Scottish Championship
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Cowdenbeath 0-1 Falkirk

John Baird grabbed the winner as Falkirk moved to within a point of fourth place in the Championship.

Declan Hughes and Baird traded half chances before the interval on the bumpy Central Park pitch.

But Baird nodded in Tom Taiwo's cross five minutes into the second half for his eighth goal of the season.

Kenny Adamson was dismissed with seven minutes left for a rash tackle on Baird, with the hosts falling to their third consecutive loss.

The Fife side reamin second bottom of the table and have kept just three league clean sheets.

Line-ups

Cowdenbeath

  • 17Thomson
  • 27Toshney
  • 5Armstrong
  • 6Wedderburn
  • 3AdamsonBooked at 83mins
  • 4O'Brien
  • 26MarshallSubstituted forOyenugaat 63'minutes
  • 7Robertson
  • 28HughesBooked at 59minsSubstituted forBuchananat 85'minutes
  • 9Nish
  • 10Higgins

Substitutes

  • 8Milne
  • 12Kane
  • 15Buchanan
  • 18Brownlie
  • 19Oyenuga
  • 20Miller
  • 25Sneddon

Falkirk

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2Duffie
  • 6Vaulks
  • 14Grant
  • 19Leahy
  • 11KerrSubstituted forCooperat 52'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 7Taiwo
  • 8Alston
  • 10Sibbald
  • 35Baird
  • 28Bia Bi

Substitutes

  • 9Smith
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 17Maybury
  • 20Cooper
  • 22Blair
  • 36Morgan
Referee:
Kevin Graham
Attendance:
565

Match Stats

Home TeamCowdenbeathAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home1
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 1.

Lewis Toshney (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk).

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Robbie Thomson.

Attempt saved. Alex Cooper (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Nathaniel Wedderburn.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by John Armstrong.

Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Baird (Falkirk).

Colin Nish (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Grant (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Robbie Buchanan replaces Declan Hughes.

Dismissal

Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath) is shown the red card.

Foul by Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath).

John Baird (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt missed. Tom Taiwo (Falkirk) right footed shot from very close range misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Tom Taiwo (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

Booking

Alex Cooper (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Cooper (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Kudus Oyenuga replaces Colin Marshall.

Attempt saved. Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Declan Hughes (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Declan Hughes (Cowdenbeath).

Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Sean Higgins (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Grant (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Alex Cooper replaces Mark Kerr.

Goal!

Goal! Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 1. John Baird (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Taiwo.

Mark Kerr (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Colin Marshall (Cowdenbeath).

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

Foul by Sean Higgins (Cowdenbeath).

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

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Peter Grant.

Second Half

Second Half begins Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts29253184186678
2Hibernian29167655262955
3Rangers28157651282352
4Queen of Sth29138849351447
5Falkirk29121074339446
6Raith Rovers29116123648-1239
7Dumbarton2986153064-3430
8Alloa3047192345-2219
9Cowdenbeath2954202273-5119
10Livingston2946192845-1713
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