Kilday hoping third time’s a charm against Falkirk

Skipper Lee Kilday would love to continue his scoring streak against Falkirk in today’s William Hill Scottish Cup tie – but in the hope any goal counts for more than his previous efforts against the same opponents.

Defender Kilday netted the opener in both the league fixture at Cappielow on 13 August and then at the Falkirk Stadium on 5 November after coming on as a substitute.

But on each occasion the Bairns netted a dramatic, injury-time equaliser to salvage a share of the spoils, leaving the club captain smarting despite scoring.

So although he would be delighted to maintain his own personal form against this afternoon’s fourth round opponents, the 24-year-old would like it to count for more on the day.

Speaking to, Kilday said: “I scored in both games against Falkirk this season, at Cappielow and away. I made a joke in the car the other day that I enjoy a goal against Falkirk, winding Ricki [Lamie] up.

“Obviously after scoring two against them you do go into the next game feeling: ‘I maybe could get a goal here today’, because I’ve already done it twice.

“You don’t change the way you play. You go out with the same mindset and stuff, but you just maybe fancy yourself for a goal. Obviously I’d be hoping to score again on Saturday, that would be good.

“The only thing was they scored in the 90th minute of both previous games, but I think that’s something I think we’ve got better at, seeing games out. The team as a whole is mentally stronger and we think if we go a goal up, it’s harder for teams to break us down.

“Maybe at the start of the season we maybe sat a bit deep, but as the season has gone on we’ve done better at holding leads, so hopefully if we’ve got a lead at the end of this game we don’t do the same.”


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