Tough task this afternoon for Stirling as they followed last weekends excellent display against Partick Thistle with a trip to Fife to face Dunfermline. When the sides met at Forthbank, sorry, the Doubletree Dunblane Stadium back in August the Pars left with the spoils after a convincing 5-1 win. To be fair the match wasn’t as one sided as the scoreline suggested with the hosts having one or two good chances to get back on terms at two each. That said there was no doubting Dunfermline’s quality and they look a good bet to be in the shake up for promotion to the SPL come the end of the campaign. Since that result the Beanos form has improved and they came into today’s game unbeaten in four matches. However, the Albion’s recent visits to East End Park haven’t been too fruitful and it would probably need our best performance of [... more]
For the second week running the Beanos head to Fife in SFL1 action. Last Saturday we went down 3-0 to Dunfermline and John O’Neill will be hoping our visit to Cowdenbeath is more fruitful. Jimmy Nichol’s men got off to a flyer this season but have found points harder to come by in recent weeks. Stirling will be looking for revenge following the defeat suffered at home to the Blue Brazil in August. For their part there is no doubt the Fifers will be keen on a win to help erase the memory of our last visit to Central Park when Andy Graham ended their title hopes. Big game then for both clubs. A game which could easily go either way but one which if it can be won will be a huge three pointers for the victor. RedWeb will feature both a full match report and exclusive action pictures [... more]
After the media circus surrounding the match against Dundee it was back into the shadows this afternoon for Stirling as they entertained Partick Thistle in a key bottom of the table clash. The Beanos recent good run of one defeat in five matches began against today’s opponents when a Gordon Smith goal gave Stirling their first league win of the campaign. Since then a win at previously unbeaten Raith Rovers and draws against QOS and Dundee have seen John O’Neill’s men begin to move up the table. Forthbank has been a good hunting ground in seasons gone past for Thistle as home teams tend to struggle in matches between the sides. However, it was time for the Albion to put an end to that trend and record their first home league win of the season. Team lines for the hosts saw two changes from the drawn game against Dundee. Jonathan [... more]
John O’Neill’s men travel to Fife next Saturday to take on second top Dunfermline at East End Park. The Pars have been top of the table over recent weeks but a draw at Dundee last time out allowed neighbours Raith Rovers to reclaim top spot. When the sides met at Forthbank the Beanos suffered their biggest defeat of the season as the visitors ran out 5-1 winners. That said it was only a burst of late scoring which gave the match a lop sided look after Stirling had competed well for most of the game. However, there was no doubting the Pars class and another tough 90 minutes will be in store for the battling Beanos. RedWeb will feature both a full match report and exclusive action pictures from East End Park. Report and some pics will be on-line late Saturday evening with the remaining photos appearing on Sunday.
With the fantastic win at Starks Park seeming like a distant memory the Beanos finally got the chance to follow up on that performance with a match against crisis club Dundee. The Dens Park outfit have been all over the news in the last few days as the club finally went into administration. This is actually the second time in seven years that Dundee have been forced down the administration route and you have to hope that this time they learn their lessons. It’s clear from looking at the players signed over the last couple of years that Dundee have been spending beyond their means in a gamble to make it into the SPL. When this gamble backfired the financial consequences were almost inevitable. On Friday Dundee sacked 9 players in addition to the their management team and some back room staff. However, despite the carnage the first XI remained [... more]