Stirling Albion 0 Cowdenbeath 2

 Posted by on April 14, 2012 at 9:52 pm  Match Reports, SFL Div 2  1 Response »
Apr 142012
 
Stirling Albion 0 Cowdenbeath 2

Following the boost of last weekend’s win at Brechin the Beanos were back on home turf this afternoon to face league leaders Cowdenbeath. The Fifers title chase has hit the skids in the last couple of weeks and they would have come to the DDS desperate to get back to winning ways. The spoils were shared the last time the sides met in a match the Beanos could very well have won. With only four games to go and Stirling adrift at the foot of the table it was vital that Greig McDonald’s troops tried their damnedest to get a positive result. No, it wouldn’t be easy but surely the home side would be able to play on fragile Cowdenbeath confidence and frayed nerves.  Team lines for the Beanos showed it was “same again” after the win at Glebe Park. On a chilly April afternoon in Stirling the match kicked [… more]

Stirling Albion 1 Cowdenbeath 1

 Posted by on February 21, 2012 at 11:03 pm  Match Reports, SFL Div 2  Comments Off on Stirling Albion 1 Cowdenbeath 1
Feb 212012
 
Stirling Albion 1 Cowdenbeath 1

As usual with midweek matches lets get straight to it. Team lines for Stirling showed two changes from Saturday as Shaun Dillon missed out through injury while Darren Smith missed out through being dropped to the bench. Into the side came the fit again Shaun Fagan as well as Craig McLeish. The match kicked off with Stirling shooting towards the Monument end of the ground. With a strong wind and driving rain at their backs the Beanos would have fancied pushing Cowdenbeath back in the early stages but it was the league leaders who started the better. A long range strike from on-loan Killie midfielder Gary Fisher was easily gathered by Callum Reidford. Reidford was a spectator moments later as a snap volley from Derek “Tanman” Lyle flew just wide of the Albion keeper’s right hand post. Stirling’s first sight of goal came courtesy of a set piece as Brian [… more]

Cowdenbeath 4 Stirling Albion 1

 Posted by on February 11, 2012 at 10:04 pm  Match Reports, SFL Div 2  Comments Off on Cowdenbeath 4 Stirling Albion 1
Feb 112012
 
Cowdenbeath 4 Stirling Albion 1

Today Stirling faced the daunting prospect of a trip to table topping Cowdenbeath. The Central Park outfit started the day a mere 22 points and nine places ahead of Greig McDonald’s Albion side. Add into the mix the Beanos recent dreadful record against the Blue Brazil and to many people this would have been the home banker of the day. However, the Stirling manager was in confident mood pre-match and despite the two goal loss at Gayfield the word was that the Albion did play well for long spells. With Scotland having missed out on the big freeze which has enveloped much of the rest of Europe it was definitely “game on” as the travelling faithful headed to darkest Fife. Team lines for the match showed just the one change from the defeat against Arbroath as skipper Brian Allison replaced Shaun Fagan. With Central Park looking even more of a [… more]

Cowdenbeath 2 Stirling Albion 0

 Posted by on October 15, 2011 at 9:50 pm  Match Reports, SFL Div 2  1 Response »
Oct 152011
 
Cowdenbeath 2 Stirling Albion 0

Unbeaten in two following decent results against Airdrie and Brechin the Beanos were forced into a temporary spell of inactivity to allow the Scotland international team to dazzle us all again in Euro 2012 qualifying action. Now that another less than glorious failure has been duly achieved by the Craig’s boys it was back to the only football that really matters as Stirling headed to Cowdenbeath on League 2 duty. The Fifers were of course a pain in Albion bums last term as four consecutive defeats, including “that” game, all but consigned us to the wooden spoon. The Beef also fell through the trap door after play-off defeat but having kept most of their squad together they look a good bet to go straight back up. A good mix of youngsters and experienced lads has the Central Park side as many people’s tips for the top and so far they [… more]

Cowdenbeath 1 Stirling Albion 0

 Posted by on April 30, 2011 at 10:34 pm  Match Reports, SFL Div 1  Comments Off on Cowdenbeath 1 Stirling Albion 0
Apr 302011
 
Cowdenbeath 1 Stirling Albion 0

With Stirling already consigned to life back in Division Two the Albion today squared up to one of the sides largely responsible for putting us there, Cowdenbeath. Three games played between the sides this season and three priceless wins for the Fifers. The comeback of all comebacks at the DDS put the Beanos on the canvas and in truth they still look to be lying there staring at the stars. Jimmy Nichol has done a superb job at Central Park and the way he has managed to make a silk purse out of a sows ear is a galling sight for the Albion Exec who have seen an apparently similarly experienced manager flounder like a freshly caught mackerel. Ach well, too late to do much about it now. All that should have been on the players minds today was getting one over the side who inflicted upon us one of [… more]