Pressley delight at Falkirk win

By BBC Sport
Last updated : 20 February 2010

Falkirk manager Steven Pressley hailed his players after coming from behind to record a 3-1 win at home to Aberdeen."A fantastic performance from each and every one of the lads," Pressley told BBC Scotland after a win which moved them to within a point of 11th place.

"Especially after the early setback of losing a goal in the opening five minutes. I could see by the players' eyes how determined they were today.

"I'm sure that type of performance will give the players belief."

The Bairns fell behind to Charlie Mulgrew's early free-kick but hit back before the break through Pedro Moutinho and Darren Barr's header.

And Enoch Showunmi sealed the win with a stunning third goal with 20 minutes remaining.

"To react to that in the manner they did is worthy of praise in itself. Every player gave a wonderful performance today.

Everything I asked for before the game they gave me and more

Falkirk manager Steven Pressley

"We changed our system a little bit today. Scott Arfield and Burton O'Brien did terrifically well in the sitting positions; linking the play between our back and front four.

"That allowed us to get playing and we were on the front foot, tenacious in the tackle and everything I asked for before the game they gave me and more."

Pressley was delighted with his side's third goal and reserved praise for Ryan Flynn.

"A spectacular finish and wonderful wing play from Ryan," he said.

Pressley expressed surprise that Flynn was not featuring for the Scotland Under-21s, given his recent impressive form.

The win over the Dons saw Falkirk move to within a point of 11th-placed Hamilton, but Pressley is keen for his players to remain focused.

"We don't need any side issues; we'll concentrate on building towards Dundee United and I'm sure that type of performance will give the players a great deal of belief."

Source: BBC Sport

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