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Falkirk 4 Forfar Athletic 0

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 21:53

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Forfar Athletic crashed out of the League Cup at the group stage after a 4-0 defeat at Falkirk on Tuesday.

A hat trick from Myles Hippolyte and Nathan Austin's header sealed the win for the group winners as the Loons exited with one game left.

Three changes were made from Saturday's defeat at home to Stirling Albion with Travis, Scott and Lister replacing Aitken, See and McBride.

The hosts took the lead just seven minutes in as Myles Hippolyte outmuscled Simon Mensing before sending an impressive effort past Marc McCallum from a tight angle.
Nathan Austin saw his header bounce back off the underside of the bar before Hippolyte volleyed wide.
Austin went one better when he nodded home in the 28th minute from a James Craigen cross and the former Loons loanee grabbed another assist nine minutes later; his corner found Hippolyte who rifled home from just inside the box.

David Cox headed over shortly after half time following a Mark Millar corner but it was the hosts who scored again in the 49th minute.
A cross into the box was punched away as far as Hippolyte and he fired into the net via Simon Mensing. It looked to be an own goal however this was awarded to the Falkirk winger to seal his hat-trick.
Marc Scott curled a volley past the post while at the other end Joe McKee hit the bar as both sides looked to nab the next goal.
The game simmered down with the hosts four goals ahead although Scott came close again in the latter stages as his shot was diverted wide.
Falkirk had the final chances of the match as Scott Shepherd and Kevin O’Hara saw efforts fly wide of the mark.

Match report by Lee Smith

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