Falkirk 2-0 East Fife

Falkirk saw off Second Division East Fife at home
Falkirk saw off Second Division East Fife at home© SNS Group

Falkirk moved into the Scottish Cup fifth round with a 2-0 win over East Fife.

First-half goals from Darren Dods and Farid El Alagui ensured the home side did not suffer an upset against the side one league below them.

Defender Dods opened the scoring after seven minutes when he unleashed an effort from the edge of the box that nestled into the bottom corner.

And striker El Alagui, who was included despite being linked with a move to Crawley, sealed the win in the 21st minute when his header from Kieran Duffie's cross flew past goalkeeper Michael Brown and into the top corner.

Midfielder Ryan Wallace almost grabbed a consolation for the visitors but his shot from close range was well parried by Michael McGovern.

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