Action from Montrose v Falkirk.Action from Montrose v Falkirk.
Action from Montrose v Falkirk.

IN PICTURES: Montrose 1 v 3 Falkirk

Lucky 13 as Falkirk win their first opening game of the season since 2007.

It was the right result on Saturday lets hope for more of the same this Saturday and at tonight's AGM.

Both sides had enjoyed good spells at Links Park, with a handful of chances missed by either side during the first half. Falkirk went ahead just a couple of minutes before half time, with Akeel Francis scoring his first goal in Scottish football.

Aidan Quinn headed Montrose level shortly after the restart and the game was poised at 1-1 late into the second half. However, Falkirk co-manager Lee Miller came on as a sub alongside Robbie Leitch and Morgaro Gomis.

The dying minutes tasted sweet for Falkirk while turning sour for Montrose, with defender Andrew Steeves being sent off by referee Craig Napier for bringing Miller down in the box as he bore down on goal. Callumn Morrison looked to have made the points safe blasting in the penalty kick, while substitute Robbie Leitch made certain by shooting home the third.