Falkirk hosted East Fife this afternoon in Scottish League One in extremely adverse weather conditions. It was the hosts second home game of the season and the opening chances of the game came quick when Anton Dowds dragged one wide before Gary Miller glanced a header wide inside the opening 10 minutes.
As the extreme weather conditions seemed to worsen throughout the game, Falkirk did take the lead after 39 minutes. Callum Morrison broke down the left flank and fired his cross to the opposite wing where he found Leitch who rifled home an excellent finish into the roof of the net from an extremely acute angle.
Leitch opens the scoring for Falkirk. (Pic courtesy of Falkirk FC)
Shortly after the interval, the hosts doubled their lead. Blair Alston’s corner was well headed back across the face of the goal by Mark Durnan and Akeel Francis climbed the highest to nod home his second of the season.
As the adverse weather conditions continued to make things difficult, there were very few clear-cut chances in the second half and Falkirk held on for their first clean sheet of the season and a very important 3 points.
Robbie Leitch – “I’m delighted obviously to get the second goal hopefully I can keep scoring goals and keep playing well. It was a great great result for the boys obviously due to the conditions as you could see. They changed it first half, so we were playing against the wind, but it was hard, but we dug in and done well so it was good.”
Robbie Leitch nets his second league goal of the season. (Pic courtesy of Falkirk FC)
Falkirk make it 7 points from 9 in their opening three League one games, and they travel to Partick Thistle next week on matchday four.