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  • Date:25 Sep 2013
  • Kick-off:19:15
  • Venue:Falkirk Stadium
  • Attendance:2,838
  • Smith (35) Vernon (53)
    Vernon - pen (74)
Goal!

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91:28 +1.28

Centre by Kieran Duffie.

The referee ends the match.

88:55

Ryan Jack takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Michael McGovern catches the ball.

86:53

Rory Loy restarts play with the free kick.

86:43

Rory Loy fouled by Ryan Jack, the ref awards a free kick.

85:55

Corner taken by Craig Murray from the right by-line.

85:21

Header at goal by Josh Magennis.

81:25

Shot by Nicky Low went wide right of the net.

79:36

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Josh Magennis coming on for Cameron Smith.

77:58

Free kick taken by Michael Hector.

77:52

Unfair challenge on Nicky Low by Craig Sibbald results in a free kick.

77:20

The ball is delivered by Craig Murray.

76:06

Nicky Low crosses the ball in from the free kick.

75:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Conor McGrandles on Cameron Smith.

75:21

Will Vaulks receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

74:22

Penalty scored by Scott Vernon. Falkirk 0-5 Aberdeen.

73:34

Will Vaulks concedes a Penalty for a foul on Peter Pawlett.

72:24

Jay Fulton crosses the ball in from the free kick.

71:57

Unfair challenge on Stephen Kingsley by Craig Murray results in a free kick.

69:08

Ryan Jack restarts play with the free kick.

68:41

Foul by Jay Fulton on Clark Robertson, free kick awarded.

67:42

Corner taken by Peter Pawlett.

66:47

Craig Murray replaces Jonny Hayes.

65:36

(Falkirk) makes a substitution, with Luke Leahy coming on for Philip Roberts.

63:40

Michael Hector has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

61:25

Corner taken by Jonny Hayes.

60:04

The assistant referee flags for offside against Philip Roberts.

55:34

Rakish Bingham comes on in place of Blair Alston.

54:39

Cameron Smith has an effort at goal. Michael McGovern fumbles the ball.

53:16

Scott Vernon scores with a right foot finish. Falkirk 0-3 Aberdeen.Assist on the goal came from Clark Robertson.

53:07

Corner taken by Jonny Hayes from the left by-line.

52:54

Clearance by Jonathan Flynn.

52:46

A cross is delivered by Peter Pawlett.

51:09

Shot by Nicky Low went over the bar.

50:03

Michael McGovern takes the free kick.

49:14

Corner taken by Jonny Hayes from the left by-line.

47:55

Free kick crossed by Jonny Hayes.

47:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Fulton on Nicky Low.

47:18

Conor McGrandles makes a clearance.

45:25

A cross is delivered by Jonny Hayes.

The second half kicks off.

45:15 +0.15

Jay Fulton takes the free kick.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

44:43

Foul by Peter Pawlett on Blair Alston, free kick awarded.

42:50

Philip Roberts delivers the ball.

41:41

Centre by Clark Robertson.

38:40

Shot by Craig Sibbald went wide right of the net.

35:50

Cameron Smith scores with a right foot finish. Falkirk 0-2 Aberdeen.Assist on the goal came from Joe Shaughnessy.

35:33

Jonny Hayes sends in a cross.

32:49

Blair Alston concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Pawlett.

32:12

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Scott Vernon coming on for Calvin Zola.

31:24

Corner taken by Jonny Hayes from the left by-line.

25:40

Conor McGrandles takes the free kick.

25:34

Unfair challenge on Jay Fulton by Calvin Zola results in a free kick.

23:37

Free kick taken by Joe Shaughnessy.

23:10

Philip Roberts concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Shaughnessy.

21:26

Corner taken by Ryan Jack.

17:51

Clearance made by Jonathan Flynn.

16:32

Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

16:10

Unfair challenge on Clark Robertson by Blair Alston results in a free kick.

12:08

The ball is delivered by Kieran Duffie.

11:39

Shot by Calvin Zola. Michael McGovern catches the ball.

8:51

Corner taken by Jay Fulton.

8:33

Jay Fulton takes a shot. Calvin Zola heads at goal. Michael McGovern parries the effort to safety.

7:58

Corner taken by Jonny Hayes from the left by-line.

6:17

Free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

5:37

The referee books Calvin Zola for unsporting behaviour.

4:51

Jonny Hayes produces a cross.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

Match Preview

McInnes: Pitch won't affect result Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes insists Falkirk's plastic pitch will not be an issue when the sides meet in the League Cup. The Bairns are one of a number of clubs in the lower divisions with an artificial surface. But, while keen for his players to become more accustomed to a different playing surface ahead of the third round tie, McInnes does not feel it will impact greatly on the result. He said: "We are training at Forfar, which is the same pitch, so we will get the feel of it. "But the pitch won't have any bearing on the result, let's make that clear. "Win, lose or draw - it won't have any bearing on the result and nobody from Aberdeen will be saying otherwise. "It is important to try to get the players used to it. It is a bit different to what we are used to. "But it won't affect the outcome." The feel good factor is high in the Dons camp following their win over Inverness at the weekend and McInnes wants more of the same on Wednesday night. He said: "It's important that we maintain a level of performance. "I don't think any team has out-worked us or totally out-played us this season yet and that's pleasing. "The players showed both sides to the game at the weekend. "I felt, in the first half especially, we were very brave on the ball, very slick and showed a lot of pace and good invention. "The second half was more about other qualities and digging in and grinding out the result that we all wanted. "In the cup, hopefully we can show all the qualities needed to get through." On the challenge posed by Scottish Championship side Falkirk, McInnes added: "Every game in the cup is potentially tough. "Falkirk are a good side and they had a good result against Dundee at the weekend. "We've had them watched over the last wee while and we are well aware that it is a tough match for us. "At the same time, we expect it to be a tough match for them as well. "Regardless of whether we play in the league or the cup, we like to think it's our own efforts that will get us through so we've got to concentrate on ourselves." Falkirk miss midfielder Ollie Durojaiye who broke a metatarsal bone last week when they try and create a shock. Former Dundee United and St Johnstone defender David McCracken could play after getting some game time following injury in Saturday's 3-1 win over Dundee. The Bairns' technical director Alex Smith said: "Aberdeen have won their last two games, but we took a real boost from a good performance and a good win at the weekend. "We have shown in cup ties in the past how well we can play. If we play to that standard and they do not fancy it we can win."

Formation:4231Manager:

Falkirk

Formation: 4141Manager: Derek McInnes

Aberdeen

  • Michael McGovern
  • Kieran Duffie
  • Will Vaulks
  • Jonathan Flynn
  • Stephen Kingsley
  • Conor McGrandles
  • Blair Alston
  • Craig Sibbald
  • Jay Fulton
  • Rory Loy
  • Philip Roberts
  • SUBS
  • Graham Bowman
  • Rakish Bingham
  • Luke Leahy
  • Kyle Turnbull
  • David McCracken

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