Falkirk star Blair Alston has confessed the Bairns were far from at their best as they extended their lead at the top of League One to four points with a 2-1 win over Peterhead on Saturday, making it a “great day” for Lee Miller and David McCracken’s side.

Alston got his name on the scoresheet as the Bairns dominated Peterhead for 45 minutes before threatening the undo an excellent first-half performance with a slack second 45.

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The Bairns are turning the Falkirk Stadium into a fortress (Photo by Mark Scates / SNS Group via Getty Images)

The former Hamilton and St. Johnstone star was delighted with how the title chasers performed in the first half, and never felt like the Blue Toon were going to get back into the game before their surprise equaliser.

Connor Sammon also added to the Bairns’ tally but Alston thinks they really should have been well out of sight long before the visitors threatened a late comeback on Saturday afternoon.

“We thought we started really well, created lots of chances, and were doing what we haven’t really been doing lately and took our goals are really good times and put ourselves in a really good position,” Alston said, speaking to NTOF.

“First half, we could have scored so many more with just a wee bit more quality in the final third. We went in at half-time and said we needed to make sure we did that again and we knew Peterhead were going to come out and have a go. They were probably thinking they had nothing to lose and threw everything at us – and for large parts of the second half we just didn’t deal with that at all.

“We let them come onto us and create opportunities and it was a bit of a weird game. I never really felt they were going to score until they did but at the same time, I felt we weren’t going to score again. It just felt like the game was going to fizzle out.

“It was disappointing (to concede), we didn’t play well at all in the second-half and we never really got going. Even the things we’d done well in the first half, we just couldn’t seem to get to grips with them in the second. But, the way results have gone elsewhere and grinding it out, in the end, makes it a great day for us.”

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