Scottish Football League

Summer signing Farid El Alagui scored twice as Falkirk overcame Albion Rovers to move into the second round of the Scottish Communities League Cup.

El Alagui rifled home Craig Sibbald's cross from inside the six-yard box, but Scott Chaplain equalised from the spot after Rhys Bennett handled.

Jay Fulton scored from close range after being set up by El Alaqui.

El Alaqui steered in his second, Kallum Higginbotham tapped in the fourth before Chris Boyle's powerful reply.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Albion Rovers

  • 01 Fahey
  • 03 Dempsie
  • 04 Stevenson
  • 05 Marriott (Gilmartin - 60' )
  • 02 Reid
  • 06 Donnelly
  • 08 McStay
  • 07 Love (Boyle - 64' )
  • 09 Gemmell
  • 10 Chaplain
  • 11 Scott (Acqua - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 17 Gaston
  • 15 Acqua
  • 12 Boyle
  • 14 Gilmartin
  • 16 Russell

Falkirk

  • 01 McGovern
  • 02 Duffy
  • 03 Scobbie
  • 04 Dods
  • 05 Bennett
  • 06 Murdoch
  • 07 Jay Fulton (Graham - 73' )
  • 08 Millar Booked
  • 09 El Alagui
  • 10 Higginbotham Booked
  • 11 Sibbald (Fulton - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 17 Bowman
  • 16 Wallace
  • 12 Brisbane
  • 15 Fulton
  • 14 Graham
Ref: Pumilty
Att: 602

Match Stats

Shots

10 11

On target

7 7

Corners

3 6

Fouls

6 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:10 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +1:08

The assist for the goal came from Larry Acqua.

90:00 +1:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Christopher Boyle - Albion 2 - 4 Falkirk Christopher Boyle grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Albion 2-4 Falkirk.

83:45

The ball is swung over by Kallum Higginbotham, Farid El Alagui takes a shot. Save by Christopher Fahey. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar.

82:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Farid El Alagui on Ciaran Donnelly. Ciaran Donnelly takes the direct free kick.

80:22

Larry Acqua takes a shot. Save made by Michael McGovern.

79:05 Substitution

Substitution Dale Fulton is brought on as a substitute for Craig Sibbald.

77:51 Substitution

Substitution Larry Acqua replaces Andrew Scott.

75:59

Short corner worked by Mark Millar. Mark Millar decides to take a short corner.

73:50

Kieran Duffie concedes a free kick for a foul on Christopher Boyle. The ball is delivered by Christopher Boyle, Ciaran Donnelly takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

72:35 Substitution

Substitution Ally Graham is brought on as a substitute for Jay Fulton.

68:37

Jay Fulton provided the assist for the goal.

68:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Kallum Higginbotham - Albion 1 - 4 Falkirk A goal is scored by Kallum Higginbotham from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Albion 1-4 Falkirk.

66:57

Assist on the goal came from Kallum Higginbotham.

66:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Farid El Alagui - Albion 1 - 3 Falkirk Farid El Alagui scores a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Albion 1-3 Falkirk.

66:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Scobbie by John Gemmell. Direct free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

64:09

Christopher Boyle takes a shot. Save made by Michael McGovern.

63:38 Substitution

Substitution Christopher Boyle joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Love.

62:17

Unfair challenge on Farid El Alagui by James Gilmartin results in a free kick. Mark Millar delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Rhys Bennett misses to the right of the target.

60:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stewart Murdoch by Anthony Stevenson. Darren Dods takes the direct free kick. Shot from close range by Darren Dods misses to the right of the target.

59:03

Direct free kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly.

59:03 Substitution

Substitution James Gilmartin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simon Marriott.

59:03 Booking

Booking The referee books Kallum Higginbotham for unsporting behaviour.

58:45

Craig Sibbald concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Love. Robert Love takes the free kick. Unfair challenge on Andrew Scott by Kallum Higginbotham results in a free kick.

56:50

Free kick taken by Ryan McStay.

56:50 Booking

Booking Mark Millar receives a yellow card.

56:31

Mark Millar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Allan Dempsie.

51:44

The referee blows for offside. Christopher Fahey takes the direct free kick.

49:19

Assist on the goal came from Farid El Alagui.

49:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Jay Fulton - Albion 1 - 2 Falkirk Jay Fulton finds the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Albion 1-2 Falkirk.

48:50

John Gemmell takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

46:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Chaplain on Stewart Murdoch. Rhys Bennett takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +0:56 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:44

John Gemmell has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

43:40

The ball is swung over by Scott Chaplain, save by Michael McGovern.

42:49

Effort from just outside the box by Allan Dempsie goes over the bar.

40:44

Farid El Alagui takes a shot. Christopher Fahey makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Millar, Ciaran Donnelly manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Mark Millar from the left by-line.

37:26

Short corner worked by Mark Millar. Shot by Jay Fulton cleared the net.

35:07

Stewart Murdoch concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Scott. Ciaran Donnelly delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Michael McGovern.

32:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Chaplain - Albion 1 - 1 Falkirk Scott Chaplain scores a power penalty. Albion 1-1 Falkirk.

31:58

The referee gives a against Rhys Bennett for handball.

30:44

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

25:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Gemmell by Thomas Scobbie. Ryan McStay takes the direct free kick. Simon Marriott takes a shot.

25:04

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan McStay from the left by-line.

22:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Scobbie by Alan Reid. Thomas Scobbie takes the free kick.

19:28

Shot from just outside the box by Kallum Higginbotham goes over the crossbar.

18:32

Corner taken by Ryan McStay.

18:12

John Gemmell takes a shot. Save made by Michael McGovern.

17:25

Unfair challenge on John Gemmell by Rhys Bennett results in a free kick. Ciaran Donnelly restarts play with the free kick.

16:45

Jay Fulton takes a shot. Christopher Fahey makes a save.

14:06

Assist by Craig Sibbald.

14:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Farid El Alagui - Albion 0 - 1 Falkirk A goal is scored by Farid El Alagui from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Albion 0-1 Falkirk.

14:00

Craig Sibbald produces a cross,

6:41

Andrew Scott takes a shot. Michael McGovern makes a save. Andrew Scott takes a inswinging corner.

5:39

The offside flag is raised against John Gemmell. Direct free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

2:40

The referee blows for offside. Ciaran Donnelly restarts play with the free kick.

0:55

Kallum Higginbotham fouled by Simon Marriott, the ref awards a free kick. Rhys Bennett takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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