Rangers 3-3 Stenhousemuir: Battling point for Warriors

Stenhousemuir v East Fife'Pic by Alan Murray  15-02-14'Stenny's Sean Higgins get chased
Stenhousemuir v East Fife'Pic by Alan Murray 15-02-14'Stenny's Sean Higgins get chased

Stenhousemuir pulled off a famous result - and became only the second club to take a point from Ibrox this season.

A 3-3 draw, in which the Warriors held the lead twice, restored pride to the club after a toothless Scottish Cup exit to Albion Rovers a fortnight ago according to caretaker manager Brown Ferguson, who will step aside in a week’s time to be replaced by Scott Booth.

Sean Dickson gave the Warriors the lead with a straightforward tap-in only for Nicky Law to cancel out his opener.

Sean Higgins restored the lead but it was again cancelled out, this time by Ross McMillan diverting a Fraser Aird ball past Chris Smith.

Already the Warriors looked much improved oj recent weeks and a far cry from the team which was humiliated 8-0 on the south side of Glasgow earlier this season. The planets are obviously aligned for the Ochilview outfit at this time of season, with this famous result coming 19-years after the Warriors defeated Aberdeen 2-0 in the corresponding week of 1995.

The scoring was not finished at 2-2 though, and Rangers looked to restore normal order with a third, as Jon Daly headed the SPFL League One champions-elect ahead. But they were denied three pointd by another goal from Sean Higgins.

The diminutive forward stroked the equaliser in from the penalty spot after Brazilian Emilson Cribari fouled McMillan, of Greenock, in the box and former Falkirk, Dundee and Ross County striker Higgins held his nerve for a famous point for the Warriors.

They’re only the second team to leave Ibrox with anything this term, following Stranraer’s 1-1 draw in December.

Stenhousemuir head to Airdrie on Tuesday, seven points off the play-off places.

Look out for a slideshow from The Falkirk Herald’s photographer Gary Hutchison bringing you the best images of the afternoon later this week.