Safety first for Stenhousemuir

Pic Michael Gillen 02/01/10.  FHS. STENHOUSEMUIR. Ochilview. Stenhousemuir v Alloa. Davie Irons.
Pic Michael Gillen 02/01/10. FHS. STENHOUSEMUIR. Ochilview. Stenhousemuir v Alloa. Davie Irons.
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Stenhousemuir have secured Second Division safety after a weekend win.

Davie Irons’ team secured a 3-0 victory in Peterhead that lifted them to eighth in the Second Division.

Alloa slipped up at home to Livingston and were leap-frogged so the Clackmannanshire side now face the lottery of the relegation play-off.

Last year, the battle for promotion involved East Stirlingshire - not so this term.

Instead the Shire were celebrating for a different reason - winning 2-0 over Annan on the final day to avoid the tag of ‘worst team in Scotland’.

The win at Ochilview, coupled with Clyde’s defeat at Queen’s Park, lifted Shire into ninth and off the basement.

Both matches also had influence on the play-offs, with Annan’s defeat knocking them out of the play-off positions on goal difference - replaced by Queen’s Park.

Falkirk’s miserable season drew to a close in typical fashion.

The Bairns fell 3-0 at Dunfermline on the day their rivals lifted the First Division championship trophy.