Late comeback defeats Dundee and continues Falkirk hot streak

Farid el Allagui
Farid el Allagui

FARID El Allagui was the hero yet again as Falkirk continued their trend of leaving it late in matches.

The Morroccan fearlessly headed the winner against Dundee to cap a comeback in the final ten minutes at the Falkirk Stadium.

David Weatherston squeezed an equaliser ten minutes from the break to cancel out Steven Milne’s first half strike.

Nicky Riley, the visiting midfielder was the main threat throughout the game and should have burst the net on seven minutes, but hit the outside of the net from close range.

Craig McKeown caught his namesake Sibbald on the left wing after ten minutes and severely curtailed the youngster’s involvement in the game.

But from the resultant free-kick by Mark Millar Farid El allagui looped a header over Rab Douglas but onto the roof of the net.

A header at the other end, unchallenged, by Graham Bayne gave McGovern something to do, but other than fairly routine claims, the opening 20 was quiet for the Falkirk goalkeeper.

McGovern pushed a decent Neil McGregor header over in the 32nd minute but that was it in terms of goalmouth chance until a minute from the break.

Riley broke way and blasted a shot that McGovern could only parry, Scobbie raced back but couldn’t reach the ball before Steven Milne who despatched high over McGovern.

A minute after the break Bayne turned Wallace with ease in the box and fired an acrobatic effort off McGovern’s crossbar from Conroy’s long ball afrom he halfway line. It was a let-off for Falkirk

But they took the let-off and punished Dundee at the end. Weatherston raced onto an Alston through ball to score then Farid El Allagui powered home from close range and the Falkirk Stadium went berserk as the eight-game unbeaten streak continued.