Scottish Cup - Fifth Round
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Falkirk 2-1 Brechin City

Falkirk claimed a hard-fought win over Brechin City to reach the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.

David McCracken nodded the Bairns in front from Luke Leahy's headed pass.

Gerry McLauchlan was fouled by Peter Grant in the box and Alan Trouten converted the penalty to draw Brechin level after the break.

However, a replay was avoided when David Smith struck from close range to give Falkirk the win and a place in Monday's draw.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2Duffie
  • 5McCracken
  • 14Grant
  • 19Leahy
  • 10Sibbald
  • 6Vaulks
  • 7Taiwo
  • 8AlstonSubstituted forSmithat 60'minutes
  • 33Loy
  • 36MorganBooked at 73minsSubstituted forBia Biat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Smith
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 17Maybury
  • 20Cooper
  • 22Blair
  • 28Bia Bi

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 2McLean
  • 4McCormack
  • 5McLauchlan
  • 3HamiltonBooked at 83mins
  • 7Trouten
  • 6Fusco
  • 8MolloySubstituted forStorieat 72'minutes
  • 11BarrSubstituted forMcNeilat 87'minutes
  • 10FergusonSubstituted forThomsonat 65'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 9Jackson

Substitutes

  • 12Thomson
  • 14Storie
  • 15McNeil
  • 16Jackson
  • 17Tapping
  • 21O'Neil
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
2,083

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamBrechin
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 2, Brechin City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 2, Brechin City 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Botti Bia Bi replaces Taylor Morgan.

Booking

Robert Thomson (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

Robert Thomson (Brechin City) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Paul McLean.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Ewan McNeil replaces Bobby Barr.

Attempt blocked. Tom Taiwo (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Colin Hamilton (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Gerry McLauchlan (Brechin City).

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Jamie MacDonald.

Attempt saved. Robert Thomson (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Robert Thomson (Brechin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 2, Brechin City 1. David Smith (Falkirk) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Bobby Barr.

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

Attempt saved. Alan Trouten (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Taylor Morgan (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

Colin Hamilton (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Taylor Morgan (Falkirk).

Taylor Morgan (Falkirk) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Craig Storie replaces Craig Molloy.

Attempt blocked. Gary Fusco (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Taylor Morgan (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Craig Molloy (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Taiwo (Falkirk).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Robert Thomson replaces Ryan Ferguson.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Gerry McLauchlan.

Alan Trouten (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. David Smith replaces Blair Alston.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 1, Brechin City 1. Alan Trouten (Brechin City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Brechin City. Gerry McLauchlan draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Blair Alston (Falkirk) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

Attempt missed. Bobby Barr (Brechin City) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

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