Millar at the double for Bairns

Goalscorers Rory Loy and Mark Millar celebrate with Phil Roberts
Goalscorers Rory Loy and Mark Millar celebrate with Phil Roberts

Falkirk moved to fourth in the Championship with a 4-0 win over Cowdenbeath.

All the goals came in the second half, with a double from Mark Millar added to one each from Scott Shepherd and Rory Loy.

It had been a fairly slack opening from both sides, with passes astray, but Phil Roberts and Craig Sibbald looked the best for the Bairns.

However Falkirk can be fortunate at going in level at the break after a slip from Johnny Flynn that Kan Hemmings blasted over the bar, a stunning free-kick from Kenny Adamson that rattled the crossbar and another breakaway from Hemmings that McGovern pushed over the bar.

A similar free-kick at the other end form Millar was destined for the top corner but grabbed by Grant Adam.

After the break though there was only to be one winner, and it was via Millar that Falkirk got the lead.

Roberts had a shot blocked and the rebound fell to Sibbald. He couldn’t get the ball under control nbuit fed it backwards to Millar and the on-coming midfielder hammered it home from the edge of the area.

The Bairns could have extended their lead when Roberts took advantage of a defensive blunder between Kyle Miller and Nat Wedderburn but the striker dawdled and fired straight at Grant Adam.

They did so on 74 minutes when Jay Fulton took a left wing throw-in from Stephen Kingsley and

beat four players. He cut-back off the by-line to Rory Loy who killed the ball on the edge of the six-yard box and drilled it beyond Adam with a second touch.

The Bairns were cruising and replaced Roberts - who had acquired a booking for a flar-up with Jon Robertson - with Rakish Bingham. But it was Millar who added his second witha calm feint one way then moving the other before tucking the ball inside the post.

It was Millar’s final act as he was replaced by Ollie Durojaiye with three minutes remaining, while Scott Shepherd came on for Rory Loy, then scored with his first touch.