Pressley: We got what we deserved

04 April 2010 11:34
Steven Pressley praised Falkirk for keeping faith in their ability after they gave their survival hopes a boost with a 1-0 win at Motherwell.[LNB] Falkirk scored the opening goal for the fifth consecutive match, when Ryan Flynn started and finished a flowing move in the 27th minute, and this time held on for their first win in seven games.[LNB]The victory moved the Bairns one point behind Kilmarnock, who host Aberdeen tomorrow, and Pressley could not hide his delight after the final whistle.[LNB]"I've almost been like a broken record week after week, the performances have been exceptional and our desire has been exceptional," the former Scotland defender said.[LNB]"I'm so pleased for them because we finally got what we merited.[LNB]"Much was said about the standard of the pitch but you saw a team at the bottom of the league playing some excellent football, taking the ball in difficult positions and showing the confidence to express themselves.[LNB]"We also did the basics very well."[LNB]Flynn's goal came after an intelligent pass into the box by Colin Healy and a brilliant flick by Pedro Moutinho.[LNB]"That's what we encourage - interchanging positions, passing the ball, variation in our attack," Pressley said.[LNB]The Falkirk boss added: "We started the game with seven academy graduates - that might be an SPL record. It's testament to our football club and the investment in the academy."[LNB]Motherwell boss Craig Brown was disappointed with the way his side started the match as their European hopes suffered a blow with their first home defeat of 2010.[LNB]"Give credit to Falkirk, they came with a need to win and an urgency," Brown said.[LNB]"The difference was we wanted to win and they needed to win, and added to the desire they had, they got a very fine goal.[LNB]"It was a superb goal, great movement and great passing. It was a goal worthy of winning a game but from our point of view it was poor defensively."[LNB]Brown added: "We normally start the game with great urgency but quite unaccountably it was slack today.[LNB]"We didn't start with the appropriate aggression or determination. In all the games I have had here, we have started better than the opposition, even in away matches.[LNB]"We had one or two chances but at home we should have made more chances than we did."[LNB]Brown, who admitted the absence of Lukas Jutkiewicz with a knee injury was a major blow, also lost John Ruddy and Keith Lasley during the game.[LNB]He said: "Ruddy has a slight problem with his hamstring, he has had it a couple of weeks.[LNB]"Keith has gone for an X-ray just below his knee. The doctor thinks it's just bruised but he will have an X-ray as a precaution."

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