Scottish Championship
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Cowdenbeath 0-1 Falkirk

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.

Line-ups

Cowdenbeath

  • 17Thomson
  • 27Toshney
  • 5Armstrong
  • 6Wedderburn
  • 3AdamsonBooked at 83mins
  • 4O'Brien
  • 26MarshallSubstituted forOyenugaat 63'minutes
  • 7Robertson
  • 28HughesBooked at 59minsSubstituted forBuchananat 85'minutes
  • 9Nish
  • 10Higgins

Substitutes

  • 8Milne
  • 12Kane
  • 15Buchanan
  • 18Brownlie
  • 19Oyenuga
  • 20Miller
  • 25Sneddon

Falkirk

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2Duffie
  • 6Vaulks
  • 14Grant
  • 19Leahy
  • 11KerrSubstituted forCooperat 52'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 7Taiwo
  • 8Alston
  • 10Sibbald
  • 35Baird
  • 28Bia Bi

Substitutes

  • 9Smith
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 17Maybury
  • 20Cooper
  • 22Blair
  • 36Morgan
Referee:
Kevin Graham
Attendance:
565

Match Stats

Home TeamCowdenbeathAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home1
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 1.

  3. Post update

    Lewis Toshney (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Robbie Thomson.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Cooper (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Nathaniel Wedderburn.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by John Armstrong.

  9. Post update

    Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by John Baird (Falkirk).

  11. Post update

    Colin Nish (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Peter Grant (Falkirk).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Robbie Buchanan replaces Declan Hughes.

  14. Dismissal

    Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath) is shown the red card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath).

  16. Post update

    John Baird (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Taiwo (Falkirk) right footed shot from very close range misses to the right.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts29253184186678
2Hibernian29167655262955
3Rangers28157651282352
4Queen of Sth29138849351447
5Falkirk29121074339446
6Raith Rovers29116123648-1239
7Dumbarton2986153064-3430
8Alloa3047192345-2219
9Cowdenbeath2954202273-5119
10Livingston2946192845-1713
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