Falkirk 22 Kirkcaldy 23: Late defeat

editorial image

Falkirk RFC snatched defeat from the jaws of victory when a last-gasp penalty swung the game in Kirkcaldy’s favour.

The home side had opened up an early eight-point lead but in a very tight game, the lead was exchanged numerous times.

Sunnyside groundsman Bill Arkley and his team had done an great job to get the game on and the pitch was in immaculate condition for the visit of the Fifers and of ex-Falkirk player and current Scotland international Finn Russell.

He saw brother Harry, Falkirk’s captain, orchestrate a decent performance from the home side but to-end.

At the interval, Falkirk lead 19-13 but a solitary penalty was not enough for the victory.

Kirkcaldy made several in-roads to Falkirk territory with unchallenged runs, and right at the death, a penalty for hands in the ruck - hotly disputed by Falkirk’s supporters on the sidelines - paved the way for the visitors’ victory.

Full-time: Falkirk 22 Kirkcaldy 23