RAITH Rovers’ home campaign finished with a wasteful 0-0 draw and a point that both teams will feel they could have turned into three.
Despite setting up in a defensive system, with a deep back line and lone striker, it was the visitors who carried a greater attacking threat for the first 60 minutes before the hosts took over proceedings late on.
Falkirk’s most glaring miss belonged to Thomas Grant. The midfielder completely misjudged David Weatherston’s chipped first half cross by positioning himself to head his effort down into ground long before the ball had arrived. It bounced weakly off his crown and wide of goal.
On the other side of the interval it was Craig Sibbald guilty of squandering a chance. The scorer in the cup semi-final lacked composure when he fired a ten-yard shot straight at the goalkeeper after being set up by a weaving Ian Flannigan run.
Raith’s assurance in possession increased as the game went on and they should have made their late pressure count.
Joe Cardle broke into space following a quick free-kick and his cutback found Lewis Vaughan alone in the penalty area but the substitute sliced his shot high into the side netting.