A point for the Loons after Warriors clash

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The Loons took a point from their trip to face Stenhousemuir at the weekend but it was enough to keep them away from the drop zone.

And Dick Campbell’s side were definitely up for it as they came flying out the traps, butStenhousemuir opened their account with a cracker after 10 minutes.

Marvin Andrews and Chris Templeman rise for the ball.

Marvin Andrews and Chris Templeman rise for the ball.

Darren Smith delivered from wide left to 16 yards out where John Gemmell volleyed an unstoppable shot low inside Darren Hill’s left post.

The pair combined again shortly after and it looked to be two when Smith took Gemmell’s return pass to round the keeper.

The angle was tight though, and Smith’s effort came back off the post. Smith was again clean through in the 35th minute, but chose the wrong option to clip over the keeper and the bar.

It proved costly as the visitors raced up the park to regain parity. Gavin Swankie caught the Warriors’ defence asleep to produce a sublime pass through the middle that on loan Dundee United striker Dale Hilson collected before firing in off the 
post.

The Loons had decent possession in the second half, but Chris Smith in the home goal was never called upon to do anything serious and the better opportunities were created by Corrigan’s men.

Darren Smith hit woodwork again following another smart one-two with Gemmell before watching Hill superbly tip over his net-bound header in the 50th minute.

Eight minutes later a chance came when Gavin Malin did beat the keeper, but Eddie Malone got back to clear off the line.

Gemmell smacked the crossbar with another volley from a Bryan Hodge free-kick and the same player had a fierce shot blocked near the end that might just as easily have found the net.