Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
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Falkirk 1-0 Cowdenbeath

Craig Sibbald's second-half strike was enough for Falkirk to edge past Cowdenbeath and into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.

Kudus Oyenuga wasted a decent chance for the visitors when he blazed over.

Falkirk's Blair Alston skimmed the crossbar from long-range before Rory Loy forced a good stop from Blue Brazil keeper Robbie Thomson.

Sibbald then put Falkirk ahead on 73 minutes when he reacted quickest to Loy's deflected shot.

Substitute David Smith should have made it two for the Bairns late on but he could only fire over with the goal at his mercy.

Line-ups

Falkirk

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2Duffie
  • 14Grant
  • 6Vaulks
  • 19Leahy
  • 20CooperSubstituted forSmithat 64'minutes
  • 7Taiwo
  • 8Alston
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forDurojaiyeat 90+2'minutes
  • 28Bia BiSubstituted forShepherdat 67'minutes
  • 33LoyBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 4Durojaiye
  • 9Smith
  • 12Bowman
  • 16Grant
  • 17Maybury
  • 23Shepherd
  • 24McGeever

Cowdenbeath

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 17Thomson
  • 26MarshallSubstituted forJohnstonat 82'minutes
  • 27Fraser
  • 6WedderburnBooked at 74mins
  • 20Miller
  • 28Hughes
  • 18BrownlieSubstituted forScullionat 83'minutes
  • 19Oyenuga
  • 8Milne
  • 4O'Brien
  • 10Higgins

Substitutes

  • 2Campbell
  • 15Jurisic
  • 21Johnston
  • 24Callaghan
  • 25Sneddon
  • 29Higgins
  • 30Scullion
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
1,237

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 1, Cowdenbeath 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Cowdenbeath 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kudus Oyenuga (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Olumide Durojaiye replaces Craig Sibbald.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Declan Hughes (Cowdenbeath) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Smith (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Patrick Scullion replaces Darren Brownlie.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Craig Johnston replaces Colin Marshall.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Higgins (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Smith (Falkirk) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Smith (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Tom Taiwo (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Declan Hughes (Cowdenbeath).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. David Smith (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  19. Booking

    Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.