Falkirk co-boss David McCracken says it was all about getting the job done against East Fife in League One action as they put pressure on leaders Raith.

It was the Bairns’ game in hand over leaders Raith and they had the chance to narrow their lead at the top to one point. They managed to do just that through second half goals from Michael Doyle and Declan McManus efforts, sealing a 2-0 win.

Doyle netted for Falkirk

Doyle netted for Falkirk. (Photo by Ben Banks)

A crucial win in the title race, three points are crucial in every game just now for McCracken and Falkirk. He says that the Bairns need to continue grinding out results in order to capitalise on a Raith slip-up when an opportunity presents itself.

“There were a few choice words at half time, the boys know that the first half performance wasn’t good enough,” said McCracken. “East Fife started the game well and made it hard for us to break down.

“They were also on the front foot and causing problems. We had to try and get more of the ball and the game. The goals came at a good time and they dampened East Fife’s spirits a wee bit.

“We needed to take three points as we’re behind Raith. We need to take care of our job and wait for them to slip up. At the end of the day it was about winning the game and that’s what we’ve done.”

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