Stenhousemuir 2-0 Arbroath

Scottish Football League

A goal either side of half-time gave Stenhousemuir a Second Division victory over visitors Arbroath.

Paul McHale crossed for Brown Ferguson to head home Stenny's opener.

Andy Rodgers pounced on a loose ball to slot home from the edge of the penalty area to double the hosts' advantage 11 minutes after half-time.

Chris McCluskey had earlier denied Paul Sheerin and the Stenny goalkeeper made another impressive save when Gavin Swankie fired in an effort.

Stenhousemuir: McCluskey, Lyle, Corrigan, McKinlay, Dickson, Ferguson (Iain Thomson 83), McHale, Paton, Murray, Rodgers (Quinn 89), Kean. Subs Not Used: Diamond, Hamilton, Joe McCafferty.

Goals: Ferguson 13, Rodgers 56.

Arbroath: Hill, Girvan, Malcolm, Busch (Wedderburn 64), Baxter, Gibson (Mair 78), Kerr, Falkingham, Sheerin, Sibanda (Bryce 64), Swankie. Subs Not Used: White, McAnespie.

Booked: Baxter, Swankie, Sheerin, Mair, Girvan.

Att: 492

Ref: Gary Hilland