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Shire start as they mean to continue and cruise to victory

A word of warning to East Stirlingshire’s opponents – be on guard straight from kick-off.

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Brown Ferguson saw his late change earn the Warriors a point.

Albion Rovers 1 Stenhousemuir 1: Super sub Mason salvages point

Debutant Mason Robertson made an instant impact for Stenhousemuir as he came off the bench to net a late equaliser for the Warriors.

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Aaron Muirhead again found the net from the spot. Pic by Michael Gillen.

Morton 2 Falkirk 2: Cracking goals can’t separate play-off rivals

Falkirk’s undefeated run continued at Cappielow on Saturday, after a highly entertaining end-to-end 2-2 draw with Greenock Morton.

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Jim Jefferies is joining Edinburgh City. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Jim Jefferies joins Edinburgh City as sporting director

Edinburgh City have appointed Jim Jefferies as sporting director.

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Stenhousemuir 0 Queen’s Park 2: Warriors back on bottom rung

Stenhousemuir dropped to the foot of the League One table after suffering a 2-0 defeat to Queen’s Park at Ochilview on Saturday.

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This Lee Miller 'goal' was ruled out but Falkirk were still convincing winners (pic by Michael Gillen)

Falkirk 3 Dundee United 0: Bairns back in the race

Falkirk are right back in the race for the play-offs after an impressive win over Dundee United.

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John Sludden.

East Stirlingshire squad is pushed to the limit by injury and suspension

John Sludden is preparing to test the depth of his East Stirlingshire squad over the next few weeks as suspension and unavailability alter his selection choices.

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Stenhousemuir boss Brown Ferguson

Stenhousemuir looking to maintain momentum against Queen’s

Stenhousemuir boss Brown Ferguson says it’s a measure of the progress his side have made in recent months that they came away from Glebe Park disappointed to ‘only’ draw with Brechin City.

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Mystery Pic - The Benchman February 9, 2017. Can you recognise the team and any familiar faces?

BENCHMAN: Ungag our referees

Rugby officials are wired for sound, and The Benchman calls for football whistlers to do the same.

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Joe McKee received high praise from Peter Houston after his Bairns debut. Pic by Michael Gillen

Joe was last resort but staked his case for a first-choice pick

Peter Houston swooped to sign Joe McKee in the last two hours of the January transfer window then pitched him straight into the derby-day cauldron against Dunfermline.

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Baird gave the Bairns the lead against Dunfermline. Pic by Michael Gillen

Houston: I had faith in Baird

Falkirk boss Peter Houston has kept faith with John Baird and the little stirker has rewarded him with goals.

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John Baird opened the scoring for Falkirk. Pics by Michael Gillen.

Falkirk 2 Dunfermline 0: Comfortable derby delight for Bairns

Falkirk were dominant over Dunfermline in this derby day win and are now breathing down Dundee United’s neck just three points off second place.

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Stenhousemuir boss Brown Ferguson was delighted by the win over Airdrie

Don’t stop believing is key to Stenny journey to safety

Stenhousemuir boss Brown Ferguson has praised his players for maintaining their belief despite a difficult first part of the season.

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Guardiola on Gladstone Road? Not quite - but Man City visit Stenny

Manchester City were in town to play the Forth Valley football academy teams at ochilview following the winter break.

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Benchman: Big breakfast for Big G, the Bairns big fan

Fans will come together to fundraise on Saturday morning ahead of Falkirk’s match with Dunfermline.

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Joe McKee played against Falkirk last season. Picture by Michael Gillen.

Joe McKee signs for Falkirk

Carlisle midfielder Joe McKee secured his release from the English side to secure a switch home to Scotland to Falkirk.

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Stenhousemuir secured three vital points against Airdrie

Stenhousemuir 4 Airdrie 2: Warriors battle to another win

Stenhousemuir, and Alan Cook, continued to prove to be a thorn in the side of Airdrie as they ran out 4-2 winners at Ochilview.

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John Baird scored both for Falkirk. Pic by Michael Gillen.

St Mirren 1 Falkirk 2: Baird at the double

Falkirk lifted the gloom with a welcome win over St Mirren – only their second victory since seeing off the Buddies at Falkirk Stadium almost two months ago.

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Action from Stenhousemuir's match at St Johnstone

Stenhousemuir aim to dazzle Diamonds

Stenhousemuir boss Brown Ferguson wants his side to take their second half showing at Perth into Saturday’s clash with Airdrieonians.

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