Though the senior side was defeated 3-1 by Celtic, Falkirk Ladies came up trumps in the local reserve derby at Dunipace.
Falkirk Ladies Reserves sat top of the division on 13 points with Falkirk FC in second place with seven, but the victory extended the league leaders’ advantage.
Yet for the first 10 minutes it was all Falkirk FC as they pushed forward bdefenders, Aimee Thomson and Kerry Lake controlled the central area well and as the home side got their feet they started to push forward themselves on the wings with Rachel Donaldson and Diane Harkins.
The breakthrough came on 11 minutes as Donaldson drove into the box and whipped a low ball across for striker Becky Robertson to slot under the goalkeeper Katie Hannam.
The visitors were stunned as the goal came out of no-where from a fast break. The goal advantage gave the Reserves the lift they needed and they started to control the game and Taylor Johnstone charged down a ball just outside the box on 15 minutes and slipped through to Donaldson who scored in off the right-hand post.
The visitors’ refused to give in and the Ladies’ captain, goalkeeper Fiona Reid, dealt with any through balls easily as she was out sharp and communicating well with her defenders.
The second half saw Falkirk LFC Reserves having the advantage of the wind and in a reshuffle Donaldson moved to centre-forward with Diane Harkins off injured.
With time running out Falkirk kept putting the ball forward but again Jillian Leiper, Thomson and Lake repelled their advances to earn the win for the Ladies.