So, we continue the Falkirk saga on Saturday 23rd March. Some say they are a bogey team, but I've witnessed a couple of fine victories at Westfield in recent years. This will be a different Falkirk, too, without Steven Pressley at the helm. So, what difference will that make? Since we played Falkirk in that ill-fated cup match they have played only twice, suffering a 2-0 defeat at Morton and drawing with Raith Rovers at home. They also have the very experienced Alex Smith, their technical director, taking charge as interim manager.
In the topsy-turvy world of the Scottish First Division any prediction is foolhardy, but that won't stop me expressing an opinion. Accies are quite capable of beating Falkirk - without a wonder goal against us and with a wee touch of luck for Andy Ryan we would have done so on 2 March. Accies away record is only marginally worse than their home record this year and it could be that there is less pressure of expectation on the team away from home. There are no known injury issues (at the time of writing), although whether the fragile Alex Neil will last 90 mins or not (from a fitness point of view!) is anybody's guess. Hopefully Stevie May will have a bit of luck and Martin Canning will keep Lyle Taylor quiet, leading me to conclude that Accies will pinch a tight game with the only goal.