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Mark Durnan hails new boys in ‘most important game of the season’

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Falkirk FC’s central defender Mark Durnan scored the first goal in their match against Montrose on Saturday, helping to seal the win in Falkirk’s most important game of the season. 

After a long two month wait for the lower leagues to return, Falkirk got off to the perfect start as they exacted a 2-0 victory over the Link’s Park side, which means Falkirk find themselves four points clear at the summit after other results went their way.

Durnan started in the heart of The Bairns defence and achieved an impressive clean sheet. 

He said after the victory: “Getting the first win on the board, getting the three points is massive. 

“You can talk about the performance or whatever but it’s all about getting the three points and creating that gap at the top of the league.

“Obviously [I enjoyed the goal!] Normally I don’t notch one all season so I will take it! I just found out [that Partick Thistle and Cove Rangers drew,] it’s not my first instinct to check because I am concentrating on us and I am just happy that we got the win to take the gap at the top of the league.”

The defender opened the scoring on 15 minutes. Image Credit: The Falkirk Herald

The Bairns opted to change the shape of the team after Lee Miller & McCracken changed from their usual strict two-up-front system, as they lined up with five in the midfield against Montrose.

Durnan said: “The shape is something we have worked on since we started on Monday, it is something we spoke about. We want to be solid in the midfield and build from there.

“They new lads, they have come in and they have worked hard, obviously they are still young – but we have games coming in thick and fast so we need everyone in and pulling their weight.

“Tuesday night we are playing Arbroath and there are going to be changes and everyone needs to be on their toes.”

Falkirk’s cup game versus Arbroath is available on pay-per-view from £12 on their website.

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