Warriors’ ‘On the Road’ benefits visitors

Jon Robertson
Jon Robertson

A season ticket for any League One club in season 2015-16 will bring discounts at Stenhousemuir.

The Ochilview club has launched an innovative scheme to reward season ticket holders of their rivals and, potentially, increase the crowds on Gladstone Road next season.

‘On The Road’ will admit season ticket holders of each of the Warriors’ opponents discounted entry to games where their team is facing Brown Ferguson’s. Entry for season ticket holders will be capped at £10.

Under-16s still go free – but must be accompanied in the away end by an adult – and concession rates also apply.

Director Iain McMenemy told The Falkirk Herald: “We’ve had good feedback from supporters from Dunfermline to Stranraer which is good.

“It’s a signal that fans are investing in their club, but also in Scottish football – we all rely on gate receipts so if this lifts crowds even slightly it’ll help the atmosphere and matchday experience.

“Of course we do lose out a few pounds per head, but if it encourages someone who wouldn’t have travelled before then it’s worth it.”

Dundee United have also tried a similar scheme but closer to home the Warriors hope the rest of League One will follow suit or at least look to reciprocate the deal for when the Warriors are in town.

Meanwhile Brown Ferguson has confirmed the departures of nine players after meeting the squad last week, but has added Jon Robertson.

The midfidler, who lives in Redding, left Cowdenbeath at the end of the league season and has signed on at Ochilview.

He will go some way to replacing Bryan Hodge in midfield, but there have been further departures.

The Warriors have also signed Stuart Malcolm from Forfar to bolster the defence which has lost captain Ross McMillan to Stirling Albion.

Robbie Duncan, Kris Faulds, Gregor Fotheringham, Lee Gallacher, Martin Grehan, Craig Sutherland, Josh Watt, Ryan Miller and Paul–Jon Sludden have all been allowed to leave the club, while Stewart Greacen has retired and also left.

Offers have been made to Alan Lithgow, goalkeeper Greg Fleming and

Tony Marenghi while the futures of Dean Shaw, Ross Meechan, Colin McMenamin, Ciaran Summers and Kieran Miller are already secure.