Scottish Cup - Third Round
FalkirkFalkirk4FraserburghFraserburgh1

Lee Miller scored a hat-trick as Falkirk made light work of Fraserburgh in the Scottish Cup third round.

Miller headed in Blair Alston's corner but Mark Lawrence levelled midway through the second half.

Two goals in four minutes settled Falkirk's nerves as Will Vaulks headed home Craig Sibbald's cross and then Miller converted from close range.

Miller sealed his treble with a simple tap-in late on to send last season's finalists through.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 21Tokarczyk
  • 24SinnamonBooked at 24mins
  • 14Grant
  • 4Muirhead
  • 3LeahySubstituted forGallacherat 85'minutes
  • 10Sibbald
  • 6Vaulks
  • 22BlairSubstituted forSmithat 68'minutes
  • 8Alston
  • 9BairdSubstituted forO'Haraat 80'minutes
  • 18Miller

Substitutes

  • 5McCracken
  • 11Kerr
  • 17Smith
  • 23Shepherd
  • 30O'Hara
  • 33Gallacher
  • 38McMinn

Fraserburgh

  • 1Barbour
  • 2Dickson
  • 6Hay
  • 3McBrideBooked at 51mins
  • 4Cowie
  • 9CowieBooked at 80mins
  • 5ChristieBooked at 19mins
  • 7ChalmersBooked at 28minsSubstituted forCooperat 82'minutes
  • 11LawrenceSubstituted forDavidsonat 76'minutes
  • 8West
  • 10JohnstonSubstituted forNobleat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Taylor
  • 14Noble
  • 15Combe
  • 16Davidson
  • 17Buchan
  • 18Cooper
  • 21Leask
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
1,825

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamFraserburgh
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home24
Away6
Shots on Target
Home13
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 4, Fraserburgh 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 4, Fraserburgh 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Sinnamon (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by William West.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Lee Miller (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Bryan Hay (Fraserburgh).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Fraserburgh. Grant Noble replaces Graham Johnston.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Tony Gallacher replaces Luke Leahy.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Falkirk 4, Fraserburgh 1. Lee Miller (Falkirk) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin O'Hara.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin O'Hara (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Fraserburgh. Courtney Cooper replaces John Chalmers.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Kevin O'Hara replaces John Baird.

  15. Booking

    Dean Cowie (Fraserburgh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Dean Cowie (Fraserburgh).

  18. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  19. Post update

    Delay in match Peter Grant (Falkirk) because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Peter Grant (Falkirk).