Falkirk prepare to go toe-to-toe with Hamilton this Saturday in a game that will see the winner go three points clear at the top of the table.
John McGlynn’s side go into the game high on confidence after securing their sixth straight league win – and their seventh in all competitions – last Saturday with a nerve wracking win against an in-form Montrose team. It was a rollercoaster ride of a match, or the second-half was at least, with all five goals coming after the half-time break.
Blair Lyons opened the scoring for the visitors two minutes after the restart with a nice finish after cutting in from the left. The goal proved a catalyst to Falkirk’s domination though as they took a firm grip of the match and pushed for the equaliser, which came in the 62nd minute. Alfredo Agyeman managed to get a shot away on the turn in the box and Montrose goalkeeper Cammy Gill could only parry the ball, which fell perfectly for substitute Gary Oliver who poked the ball home. Nine minutes later, Falkirk got themselves ahead when Montrose Captain Sean Dillon fouled Callumn Morrison in the box and the forward tucked home a perfectly placed penalty.
With five minutes left to play, it was Montrose’s turn to try their luck from the spot when Sam Long brought down Blair Lyons. The foul looked to be outside the box but the referee pointed to the spot and Graham Webster got his team back on level terms. it looked as though both sides would be sharing the points as the game went into injury time, but Falkirk’s top scorer Callumn Morrison had other ideas. The forward picked up a pass from Ethan Ross before turning his man and firing an effort into the top corner from 30 yards, sending the home crowd wild.
The win saw Falkirk reclaim top spot in the standings after Hamilton’s comprehensive Friday night win over Annan Athletic put them top for a brief spell.
Hamilton are also in good form, being the only side apart from The Bairns to not have suffered a loss in the league so far. Accies find themselves second in the SPFL scoring charts, behind only to Falkirk who have scored 23 goals.
For the second week in a row, Hamilton played before Falkirk, putting them under pressure with two wins. The first time, Falkirk responded by hitting five against Kelty Hearts. Last weekend, Hamilton put five past Annan Athletic before Falkirk left it late with Callumn Morrison’s 93rd minute strike to go back on top.
Callumn Morrison’s brace at the weekend puts him top of the cinch League 1 goalscoring charts with seven, while Ross MacIver sits joint second with four. Hamilton’s Euan Henderson shares second spot with Ross, with four goals and three assists to his name.
It’s the biggest game of the season so far, and it’s shaping up to be a cracker. It will be a match you won’t want to miss.
Tickets are on sale now online HERE. Tickets can also be purchased in the Club Shop and by paying at the gate at our cash turnstiles on matchday.
Ticket prices are as follows:
- Adult – £21
- Concession £16
- U18 – £11
- U12 – Free
Kevin McAllister Stand – SOLD OUT.
Keep an eye out for our Matchday Guide over the coming days for more information on Saturday’s fixture.