INJURIES lined the Alloa RFC squad as they crossed the Forth to face Falkirk and despite playing well, they unfortunately fell to a 20-point defeat.

Falkirk did well to counter the occasional Alloa turnover or stray kick as they ran in three first half tries.

Going into half time, Alloa had three points on the board from a Lee Cairney penalty and trailed the hosts to 19 points.

Alloa had a rough start to the second half, with Matt Pope sidelined for the remainder of the match after suffering a facial injury.

Cammy Nimmo slotted into the number 8 role and was assisted by Daniel McGookin, giving Alloa a fighting chance.

McGookin got a well-deserved try after just minutes earlier he had been bundled into touch close to the home try line, Lee Cairney converted.

Falkirk had a quick response and scored their fourth and bonus point winning try – Alloa struck back with three further tries.

The home side didn’t give up, however, and countered each try to ensure the visitors were always kept at arm’s length.

The second half was evenly fought with eight tries in total – Alloa could not mount a strong enough to comeback and the final score was Falkirk 45-25 Alloa.

Alloa will next be in action against Kinross at home – kick off 3pm.