Brechin City 1-2 Falkirk

Ramsdens Challenge Cup

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.

Att: 596

Ref: George Salmond