Two second-half goals gave Falkirk victory over Cowdenbeath and moved the Bairns to within two points of second-place Hamilton.

Neither side managed to dominate the first half in tricky playing conditions at Central Park.

Mark Millar fired home a fantastic effort to put the visitors in front early in the second period.

And Rory Loy lost his marker to fire in a low drive and double the advantage for Gary Holt's side.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Cowdenbeath

  • 01 Flynn
  • 14 Brett
  • 03 Adamson
  • 16 Fowler
  • 05 Armstrong
  • 23 Brownlie
  • 08 Stevenson (Robertson - 78' )
  • 18 Milne (McKenzie - 70' )
  • 09 Stewart
  • 12 Gold (Morton - 59' )
  • 21 Hemmings

Substitutes

  • 04 O'Brien
  • 06 Wedderburn
  • 07 McKenzie
  • 11 Morton
  • 17 Wight
  • 20 Miller
  • 22 Robertson

Falkirk

  • 01 McGovern
  • 02 Duffie
  • 03 Kingsley
  • 08 Alston (Durojaiye - 90' )
  • 05 Flynn
  • 06 Vaulks
  • 11 McGrandles (Fulton - 90' )
  • 35 Millar
  • 09 Roberts
  • 33 Loy (Leahy - 91' )
  • 10 Sibbald

Substitutes

  • 04 Durojaiye
  • 07 Fulton
  • 12 Bowman
  • 15 Dick
  • 18 Small
  • 19 Leahy
  • 31 Shepherd
Ref: Calum Murray
Att: 566

Match Stats

Shots

9 17

On target

5 8

Corners

4 6

Fouls

11 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 2.

90:00 +2:54 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 2.

90:00 +2:37

Foul by James Fowler (Cowdenbeath).

90:00 +2:37

Philip Roberts (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +0:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Luke Leahy replaces Rory Loy.

89:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Olumide Durojaiye replaces Blair Alston.

89:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Jay Fulton replaces Conor McGrandles.

88:13

Attempt missed. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

84:03

Attempt saved. Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

81:26

Attempt missed. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

78:35

Foul by John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath).

78:35

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

77:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Jon Robertson replaces Jamie Stevenson.

74:28

Foul by Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath).

74:28

Blair Alston (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:41

Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:41

Foul by Jonathan Flynn (Falkirk).

69:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Marc McKenzie replaces Lewis Milne.

68:57

Attempt missed. Mark Millar (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

68:21

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath).

68:21

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

66:40

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Darren Brownlie.

66:01

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Thomas Flynn.

65:45

Attempt saved. Rory Loy (Falkirk) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

64:38

Attempt missed. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

63:22

Attempt missed. Mark Millar (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

61:20

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Thomas Flynn.

61:06

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

59:51

Attempt missed. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

58:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Jordan Morton replaces David Gold.

57:41

Attempt saved. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

56:33

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

56:33

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

55:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 2. Rory Loy (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Philip Roberts.

54:46

Attempt saved. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

53:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 1. Mark Millar (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

52:32

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Thomas Flynn.

49:00

Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:55

Foul by Kieran Duffie (Falkirk).

47:42

Attempt saved. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

46:23

Attempt missed. Mark Millar (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 0.

45:00 +0:29 Half time

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

44:54

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

44:30

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

44:30

Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

43:43

Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left.

42:17

Foul by Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath).

42:17

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

41:25

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

40:49

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

40:21

Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:21

Foul by Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk).

38:45

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

38:45

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

37:05

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

35:25

Foul by Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath).

35:25

Philip Roberts (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:00

Foul by Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath).

34:00

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

33:23

Attempt missed. Mark Millar (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

31:10

Attempt saved. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

30:42

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Thomas Flynn.

29:59

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

26:30

Attempt blocked. Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

26:00

Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:58

Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).

25:00

Philip Roberts (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:57

Foul by John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath).

22:46

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Kenny Adamson.

18:51

Attempt missed. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left.

15:47

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Blair Alston.

15:09

John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:09

Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).

13:13

Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

10:28

Foul by James Fowler (Cowdenbeath).

10:28

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

7:55

Foul by Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath).

7:55

Philip Roberts (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:06

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

5:11

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Michael McGovern.

4:41

Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top left corner.

2:19

Foul by John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath).

2:19

Jonathan Flynn (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:34

Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:34

Foul by Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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