The Bairns started the 2018-19 season with a point after a tough opening game against Peterhead.
Falkirk started the game well, dominating over a hesitant Peterhead side. The Bairns came close early on after Charlie Telfer was fouled out wide. Michael Tidser whipped in the free kick right onto the head of Gregor Buchanan, but it was just past the post. Conor Sammon then came agonisingly close to beating the last man but was stopped by a terrific tackle from Cameron Eadie, before Morgaro Gomis’ effort on the turn after a brilliant pass by Charlie Telfer was gathered.
The Bairns were forced to make a change in the 27th minute, with Mark Durnan coming off injured in place of Lewis Toshney, and struggled to regain their dominance after the break of play aside from a mental scramble on the Peterhead line after a cross that somehow didn’t find the back of the net. This continued after half time, with the game becoming very scrappy and both teams struggling for chances. McManus had the best of these when he chose to shoot instead of playing Gomis in.
Aidan Connolly coming on made a difference, with his driving runs from deep causing Peterhead problems, but it wasn’t to and The Bairns could not grab the goal they desperately wanted, despite a period of late pressure.
FULL TIME – Peterhead 0-0 Falkirk
FALKIRK – Bell, Doyle, Dixon, Durnan, Buchanan, McShane, Gomis, Telfer, Tidser, McManus, Sammon
Subs: Mutch, Toshney, Leitch, Connolly, Johnstone
PETERHEAD – Fleming, Brown, Boyle, Eadie, Dunlop, Ferry, Smith, Brown, Lyle, Leitch, Gibson
Subs: Stevenson, Fraser, Armour, Willox, Norris
Referee: Colin Steven