Stenny may be down but are never out

Stenhousemuir celebrations against Peterhead
Stenhousemuir celebrations against Peterhead

Stenhousemuir boss Brown Ferguson hailed his side’s remarkable comeback which earned them a dramatic victory over Peterhead.

But he said it wasn’t a total surprise - because they have been showing the same ‘never say die’ attitude since the strat of the season.

Had Stenny wilted after going 3-0 down to Peterhead they would have found themselves in the League 1 relegation play-off sport. Instead they came roaring back for a win which put them just two points off a promotion play-off place.

Ferguson said: “This is a team which never knows when it is beaten. We’ve congratulated them for that on a number of occaisons this season and they proved it again on Saturday.

“Their work rate and work ethic is tremendous and that’s what got them the result.

“Getting a goal back just before half-time helped and once they got another early in the second half they had the bit between their teeth.

“We made a couple of adjustments as well but the main factor was their determination not to be beaten.

“It’s important now that we take the momentum from that and have the confidence to go and impose ourselves on games.

“We have a difficult game at Stranraer on Saturday. The two games we’ve had wiith them already this season have been tight and I don’t expect this one to be any different.”

Ferguson was also happy with the Scottish Cup third round draw which gave the Warriors a home tie with Lowland League East Kilbride.

He said: “To get a home match against a lower league side is ideal. But they are a good team with a very good infrastructure in place

‘We’ve had them watched already and will continue to do our homework. We know it will be a difficult game but it’s one we can look forward to.”