Falkirk 3-1 Morton

Falkirk enjoyed a goal rush either side of half-time to open their account for the season with a win over Morton.

Rory Loy opened the scoring on 40 minutes with a curling left-footed effort after Philip Roberts' shot was saved by Derek Gaston. The striker doubled his tally just before the break when he intercepted a poor pass by Michal Habai and slotted past the keeper.

Roberts made the game safe for Falkirk two minutes into the second half with a powerful right-footed strike into the top corner.

Reece Hands found the bottom right-hand corner from 20 yards in the dying stages but it was nothing more than a consolation for Morton, who failed to build on their opening-day victory.

Falkirk: McGovern, Duffie, Turnbull, Vaulks, Kingsley (Dick 52), Jay Fulton (Grant 75), Alston, Durojaiye, McGrandles (Sibbald 64), Roberts, Loy. Subs Not Used: Bowman, Leahy.

Booked: Jay Fulton.

Goals: Loy 40, 45, Roberts 48.

Morton: Gaston, Taggart, Michal Habai, Mark McLaughlin, Fitzpatrick, Imrie, Bachirou, Hands, McKee (O'Brien 38), Campbell (Fulton 78), McNeil (Wallace 60). Subs Not Used: Page, Caraux.

Booked: Mark McLaughlin.

Goals: Hands 90.

Att: 3,058

Ref: Craig Thomson

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