STARSHOT: Morton v Falkirk

20-02-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. GREENOCK. Cappielow. Greenock Morton FC v Falkirk FC. SPFL Ladbrokes Championship. Peter Houston and John Baird 9.

20-02-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. GREENOCK. Cappielow. Greenock Morton FC v Falkirk FC. SPFL Ladbrokes Championship. Peter Houston and John Baird 9.

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It wasn’t a classic, but the win at Cappielow ran to form.

Falkirk’s in-form players played well and their prime goalscorer returned to the scoresheet.

It’s still tight at the top of the Starshot rankings.

*** Blair Alston

Falkirk’s in-form man put in an exhaustive performance. All it lacked was a goal, but Alston was everywhere which caused Morton’s pressing defence difficulty in quelling his threat.

** Paul Watson

The Bairns backline was under pressure at times and Watson was excellent. In and out the team this season, a consistent run of games seems to be benefitting the defender. Did well against a handy strikeforce of Denny Johnstone and Declan McManus alongside McCracken.

* John Baird

Simply for his goal alone. His tiger-ish endeavour to get on the end of Muirhead’s pass was rewarded with a goal and a return to the scoresheet after what is – for him this season – a lengthy absence. Martyn Waghorn, look out...

22 Baird; 21 P.Grant, Sibbald; 19 Vaulks, Kerr; 13 Rogers; 12 Alston; 11 Miller; 10 Muirhead; 8 McHugh; 7 Watson; 6 Taiwo; 4 Smith, Leahy; 3 McCracken; 2 O’Hara;

1 McGrandles.