Falkirk edged past local rivals Stenhousemuir to reach the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.

Kieran Duffie's ninth minute goal separated the sides as the First Division club avoided an upset.

Duffie collected Stewart Murdoch's pass and rifled a low left-footed drive past Callum Reidford from 12 yards.

The striker was denied a second as his well-struck effort from the edge of the area was well held by Reidford in the 23rd minute.

Sean Dickson went closest to forcing a first-half equaliser but his header was straight at Michael McGovern.

Conor McGrandles and Thomas Grant were both denied by Reidford in the second period, while Darren Smith's header flashed just wide for the home side with 11 minutes left.

Steven Pressley's side successfully saw out the remaining time to secure their safe passage.

Match Stats

Shots

5 8

On target

3 4

Corners

3 4

Fouls

10 17

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:33 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +5:06 Booking

Booking Andrew Rodgers receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +4:51 Booking

Booking Kevin McKinlay receives a caution.

90:00 +4:33

The referee blows for offside against Thomas Grant. Ross McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +3:21 Substitution

Substitution (Falkirk) makes a substitution, with Sean Higgins coming on for Lyle Taylor.

90:00 +0:57 Booking

Booking Greg Ross goes into the referee's book.

87:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Sibbald on Kevin McKinlay. Bryan Hodge takes the free kick.

87:02

Corner taken by Bryan Hodge from the right by-line.

87:02 Substitution

Substitution Eric Paton replaces Sean Dickson.

85:25

Ross McMillan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lyle Taylor. Thomas Grant takes the direct free kick.

84:24

Craig Sibbald concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McKinlay. Andrew Rodgers takes the direct free kick.

83:03 Substitution

Substitution Iain Thomson leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Anderson.

82:46

Lyle Taylor produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

81:10

Foul by Callum Reidford on Thomas Grant, free kick awarded.

81:06

Thomas Grant takes the free kick.

81:06 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Callum Reidford for unsporting behaviour.

79:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lyle Taylor on Scot Buist. Scot Buist takes the free kick.

78:48

Darren Smith has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the target.

78:26

Foul by Blair Alston on Stewart Kean, free kick awarded. Iain Thomson restarts play with the free kick.

72:37

Stewart Murdoch takes the direct free kick.

72:37 Booking

Booking Booking for Craig Sibbald for unsporting behaviour.

72:25

Craig Sibbald handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

72:10

Thomas Grant is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Ross McMillan.

70:59

Corner from left by-line taken by Thomas Grant.

70:37

Inswinging corner taken by Thomas Grant, clearance by Bryan Hodge.

67:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McKinlay by Kieran Duffie. Kevin McKinlay takes the free kick.

66:14

Bryan Hodge takes a inswinging corner.

65:41

Foul by Kieran Duffie on Darren Smith, free kick awarded. Bryan Hodge takes the free kick.

63:54

Darren Dods takes the direct free kick.

63:54 Booking

Booking Scot Buist receives a yellow card.

63:45

Unfair challenge on Lyle Taylor by Scot Buist results in a free kick.

61:17

Thomas Grant takes a shot. Callum Reidford gets a block in.

60:03

Craig Sibbald challenges Bryan Hodge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Bryan Hodge.

58:53

Unfair challenge on Kevin McKinlay by Lyle Taylor results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin McKinlay.

57:47

Greg Ross has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

55:07

Conor McGrandles takes a shot. Save by Callum Reidford.

54:25

Unfair challenge on Lyle Taylor by Greg Ross results in a free kick. Thomas Grant takes the direct free kick.

53:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stewart Murdoch on Andrew Rodgers. Bryan Hodge crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Darren Dods.

47:44

The official flags Stewart Kean offside. Michael McGovern takes the indirect free kick.

46:50

Kevin McKinlay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lyle Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Grant.

45:31 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Flynn leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan McGeever.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +0:49 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

44:32

Andrew Rodgers takes a shot. Michael McGovern makes a comfortable save.

44:18

Jonathan Flynn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stewart Kean. Iain Thomson takes the free kick.

40:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Rodgers by Thomas Grant. Direct free kick taken by Bryan Hodge.

40:30

Sean Dickson takes a shot. Michael McGovern makes a comfortable save.

39:00

Corner from the right by-line taken by Bryan Hodge, clearance made by Kieran Duffie.

38:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stewart Kean on Jonathan Flynn. Free kick taken by Jonathan Flynn.

37:48

Lyle Taylor fouled by Scot Buist, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Kingsley takes the direct free kick.

34:53 Substitution

Substitution (Falkirk) makes a substitution, with Blair Alston coming on for Jay Fulton.

34:53

Darren Smith challenges Thomas Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick.

30:15

Kieran Duffie challenges Bryan Hodge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin McKinlay restarts play with the free kick.

28:22

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Thomas Grant, clearance made by Stewart Kean.

27:49

Sean Dickson produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 20 yards. Save by Michael McGovern.

26:10

Inswinging corner taken by Thomas Grant.

25:17

Jay Fulton has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

22:21

Kieran Duffie takes a shot. Callum Reidford makes a comfortable save.

19:57

Jay Fulton has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the target.

18:34

Darren Dods gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Smith. Free kick taken by Bryan Hodge.

17:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bryan Hodge by Jay Fulton. Ross McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

14:10

The referee blows for offside against Lyle Taylor. Free kick taken by Scot Buist.

13:45

Foul by Darren Smith on Craig Sibbald, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jonathan Flynn.

12:41

Greg Ross takes the direct free kick.

12:41 Booking

Booking Iain Thomson is given a yellow card.

12:16 Booking

Booking Conor McGrandles booked for unsporting behaviour.

11:55

Foul by Conor McGrandles on Iain Thomson, free kick awarded.

8:20

Assist by Stewart Murdoch.

8:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Kieran Duffie - Stenh'muir 0 - 1 Falkirk A goal is scored by Kieran Duffie from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stenhousemuir 0-1 Falkirk.

7:09

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lyle Taylor. Callum Reidford restarts play with the free kick.

6:33

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Lyle Taylor misses to the right of the target.

5:43

The official flags Stewart Kean offside. Indirect free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

4:46

Conor McGrandles challenges Iain Thomson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scot Buist.

2:52

Iain Thomson concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Sibbald. Stephen Kingsley takes the direct free kick.

1:25

Kieran Duffie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Rodgers. Direct free kick taken by Bryan Hodge.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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