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Falkirk at Home - Match Preview

PostedFebruary 8, 2013

MATCH PREVIEW – FALKIRK


After last Saturday’s postponement hopefully we will get back into action on Saturday when Falkirk are our visitors.
Our last game was a fortnight ago when we went down 2-1 to championship hopefuls Partick Thistle at Firhill.
Despite taking the lead for the sixth successive match, with Kane Hemmings scoring his second Cowden goal, we left Glasgow pointless after the Jags hit back through Steven Craig and Conrad Balatoni.
This is the third meeting of the sides this season. Back in late September Lewis Coult cancelled out David Weatherson’s opener when the sides met at Central Park.
In mid- December we went down 2-0 on our visit to the Falkirk Stadium with Stewart Murdoch from the penalty spot and Lyle Taylor getting the Bairns goals.
With the close of the winter transfer window last Thursday we were able to secure the loan of Kane Hemmings for another month from Rangers, while Sam Stanton, who missed last Saturday’s game due to injury, will remain at Central Park until the end of the season.
Striker Craig Moore (18) was also signed on loan from Motherwell in midweek until the beginning of next month and will go into the squad for Saturday’s big game.
The Glasgow born youngster has hit the net five times for the Well under 20 side this season in 11 (+1 sub) games.
Also going into the squad for Saturday is Championship winning captain Jon Robertson who returned to Central Park as the window closed on loan from St Mirren.
‘Robbo’ who worked his way through the Central Park youth ranks played in 106 (+22 sub) games for us after signing from Muiriston United in January 2007 scoring 12 times the last of which was against Hibs in the William Hill Scottish Cup last season.
This season he has played in 11 (+ 7 sub) games for the Paisley Buddies scoring once.

Meanwhile player/manager Colin Cameron is once again eligible for selection after serving his one game suspension, although Liam Caddis has now returned to St Johnstone.
MATCH SPONSORS – THE LUMSDEN FAMILY IN MEMORY OF DICK LUMSDEN.
COWDEN FORM
We have now gone 16 games without a win in the Irn Bru First Division during which time we have had eight draws and eight defeats.
Our last home game was a month ago when we held league leaders Morton to a 1-1 draw, since then however we have went down to successive 2-1 defeats at Hamilton and Partick.
Our home league record so far this season is
Played 9, Won 1, Drawn 5, Lost 3, Goals For 12, Goals Against 17, Points 8.
FALKIRK FORM
The Bairns currently sit mid table in the Irn Bru First Division and have a slightly better record on the road than at home although their last away game at Partick Thistle saw them go down 4-1 to the Jags.
Their last away win came on Boxing Day when a last gasp goal from Blair Alston saw a 1-0 win over Dunfermline.
Falkirk’s away league record this season is
Played 11, Won 4, Drawn 3, Lost 4, Goals For 16, Goals Against 16, Points 15.
PLAYER TO WATCH
Summer signing from Npower League 1 highflyers AFC Bournemouth Lyle Taylor has scored 17 of Falkirk’s 31 league goals this season and 22 in all competitions.
MATCH OFFICIALS
Taking charge of the match is Stephen Finnie who will be assisted by George Drummond and Mark McLean.
ADMISSION
Adults - 15
Concessions - 8
Family - 16 (Parent & 1 Child under 12)
Please note in a late change to arrangements there will now be segregation in place at the game.
Falkirk fans will now enter and exit the ground from the Chapel Street turnstiles and will be allocated the west terracing and the old stand.
THE BLUE BRASILIAN
Our multi award winning programme containing 44 pages of news, views and features which will interest fans of both clubs will be on sale from just inside the turnstiles.
Remember all profits raised from the sales of our multi award winning programme go towards helping your club so get your copy on Saturday!
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