No Broch bother for Bairns

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Falkirk return home tonight unbeaten in four games of pre-season after their tour of Aberdeenshire.

Goals from Blair Alston, Andy Haworth plus one apiece from the club's trialists put a dampener on Stevie Main's big day, though the Fraserburgh wide man did score from the penalty spot as the game finished 4-1.

Haworth was chief tormentor creating opportunities and getting on the scoresheet himself in the second half. He laced through Falkirk's trialist midfielder, and he took advantage of John Calder's poor positioning to slide the ball intpo the net from the right-side of the box.

The eighth minute lead was cancelled out ten minutes later when Stevie Main stroked an equaliser home from the spot after Chris Smith had punched the ball out for a corner, unchallenged.

From the kickoff Falkirk restored their lead.

A typical Duffie charge down the right side and cross to the backpost was knocked down by Kingsley to Alston and the goalscoring midfielder rammed the ball into the net from 12 yards.

Fraserburgh rarely troubled Michael McGovern until the 75th minute, and were by then 4-1 down to a very different lookign Falkirk side.

Steven Pressley began the game with a strong line-up before bringing on Steven Brisbane, Craig Comrie, Kris Faulds and Connor McGrandles early in the second period.

They replaced all of the goalscorers, after Haworth had danced his way onto the scoresheet with a run and powerful shot that John Calder caught but couldn't keep out.

The goalkeeper again fumbled a miscontrol from the Bairns' trialist midfielder and the number 11 shirt pounced immediately, feigning to shoot twice before rolling the ball into the path of his fellow trialist, a striker, who tapped home.

McGrandles should have had a penalty with eight minutes after some sublime skill and being pushed over by Scott Fowlie, but referee Thomas Shaw ordered the young winger to get back to his feet.

Farserburgh sub goalie Jonathan Dunbar had to palm a Kris Faulds shot out of the top corner three minutes from time as Falkirk sought a fifth.

It wasn't to come but the Bairns will seek a fifth pre-season win tomorrow when a young team, expected to include Craig Sibbald and Kyle Turnbull, takes on Spartans at Ainslie Park.

The Bairns have already defeated Stirling Albion, Fortmartine United, Turriff United and now Fraserburgh