Scottish Cup - Fifth Round
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Cove Rangers 1-3 Falkirk

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Highlights: Cove Rangers 1-3 Falkirk

Two quick-fire second-half goals helped Falkirk survive a tough tie against Cove Rangers and earn a place in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals.

In a lightning start it was 1-1 after three minutes; Alex Jakubiak's lead for Falkirk cancelled out instantly by Mitch Megginson.

Falkirk started the second half even quicker, Craig Sibbald and Jakubiak both hitting the net.

Cove Rangers dominated spells of the game, but were simply not as clinical.

The Bairns almost fell behind midway through the first half when Hazard and Paul Watson were involved in a mix-up but the goalkeeper managed to hold the ball on the line.

After racing out of the blocks in the first half, Sibbald restored the Championship side's lead with a volley before Jakubiak raced clear of the Cove defence and netted his second.

Post-match reaction

Cove Rangers manager John Sheran: "I think we definitely showed we can match up against these teams.

"Whether we could do it week in week out is another story, but I thought we did ourselves proud today.

"Our players were excellent, we more than matched the Championship team."

Falkirk manager Paul Hartley: "We got off to a perfect start then Cove came back into the game.

"But I have got to give Cove credit.They are a good team, are at the top of their league for a reason and handled the conditions better.

"I knew it was going to be a tough game and we had a great start to the second as well.

"I don't think we played as well as we could, but we took our chances."

Line-ups

Cove Rangers

  • 1McKenzie
  • 2Ross
  • 5Watson
  • 6Kelly
  • 3RedfordSubstituted forScullyat 75'minutes
  • 4Strachan
  • 10MilneBooked at 90mins
  • 7Masson
  • 8CampbellBooked at 82mins
  • 11StottSubstituted forParkat 81'minutes
  • 9Megginson

Substitutes

  • 12Scully
  • 14McManus
  • 15Park
  • 16Smith
  • 17Gray
  • 18Robertson
  • 21McCafferty

Falkirk

  • 18Hazard
  • 4Muirhead
  • 44WatsonBooked at 61mins
  • 3McGhee
  • 16TumiltyBooked at 81mins
  • 2Kidd
  • 42RobsonSubstituted forTaiwoat 63'minutes
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forMcKeeat 76'minutes
  • 14LongridgeSubstituted forNelsonat 81'minutes
  • 22Jakubiak
  • 33LoyBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Thomson
  • 5Grant
  • 6McKee
  • 7Taiwo
  • 20O'Hara
  • 21Blair
  • 43Nelson
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
1,687

Match Stats

Home TeamCove RangersAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Cove Rangers 1, Falkirk 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cove Rangers 1, Falkirk 3.

Attempt saved. Joe McKee (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Harry Milne (Cove Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Milne (Cove Rangers).

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

Corner, Cove Rangers. Conceded by Paul Watson.

Booking

Rory Loy (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Cove Rangers. Conceded by Paul Watson.

Attempt missed. Mitchel Megginson (Cove Rangers) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Reghan Tumilty (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Ryan Strachan (Cove Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas Taiwo (Falkirk).

Booking

Grant Campbell (Cove Rangers) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Grant Campbell (Cove Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Andrew Nelson replaces Louis Longridge.

Substitution

Substitution, Cove Rangers. Daniel Park replaces Ryan Stott.

Booking

Reghan Tumilty (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Connor Scully (Cove Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Reghan Tumilty (Falkirk).

Attempt missed. Rory Loy (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Darryn Kelly.

Jamie Masson (Cove Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan McGhee (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Joe McKee replaces Craig Sibbald because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Cove Rangers. Connor Scully replaces Alan Redford.

Corner, Cove Rangers. Conceded by Thomas Taiwo.

Jamie Masson (Cove Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas Taiwo (Falkirk).

Foul by Harry Milne (Cove Rangers).

Reghan Tumilty (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cove Rangers. Conceded by Thomas Taiwo.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Thomas Taiwo replaces Thomas Robson.

Booking

Paul Watson (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mitchel Megginson (Cove Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Watson (Falkirk).

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Cove Rangers).

Thomas Robson (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Grant Campbell (Cove Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Scott Ross (Cove Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

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