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Falkirk Away - Match Preview


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Falkirk Away - Match Preview

PostedApril 5, 2013

MATCH PREVIEW – FALKIRK

After three successive defeats from the top two Partick Thistle and Morton we are hoping to get back to winning ways on Saturday afternoon when we face third place Falkirk at the Falkirk Stadium, kick off 3 p.m.

So far results have been even with both teams winning at home after the first game of the season at Central Park ended in a draw.

Back on that sunny September afternoon David Weatherson gave the Bairns the lead before Lewis Coult quickly equalised.

The return game at Falkirk saw the home side run out 2-0 winners with Stewart Murdoch from the penalty spot and Lyle Taylor getting the goals before the break.

The Bairns returned to Central Park in February for what has been our biggest win of the season with John Armstrong (2), Kane Hemmings and Jamie Stevenson scoring in a 4-1 win after Lyle Taylor had opened the scoring for the visitors after just two minutes.

Since then manager Steven Pressley has departed to join Coventry City and this week his replacement Gary Holt was announced and will take over on Monday with Alex Smith and Stevie Crawford remaining in charge for our game.

COWDEN FORM

After three successive defeats we have slipped to ninth place in the Irn Bru First Division four points behind Dumbarton.

In our last away game we went down 4-2 to then league leaders Morton at Cappielow despite leading 2-0 at the break.

Our away league record so far this season is

Played 14, Won 2, Drawn 4, Lost 8, Goals For 17, Goals Against 25, Points 10.

FALKIRK FORM

Four straight wins have seen Falkirk move up to third place in the league, two points ahead of Livingston who have played two games less.

Since their defeat at Central Park the Bairns have only lost once at Morton and have also reached the Semi Final of the William Hill Scottish Cup when they will face Hibernian at Hampden Park next weekend.

On Tuesday night they ran out 2-1 winners away to Livingston.

Falkirk’s home league record this season is

Played 14, Won 5, Drawn 4, Lost 5, Goals For 19, Goals Against 19, Points 19.

PLAYER TO WATCH

Summer signing from AFC Bournemouth Lyle Taylor has been a stand out for the Bairns after being released by the Dorset side.

So far this season he has scored 27 goals with 22 of them coming in the league making him the division’s top scorer.

MATCH OFFICIALS

Taking charge of the match is Calum Murray who will be assisted by Francis Andrews and Paul O’Neill.

ADMISSION

Adults - 18

Concessions - 12 (Over 65, Students or unemployed – with valid ID).

Under 16 - 8

Cowden fans will be in the North Stand which is pay at the gate.

TRAVEL

The Miners Mini Tours bus will leave Central Park at 13.25 p.m. and has a number of seats for non- members with the following prices Adults - 10 and Concessions -6.

To book a seat contact Jim Adamson on 01383 727719 or 07743612632.

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