Falkirk 1-3 Saints

Last updated : 17 October 2009 By Stuart Gillespie
I was worried going into this game as Falkirk hadn't won all season and hadn't scored since August. Sure enough, they managed a goal - but then they threw it away. As a result, we've won two games on the spin, are eight points above bottom spot and are currently sitting a relatively comfortable seventh!

I wasn't there so this will be a quick report. We stuck with the same team that started against Hearts, with new signing Allan Johnston and youngster Conor Ramsay making the first team squad for the first time.

After a goalless first half, Falkirk went in front 10 minutes after the break when Alex MacDonald forced the ball home from a scramble after a corner. Andy Dorman had a goal ruled out for offside before Johnston made his debut in place of Hugh Murray.

Midway through the half, Saints drew level when Dorman's cross was brilliantly flicked home by Craig Dargo. Just five minutes later we were in front, Billy Mehmet pouncing to slam home the rebound when Dorman's shot was only palmed away. The midfielder's "come and get me" plea to Wales was complete a few minutes from time when he was involved in Tom Brighton scoring his first goal for Saints. It's also the first time we've scored three goals in the league since January 2008 - and the first time we've done it against anyone other than Motherwell! To complete a good day, Ramsay was handed his debut in the last minute.

A great result, although it would be nice if we stopped conceding the first goal in games. Next up are a couple of home games - four points out of them will leave us in great shape.