Scottish Championship
Falkirk6Cowdenbeath0

Falkirk 6-0 Cowdenbeath

Falkirk romped to victory against Cowdenbeath in the Scottish Championship.

Rory Loy's strike and David Smith's free-kick put the hosts in command and Alex Cooper slotted in the Bairns' third.

Peter Grant followed up Smith's volley to make it four before the break.

David McCracken headed home in the second half and Will Vaulks' stunning long-range shot completed the scoring for Peter Houston's side.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1MacDonald
  • 3Shaughnessy
  • 5McCracken
  • 14Grant
  • 19Leahy
  • 20CooperSubstituted forTaiwoat 76'minutes
  • 6Vaulks
  • 10Sibbald
  • 8AlstonSubstituted forBia Biat 82'minutes
  • 9SmithSubstituted forShepherdat 70'minutes
  • 33Loy

Substitutes

  • 7Taiwo
  • 12Bowman
  • 17Maybury
  • 22Blair
  • 23Shepherd
  • 24McGeever
  • 28Bia Bi

Cowdenbeath

  • 17Thomson
  • 4O'BrienSubstituted forSutherlandat 62'minutes
  • 27Fraser
  • 18Brownlie
  • 20Miller
  • 12KaneSubstituted forMilneat 46'minutes
  • 7Robertson
  • 2CampbellBooked at 40minsSubstituted forBrettat 46'minutes
  • 11Gallagher
  • 19Oyenuga
  • 10Higgins

Substitutes

  • 1Flynn
  • 6Wedderburn
  • 8Milne
  • 9Sutherland
  • 14Brett
  • 26Marshall
  • 28Hughes
Referee:
Steven McLean
Attendance:
3,466

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home17
Away4
Shots on Target
Home9
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 6, Cowdenbeath 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 6, Cowdenbeath 0.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 6, Cowdenbeath 0. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Craig Sibbald.

Attempt missed. Tom Taiwo (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Joe Shaughnessy.

Attempt saved. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

Foul by Scott Shepherd (Falkirk).

Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk).

Marcus Fraser (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Botti Bia Bi replaces Blair Alston.

Foul by Joe Shaughnessy (Falkirk).

Calum Gallagher (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Taiwo (Falkirk).

Kudus Oyenuga (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Dean Brett.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Tom Taiwo replaces Alex Cooper.

Attempt missed. Kudus Oyenuga (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces David Smith.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Dean Brett.

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

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Craig Sutherland replaces Thomas O'Brien.

Attempt missed. Kudus Oyenuga (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 5, Cowdenbeath 0. David McCracken (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Smith with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Darren Brownlie.

Luke Leahy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Calum Gallagher (Cowdenbeath).

Attempt saved. David Smith (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Darren Brownlie.

Attempt blocked. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Dean Brett replaces Iain Campbell.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts109103152628
2Rangers1071227101722
3Queen of Sth115332116518
4Raith Rovers114341422-815
5Hibernian104241511414
6Falkirk113531414014
7Dumbarton11245821-1310
8Livingston112361018-89
9Alloa112271119-88
10Cowdenbeath102261227-158
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