High hopes for this one, despite the odds at William hill being 6-1 for a win and 4-1 for a draw. Still I had a fiver on each to be sure...... The day started with a 5k parkrun in Craigtoun county park in St Andrews. It was cold and raining but off we went, Ruth running it, Pippa and I walking briskly. Parkrun finished it was back home to wash Pippa and warm up before picking up my dad to heading to Stenhousemuir to see the game. I had already emailed the club to reserve a parking space so my dad didn’t have far to walk, he’s getting old now, in his 80th rainy cold snowy winter.
Let’s cut to the chase, 4-0 and 2 red cards, not a good day at the office.....
well, we arrived at around 2pm, parked the car and headed to the club bar for a Diet Coke and to watch the end of the Burnley v Man City game (1-1). We bought some 50/50 halftime draw tickets (didn’t win) and a program with teamsheet (donation so gave the guy £2.50). At around 2:30pm we left and went into the ground. We had a pie (ok) and a Bovril (not had one for years, burnt the tip of my tongue and gave me indigestion) and took a seat. 12 minutes in and goal, sigh but we can pull it back, the team have been playing well recently. We had a good result against Cowdenbeath and a narrow defeat by Peterhead midweek with a few decisions against us that changed the game. 35 minutes and another goal but we made it to half time, a draw would suffice. 56 minutes in and a red card. Oh dear, not good and another goal in the 68th minute put the hopes for a draw out the window. Another goal 3 minutes later in the 71st minute was more than enough to make it a miserable day, another red card in the 81st minute was just the added bonus to make it quite a miserable game. The Stenhousemuir fans seemed to be enjoying themselves though. Back to the car and off home in the rain.