Airdrie stun Stenny in cup thriller
Airdrieonians advanced in the Scottish Communities League Cup after edging out Stenhousemuir 4-3 in an action-packed tie at New Broomfield.
The visitors started brightly and were good value for a 2-0 lead following well-worked goals by Sean Dickson and Darren Smith, but David Sinclair pulled one back just after half an hour.
Both sides were reduced to 10 men after referee Andrew Dallas dismissed Eddie Malone and Chris O'Neil for an off-the-ball incident before Nathan Blockley levelled the scores from long range and poor defending from a corner allowed Mick O'Byrne to put Airdrie in front at the end of a frantic first half.
Lewis Coult extended their advantage after the break and the hosts held on to progress despite Ross McMillan netting for the Warriors to set up a tense finish.