Mark Durnan says it was an ‘enjoyable’ afternoon for Falkirk against Stranraer as they coasted to victory.

Three goals without reply were scored by Declan McManus, Michael Doyle and then Durnan himself capped off a good day for the Bairns. It’s a boost for Lee Miller and David McCracken, who’ll pleased with the league start under their interim watch.

A decent start. (Ben Banks)

It puts them up to third spot ahead of a weekend where League One’s top four will all come up against each other. Falkirk travel to East Fife whilst Raith Rovers host table toppers Airdrie.

Durnan says it was a good start to life under Miller and McCracken: “It was enjoyable, a good win for the boys. It’s a big difference from two weeks ago when we were deflated but we’ve come away and worked hard.

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“The cup was probably a nice distraction simply because of the pressure we were putting ourselves under by not doing the things we should have been doing. We’ve obviously come away with a good win.

Durnan is happy with the Falkirk performance. (Ben Banks)

“They’ve come here on a bit of a high after beating Dunfermline. Both managers went and watched them last week so we were well prepared. I felt we dealt with that.

“Once we got the first goal it was a matter of getting a couple more and limiting their chances. With the change of shape we have two wing-backs who have a licence to go forward and three goals have come from crosses.

“It’s something we have perhaps lacked. Thankfully we’ve been getting good deliveries into the box and we’ve been able to attack it with a purpose.”

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