Eike Alanne nets his first goal for the club to open the scoring this afternoon.

Eike Alanne nets his first goal for the club to open the scoring this afternoon.

As the championship race goes down to the wire, just how many more twists and turns will the last day of the season produce? With one match to play it couldn’t be tighter, with only two points separating first and third. Stirling Bridge go into the final point ahead of Brook Street, who in turn are a point ahead of Basel-Celtic who dropped two points at home to Marcascotties this afternoon.

Stirling Bridge comfortably saw off already relegated FC Poland while Brook Street were disposing of Sparta Macmerry at New Home Park, but it was Basel-Celtic’s turn to slip up today.

“The margins for error are negligible”, admitted Leoš Loos adding, “One moment’s lapse in concentration can have devastating consequences. While they’re hardly out of the race, those two dropped points for Basel-Celtic this afternoon could prove costly”.

Turning to his own side’s performance this afternoon, he said, “We played very well and pressed home our advantage at every opportunity”. He continued, “We controlled the game from start to finish, so we were able to dictate play for long periods”.

However, the home team rode their luck at times as the coach acknowledged.

“The penalty miss at 1-0 was a decisive moment in the game, and we made it 2-0 right afterwards which was a real hammer-blow for them. That really dented their confidence, and we continued to press home our advantage at every opportunity. That’s why we went into the break 4-0 up and stretched our lead in the second half”.

“We know that, as long as we win our own game, if Stirling Bridge slip up against Sparta we’ll win the league. It’s outwith our control, so we’ve just got to ensure we win our game and hope for a favourable result elsewhere”.