Annan Athletic 0-3 Falkirk

Farid El Alagui celebrates with his team-mates after scoring for Falkirk against Annan Athletic
El Alagui (centre) was on target twice for Falkirk against Annan

Farid El Alagui scored twice as Falkirk beat Annan Athletic to reach the final of the Ramsdens Cup, where they will meet Hamilton Accies.

Mark Millar fired the visitors in front from El Alagui's pass on 10 minutes.

El Alagui netted with strikes on 25 and 42 minutes to give the Bairns a comfortable half-time lead.

Ian Harty fired over for Annan after the break and also had a short tipped round the post by Falkirk goalkeeper Michael McGovern.

Annan Athletic: Summersgill, MacBeth (Steele 65), Gibson, Peter Watson, McGowan, Sloan, Gilfillan, Jardine (McKechnie 65), Cox, Harty, O'Connor (Bell 65). Subs Not Used: Mitchell, Wild.

Falkirk: McGovern, Wallace, Dods, Rhys Bennett, Scobbie, Weatherston (Jay Fulton 85), Murdoch, Mark Millar, Sibbald (Alston 79), El Alagui, Higginbotham (Dale Fulton 90). Subs Not Used: Bowman, Ryan Millar.

Booked: Higginbotham, Murdoch.

Goals: Mark Millar 10, El Alagui 25,42.

Att: 1,575

Ref: George Salmond