Late Robertson strike earns win for leaders Cove Rangers



Posted Sunday, December 15, 2019 by PA

Late Robertson strike earns win for leaders Cove Rangers

Cove Rangers left it late to maintain top place in Scottish League Two with a 2-1 win over Stenhousemuir.

Martin Scott gave Cove Rangers a 53rd-minute lead but Jonathan Tiffoney levelled 10 minutes later.

The game looked to be heading for a draw but Stenhousemuir were reduced to 10 men when David Hopkirk was shown a second yellow card 10 minutes from time.

And John Robertson struck three minutes from time as the hosts made their numerical advantage tell.

The result leaves Cove Rangers two points clear of Edinburgh City, who were 2-0 winners at Annan Athletic.

Annan’s Steven Swinglehurst saw red for violent conduct after 34 minutes and Liam Henderson and Danny Handling took advantage after the break.

Bottom club Brechin made it back-to-back wins with a 2-1 victory over play-off hopefuls Cowdenbeath.

Oliver Hamilton bagged a first-half brace but there was a frantic finish as both sides were reduced to 10 men before Robbie Buchanan grabbed a consolation for the hosts.

Douglas Hill was dismissed for violent conduct in stoppage time and two minutes later Cowdenbeath’s Kris Renton was shown a second yellow card.

Brechin’s upturn in form leaves them two points adrift of Albion, who drew 2-2 at Elgin.

Daniel Scally put Albion ahead three minutes before half-time but Shane Sutherland’s penalty and Rory MacEwan’s strike turned the game on its head.

Euan East converted Scally’s pass to level the scores after 74 minutes.

In the day’s other game, Queen’s Park and Stirling drew 1-1, with Dylan Mackin’s effort for the visitors cancelled out by Ryan Finnie.

Stirling’s James Creaney was shown a second yellow card in stoppage time.

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