. Olumide Durojaiye draws a foul in the penalty area.

27:39

Steven Robb (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:39

Foul by Blair Alston (Falkirk).

26:03

Foul by Craig Bell (Montrose).

26:03

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Montrose 1, Falkirk 0. Garry Wood (Montrose) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

21:59

Craig Bell (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:59

Foul by Tom Taiwo (Falkirk).

20:10

Attempt missed. David McCracken (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

19:48

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Ross Graham.

17:51

Foul by Paul Watson (Montrose).

17:51

Tom Taiwo (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:37

Attempt missed. Alan Maybury (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

12:04

Attempt missed. Stephen Day (Montrose) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

10:58

Attempt saved. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

10:39

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Paul Watson.

10:24

Attempt blocked. Olumide Durojaiye (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

9:24

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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