Mark Millar's brace helped Falkirk overcome second-bottom Cowdenbeath in the Scottish Championship.

The on-loan Dundee United midfielder slid in to open the scoring early in the second half and Rory Loy fired the Bairns' second.

Millar netted again with an emphatic finish from inside the box moments later.

And Scott Shepherd completed the scoring late on, hammering a shot into the net via the crossbar.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Falkirk

  • 01 McGovern
  • 02 Duffie
  • 03 Kingsley
  • 35 Millar (Durojaiye - 86' )
  • 06 Vaulks
  • 05 Flynn Booked
  • 07 Fulton
  • 10 Sibbald
  • 09 Roberts Booked (Bingham - 80' )
  • 33 Loy (Shepherd - 85' )
  • 11 McGrandles Booked

Substitutes

  • 04 Durojaiye
  • 08 Alston
  • 12 Bowman
  • 13 Bingham
  • 15 Dick
  • 19 Leahy
  • 31 Shepherd

Cowdenbeath

  • 17 Adam
  • 14 Brett
  • 03 Adamson
  • 22 Robertson Booked
  • 06 Wedderburn Booked
  • 05 Armstrong
  • 08 Stevenson
  • 20 Miller (Morton - 81' )
  • 21 Hemmings
  • 10 Russell (Stewart - 67' )
  • 18 Milne

Substitutes

  • 01 Flynn
  • 02 Cowan
  • 04 O'Brien
  • 07 McKenzie
  • 09 Stewart
  • 11 Morton
Ref: Barry Cook
Att: 2,550

Match Stats

Shots

15 10

On target

11 4

Corners

6 4

Fouls

5 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Falkirk 4, Cowdenbeath 0.

90:00 +2:10 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Falkirk 4, Cowdenbeath 0.

86:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Falkirk 4, Cowdenbeath 0. Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Craig Sibbald.

85:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Olumide Durojaiye replaces Mark Millar.

84:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Rory Loy.

84:02

Attempt missed. Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

83:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Falkirk 3, Cowdenbeath 0. Mark Millar (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jay Fulton.

82:11

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:11

Foul by Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath).

80:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Jordan Morton replaces Kyle Miller.

80:20

Attempt missed. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

79:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Rakish Bingham replaces Philip Roberts.

79:22 Booking

Booking Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card.

79:15

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:15

Foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath).

78:53

Attempt saved. Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

77:37 Booking

Booking Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card.

77:25 Booking

Booking Philip Roberts (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

74:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Falkirk 2, Cowdenbeath 0. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jay Fulton.

72:26

Attempt missed. Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

70:34 Booking

Booking Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

70:25

Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).

70:25

Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:54

Attempt missed. Jay Fulton (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

66:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Greg Stewart replaces Andrew Russell.

60:43

Attempt missed. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

60:18

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Dean Brett.

59:36

Attempt missed. Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

57:18

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Dean Brett.

54:53

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Kenny Adamson.

54:39

Attempt saved. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

53:38

Attempt saved. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

51:42

Attempt saved. Mark Millar (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

50:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Falkirk 1, Cowdenbeath 0. Mark Millar (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Falkirk 0, Cowdenbeath 0.

45:00 +0:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Falkirk 0, Cowdenbeath 0.

44:51

Attempt saved. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

44:23

Foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath).

44:23

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:59

Attempt missed. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

41:10

Attempt saved. Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

38:51

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

38:21

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Mark Millar.

36:53

Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

36:53

Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33:31

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jon Robertson.

31:08

Attempt saved. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

29:27

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Michael McGovern.

28:53

Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

27:20

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath).

27:20

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:51

Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26:51

Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).

26:06

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

25:48

Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

25:05 Booking

Booking Jonathan Flynn (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

25:00

Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:59

Foul by Jonathan Flynn (Falkirk).

20:48

Attempt saved. Andrew Russell (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

20:02

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Grant Adam.

19:49

Attempt saved. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

18:58

Attempt saved. Mark Millar (Falkirk) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

18:17

Foul by Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath).

18:17

Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:00

Hand ball by Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath).

14:20

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath).

14:20

Mark Millar (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:25

Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

8:04

Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

2:48

Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).

2:48

Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:14

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Dean Brett.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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