Cowdenbeath 2 Falkirk 2: Biabi and Loy on target

Rory Loy
Rory Loy

Peter Houston feels his team played well as they twice came back from a goal down to take a point at Cowdenbeath.

Second half goals from Rory Loy and Botti Biabi gave the Bairns a share of the points at Central Park.

Houston recounted the first half when the Blue Brazil only got inside the box once – and scored from it, but it was a fairly tame first half.

Blair Alston tested Thomas Flynn with a 25 yard strike that the goalkeeper pushed over and fired another free-kick effort over the bar after Rory Loy had been hauled down twice in quick succession.

But it was Jimmy Nicholl’s side who went into the break leading when Sean Higgins moved Kenny Adamson’s throw-in onto Lewis Milne who thumped the ball across Jamie Macdonald into the net.

Falkirk had frustrated their manager with some tentative tame passing between the back-four – but they burst out of the traps afer the interval.

Rory Loy scored a terrific gaol when he curled the equaliser into the top corner two minutes in after a swift passing move straight through the middle saw Ollie Durojaiye, Conor McGrandles, Alston and Loy link up.

But the good work was undone with a defensive mix-up when David McvCracken and Will Vaulks tackled one another and Sean Higgins seized a chance to hold off alan Maybury and restore the lead against his former club.

Falkirk went close on several ocasions but the second equaliser eventually came after good work from Craig Sibbald and Liam Dick on the left wing resulted in a cross to Botti Biabi and the teenage striker gflanced in his second career goal in just four appearances.

Sibbald could have won it as the game drew to a close but he mishit Conor McGrandles’ pass and the ball deflected wide for a corner.