Falkirk in seventh heaven with mother of all title parties as they now eye invincible season

The Bairns are back in the Championship as thumping win shows they are well above their current level

Falkirk manager John McGlynn was full of praise for his side as they thrashed Montrose 7-1 at Links Park to put the icing on the cake after being confirmed as League One champions shortly before kick off. Second-placed Hamilton Accies’ draw at home to Queen of the South sealed the third tier trophy for the Bairns – who now head into the final five matches of the campaign unbeaten and looking to create more history.

“What a way to do it,” McGlynn beamed. “We scored four down at Dumfries against Queens recently and I did think that a doing was coming for someone because of how we play. We ran riot. I have so much respect for Montrose and Stewart Petrie, they caught us at the worst time. It has been a long time coming. The five years shows you that it isn’t easy to get out of League One.

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"But we’ve shown this season that it can be done with the same budget as those before me. And we’ve blown everyone away. It is a great credit to everyone involved. We’ve got five games to go now and we want to continue our unbeaten run. We won’t take our foot off the gas. We’ve come this far now so why not?”

Falkirk players and coaching staff celebrate winning the cinch League 1 title.Falkirk players and coaching staff celebrate winning the cinch League 1 title.
Falkirk players and coaching staff celebrate winning the cinch League 1 title.

Falkirk surged into an early lead through striker Ross MacIver and didn’t look back as they put on a show. Aidan Nesbitt slotted home with Raith Rovers’ loanee Ethan Ross making it three just after the half-hour mark. In the second half, MacIver and Nesbitt grabbed early doubles with Alfredo Agyeman and Ryan Shanley sending the Bairns into seventh heaven.

“I can’t compliment the players highly enough,” McGlynn added. “It was a great performance. Of course, the pressure was off us after the Hamilton Accies result. The guys played with a freedom tonight and you could see that – we played some excellent football and scored some great goals. I couldn’t be prouder of the club as a whole. Over the whole season; the fans, the backroom team, the directors, the fans, everyone has pulled together.

“It was a big challenge coming to Falkirk. Last season was great, we got to a Scottish Cup semi-final. We’ve gotten better and better. I am delighted to have played a part in getting this club back to where it belongs. When the Championship season does come, I think that we already have enough to compete.”



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