Match ends, Falkirk 1, Cowdenbeath 0.
Craig Sibbald's second-half strike was enough for Falkirk to edge past Cowdenbeath and into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.
Kudus Oyenuga wasted a decent chance for the visitors when he blazed over.
Falkirk's Blair Alston skimmed the crossbar from long-range before Rory Loy forced a good stop from Blue Brazil keeper Robbie Thomson.
Sibbald then put Falkirk ahead on 73 minutes when he reacted quickest to Loy's deflected shot.
Substitute David Smith should have made it two for the Bairns late on but he could only fire over with the goal at his mercy.
- 20CooperSubstituted forSmithat 64'minutes
- 10SibbaldSubstituted forDurojaiyeat 90+2'minutes
- 28Bia BiSubstituted forShepherdat 67'minutes
- 33LoyBooked at 70mins
- 26MarshallSubstituted forJohnstonat 82'minutes
- 6WedderburnBooked at 74mins
- 18BrownlieSubstituted forScullionat 83'minutes
- Alan Muir
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Cowdenbeath 0.
Attempt saved. Kudus Oyenuga (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Falkirk. Olumide Durojaiye replaces Craig Sibbald.
Attempt missed. Declan Hughes (Cowdenbeath) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.
Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.
Attempt missed. David Smith (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt saved. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Patrick Scullion replaces Darren Brownlie.
Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Craig Johnston replaces Colin Marshall.
Attempt missed. Sean Higgins (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. David Smith (Falkirk) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. David Smith (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Tom Taiwo (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Declan Hughes (Cowdenbeath).
Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Will Vaulks.
Attempt blocked. David Smith (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card.
Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.