Tranent in six-goal thriller

Tranent Junior score against Falkirk JFC. Photo by Craig Gordon.

Tranent Junior score against Falkirk JFC. Photo by Craig Gordon.

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Tranent Juniors 3

Falkirk JFC 3

Tranent played their first match for four weeks when the entertained Falkirk in the south division last Saturday.

Tranent gaffer Chris McGinn made a few changes with two trialists in his starting 16.

The first half was a full of chance as Falkirk took a five minute lead after Stuart McFarlane set up Christopher Taylor for the opener.

Tranent did get back into the match when Michael fairnie set up Robert Brantley who blasted a great 20 yard shot past David hardie.

After 34 minutes Jason Darling tried a speculative 35 yard free-kick but Hardie had the shot covered.

It ended 1-1 at the break and Falkirk to their credit came out in the second half and deserved the goal to take a 2-1 lead after 48 minutes.

Martin Ure played in a pass to strike partner Alistair Griffin who finished off the chance.

Fifty-seven minutes passed and Tranent equalised for a second time from a Robert Branley corner that Dale Robertson headed home well.

Falkirk took a 3-2 after 61 minutes from a free header by Griffin who converted a Watson cross.

With three minutes left Tranent got a great third goal as captain Alan Horne ran from defence and played a one-two before finishing well past Hardie to end the scoring.

Tranent Juniors: Jamieson, Christie, Trailist, Horne, Darling, Ferguson, Fairnie, Berry, Branley, Harvey, Robertson. Subs: Barbariou, Dick, Trailist, McCrindle, Polowyj.

Falkirk: Hardie, McFarlane, Quinn, Barclay, Faulds, Lejman, Watson, Taylor, Ure, Griffin, Aitken. Subs: Myles, Scott, Tierney, Cook.

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