'Well Skelp Bairns

Last updated : 17 September 2005 By Firparkcorner

O’Donnell was posted missing and Fagan got the shout. The Bairns set out their stall early on with a defensive formation which proved to be their undoing. McDonald started the goal attempts in ten minutes with a blast over the top from twenty yards and Foran sent a header wide from Kerr’s corner.

Our opener came after half an hour after Kerr set up Hammell at the corner of the eighteen yard box. His low driven cross fell to Hamilton and his left foot steered the ball into the net. Falkirk looked out of the game at this stage. They had offered nothing in any attacking sense.

Clarkson almost scored...

felt the frustration of Scally shortly after his goal and the midfielder was rightly booked for a bad crunch from the rear which damaged the striker’s ankle. Despite treatment he was forced to limp off the pitch minutes later and Clarkson came off the bench. Hamilton appeared from the tunnel later on with the help of crutches. We can only cross our fingers and hope that he recovers soon.

A long punt from Craigan caught the Falkirk defence cold and Foran stole in to poke the ball home from close in. We had reached the break with a two goal lead and it seemed very unlikely that the visitors would be able to turn things around. And so it proved.

Foran gave us the perfect start to the second half with a low drive to the keeper’s bottom right hand corner and ten minutes later he almost converted his third when the keeper managed to tip a fierce shot from the left side of the box for a corner.

Fagan decided to get in on the action with a beautiful thirty yard effort which buried itself in the left side of the net. Falkirk were then stirred into the game and Smith had to make a save just after the hour – his first of the game.

McDonald could not keep out of the goal spree and got a just reward for his efforts in sixty four minutes when he fired home from a tight angle on the right. He celebrated by dancing round the corner flag between the East and Cooper stands.

All that remained was for a goal to fall for Clarkson and it seemed that it had arrived as he rose to header powerfully on target. The keeper produced a fine save to deny him.

At the other end Smith had to find a few good stoops to defend his clean sheet as we took out foot off the gas late on.

McLean and Darren Smith replaced Andy Smith and Foran as the game petered out.

It was a fine show of finishing from the Mighty ‘Well and our goal tally in the league is now an impressive eighteen from seven starts.

Falkirk were awful and deserved the hiding the received. If they don’t find an answer soon they will be challenging Livi for bottom spot.

We move on to Love St on Tuesday – more goals to come surely?