Falkirk co boss David McCracken eyeing spot in last 16 of Betfred Cup after 4-0 win at Dumbarton

Falkirk co-manager David McCracken was pleased with the professionalism shown by his players in Tuesday night’s comfortable 4-0 Betfred Cup Group E win at Dumbarton.The result sees Falkirk go top of the group on goal difference after their four games, but they may have to hope for one of the best four runner-up spots which secure a place in the second round as group rivals Dunfermline host Clyde this Saturday.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 10:30 pm

“It was a good day at the office,” McCracken said. “I felt as though the boys gave a professional performance.

"I said to the boys at half-time that I felt as if we dipped after we scored the first goal.

"We stopped our intensity, the way we were pressing. They were threatening through their setpieces.

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"In the second half we started to move the ball a bit quicker and we got the second goal.

"We’ve done all we can basically do. We see how the games go on Saturday.

“Obviously we would love to stay top of the group but that’s obviously not going to happen.

"You want to get a run in every competition. I have been there as a player with the club through the Scottish Cup and any competition you want to do well in.

“It’s good for the players, it’s good to progress as a player and as managers, myself and Lee (Miller).

"It was tough for Jim (Dumbarton manager Duffy) to get a team out on the pitch tonight.

"So we respect their position in terms of that. We appreciate they’ve done as much as they can to get the game on.

"But we’ve still got a job to do. I thought it was a good result and we played well.”