Falkirk: 24h on

Last updated : 16 November 2008 By Firparkcorner

All the familiar characteristics were there; poor ball control, wayward passing, an apparent lack of urgency and an ability to come second in fifty-fifty tackles. It was a frightful reminder of the way things used to be.

The Falkirk Stadium

Maybe if Clarkson or Fitzpatrick had taken their first half chances then we might have grown in confidence and gone on to control the game. As it turned out it was
Falkirk who benefited from the first goal and their belief grew as the game developed.

It was hard to believe that the players who had controlled much of the midweek game against Rangers could look so detached.

The easy answer is to suggest that they were mentally and physically drained after the last two 'big' games. But
Falkirk had also been on league business last weekend and on Wednesday and though they were not impressive, especially in the first half, the had the determination which were lacked.

We have Hibs at Fir Park next week. They have failed to win any of their last six outings but unless we can shake ourselves from the slump of Falkirk it is likely that their poor run could end sooner rather than later.