Falkirk And Hamilton Fighting For SPL Status

23 March 2010 06:29
It does not get any easier at the bottom of the SPL Falkirk winger Ryan Flynn believes the Bairns can win all of their remaining games this season after he gave them a relegation lifeline against Hamilton. Steven Pressley's men would have slipped nine points behind their hosts had it not been for Flynn's volleyed equaliser just moments after a one-goal advantage had turned into a 2-1 deficit. Flynn is now targeting another positive result when the Bairns travel to Perth to take on St Johnstone tonight bidding to close the three-point gap to second-bottom St Mirren.The former Liverpool youngster said: "We needed the goal. We started the second half really poorly and conceded two soft goals. We just had to push on and luckily we got that goal straight away and bounced back. We took a point from the game but we're a bit disappointed we didn't take three points. We moved a point closer to St Mirren and we play on Tuesday night now so we've got a chance to get level with them then. There are nine games to go and so it's nine important games, games that are all winnable. We just have to keep pushing on. The most important game is always the next one and that's on Tuesday night now. We'll take the positives from Saturday's game and move on to Tuesday." Simon Mensing revealed he and his Lanarkshire team mates' disappointment at not being able to hold on to their lead but insisted even a win would not have been enough to seal Hamilton's SPL status for another season. Looking forward to Wednesday's clash with Kilmarnock as they bid to stretch a four-game unbeaten run, he said: "Was it a better point for us than Falkirk? Not being 2-1 up, no. I thought we were worthy of the three points, especially after going 1-0 down. That was frustrating because I thought we dominated the opening stages and their goal was against the run of play. But it's a positive that that's four games unbeaten now. There are more important games coming up. Your next game is always bigger. It's frustrating that we didn't get the three points but there are many more games left. Even if we had got the three points, it wouldn't have been a closed door. There's a long way to go yet and I'm just looking forward to the run- in." Editor Ger Harley (ger@scottishfitba net)Admin Team (admin@scottishfitba net)This is Scottish-Fitba.Net