Match ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 1.
John Baird grabbed the winner as Falkirk moved to within a point of fourth place in the Championship.
Declan Hughes and Baird traded half chances before the interval on the bumpy Central Park pitch.
But Baird nodded in Tom Taiwo's cross five minutes into the second half for his eighth goal of the season.
Kenny Adamson was dismissed with seven minutes left for a rash tackle on Baird, with the hosts falling to their third consecutive loss.
The Fife side reamin second bottom of the table and have kept just three league clean sheets.
- 3AdamsonBooked at 83mins
- 26MarshallSubstituted forOyenugaat 63'minutes
- 28HughesBooked at 59minsSubstituted forBuchananat 85'minutes
- 11KerrSubstituted forCooperat 52'minutesBooked at 67mins
- 28Bia Bi
- Kevin Graham
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 1.
Lewis Toshney (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk).
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Robbie Thomson.
Attempt saved. Alex Cooper (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Nathaniel Wedderburn.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by John Armstrong.
Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by John Baird (Falkirk).
Colin Nish (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Peter Grant (Falkirk).
Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Robbie Buchanan replaces Declan Hughes.
Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath) is shown the red card.
Foul by Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath).
John Baird (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Tom Taiwo (Falkirk) right footed shot from very close range misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. Tom Taiwo (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.