Will Vaulks takes the full three points at Palmerston closely followed by team-mates Danny Rogers and Craig Sibbald.
*** Will Vaulks: The first goal aside, Vaulks’ boundless energy in the middle of the park was vital for Falkirk in a testing afternoon. Up against ex-Bairn Mark Millar was astern challenge for the Englishman, but he stood up to it and dishing out the tackles to ensure the Bairns were well represented in the midfield battle. He also gopt under the skin of key Queens men, Derek Lyle and Iain Russell. And he scored the important opener, albeit with a rare header instead of a 30-yard thunderbolt.
** Danny Rogers: The golakeeper’s had his wobbles this season, but he stood tall on Saturday and kept Falkirk ahead in the first half with some vital stops. The Bairns’ excellent run of 16 points from a possible 18 has seen the strikers get a lot of plaudits, but Rogers’ clean sheets have been just as decisive in contributing to the excellent run.
* Craig Sibbald: Several players had a claim for the one star this nweek, but Sibbald’s footwork continues to dazzle. The tip-toe-through-the-tackles in the build-up to the corner that supplied Falkirk’s second goal was exquisite, as was his lay-off to John Baird. Sibbald put the tackles in too and mucked in on the dirty side, but Aaron Muirhead, Blair Alston and Mark Kerr weren’t far behind in terms of influencing the game.
17 Baird, Vaulks; 12 Sibbald; 11 P.Grant; 8 McHugh, Kerr; 7 Muirhead, Rogers; 6 Miller, Taiwo; 5 Watson; 4 Smith; 3 McCracken, Leahy.