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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 2, Brechin City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 2, Brechin City 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Botti Bia Bi replaces Taylor Morgan.

  4. Booking

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Paul McLean.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Brechin City. Ewan McNeil replaces Bobby Barr.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Booking

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Gerry McLauchlan (Brechin City).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Jamie MacDonald.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Goal!

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Bobby Barr.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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