Scottish Championship
Cowdenbeath0Falkirk2

Cowdenbeath 0-2 Falkirk

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.

Line-ups

Cowdenbeath

  • 1Flynn
  • 14Brett
  • 3Adamson
  • 16Fowler
  • 5Armstrong
  • 23Brownlie
  • 8StevensonSubstituted forRobertsonat 78'minutes
  • 18MilneSubstituted forMcKenzieat 70'minutes
  • 9Stewart
  • 12GoldSubstituted forMortonat 59'minutes
  • 21Hemmings

Substitutes

  • 4O'Brien
  • 6Wedderburn
  • 7McKenzie
  • 11Morton
  • 17Wight
  • 20Miller
  • 22Robertson

Falkirk

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Duffie
  • 3Kingsley
  • 8AlstonSubstituted forDurojaiyeat 90'minutes
  • 5Flynn
  • 6Vaulks
  • 11McGrandlesSubstituted forFultonat 90'minutes
  • 35Millar
  • 9Roberts
  • 33LoySubstituted forLeahyat 90+1'minutes
  • 10Sibbald

Substitutes

  • 4Durojaiye
  • 7Fulton
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 18Small
  • 19Leahy
  • 31Shepherd
Referee:
Calum Murray
Attendance:
566

Match Stats

Home TeamCowdenbeathAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 2.
Foul by James Fowler (Cowdenbeath).
Philip Roberts (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Luke Leahy replaces Rory Loy.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Olumide Durojaiye replaces Blair Alston.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Jay Fulton replaces Conor McGrandles.
Attempt missed. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Attempt saved. Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
Attempt missed. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath).
Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Jon Robertson replaces Jamie Stevenson.
Foul by Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath).
Blair Alston (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jonathan Flynn (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Marc McKenzie replaces Lewis Milne.
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.
Foul by Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath).
Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Darren Brownlie.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Thomas Flynn.
Attempt saved. Rory Loy (Falkirk) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Mark Millar (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Thomas Flynn.
Attempt saved. Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Jordan Morton replaces David Gold.
Attempt saved. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

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

Goal!

Goal! Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 1. Mark Millar (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Thomas Flynn.
Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kieran Duffie (Falkirk).
Attempt saved. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.
Attempt missed. Mark Millar (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Falkirk 0.
Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Will Vaulks.
Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).
Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left.
Foul by Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath).
Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.
Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk).
Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).
Attempt saved. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath).
Philip Roberts (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath).
Mark Millar (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Mark Millar (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Dundee2012351839
2Hamilton2011541238
3Falkirk2010641736
4Dumbarton21939-130
5Raith Rovers21867-230
6Queen of Sth20848428
7Livingston21849-128
8Alloa21849-428
9Cowdenbeath215313-1918
10Morton213414-2413
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