Defeats across the board for local sports teams

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The district’s sports teams suffered an ignominous weekend of defeats.

Be it rugby or football, it was a reall loss of a weekend for local sports fans.

Both Falkirk rugby side - the Sunnysiders and the first team - went down, with Mark McKenzie’s first away game as head coach ending in a 28-17 win for Ardrossan.

The second string Sunnysdiers lost to Bannockburn.

Grangemouth Stags didn’t fare any better with a defeat against Harris Academy.

In football it was six reverses out of six.

Dunipace’s delayed kick-off against Bellshill ended with a 2-1 loss at Westfield and it was the same scoreline for DannyS mith’s Camelon at Holl O’Beath.

Falkirk Juniors’ disaterous run continued with a 4-1 loss to Fauldhouse.

In the senior game only Stewart Murdoch found the net out of all the players involved for Shire, Stenhousemuir and the Bairns, and his strike came from the penalty spot.

Falkirk went down 2-1 to John Hughes’ Livingston, while Shire were swept aside 3-0 by a Berwick team riding the crest of a wave from their positive 2-2 draw with Rangers.

In-form Stenhousemuir was the most surprising result of the day. Again the kick-off was delayed to allow for the traffic disruption on the M80 motorway, but Forfar weren’t affected, running out convincing 4-0 winners at Ochilview.

The Warriors must now turn their attentions to this afternoon’s Communities League Cup draw.