Perfect return for Stenhousemuir with 2-0 win over Albion Rovers

Stenhousemuir got their League 2 seasons back up and running with a convincing 2-0 home win over Albion Rovers last Saturday.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 11:03 am
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 11:11 am
Stenhousemuir manager Davie Irons addresses his team at full time after they won 2-0 (Pic: Scott Louden)

Botti Biabi opened the scoring just before the half hour mark and Mark McGuigan made it 2-0 just one minute in to the second half while it was a quite afternoon for keeper Paddy Martin at the other end with Rovers not able to register a shot on target all match.

Warriors’ manager Davie Irons says he was delighted with the performance and hopes to carry some momentum and to a big double headers of league fixtures coming up with their next two games away to Edinburgh City and Stirling Albion.

He said: “I’m very happy with the result and pleased to keep the clean sheet which we haven't had too many of this season.

Botti Biabi opened the scoring for Stenny in the first half

"It was a difficult game, Albion had a number of new players and we didn't know what to expect our too much about how they'd play but in the first half we were excellent.

"Then we scored early on in the second which knocked Albion off their game, they had a couple of headers and to be fair to them their set pieces were dangerous but we dealt with them really well.

“We had a few more chances which could have made the scoreline a bit more comfortable but I'd have taken 2-0 before the match and delighted with the three points.”

Stenny now face Edinburgh City away on Saturday and then Stirling Albion, also away, on Tuesday night.

"They are two big fixtures for us against two of the best teams in the divisions with aspirations to make the play-offs.

"Edinburgh have a new manager and had a good result on Saturday and Stirling are a consistent side but if we want to make the play-offs we need to get points of those teams.

"We've got to aim for a minimum fourth place finish, the last thing we want is to finish in the bottom half and have four remaining games which would probably be meaningless, I cant imagine being pulled in to a relegation battle.

"We need to make sure we're in the top half and to finish in the top four, that was the target at the start of the season and it hasn't changed.”