For the first time in a month the Beanos played a League match at Forthbank as Queen of the South visited Stirling. The Beanos two week road trip saw us win at Partick Thistle before falling to defeat up in Dingwall. Three points from two away games isn’t to be sniffed at but it’s at home that John O’Neill’s men really need to begin staking their claim for 1st Division survival. However, that’s easier said than done, as other than Cowdenbeath, every visitor is in theory a fitter, more experienced and technically better full-time outfit. Stirling though need to forget about what the other teams can do and simply concentrate on making Forthbank a tough place to visit where opposing sides need to work hard to earn points. Certainly the signs have been there that we aren’t the worst side going and with a rub of the green we could [... more]
Following a win at Partick and defeat at Ross County it’s back to Forthbank next weekend as Stirling host Queen of the South. The Dumfries side have been one of the Division’s most consistent sides over the last few seasons and will be expecting to be so again this time around. A lot has clearly changed at Palmerston since the days when Stirling won 7-0 down in Dumfries. Despite being another tough encounter against full-time opposition it’s a home game and home games need to see us picking up points. A full match report from Saturday’s encounter will be on RedWeb later that evening.
RedWeb has it’s limits these days. One of these limits is trips to Dingwall and a seven hour round journey. So there will be no match report from today’s game. Instead a blog will be added to as the afternoon goes on with news from Victoria Park. Match Build Up Early team news indicates that both Greig McDonald and Brian Allison will once again be missing through injury. Not exactly sure what is wrong with Brian but he seems to be struggling to get back into first team contention. Scott Christie missed last week with illness and if available the manager will need to decide whether to bring Scott back or stick with Calum Reidford. Expect Stirling to play a 4-5-1 formation with minimal changes from last week’s game at Firhill. Team news when we get it. Confirmed team lines from Victoria Park as follows: Ross County (4-4-2): Michael McGovern; [... more]
With the international break over it was on with the far more important business of Stirling Albion’s quest for their first win of league season 20010/11. John O’Neill, the players and supporters have had a long time to dwell on the capitulation at home to Dunfermline and better would be expected this afternoon. The Beanos have done relatively well over the years at Firhill and with the home side not on the greatest of form the chance was there for a point or three. Team lines for Stirling showed four changes from the match against the Pars. Out through illness was keeper Scott Christie while Michael Mullen, Nathan Taggart and John Kane headed for the bench. Coming into the side were Calum Reidford in goals with Andy Gibson, Chris Aitken and Ryan Borris moving into three of the five midfield slots available. On a sunny but breezy day in the [... more]
After the confidence boosting win at Firhill the Beanos face the long trek North to face Ross County. This trip was of course made last season in the Scottish Cup when Allan Moore’s men were on the end of a record equalling worse ever defeat for Stirling Albion. The team is much changed since that humiliating day and hopefully if nothing else we will be more organised defensively than we were a few months ago. Anything the Albion managed to take from this game will be seen as a bonus. RedWeb is yet to decide whether we will be in attendance but the likelihood is that we will be giving it a miss. Therefore probably no match report or photos from this one.