Scottish League Cup - First Round
Falkirk5East Stirlingshire0

Falkirk 5-0 East Stirlingshire

John Baird was on target for Falkirk in a comfortable victory
John Baird was on target for Falkirk in a comfortable victory

Falkirk turned in a strong second-half display to rout East Stirlingshire in the opening round of the League Cup.

Aaron Muirhead's powerful volley from distance gave Shire keeper Richard Barnard no chance as it clipped the crossbar on its way in on 17 minutes.

After the break, John Baird's exquisite lob doubled the lead, before William Vidler put through his own net.

Robert McHugh and Blair Alston completed the scoring at Clyde's Broadwood Stadium.

The match was switched to accommodate Saturday's Tom Jones concert at the Falkirk Stadium and the Bairns enjoyed a good evening away from the green, green synthetic grass of home.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 4Muirhead
  • 14Grant
  • 44Watson
  • 3Leahy
  • 17SmithSubstituted forCooperat 80'minutes
  • 8Alston
  • 6VaulksBooked at 89mins
  • 10Sibbald
  • 19McHugh
  • 9BairdSubstituted forShepherdat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Taiwo
  • 11Kerr
  • 12Bowman
  • 13Maybury
  • 15Dick
  • 20Cooper
  • 23Shepherd

East Stirlingshire

  • 1Barnard
  • 4Greene
  • 5Tully
  • 6Donaldson
  • 2Kinnaird
  • 7WallaceSubstituted forRoyat 70'minutes
  • 8McCabe
  • 10Faulds
  • 3Shepherd
  • 9Wright
  • 11VidlerSubstituted forKayat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Roy
  • 14Kay
  • 15Carruthers
  • 16Deans
  • 17Dolan
  • 18Grant
  • 19Peddie
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
881

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamEast Stirlingshire
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home18
Away5
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 5, East Stirling 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 5, East Stirling 0.

Booking

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).

Max Wright (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Reece Donaldson.

Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Tully (East Stirling).

Foul by Robert McHugh (Falkirk).

Reece Donaldson (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Peter Grant (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Reece Donaldson.

Attempt saved. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Andrew Kay (East Stirling) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Andrew Kay replaces Billy Vidler.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Alex Cooper replaces David Smith.

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

Foul by Max Wright (East Stirling).

Attempt saved. Kristopher Faulds (East Stirling) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Paul Watson (Falkirk).

Billy Vidler (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 5, East Stirling 0. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert McHugh.

Hand ball by Reece Donaldson (East Stirling).

Attempt missed. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

Foul by Luke Leahy (Falkirk).

Kristopher Faulds (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces John Baird.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Billy Vidler.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 4, East Stirling 0. Robert McHugh (Falkirk) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Craig Sibbald.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Ally Roy replaces Michael Wallace.

Goal!

Own Goal by Billy Vidler, East Stirling. Falkirk 3, East Stirling 0.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Aaron Muirhead.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Aaron Muirhead.

Hand ball by David Smith (Falkirk).

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jon Tully.

Attempt missed. Luke Leahy (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Richard Barnard.

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

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Wallace (East Stirling).

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