Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 5-0 Cowdenbeath

Rory Loy hit a hat-trick as Falkirk hammered Cowdenbeath and boosted their Championship title hopes.

Loy volleyed home from Mark Beck's flick and then made it two, before Blair Alston killed off the contest with a great strike.

Craig Sibbald latched on to Mark Millar's through ball to net the fourth early in the second half.

And Loy completed the scoring after more good work by Beck, with the Bairns now just four points off top spot.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1McGovern
  • 6Vaulks
  • 36Chalmers
  • 35Millar
  • 34McCracken
  • 3Kingsley
  • 11McGrandlesSubstituted forSmallat 72'minutes
  • 8Alston
  • 33Loy
  • 7BeckSubstituted forDurojaiyeat 55'minutes
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forLeahyat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Durojaiye
  • 5Flynn
  • 12Bowman
  • 18Small
  • 19Leahy
  • 29Hogg
  • 31Shepherd

Cowdenbeath

  • 17Usai
  • 14BrettBooked at 37mins
  • 2McKeown
  • 6WedderburnSubstituted forKaneat 29'minutesSubstituted forRobertsonat 54'minutes
  • 5Armstrong
  • 4O'BrienSubstituted forMortonat 38'minutes
  • 7Stewart
  • 18Milne
  • 9Stewart
  • 20Miller
  • 21Hemmings

Substitutes

  • 1Flynn
  • 8Stevenson
  • 11Morton
  • 12Gold
  • 22Robertson
  • 24Callaghan
  • 26Kane
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
2,830

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 5, Cowdenbeath 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 5, Cowdenbeath 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Blair Alston.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Luke Leahy (Falkirk).

  10. Post update

    Jordan Morton (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Morton (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sammy Stewart (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Luke Leahy (Falkirk).

  14. Post update

    Sammy Stewart (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Mark Millar (Falkirk).

  16. Post update

    Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Leahy (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hamilton32179654332160
2Dundee32186845242160
3Falkirk32168851292256
4Queen of Sth311461144331148
5Dumbarton32136135757045
6Livingston32126144849-142
7Raith Rovers31109124250-839
8Alloa32107153043-1337
9Cowdenbeath3296174366-2333
10Morton3257202858-3022
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