Falkirk avoided a potential banana skin by beating Brechin 2-1 in the Ramsdens Challenge Cup first round.
Mark Millar's 25-yard effort brought the first significant save of the match but Brechin goalkeeper David Scott was alert to turn it round the post.
However, the First Division side eventually went ahead after 26 minutes through Rhys Bennett after his defensive partner Darren Dods rose highest to nod down Millar's free-kick.
Falkirk then doubled their lead sooner after, with Dods showing his aerial prowess again to convert Millar's free-kick.
Brechin carved a way back into the tie when Gerard McLauchlan headed into the path of David McKenna who finished instinctively from inside the six-yard box.
A brave block by Farid El Alagui denied Garry Brady the chance to equalise early in the second half, and David McClune was forced to shoot from 35 yards as Falkirk frustrated the hosts to hold onto victory.