We prepare to take on Airdrieonians for the third time this season as we look to continue our unbeaten run.
The last time the two sides met was back at the start of December when Aidrie came to The Falkirk Stadium. The Bairns took the lead thanks to a stunning strike from Kai Kennedy who effortlessly controlled a long diagonal from Coll Donaldson before smashing the ball into the top corner with his weaker left foot. Falkirk were in front up until the 78th minute when Callum Smith managed to grab the equaliser for the visitors, rescuing a point for his side.
Airdrieonians suffered from a dip in form towards the end of 2022 but seemed to have turned their fortunes around going into 2023, losing just one game in seven in the league. Over the last two weeks, The Diamonds have played Dunfermline twice, a period in which Falkirk fans were hoping they could do us a favour. It was looking good for both Airdrieonians and Falkirk when Aidrie found themselves three goals to the good against the league leaders. Game over… Or so you would think. Airdrie striker Callum Smith received his marching orders from the referee and it all went downhill from there as Dunfermline capitalised on the opportunity, scoring four goals in the final half hour of the game to steal all three points.
Aidrie had another bite of the cherry the following Saturday, this time at East End Park. Again, Aidrie took the lead. Again, Airdrie had a man sent off. Again, Dunfermline were awarded a penalty. This time, however, Dunfermline couldn’t make the extra man count, only managing a draw despite Kyle Benedictus’ penalty miss.
Airdrieonians now find themselves in third spot, having overtaken FC Edinburgh and Alloa in the league standings. They currently have 40 points on the board, eight less then Falkirk and13 off top spot.
The Bairns got back to winning ways on Saturday following a draw away to Alloa the Tuesday before last that put a halt to their winning streak. Falkirk remain undefeated in nine games in all competitions however and confidence is high amongst John McGlynn’s squad.
It was a tight game at the weekend as Alloa visited the Falkirk Stadium for the third meeting in four weeks between the two sides. It was a tough, physical affair but in the end the difference was a tremendous long range strike from Falkirk’s top scorer Callumn Morrison, who’s 14th goal in all competitions this season was an extremely important one. Falkirk remain in second place, five points behind Dunfermline.
Tickets are on sale for this fixture and can be purchased online HERE, from the Club Shop, or by paying at the gate on the day.
Ticket prices are as follows:
- ADULT – £18
- CONCESSION (Over 65) – £13
- CONCESSION (Student, Unemployed, Disabled, 16-17) – £11
- CHILD (Under 16) – £7
- PARENT & CHILD (Under 16) – £20