Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
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Falkirk 1-0 Cowdenbeath

Craig Sibbald's second-half strike was enough for Falkirk to edge past Cowdenbeath and into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.

Kudus Oyenuga wasted a decent chance for the visitors when he blazed over.

Falkirk's Blair Alston skimmed the crossbar from long-range before Rory Loy forced a good stop from Blue Brazil keeper Robbie Thomson.

Sibbald then put Falkirk ahead on 73 minutes when he reacted quickest to Loy's deflected shot.

Substitute David Smith should have made it two for the Bairns late on but he could only fire over with the goal at his mercy.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2Duffie
  • 14Grant
  • 6Vaulks
  • 19Leahy
  • 20CooperSubstituted forSmithat 64'minutes
  • 7Taiwo
  • 8Alston
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forDurojaiyeat 90+2'minutes
  • 28Bia BiSubstituted forShepherdat 67'minutes
  • 33LoyBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 4Durojaiye
  • 9Smith
  • 12Bowman
  • 16Grant
  • 17Maybury
  • 23Shepherd
  • 24McGeever

Cowdenbeath

  • 17Thomson
  • 26MarshallSubstituted forJohnstonat 82'minutes
  • 27Fraser
  • 6WedderburnBooked at 74mins
  • 20Miller
  • 28Hughes
  • 18BrownlieSubstituted forScullionat 83'minutes
  • 19Oyenuga
  • 8Milne
  • 4O'Brien
  • 10Higgins

Substitutes

  • 2Campbell
  • 15Jurisic
  • 21Johnston
  • 24Callaghan
  • 25Sneddon
  • 29Higgins
  • 30Scullion
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
1,237

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 1, Cowdenbeath 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Cowdenbeath 0.

Attempt saved. Kudus Oyenuga (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Olumide Durojaiye replaces Craig Sibbald.

Attempt missed. Declan Hughes (Cowdenbeath) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

Attempt missed. David Smith (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Patrick Scullion replaces Darren Brownlie.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Craig Johnston replaces Colin Marshall.

Attempt missed. Sean Higgins (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. David Smith (Falkirk) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. David Smith (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Declan Hughes (Cowdenbeath).

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

Attempt blocked. David Smith (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card.

Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath).

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 1, Cowdenbeath 0. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Scott Shepherd (Falkirk).

Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Rory Loy (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kieran Duffie (Falkirk).

Attempt missed. Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Botti Bia Bi.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. David Smith replaces Alex Cooper.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).

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

Hand ball by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

Attempt saved. Kudus Oyenuga (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Rory Loy (Falkirk) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kudus Oyenuga (Cowdenbeath).

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Nathaniel Wedderburn.

Foul by Colin Marshall (Cowdenbeath).

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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