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    Wasps fight till the end 

    Sunday, April 07, 2019 4:18:57 PM

    After last Saturday's victory over league leaders Ross County, Jim Goodwin's team made it back to back victories at such an important stage of the season, "The Wasps" winning for their first time at the Falkirk Stadium which opened at start of Season 2004/05. Alloa Athletic last defeated Falkirk in the league away from home on 15th September, 1982 when Scott Murray scored in a 1-0 victory, their last victory at Brockville was in the League Cup on 24th August, 1983 when they won 4-2 with goals from Willie Garner, Frankie Cole, Davie Lloyd & Gary Thompson.

    Liam Dick foils Paul Paton
     
    Manager Jim Goodwin looked to build on last week's victory and looked to get forward at every opportunity, Dario Zanatta's pace and direct running was causing the home defence problems with Jack Aitchison also looking sharp up front. The opening goal came after 38 minutes and was no more than the visitors deserved who always looked dangerous on the break.
     
    Dario Zanatta's shot goes through a cluster of legs
    Andy Graham leads the celebrations
     
    Falkirk could not have had a better start to the second half, after 25 seconds the equaliser came when a cross from the left wing was turned home by a combination of Zak Rudden running into the box and defender Scott Taggart trying to knock the ball clear and diverting the cross ball past Neil Parry.
     
     
    Scott Taggart own goal for the equaliser
     
    At this stage in the game Falkirk had their best spell and only stout defending kept the home side from taking the lead. Zak Rudden, Aaron Jarvis and Deimantas Petravicius all going close.
     
    Neil Parry saves from Zak Rudden
    Aaron Jarvis miskicks in front of goal
     
    However with time running out and the game looking to be heading for a 1-1 draw, manager Jim Goodwin repaced Alan Trouten with Jordan Kirkpatrick to try and winn the three points and Jordan was to be the hero scoring with his first touch of the ball, Jack Hamilton heading forward a long clearance onto Kevin Cawley who nodded the ball onto Jordan Kirkpatrick who ran behind the Falkirk defence to score such a valuable winner for "The Wasps" who kept on believing they could win the three points.
     
    Victory for "The Wasps"
     
     


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