It was a victory that moved Stenhousemuir to second place in the table, but the most pleasing aspect for Martyn Corrigan was how improved his team looked defensively.
The Warriors boss has spoken about the need for his side to improve at the back and learn to defend as a unit, and they did just that against a Brechin side that put them under huge pressure in the final 10 minutes of last Saturday’s game.
“It was the most pleasing aspect for me personally,” said Corrigan. “I think that was the kind of game we would have conceded an equaliser in last season.
“Both of Brechin’s goals came from set-pieces, so that’s something we need to work on.”
Corrigan was full of praise for his players following the 3-2 victory, especially John Gemmell and Sean Higgins.
“Big John has been great for us. I think it’s playing alongside Sean Higgins that’s helped him improve considerably. Sean’s pace and movement have really helped.”
Stenhousemuir travel to Stranraer this Saturday, with Darren Smith and Ross McMillan hopeful of recovering from injuries in time to make the squad.