Draw and defeat for Eskvale men

Eskvale 1, Falkirk V 1

Eskvale hosted old rivals Falkirk in the second league game of the season.

As Eskvale pinned Falkirk back for lengthy periods, winning a succession of penalty corners, it was evident that the balance of power has swung very much toward the Midlothian team in recent times.

However, despite their dominance, Eskvale were unable to convert any of their numerous chances in the first half, as the game reached the interval scoreless.

Eskvale set about the task with renewed vigour in the second period, and were rewarded by a classic back-post finish by one of their new strikers, young Keith McNeil.

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