Warriors boss pays tribute to his giant-killers

Stenhousemuir party after the final whistle
Stenhousemuir party after the final whistle

Tuesday night was party night for Stenhousemuir’s players after they stunned Communities Cup holders Kilmarnock.

John Gemmell and Brown Ferguson added their names to Warriors folklore and enhanced the Ochilview club’s giant-killing exploits of the mid-1990s.

The Warriors were convincing winners at Rugby Park and victory contributed to a successful night for SFL clubs as a trio of Premier League sides were eliminated by clubs from the lower divisions.

Stenny won in Kilmarnock, Queen of the South defeated Hibs and Raith saw off Ross County in a night of cup shocks on Tuesday.

Warriors boss Martyn Corrigan paid tribute to his side: “They put a shift in and kept the ball and played some exciting stuff.

“Sean Dickson was magnificent, Brown Ferguson had been out with a virus and he was also brilliant. Kevin McKinaly came into the team and I can’t point anyone out – they were all different class,” he told The Falkirk Herald.

“I’m not a manager who’ll put a team out that will sit in and defend. We want to attack and create chances, we played an SPL team and did that.

“It doesn’t matter who we get in the next round, so long as we set-up and play the right way, that’s all I’m interested in - one team, our team.”