Stenhousemuir's winless run extends to four after defeat and draw

Stenhousemuir made it four games without victory over the past week with defeat at home to Cowdenbeath on Saturday followed up by an away draw at Annan Athletic.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 9:45 am
Thomas Collins for Stenny against Cowdenbeath (Pic: Scott Louden)

The Warriors have now not won since beating Elgin City 2-0 on April 13, and have picked up just one point from a possible 12.

Fortunately, with the Warriors now guaranteed to finish the bottom half and well clear of bottom spot, the games have little meaning other than final league positions with their highest possible finish being sixth.

They now have just two games remaining, Albion Rovers at home and Brechin City away which will offer new manager Stephen Swift the chances to work with and cast his eye over the current crop of players before contract negotiations begin.

Former goalkeeper Graeme Smith was the man in charge for the matches with Cowdenbeath and Annan after Davie Irons departure the previous week.

Saturday’s match at home to the Blue Brazil, the first of the four remaining post-split fixtures, remained goalless until the 77th minute when Kris Renton eventually broke the deadlock to give the visitors the lead.

Jamie Todd made it 2-0 on 84 minutes to secure the win and three points for the Fifers who are still not safe from finishing bottom.

Tuesday’s game at Galabank saw the Warriros fall behind on 50 minutes, after another goalless first half, when Tony Wallace netted.

David Hopkirk scored and equaliser on 82 minutes to rescue a draw for the Warriors.