Scottish League Cup - First Round
FalkirkFalkirk5East StirlingshireEast Stirlingshire0
John Baird was on target for Falkirk in a comfortable victory
John Baird was on target for Falkirk in a comfortable victory

Falkirk turned in a strong second-half display to rout East Stirlingshire in the opening round of the League Cup.

Aaron Muirhead's powerful volley from distance gave Shire keeper Richard Barnard no chance as it clipped the crossbar on its way in on 17 minutes.

After the break, John Baird's exquisite lob doubled the lead, before William Vidler put through his own net.

Robert McHugh and Blair Alston completed the scoring at Clyde's Broadwood Stadium.

The match was switched to accommodate Saturday's Tom Jones concert at the Falkirk Stadium and the Bairns enjoyed a good evening away from the green, green synthetic grass of home.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 4Muirhead
  • 14Grant
  • 44Watson
  • 3Leahy
  • 17SmithSubstituted forCooperat 80'minutes
  • 8Alston
  • 6VaulksBooked at 89mins
  • 10Sibbald
  • 19McHugh
  • 9BairdSubstituted forShepherdat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Taiwo
  • 11Kerr
  • 12Bowman
  • 13Maybury
  • 15Dick
  • 20Cooper
  • 23Shepherd

East Stirlingshire

  • 1Barnard
  • 4Greene
  • 5Tully
  • 6Donaldson
  • 2Kinnaird
  • 7WallaceSubstituted forRoyat 70'minutes
  • 8McCabe
  • 10Faulds
  • 3Shepherd
  • 9Wright
  • 11VidlerSubstituted forKayat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Roy
  • 14Kay
  • 15Carruthers
  • 16Deans
  • 17Dolan
  • 18Grant
  • 19Peddie
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
881

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamEast Stirlingshire
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home18
Away5
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 5, East Stirling 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 5, East Stirling 0.

  3. Booking

    Will Vaulks (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).

  5. Post update

    Max Wright (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Reece Donaldson.

  7. Post update

    Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jon Tully (East Stirling).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Robert McHugh (Falkirk).

  10. Post update

    Reece Donaldson (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter Grant (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Reece Donaldson.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrew Kay (East Stirling) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, East Stirling. Andrew Kay replaces Billy Vidler.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Alex Cooper replaces David Smith.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Max Wright (East Stirling).

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kristopher Faulds (East Stirling) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Paul Watson (Falkirk).