It’s back to league action next for The Bairns as we take on Forfar Athletic tomorrow afternoon.
The game at Station Park kicks off at 3pm.
HEAD TO HEAD
The last meeting between the sides came at the beginning of this season. A first half goal from Anton Dowds looked to have The Bairns taking all three points, but a moment of madness from Robbie Mutch in the second half won the away side a penalty and with it a point out of the game.
Last season the fixture was far more productive for Falkirk, with eleven goals in the three games last campaign. The first fixture featured a screamer from Michael Doyle and a Louis Longridge double at The Falkirk Stadium, and a Declan McManus tap in and an own goal was enough to get the win last time out at Station Park, but the best had to be the 6-0 win at The Falkirk Stadium in January last year. An own goal just before half time opened the scoring and Ben Hall doubled the lead on his debut for The Bairns with twenty to go. Aidan Connolly made it three with seven minutes remaining and really opened the floodgates, with Hall and Conolly each grabbing another and Paul Dixon popping up with a great finish.
Since the return of lower league football last weekend Falkirk have won both games. A goal in each half was enough to beat Montrose last Saturday, with Mark Durnan’s first half header and Callumn Morrison’s late goal on the counter sealing three points for The Bairns.
Tuesday night saw our long-awaited Scottish Cup second round fixture against Arbroath. The conditions were extremely difficult, proven by Robbie Mutch’s blunder of a wind-aided cross to give the home side the lead. Akeel Francis drove forward late in the first half before setting up Charlie Telfer to level things up, and Kai Fotheringham smashed home a fantastic finish three minutes before the end to seal his first professional goal and a place in the next round for Falkirk.
Tomorrow’s hosts sit second bottom of League One, although only above Clyde on goal difference with the Broadwood side having two games in hand. In their last five league games losses to Partick Thistle, East Fife and Cove Rangers have been followed by more positive results, with a draw versus Montrose and what could be a vital win against Dumbarton last weekend.
Streaming for tomorrow’s game is only available through Forfar.
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