Pressley stung by Bairns defeat

By BBC Sport
Last updated : 27 March 2010

Falkirk manager Steven Pressley feels his relegation-threatened side were unlucky after dominating long spells of their 3-1 defeat by Hibernian."Our attacking play was terrific. I can't recall another game this season where we've created so many opportunities," he told BBC Scotland.

"Hibs were just more ruthless at either end of the pitch. We just couldn't add to the opening goal."

The Bairns are four points adrift at the bottom of the table.

Falkirk got off to the perfect start, taking the lead through Mark Stewart.

However, they were made to pay for their profligacy as Hibs secured the points courtesy of goals from Derek Riordan, Anthony Stokes and Sol Bamba.

There's no doubt we can win games between now and the end of the season

Falkirk manager Steven Pressley

"We hit the bar on several occasions and their goalkeeper made numerous great saves; we had goal-line scrambles, but we just couldn't add to the opening goal," said Pressley.

"It's disappointing because we had started the game in such a positive manner and scored a terrific goal through Mark Stewart.

"But we lost a goal immediately and then a couple of other disappointing goals from our point of view.

"But, in terms of the desire of my players and their performance, I can't ask any more."

Pressley said his side must take more of the chances they are creating if they have designs on avoiding relegation.

"Ultimately, goals win you games. I don't need more in terms of the players' spirit, application and desire," he added.

"But we can brush up on one or two aspects. We have to dust ourselves down and prepare to face Motherwell next week.

"We don't look past that; our goal is just to win at Fir Park. Football changes very, very quickly.

"If we give that type of performance, and be more ruthless, there's no doubt we can win games between now and the end of the season."

Source: BBC Sport

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