Tom Taiwo scored twice as Falkirk survived a Dunfermline comeback and a late dismissal in the Petrofac Cup.

Former Chelsea trainee Taiwo slotted home from eight yards on 55 minutes and added a second on the hour with a delightful chip.

Andy Geggan pulled one back in the 68th minute from a Ross Millen set-piece.

Falkirk went down to 10 men when substitute Botti Bia Bi, who had set up both goals, was sent off for serious foul play, but the Bairns held on.

A goalless first half, included a fine save by Pars keeper Ryan Scully to deny Rory Loy, while home striker Michael Moffatt was guilty of missing from close range.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Dunfermline

  • 01 Scully
  • 03 Drummond
  • 05 Page (Williamson - 65' )
  • 04 Martin
  • 02 Millen
  • 11 Forbes (Ugwu - 65' )
  • 06 Geggan Booked
  • 10 Falkingham
  • 08 Spence
  • 07 El-Bakhtaoui
  • 09 Moffat

Substitutes

  • 12 Thomson
  • 14 Ugwu
  • 15 Graham
  • 16 Byrne
  • 17 Smith
  • 18 Williamson
  • 20 Goodfellow

Falkirk

  • 01 MacDonald
  • 06 Vaulks
  • 15 Dick
  • 05 McCracken
  • 17 Maybury
  • 11 McGrandles (Leahy - 85' )
  • 07 Taiwo
  • 04 Durojaiye Booked
  • 08 Alston (Bia Bi - 52' Dismissed )
  • 33 Loy
  • 20 Cooper (Sibbald - 52' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Sibbald
  • 12 Bowman
  • 14 Grant
  • 19 Leahy
  • 23 Shepherd
  • 24 McGeever
  • 28 Bia Bi
Ref: George Salmond
Att: 2,810

Match Stats

Shots

10 10

On target

4 5

Corners

1 3

Fouls

10 14