Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 6-0 Cowdenbeath

Falkirk romped to victory against Cowdenbeath in the Scottish Championship.

Rory Loy's strike and David Smith's free-kick put the hosts in command and Alex Cooper slotted in the Bairns' third.

Peter Grant followed up Smith's volley to make it four before the break.

David McCracken headed home in the second half and Will Vaulks' stunning long-range shot completed the scoring for Peter Houston's side.

Line-ups

Falkirk

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1MacDonald
  • 3Shaughnessy
  • 5McCracken
  • 14Grant
  • 19Leahy
  • 20CooperSubstituted forTaiwoat 76'minutes
  • 6Vaulks
  • 10Sibbald
  • 8AlstonSubstituted forBia Biat 82'minutes
  • 9SmithSubstituted forShepherdat 70'minutes
  • 33Loy

Substitutes

  • 7Taiwo
  • 12Bowman
  • 17Maybury
  • 22Blair
  • 23Shepherd
  • 24McGeever
  • 28Bia Bi

Cowdenbeath

Formation 3-4-3

  • 17Thomson
  • 4O'BrienSubstituted forSutherlandat 62'minutes
  • 27Fraser
  • 18Brownlie
  • 20Miller
  • 12KaneSubstituted forMilneat 46'minutes
  • 7Robertson
  • 2CampbellBooked at 40minsSubstituted forBrettat 46'minutes
  • 11Gallagher
  • 19Oyenuga
  • 10Higgins

Substitutes

  • 1Flynn
  • 6Wedderburn
  • 8Milne
  • 9Sutherland
  • 14Brett
  • 26Marshall
  • 28Hughes
Referee:
Steven McLean
Attendance:
3,466

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home17
Away4
Shots on Target
Home9
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 6, Cowdenbeath 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 6, Cowdenbeath 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Falkirk 6, Cowdenbeath 0. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Craig Sibbald.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Taiwo (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Joe Shaughnessy.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Scott Shepherd (Falkirk).

  10. Post update

    Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk).

  12. Post update

    Marcus Fraser (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Botti Bia Bi replaces Blair Alston.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Joe Shaughnessy (Falkirk).

  15. Post update

    Calum Gallagher (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tom Taiwo (Falkirk).

  17. Post update

    Kudus Oyenuga (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Dean Brett.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Tom Taiwo replaces Alex Cooper.