Falkirk’s football renaissance

Three local teams are loving life at the top end of the table.

Even at this early stage of the season, Falkirk district’s three senior teams are flying high.

After two seasons in the doldrums with little to shout about other then the Bairns’ trips to Hampden, there is better news for fans of Falkirk, Stenhousemuir and East Stirlingshire to cling to, though it’s early days.

After Saturday’s late goal from Ross McNeil gave Stenhousemuir a 1-0 win at Airdrie, Martyn Corrigan’s team are joint league leaders in the SPFL League Two. Rangers and Ayr United both sit ahead of the Warriors in the table, with superior goal difference, despite the Ochilview outfit’s consecutive shut-outs against the Diamonds and Stranraer.

Falkirk are sitting second in the Championship table after the convincing win over Morton, jointly with Queen of the South but ahead on goal difference, but the best is yet to come.

East Stirlingshire proudly sit on top of the SPFL League Two after two games, and six gaols after wins over fellow black and white clad teams, Queen’s Park and Elgin City.

Albion Rovers and Stirling Albion share the Shire’s six points total, but the Bainsford-based club are top with a convincing goal difference of five.

There’s a top of the table clash at Forthbank on Saturday when Stirling Albion host John Coughlin’s side.

Falkirk could go top with a win at Livingston and Stenhousemuir will host Dunfermline at Ochilview.