Scottish Challenge Cup
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Falkirk 3-1 East Fife

Falkirk struck twice in stoppage time to snatch a dramatic victory over plucky East Fife in the first round of the Challenge Cup.

The Bairns had started superbly, taking the lead when Peter Grant headed home from a Craig Sibbald free-kick.

But the Scottish League two side pushed their hosts all the way after equalising through Kevin Smith.

Bob McHugh scored from a rebound and John Baird then smashed a shot in off the bar to take Falkirk through.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 4Muirhead
  • 44WatsonBooked at 90mins
  • 14Grant
  • 3Leahy
  • 7Taiwo
  • 6VaulksSubstituted forAlstonat 54'minutes
  • 11Kerr
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forSmithat 55'minutes
  • 19McHugh
  • 9Baird

Substitutes

  • 8Alston
  • 12Bowman
  • 13Maybury
  • 15Dick
  • 17Smith
  • 22Blair
  • 23Shepherd

East Fife

  • 1Goodfellow
  • 2Mullen
  • 5Page
  • 14MacGregor
  • 11Wilkie
  • 7Murray
  • 10SmithBooked at 78mins
  • 8BrownSubstituted forSlatteryat 80'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 12O'Kane
  • 9AustinSubstituted forSutherlandat 72'minutes
  • 16Mercer

Substitutes

  • 3Slattery
  • 15Naysmith
  • 17Kerr
  • 18Sutherland
  • 21Couser
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
1,175

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away11

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