Lyle Taylor scored twice as Falkirk secured a place in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup by beating Forfar.

Taylor fired the Bairns in front from eight yards in the 19th minute.

But Iain Campbell levelled from the penalty spot two minutes later after Stephen Kingsley had fouled Ross Campbell in the box.

Stewart Murdoch headed Falkirk back in front after the break and David Weatherston netted before Taylor completed the victory.

Taylor's brace took his tally for the season to 22 in all competitions, his first a close-range finish following good work from Blair Alston.

Following Campbell penalty, Falkirk re-took the lead in the 68th minute as Murdoch nodded in Sean Higgins' corner.

Seven minutes later, Weatherston gave his side a two-goal cushion with a low shot into the bottom corner from 12 yards.

And Taylor added his second seven minutes from time with a close-range volley from Higgins' cross.

Falkirk manager Steven Pressley: "I thought my players were absolutely outstanding.

"The pitch is like a cow-field, it really is and I thought we handled it brilliantly.

"At times the ball was bobbling up and there were mis-placed passes but I told them to keep on doing the things we preach and trust in our style of play.

"It was a cup final for Forfar and were were aware of that. There is a real determination about our group.

"We go to the last four in a national cup competition last year and we are just one game away from that again."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Falkirk

  • 01 McGovern
  • 02 Duffy
  • 03 Kingsley
  • 04 Dods
  • 05 Flynn
  • 06 Murdoch
  • 07 Fulton (Fulton - 87' )
  • 08 Alston
  • 11 McGrandles (Weatherston - 66' )
  • 09 Taylor
  • 10 Higgins (Thomas Grant - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 17 Bowman
  • 12 McGeever
  • 14 Fulton
  • 15 Thomas Grant
  • 16 Weatherston

Forfar

  • 01 Hill
  • 02 McCulloch
  • 03 Campbell Booked
  • 04 Bolochoweckyj
  • 05 Tulloch
  • 06 Faeroe (Fotheringham - 80' )
  • 10 Swankie
  • 11 Malin (Brown - 77' )
  • 07 Campbell
  • 08 Hilson (Denholm - 74' )
  • 09 Templeman

Substitutes

  • 20 Hamilton
  • 12 Fotheringham
  • 14 Denholm
  • 15 Brown
  • 16 King
Ref: Clancy
Att: 1,967

Match Stats

Shots

17 5

On target

12 3

Corners

4 0

Fouls

11 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:05 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

89:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christopher Templeman by Darren Dods. Iain Campbell takes the direct free kick.

88:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dale Fulton on Stephen Tulloch. Stephen Tulloch restarts play with the free kick.

87:45

Unfair challenge on Dale Fulton by Martyn Fotheringham results in a free kick. Stewart Murdoch takes the direct free kick.

87:15

Shot from inside the area by Kieran Duffie clears the bar.

85:53

Iain Campbell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Fulton.

85:44

Free kick taken by Stephen Kingsley.

85:44 Substitution

Substitution Sean Higgins goes off and Thomas Grant comes on.

85:44 Substitution

Substitution Dale Fulton replaces Jay Fulton.

85:44 Booking

Booking Iain Campbell goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

84:02

Lyle Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Tulloch. Iain Campbell takes the direct free kick.

82:43

Assist on the goal came from Sean Higgins.

82:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Lyle Taylor - Falkirk 4 - 1 Forfar Lyle Taylor finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Falkirk 4-1 Forfar.

80:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Campbell by Blair Alston. Iain Campbell takes the free kick. Blair Alston takes a shot. Save by Darren Hill.

76:04 Substitution

Substitution Martyn Fotheringham replaces Odmar Faeroe.

76:04 Substitution

Substitution Jordon Brown is brought on as a substitute for Gavin Malin.

74:33

Assist by Blair Alston.

74:33 Goal scored

Goal! - David Weatherston - Falkirk 3 - 1 Forfar A goal is scored by David Weatherston from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Falkirk 3-1 Forfar.

73:39

Darren Hill restarts play with the free kick.

73:39 Substitution

Substitution Danny Denholm on for Dale Hilson.

73:39

Lyle Taylor is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

70:57

Odmar Faeroe concedes a free kick for a foul on David Weatherston. Sean Higgins crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Stephen Tulloch. Sean Higgins takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Christopher Templeman.

70:36

Sean Higgins takes a shot. Save by Darren Hill.

67:21

Assist on the goal came from Sean Higgins.

67:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Stewart Murdoch - Falkirk 2 - 1 Forfar Stewart Murdoch finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Falkirk 2-1 Forfar.

66:40

Corner taken by Sean Higgins from the right by-line,

65:49 Substitution

Substitution David Weatherston joins the action as a substitute, replacing Conor McGrandles.

63:56

Sean Higgins takes a shot. Stephen Tulloch gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jay Fulton played to the near post, Mark McCulloch manages to make a clearance.

61:37

Blair Alston produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

60:49

Gavin Swankie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Kingsley. Stephen Kingsley takes the direct free kick.

60:08

Christopher Templeman fouled by Sean Higgins, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Hill takes the free kick.

58:23

Gavin Swankie takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

56:30

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gavin Swankie. Jonathan Flynn takes the indirect free kick.

55:53

Centre by Sean Higgins.

53:20

Mark McCulloch crosses the ball, save by Michael McGovern.

51:24

Lyle Taylor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Darren Hill restarts play with the free kick.

49:13

Christopher Templeman fouled by Jonathan Flynn, the ref awards a free kick. Iain Campbell takes the free kick.

48:53

Gavin Malin produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

48:07

Conor McGrandles takes a shot. Darren Hill makes a save.

47:04

Mark McCulloch sends in a cross, save by Michael McGovern.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

44:17

Corner taken right-footed by Jay Fulton from the right by-line, Stephen Tulloch manages to make a clearance.

42:29

Unfair challenge on Kieran Duffie by Gavin Malin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

39:47

Mark McCulloch challenges Lyle Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Kingsley, Stephen Tulloch makes a clearance.

36:48

Stephen Tulloch fouled by Lyle Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Hill restarts play with the free kick.

36:14

Gavin Swankie challenges Conor McGrandles unfairly and gives away a free kick. Conor McGrandles takes the direct free kick.

34:29

Jay Fulton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Campbell. Free kick taken by Iain Campbell.

32:51

Gavin Malin takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

32:15

Foul by Christopher Templeman on Stephen Kingsley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Stephen Kingsley.

29:59

Jay Fulton takes a shot. Save by Darren Hill.

28:36

Kieran Duffie delivers the ball.

27:16

Stephen Kingsley sends in a cross, clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj.

26:16

Lyle Taylor takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

25:56

Blair Alston sends in a cross, Ross Campbell makes a clearance.

24:54

Lyle Taylor has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

23:28

The ball is crossed by Kieran Duffie, Ross Campbell makes a clearance.

22:59

Dale Hilson takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

20:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Iain Campbell - Falkirk 1 - 1 Forfar Penalty taken left-footed by Iain Campbell and scored. Falkirk 1-1 Forfar.

20:04

Penalty awarded for a foul by Stephen Kingsley on Ross Campbell.

18:14

The assist for the goal came from Blair Alston.

18:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Lyle Taylor - Falkirk 1 - 0 Forfar Lyle Taylor gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Falkirk 1-0 Forfar.

16:29

Sean Higgins produces a cross.

14:37

The ball is delivered by Jay Fulton, Lyle Taylor takes a shot. Darren Hill makes a save. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dale Hilson by Jay Fulton. Iain Campbell takes the free kick.

11:19

Sean Higgins has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

7:39

Sean Higgins takes a shot. Save made by Darren Hill.

7:01

A cross is delivered by Mark McCulloch, Stephen Tulloch takes a shot.

5:59

Unfair challenge on Darren Hill by Jay Fulton results in a free kick. Darren Hill restarts play with the free kick.

5:04

Unfair challenge on Jay Fulton by Iain Campbell results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Stephen Kingsley from right wing, save made by Darren Hill.

4:22

The ball is sent over by Kieran Duffie, Sean Higgins takes a shot. Save by Darren Hill.

2:25

Gavin Malin sends in a cross, Darren Dods gets a block in.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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