Ladbrokes Leagues 1 & 2 round-up
A BARREN result proved most fertile for
The point secured in the 0-0 draw at was enough to give them the League Two title as results elsewhere worked in their favour.
With Dunfermline having secured the League One title, it means two trophies will reside in the Kingdom of Fife.
Gary Naysmith, the East Fife manager, rated it as his biggest achievement in the game, better than winning his first cap for Scotland, and is already looking ahead to next season.
“If we can recruit five or six players, we can make a real push for the play-offs next season,” he said. “I firmly believe we have everything in place. We maybe can’t offer big money but there’s no better part-time set-up in Scotland when you look at our pitch, training facilities and how the players get treated by the club.”
play-off hopes suffered when they went down 3-1 at home to bottom club
who played for the second half with 10 players after Max Wright was sent off.
and who are still in the play-off picture, drew 1-1. In League One, hoisted themselves to the brink of the play-offs with a handsome 4-1 win over champions Brad McKay gave Dunfermline a half-time lead, but Stranraer stormed back through goals from Mark McGuigan, Andy Stirling and a double from Craig Malcolm.
“We needed a big reaction after being a goal down,” admitted manager Brian Reid, whose team was at the foot of the table at Christmas. “We’ve scored eight goals and had only one against in the last two home games.
“We need to look after ourselves now and not worry about others. With the confidence and the way we’re playing, then I have no fears.”
Allan Johnston, the Dunfermline manager, could not take much from the game. “I don’t think you could take many positives,” he said. “Physically, we looked like we were bullied a bit there, we looked like wee boys at times.
“There was some good play in the first half, but we definitely need to withstand the physical part of the game as well. It is maybe something that some of them will learn, hopefully.”
hoisted themselves off the bottom of the table with a 5-1 win against and
2-0 win at left their opponents at the foot of the table.