Two second-half goals secured victory for Falkirk against Elgin City in the first round of the Scottish Communities League Cup.

There were few chances in the first half, Elgin goalkeeper John Gibson saving from Jay Fulton.

Stephen Kingsley slotted the Bairns' opener on 67 minutes after being set up by substitute Blair Alston.

And Lyle Taylor made sure of the win with a volley past Gibson late on.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Falkirk

  • 01 McGovern
  • 02 Duffy
  • 03 Kingsley
  • 04 Dods (Smith - 18' )
  • 05 Flynn
  • 06 Fulton (Fulton - 80' )
  • 08 Murdoch
  • 10 Haworth
  • 07 Sibbald
  • 09 Taylor
  • 11 Leahy (Alston - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 17 Bowman
  • 12 Smith
  • 14 Fulton
  • 15 Alston
  • 16 White

Elgin

  • 01 Gibson
  • 02 Niven
  • 03 McMullan
  • 05 Crighton
  • 08 O'Donoghue (Beveridge - 70' )
  • 10 Nicolson
  • 04 Cameron (McLean - 90' )
  • 06 Wyness (Halford - 76' )
  • 07 Gunn
  • 09 Leslie
  • 11 Moore

Substitutes

  • 17 Black
  • 16 McHardie
  • 12 McLean
  • 15 Halford
  • 14 Beveridge
Ref: Crawford
Att: 1,549

Match Stats

Shots

26 6

On target

16 4

Corners

9 3

Fouls

12 3

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:02 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +0:28 Substitution

Substitution Ceiran McLean joins the action as a substitute, replacing Brian Cameron.

89:48

Craig Sibbald produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

88:17

Assist by Craig Sibbald.

88:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Lyle Taylor - Falkirk 2 - 0 Elgin Lyle Taylor gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Falkirk 2-0 Elgin.

87:19

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Moore to the near post, save by Michael McGovern.

86:27

Lyle Taylor challenges Mark Nicolson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Nicolson restarts play with the free kick.

84:30

Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Moore, Mark Nicolson takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

84:01

Andrew Haworth produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

83:21

Effort from inside the area by Andrew Haworth misses to the left of the target.

81:46

Chris Smith takes a shot. Clearance made by Sean Crighton.

80:41

Stewart Murdoch takes a shot. John Gibson makes a save. Andrew Haworth takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Chris Smith has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save by John Gibson.

79:47 Substitution

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

79:39

Craig Sibbald produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

78:56

Andrew Haworth takes a shot. Mark Nicolson gets a block in.

76:39

Lyle Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Sean Crighton. Short corner taken by Andrew Haworth from the right by-line.

75:21 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Halford is brought on as a substitute for Dennis Wyness.

75:21

Kieran Duffie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Moore. Free kick taken by Paul McMullan.

72:46

The ball is delivered by Blair Alston, save by John Gibson.

69:31 Substitution

Substitution Graeme Beveridge on for Ross O'Donoghue.

68:53

The ball is delivered by Craig Sibbald, Headed effort on goal by Lyle Taylor from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

68:05

The ball is crossed by Kieran Duffie, Headed effort from inside the area by Stephen Kingsley misses to the left of the goal.

66:40

The assist for the goal came from Blair Alston.

66:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Stephen Kingsley - Falkirk 1 - 0 Elgin A goal is scored by Stephen Kingsley from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Falkirk 1-0 Elgin.

65:38

Andrew Haworth takes a shot. Blocked by Sean Crighton. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrew Haworth from the right by-line, clearance by Sean Crighton.

63:36

Foul by Lyle Taylor on Craig Gunn, free kick awarded. John Gibson takes the indirect free kick.

63:18

The ball is delivered by Kieran Duffie, clearance by David Niven.

61:39

Craig Sibbald sends in a cross.

60:34

Foul by Chris Smith on Stuart Leslie, free kick awarded. Daniel Moore takes the free kick.

59:57

Jay Fulton produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Save by John Gibson.

59:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Leslie by Chris Smith. Direct free kick taken by Ross O'Donoghue.

57:03

Stuart Leslie is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Stewart Murdoch.

56:03

Corner taken by Andrew Haworth. Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Flynn on Dennis Wyness. John Gibson restarts play with the free kick.

54:34

The ball is delivered by Craig Sibbald.

48:10

Corner taken right-footed by Andrew Haworth, David Niven makes a clearance. Stuart Leslie takes a shot. Corner taken by Andrew Haworth, Jonathan Flynn concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Crighton. John Gibson takes the indirect free kick. Unfair challenge on Stuart Leslie by Jay Fulton results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Daniel Moore from the free kick, save by John Gibson. Clearance by Ross O'Donoghue.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Blair Alston joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Leahy.

45:00 +0:59 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:12

The ball is delivered by Andrew Haworth, clearance made by David Niven.

44:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Haworth by Sean Crighton. Jay Fulton takes the free kick.

42:57

Lyle Taylor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by John Gibson.

42:03

Stuart Leslie has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

39:57

Centre by Craig Gunn, save by Michael McGovern.

39:52

Daniel Moore produces a cross.

38:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Moore by Stewart Murdoch. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Daniel Moore, Chris Smith makes a clearance. Corner taken by Daniel Moore played to the near post.

36:49

Lyle Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Paul McMullan.

35:59

Andrew Haworth crosses the ball, Lyle Taylor takes a shot. Save by John Gibson.

34:22

Kieran Duffie sends in a cross, Mark Nicolson manages to make a clearance.

33:45

Paul McMullan produces a cross.

33:19

Andrew Haworth takes a shot. Blocked by Sean Crighton.

32:10

Craig Sibbald takes a shot. Save by John Gibson.

31:20

The ball is sent over by Daniel Moore, Jonathan Flynn makes a clearance.

28:52

Mark Nicolson challenges Craig Sibbald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jay Fulton takes the direct free kick.

28:04

Andrew Haworth takes a shot. John Gibson makes a save.

27:18

Shot by Craig Sibbald from outside the box goes over the target.

21:59

Inswinging corner taken by Andrew Haworth from the left by-line, Stuart Leslie manages to make a clearance.

21:45

Jay Fulton takes a shot. John Gibson makes a save.

21:15

Corner taken right-footed by Andrew Haworth to the near post, clearance by Dennis Wyness.

20:50

Daniel Moore takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

19:20

Craig Sibbald has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

19:09

Lyle Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by David Niven.

17:58 Substitution

Substitution Chris Smith joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darren Dods.

17:03

The referee blows for offside against Stuart Leslie. Michael McGovern takes the free kick.

15:48

Andrew Haworth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross O'Donoghue. Free kick taken by Mark Nicolson.

14:47

Kieran Duffie crosses the ball.

13:22

Foul by Jonathan Flynn on Stuart Leslie, free kick awarded. Ross O'Donoghue takes the direct free kick.

9:55

The ball is delivered by Daniel Moore.

9:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Leslie by Darren Dods. Free kick taken by David Niven.

7:58

Brian Cameron takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

5:18

Luke Leahy takes a shot. John Gibson makes a save.

3:41

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrew Haworth, save made by John Gibson.

2:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Gunn on Andrew Haworth. Strike on goal comes in from Andrew Haworth from the free kick, save by John Gibson.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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