The Bairns will take on Montrose this weekend in our first game since January following the return of lower league football!
Kick off is this Saturday the 20th of March at 3.00pm.
HEAD TO HEAD
In the three league meetings prior to the premature end of last season Falkirk took nine points from the nine available against Saturday’s visitors. Their first trip to the Falkirk Stadium saw The Bairns come back from a goal behind thanks to a Conor Sammon double, before a last second Aidan Connolly winner sealed a dramatic 2-3 win for Falkirk up in Angus. The final meeting of the 2019/20 season had Declan McManus’ first half penalty sealing the points, but Robbie Mutch was the hero of the day after saving the spot kick resulting from McManus’ handle on the line deep into the second half.
The reverse fixture this campaign was the first league game of the season after the long break from play. Falkirk dominated the first half and finally took the lead just minutes before the interval when Akeel Francis produced a fantastic lob to score his first goal in the navy blue. It was all undone after the break when the Angus side won a corner soon after half time and Lewis Milne’s delivery was headed home well by Aidan Quinn, but Lee Miller brought himself on and won a penalty after being hauled down that was well dispatched by Callumn Morrison and Robbie Leitch netted in the dying seconds to see through a first opening day victory since 2007.
The Bairns remain two points clear at the top of the Scottish League One table as we return to action, despite several disappointing results before the suspension. Last matchday’s loss to East Fife at Bayview marked a second loss of the season for Falkirk, with Jack Hamilton’s winner cancelling out a Callumn Morrison equaliser.
Montrose had mixed results over the five games prior to the suspension of League One. Excellent wins against Cove Rangers and Airdrieonians were accompanied by a 4-goal demolition of Dumbarton, but they also drew with both Peterhead and Forfar Athletic just before play stopped.
The game is available live on Falkirk TV to season ticket holders as well as to buy on a pay-per-view basis for all supporters.
Pay-per-view is priced at £13.99 and will be available from Wednesday the 17th of March.