'I had an off day and didn't get involved in play enough' - Brad Spencer in honest Falkirk appraisal despite late winner
That win at Forthbank saw John McGlynn’s men go two points clear at the top, with Spencer saying: “It is a tough place to go. We saw Hamilton Accies and Aberdeen both struggle at points against them – so we knew it wouldn’t be easy. To come out with three points is all that matters.
“I can remember from the last time I played in this league that each ground was difficult and this game was a good example of that. You need to scrap for a result sometimes.
“These are the types of results you look back on at the end of the season and really appreciate how much it meant.
“I don’t think we were great at all. I thought we were really poor and slow on the ball. The gaffer said that at the break. I include myself in that. It was an off day for me, I didn’t get involved enough in the play.
“But it all about having a winning mentality. Going away and grabbing a scrappy win just adds to that. We dug in during the injury-time and dealt with the long balls.
“We have a long way to go and we heard that Hamilton Accies had dropped points, but that means nothing at this point in the season.”
On his third goal of the campaign already, which saw the former Raith Rovers ace pick out the bottom corner after being found by Ethan Ross on the counter attack, he added: “Once I seen Ross MacIver win the ball back I just took off.
"I knew we would create a chance. It was cut back to me and gladly it went in – Ethan (Ross) was brilliant when he came on and it was the perfect pass into me to just focus on getting good contact on the ball.
“The referee said he was giving a penalty if it didn’t go in anyway.
”It was great to score in front of the fans, they give us so much energy and the ultras are brilliant. We want to to do well for them. The goal is to win the league and take it from there.”