The U18 Development Squad took on a strong Montrose side at the Falkirk Stadium on Saturday, winning by eight goals to one in emphatic fashion.

The new look team was bolstered by newly promoted players from the U16 squad with a number of 15 and 16 year old players included.

Falkirk dominated from the start with Scott Honeyman opening the scoring within the opening five minutes and a goal from Luke Rankin saw The Bairns go into the break two goals up.

A dominant second half saw further goals from Scott Honeyman, Louis Johnston and Ally Spalding as well as a two more Luke Rankin goals that saw him grab a hat-trick.

This continues the U18s good run of form following wins against Alloa Athletic, Elgin City and Stirling Albion in recent weeks.

U18 coaches Darren Barr and Crawford Bell were delighted with the performance of their players and will look to continue their winning run against Alloa next week.

The U16 squad were also successful against Montrose, running out two-nil winners on Sunday.

First half goals from Harrison Howe and Hamish Campbell coming from Montrose mistakes were enough to seal the win for The Bairns against a tough opponent.

Montrose played well, proving to be the U16’s toughest test yet but the young Falkirk players matched their physicality well.

The Bairns had some good spells on the ball, playing some excellent football but a bit more quality was needed in the final third. 

The second half saw a switch up in playing style as the team began to attempt diagonal balls into wide areas, a change that saw success and caused Montrose problems.

It took a little while for the team to settle into a good shape but the defence proved strong, not letting anything through.

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