The opportunity to visit a new ground does not present itself too often and it is expected that most of the tickets for this game will have been sold before kick off. Brockville was a happy hunting ground for us (our last league visit was in March 1996 when Falconer scored the only goal) and we should be capable of starting our record sheet at Falkirk’s new home with another win.
The stadium, on the north side of the town and best approached from junction six on the M9, is reputed to have a wonderful playing surface. Both teams are capable of playing good, passing football and an exciting encounter is possible.
The home side will be keen to make amends for the woeful show they displayed at Fir Park in September. They were an apology for a football team on that occasion and some improvement has been seen of late. Their record at Westfield is not good. Five defeats, three draws and no victories contrasts with four wins, two draws and three defeats on the road. Our ability to bring comfort to sides enduring losing streaks is well known but our football of late has been good enough to suggest that we should be confident. We continue to create goal scoring chances and with any luck a couple should fall our way on Saturday.
There must be a concern about Brian Kerr after a slight injury to his Achilles caused him to withdraw from the midweek international game. Craigan was substitutes after seventy minutes against ICT and we can only hope that he makes it.
A loss would allow Falkirk to draw level but the win would see us back in top six contention. The incentive is there and we should extend the home side’s poor home record – 2-0 to the Mighty ‘Well.