Having collected a precious point down in Dumfries on Tuesday night it was another tough task for Stirling this afternoon as they visited table-topping Raith Rovers. The tough matches just keep coming in this league and once again the Albion would have it all on to take anything from their full-time hosts. However, under Jocky the Beanos may not be winning many games but sides are at least having to fight for what they earn. That’s all we can realistically expect at this level and probably not many fancied our chances of gaining a result at Starks Park. That said, we did win on our last visit although Rovers exacted revenge with a 3-1 win at the DDS in January. Team lines for Stirling showed just the one change from the match at Palmerston. As our defensive injury jinx continues it was the turn of Scot Buist to miss game [... more]
Stirling arrived at 7pm due to an accident on M73. The team was along familiar lines with only two changes from the narrow loss to Dundee. Out went the injured Greg McDonald and dropped Michael Mullen. Into the starting XI came Sean Welsh and trialist striker Tom Brighton. The former Rangers kid has been linked with Stirling for a couple of weeks but rumours at the weekend had him going to Ayr. It would seem that this move didn’t materialise and so Tam is up front with Gordon Smith for Stirling this evening. Confirmed team lines from Palmerston: QoS: David Hutton; Craig Reid, Bob Harris, David Lilley, Daniel Carmichael; Ryan McGuffie, Rocco Quinn, Allan Johnston, Willie McLaren; Colin McMenamin, Derek Holmes – Subs: Stephen McKenna, Ian McShane, Ryan Smylie, Daniel Orsi, Roddy McKenzie (GK) Stirling Albion: Scott Christie; Ross Forsyth, Scot Buist, Brian Allison; Michael Doyle, Chris Aitken, Paul McHale, [... more]
After the poor fare offered up on Tuesday night the Albion fans would have been demanding and expecting more from their favourites this afternoon. With Dundee the visitors there was no lack of motivation for Albion manager Jocky Scott who would have liked nothing better than a good result against his old team. The sides have met twice this term so far with a draw at the then Forthbank Stadium being followed by a 2-0 win for Dundee at Dens just before Christmas. Since having 25 points deducted the Tayside outfit have been in great form as emphasised by their last gasp win over table topping Raith Rovers last weekend. Team lines for Stirling showed a couple of changes from the Morton game. Out went the suspended duo of Jonathan Brown and Scott Robertson. Into the side came Ryan Borris and in a surprise selection forgotten man Greg McDonald played [... more]
Midweek action tonight at the DDS as ex-gaffer Allan Moore returned to his old stamping ground. Aldo has made a solid if unspectacular start to his spell as Morton manager and would have been keen to put one over the Beanos tonight. Following an encouraging point up in Dingwall the onus was now on Jocky Scott’s charges to see if they could earn a much needed three points in our battle against the drop. Team lines showed no changes from Saturday as the Albion management team gave the same XI a second chance to impress. On a drizzly evening at the DDS it was Allan Moore’s Morton who were quickest off the mark. An early shot by Sean Fitzharris skimmed low past Scott Christie’s left hand post. Moments later the Ton were having another pop from distance. This time Allan Jenkins had Christie worried as his well struck shot flew [... more]
After the encouragement of the point up at Ross County it was back to reality with a desparately disappointing defeat at home to Morton on Tuesday night. Next up for the Beanos is a visit from on form Dundee. Jocky Scott’s old team suffered a 25 point loss for entering administration for the second time in seven years. However, they are unlikely to be troubled by the threat of relegation if they continue to collect points at the current rate. Victory over Raith Rovers underlined how well the Dee’s are playing and this will be another difficult slog for the Albion. A full match report will be on RedWeb on Saturday evening.