Falkirk 0 Connah's Quay 1: Bairns out of Irn-Bru Cup

Tommy Robson got involved with Jack Kenny of Connah's Quay
Tommy Robson got involved with Jack Kenny of Connah's Quay

Falkirk are out of the Irn-Bru Cup after a 1-0 second round defeat at the hands of Welsh side Connah's Quay Nomads.

A goal within seconds of the second half starting was enough to see the visitors progress at the Bairns' expense.

Ray McKinnon applauds the fans before kick-off

Ray McKinnon applauds the fans before kick-off

New manager Ray McKinnon was well received before kick-off by Falkirk fans, with the 1637 inside the stadium cheering at the sound of the new man's name.

The return of Joe McKee to the squad, and the line-up, alongside Tommy Robson will have pleased fans, too.

On the pitch there wasn't as much for the Bairns fans to cheer.

Connah's Quay had a few first half openings, going close on five minutes when Declan Poole dragged wide from six yards after Falkirk struggled with a long throw-in.

Ray McKinnon was well received

Ray McKinnon was well received

Petravicius had Falkirk's best first half chance on nine minutes when he lobbed just wide after getting in behind. The Lithuanian had an effort from just inside the box easily saved five minutes later.

Michael Wilde attempted something inspirational in a first period devoid of creativity as he chipped the ball up and volleyed over from just outside the area on 25 minutes.

And ten minutes later the Nomads had the best chance of the opening 45. Craig Jones' cross was perfect for striker Wilde, but he headed onto the roof of the net from close range.

Into the second half and things got worse within a matter of seconds as Craig Jones' free-kick was headed in by Wilde for 1-0 to the Nomads.

Joe McKee was back in the Bairns squad for the first time this season

Joe McKee was back in the Bairns squad for the first time this season

The game became feisty after the Welsh side took the lead, and Falkirk nearly retaliated immediately.

Lewis Kidd's effort from outside the box was blocked on it's way to goal just after Petravicius had an effort blocked.

Ciaran Dunne came on for his first minutes of the season replacing Joe McKee.

Scott Harrison skimmed a header wide as the last ten minutes approached, and Dimitris Froxylias' free-kick was easily gathered.

But the Bairns failed to grab the equaliser, with Connah's Quay holding on to progress to the third round of the Irn-Bru Cup.