I was about to write that Dumbarton had come from behind to grab a point yet again, as Paul Keegan equalised Stenhousemuir's first-half lead on 71 minutes. But then the Warriors stole it right at the death. Drat. Apparently it was a "wonder strike" from Shirra after 90 minutes, but that's little consolation. This is a game Sons will have expected at least a point from, in spite of the injuries, so the defeat is a distinct disappointment. The 55 minute substitution (Keegan for Fergus Tiernan) paid of handsomely with a goal for Dumbarton. Young Andy Geggan, however, stayed on the bench.
Meanwhile, congratulations to Exeter City who claimed their first English League Two victory at Bournemouth, courtesy of a Ryan Harley goal. He really is a fine young prospect. In the Blue Square Premier, meanwhile, Barrow (illustrated ) continued their good run with a 2-1 win over Mansfield, a fixture in which I have had a historic family interest.