Next up for the Bairns is Dumbarton, who visit the Falkirk Stadium as we play our first match of 2022.
Kick-off is at 3pm, Saturday 8th January.
HEAD TO HEAD
Prior to 18th September 2021, our visitors this Saturday had not registered a win against Falkirk in 12 attempts, stretching back five years to 2016, with The Bairns scoring 27 times.
The Sons finally put an end to that run this season when they visited the Falkirk Stadium. Goals from Kalvin Orsi and Callum Wilson after the hour mark gave Falkirk a mountain to climb. Charlie Telfer managed to get a goal back in the eighth minute of injury time but it wasn’t enough and Dumbarton finally went back to the rock with all three points.
The return trip told a different story however as Falkirk traveled to Dumbarton to set the record straight. The Bairns played some of the best football we’ve seen this season as they dismantled The Sons 3-0 thanks to goals from Michael Ruth, Aidan Nesbitt and Charlie Telfer.
Dumbarton are currently going through a similar run of form to Falkirk, failing to secure a win in their previous four games. Their last league win came back in November when Stephen Farrell’s men secured a 2-1 win against Alloa at the Indodrill Stadium.
Dumbarton currently sit ninth in the cinch League One table, second from bottom and just four points behind Falkirk.
The Bairns have failed to pick up a win in their last five matches in all competitions. New Head Coach Martin Rennie’s introduction to Scottish football has been far from ideal. His first game in charge, against East Fife, frustratingly resulted in abandonment due to heavy fog despite The Bairns being one nil up. His first game at the Falkirk Stadium saw visitors Clyde leave with all three points and this Saturday’s game marks our first in the new year after a Covid outbreak amongst the squad forced a postponement of the Alloa game on January 2nd.
Martin Rennie’s men sit seventh in the league table on 22 points, but have two games in hand.
HOW TO WATCH
Due to current Covid restrictions, the capacity for this game has been limited to 500. Those who were successful in the ticket ballot will have received their ticket via email earlier in the week. Only those who have been successful will have been sent an email.
If anyone can’t attend the game or has any questions/queries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The game will be streamed live on Falkirk TV Pay-Pre-View. PPV is priced at £13 and can be purchased here.
Please make sure to log in to Falkirk TV early on Saturday to avoid any difficulties.