Ally McCoist's side saw off their opposition fairly comfortably at Westfield on Tuesday, with a new-look defence impressing on the night as Emilson Cribari made his first start
The only goal of the game came just before half-time at Westfield as Andy Little finished well, while Chris Hegaty and Emilson Cribari made their first starts for Ally McCoist’s team.
It did not take the visitors long to register a good chance as Little's back-post effort was blocked brilliantly by Michael McGovern, while the hosts went close themselves moments later, but Craig Sibbald's low cross had too much on it as Lyle Taylor failed to connect with it.
Sibbald was causing problems down the right again in the 22nd minute, but Stephen Kingsley's effort from the delivery was deflected over the bar.
Thirty minutes in, Francisco Sandaza should have opened the scoring as he headed Ian Black’s free-kick wide of the mark, but they eventually had the breakthrough just before the break.
Little sped past Kingsley with a great explosion of pace before fizzing a low strike into the bottom far corner of the goal for his sixth goal of the season.
Falkirk were far more attack-minded in the second period, but chances clear-cut chances were very rare as the new-look Rangers defence proved a great shield.
As the match went on both sides showcased some rather wild tackling, with Little finding himself on his backside on numerous occasions, but the visitors were good value for their win in the end as the goalscorer impressed once again.