Darren Dods' debut goal proved to be the winner as Falkirk knocked hosts Brechin out of the Ramsdens Cup.
Rhys Bennett latched on to Dods' headed knock-down to fire the Bairns ahead on 26 minutes.
And Dods showed his aerial prowess again when be nodded Mark Millar's free-kick into the back of the net seven mintues later.
David McKenna finished well on 40 minutes to reduce Brechin's deficit but they could not find a leveller.
Brechin: Scott, McLean, McLauchlan, Buist, Dunlop, Fusco, Brady (McClune 77), McKenna, Carcary, McManus (Lister 64), Weir (King 64). Subs Not Used: Potter.
Booked: McLauchlan, Carcary.
Goals: McKenna 40.
Falkirk: McGovern, Duffie, Dods, Bennett, Scobbie, Kingsley, Alston (Sibbald 85),Mark Millar, Murdoch, Higginbotham, El Alagui. Subs Not Used: Bowman, Dale Fulton, Wallace, Graham.
Booked: El Alagui, Duffie, Higginbotham, Sibbald.
Goals: Bennett 26, Dods 33.
Ref: George Salmond