First-half goals from Darren Dods and Farid El Alagui secured Falkirk's progress to the Scottish Cup fifth round against Division Two East Fife.

Dods fired into the corner of the net from 18 yards after seven minutes.

And striker El Alagui sealed the win in the 21st minute when his header from Kieran Duffie's cross flew past keeper Michael Brown and into the top corner.

Michael McGovern saved Ryan Wallace's shot as John Robertson's men pushed for a consolation goal.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Falkirk

  • 01 McGovern
  • 02 Duffy
  • 03 Scobbie
  • 04 Dods
  • 05 Wallace
  • 06 Murdoch
  • 07 Weatherston (Alston - 75' )
  • 08 Millar
  • 09 El Alagui
  • 10 Higginbotham (Fulton - 90' )
  • 11 Sibbald

Substitutes

  • 17 Bowman
  • 12 Bennett
  • 14 Liam Dick
  • 15 Fulton
  • 16 Alston

East Fife

  • 01 Brown
  • 02 Durie
  • 03 Cook
  • 04 McCormack
  • 05 White
  • 06 Muir (Campbell - 59' )
  • 07 Linn
  • 08 Smith (Johnstone - 46' )
  • 09 Wallace
  • 10 Janczyk
  • 11 McQuade (Hislop - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Collier
  • 12 Campbell
  • 15 Johnstone
  • 14 Sloan
  • 16 Hislop
Ref: McKendrick
Att: 2,475

Match Stats

Shots

22 7

On target

13 3

Corners

8 3

Fouls

3 13

Live Text Commentary

91:58 Full time

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

89:25

Shot comes in from Mark Millar from the free kick.

89:25 Substitution

Substitution Dale Fulton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kallum Higginbotham.

89:25

Kallum Higginbotham fouled by David White, the ref awards a free kick.

89:06

A cross is delivered by Thomas Scobbie, David White makes a clearance.

86:59

Mark Millar delivers the ball, Header from close range by Farid El Alagui misses to the right of the target.

86:38

Short corner taken by Thomas Scobbie from the left by-line.

86:32

The ball is crossed by Craig Sibbald, Scott Durie makes a clearance.

85:47

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar from the left by-line, clearance by Ryan Wallace.

85:39

A cross is delivered by Farid El Alagui, Steven Campbell manages to make a clearance.

84:44

A cross is delivered by Kieran Duffie.

83:44

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Millar from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Darren Dods goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

83:39

A cross is delivered by Kieran Duffie, clearance made by Steven Campbell.

82:25

The ball is swung over by Robert Linn, clearance by Darren Dods.

81:40

Neil Janczyk challenges Kallum Higginbotham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Kallum Higginbotham, save by Michael Brown.

81:16

Farid El Alagui takes a shot. Save made by Michael Brown.

81:00

Craig Sibbald takes a shot. Save by Michael Brown.

79:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Murray Wallace by Steven Hislop. Thomas Scobbie restarts play with the free kick.

79:01

Farid El Alagui takes a shot. David White gets a block in.

76:13

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Millar, save made by Michael Brown.

75:54

Foul by Robert Linn on Mark Millar, free kick awarded. Mark Millar takes the indirect free kick.

75:47

The ball is delivered by Robert Linn, Darren Dods makes a clearance.

74:55 Substitution

Substitution Blair Alston is brought on as a substitute for David Weatherston.

74:24

The ball is delivered by Robert Linn, Thomas Scobbie gets a block in.

73:20

Craig Sibbald has an effort at goal from 35 yards and went wide left of the goal.

72:02

Robert Linn has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

71:39

Corner from the right by-line taken by Neil Janczyk, clearance by Thomas Scobbie.

71:17

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Wallace, clearance made by Darren Dods.

71:05

A cross is delivered by Ryan Wallace, clearance by Kieran Duffie.

70:18

Stewart Murdoch has an effort at goal from long distance that misses to the right of the target.

68:55

Effort from 35 yards by Craig Sibbald missed to the right of the goal.

68:22

A cross is delivered by Kieran Duffie, Farid El Alagui takes a shot. Save made by Michael Brown.

67:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Cook by Farid El Alagui. Indirect free kick taken by Andrew Cook.

65:41

Centre by Thomas Scobbie, Farid El Alagui produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

65:04

The ball is sent over by Thomas Scobbie, clearance by Darren McCormack.

60:35

Corner taken by Neil Janczyk from the right by-line, clearance by Darren Dods.

60:21

Ryan Wallace takes a shot. Michael McGovern makes a save.

59:46

Mark Millar takes a shot. Save made by Michael Brown.

58:48 Substitution

Substitution Steven Campbell joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Muir.

58:05

Thomas Scobbie delivers the ball, clearance made by Darren McCormack.

57:00

The ball is crossed by Robert Linn, save by Michael McGovern.

56:06 Substitution

Substitution Steven Hislop comes on in place of Paul McQuade.

53:36

Centre by Thomas Scobbie.

52:27

The ball is crossed by Thomas Scobbie, clearance made by Andrew Cook.

47:58

Ryan Wallace takes a shot. Blocked by Darren Dods.

47:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Weatherston by Andrew Cook. Indirect free kick taken by David Weatherston.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Craig Johnstone comes on in place of Darren Smith.

45:00 +0:54

Andrew Cook produces a cross.

45:00 +0:16

Mark Millar sends in a cross, clearance made by Darren McCormack.

44:11

David White challenges Farid El Alagui unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Millar, David Muir manages to make a clearance.

44:06 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

43:30

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Millar from the left by-line.

43:25

The ball is sent over by Craig Sibbald, Robert Linn gets a block in.

43:08

The ball is sent over by Thomas Scobbie, Darren McCormack makes a clearance.

42:25

Mark Millar takes a shot. Michael Brown makes a save.

41:39

A cross is delivered by Thomas Scobbie.

39:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by David White on Craig Sibbald. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Millar, clearance made by David White.

35:24

Darren Dods gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Wallace. Neil Janczyk fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

33:21

A cross is delivered by Kallum Higginbotham, clearance made by Darren McCormack.

33:02

Mark Millar sends in a cross, clearance by David White.

31:32

A cross is delivered by David Weatherston.

31:04

The ball is delivered by Thomas Scobbie, Farid El Alagui takes a shot. Michael Brown makes a save.

30:01

Neil Janczyk takes a shot from long range clearing the crossbar.

27:55

David Weatherston crosses the ball, clearance made by Darren McCormack.

26:45

Unfair challenge on Thomas Scobbie by David Muir results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Thomas Scobbie.

24:40

Murray Wallace fouled by Robert Linn, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

24:05

Kieran Duffie crosses the ball, save by Michael Brown.

22:49

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar, Darren Dods takes a shot. Save made by Michael Brown.

22:37

The ball is crossed by Mark Millar, blocked by Neil Janczyk.

22:30

The ball is swung over by Craig Sibbald.

20:57

Kieran Duffie provided the assist for the goal.

20:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Farid El Alagui - Falkirk 2 - 0 East Fife Farid El Alagui finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Falkirk 2-0 East Fife.

20:13

Ryan Wallace takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

16:54

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Millar from the right by-line, Headed effort on goal by Farid El Alagui from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

16:26

A cross is delivered by Thomas Scobbie, Farid El Alagui takes a shot. Andrew Cook gets a block in.

14:44

Unfair challenge on Farid El Alagui by David White results in a free kick. Stewart Murdoch takes the free kick.

13:09

Foul by Darren McCormack on Farid El Alagui, free kick awarded. Thomas Scobbie takes the free kick.

12:36

Kallum Higginbotham is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Michael Brown takes the indirect free kick.

11:44

Stewart Murdoch produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

11:37

The ball is sent over by Thomas Scobbie, clearance by Darren McCormack.

9:27

The ball is delivered by Kieran Duffie.

7:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham by David White. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Millar, save by Michael Brown.

6:01

Mark Millar provided the assist for the goal.

6:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Darren Dods - Falkirk 1 - 0 East Fife A goal is scored by Darren Dods from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Falkirk 1-0 East Fife.

5:11

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar from the right by-line, Andrew Cook makes a clearance.

4:54

David Weatherston takes a shot. Save made by Michael Brown.

4:11

Ryan Wallace has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

3:14

Darren Smith challenges Darren Dods unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

2:41

Mark Millar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Smith. Neil Janczyk takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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