Stenhousemuir assistant manager Kevin McGoldrick has revealed that the club didn’t have to look far for motivation ahead of Tuesday night’s replay against Berwick.
Alleged unsportsmanlike comments from some of the English club’s players in the wake of the inital third round game at Ochilview left Stenny fuming.
But they used that anger to their advantage as The Warriors romped to a 5-2 victory in the replay - setting up a mouthwatering derby clash at home to Falkirk in the process.
“We felt their players showed a lack of respect in the first game,” McGoldrick told Heraldsport.
“There were some things said that they probably regret now. There was only one way for us to respond and that was to go down there and come away with the victory - which is exactly what we did. It was a very satisfying victory.
“We lost an early goal after the referee gave them a very soft penalty - but he held his hands up after the game and admitted that he had got it wrong.
“We were well on top and now the fans can look forward to the Falkirk game. But before that we have two very important league games.”
Stenhousemuir travel to Forfar on Saturday to face a team that beat them 4-0 at Ochilview in September.
“Forfar are a very good side, as we found out to our cost last time,” said McGoldrick.
“We’ll need to be at our best if we are to take anything from the game.”