CRIEFF and Strathearn travelled down to Falkirk to play their 2nd string team and were keen to get back to winning ways after their great start to the season.

The visitors welcomed back 2nd row Sandy Morrison to the team and travelled with a large squad.

The home team immediately exercised their physical dominance and scored the first points of the game after 10 minutes following pressure on the Blues and Golds.

The visitors rallied and a cracking return kick and chase from George Davis, resulted in flanker Jim Leishman scoring a good try, duly converted by Tainsh.

Unfortunately, shortly after that score, Leishman had to come off due to a pulled muscle and the game turned the worse for the Blues and Golds.

Without the powerful tackling of the flanker, Falkirk managed to score two more try's, to make the score 19-7 at halftime.

Coach Webster asked the team to up their aggression and tackling levels.

The first 15 minutes of the second half the team responded, with Kenny Butler coming on for the ever improving Richard Leckie.

This paid off with a good try in the corner from George Davis.

After that the dominance of the Falkirk pack, in particular their No 8, saw them score more try's and eventually win the game 45-12.

It is now three wins and three defeats for the Blue and Golds so far this season but confidence is still high in the squad.

This Saturday they are away again at Grangemouth 2nd xv, 3pm ko.