A decent point for the Beanos against the Pars on Tuesday night but it was always likely to be a stiffer test on foreign soil this afternoon. Three changes for the Beanos from midweek. Out went the suspended Michael Doyle, the injured Chris Aitken and the dropped Michael Mullen. Into the side came Ross Forsyth, Stephen Stirling and Tom Brighton. On a cold day in Fife it was the visitors who made the better start but Ryan Borris’ early strike flew well over the bar and into the Pars fans behind Chris Smith’s goal. There was then a better opening for Stirling when Tom Brighton found space only to sclaff a shot at Smith with Scott Robertson screaming for a cut back. The home side were second best in the first quarter of the match and on-loan Rangers kid Stephen Stirling drilled in a shot from distance which Chris Smith [… more]
Midweek action means a blog style report from now on. Keep the match reports proper for Saturday games. Too tired and discouraged in midweek to spend hours describing events at the DDS. Ok, let’s get straight to it. Team news for the visit of high flying Dunfermline was the usual tale of injuries and suspensions. Missing from the Cowdenbeath debacle were the suspended Scot Buist, the injured Jonathan Brown and the dropped Gordon Smith. Surprise to see Smithy on the bench but perhaps Jocky felt he was due a game on the sidelines. Into the side came Chris Aitken, Ryan Borris and Tom Brighton. Team lines from the DDS: Stirling Albion: 1. Scott Christie, 2. Michael Doyle, 3. Ryan Borris, 4. Paul McHale, 5. Martyn Corrigan, 6. Brian Allison, 7. Sean Welsh, 8. Chris Aitken, 9. Michael Mullen, 10. Tom Brighton, 11. Scott Robertson – Subs: Stephen Stirling (on for [… more]
We’ve just played the Pars, well tough, we’re playing them again on Saturday. Despite the battling point on Tuesday night at the DDS, East End Park has not been a happy hunting ground for the Albion in recent years and the home side will be out to continue that trend for their visitors. Last times the teams met in Fife a 3-0 reverse did in hindsight signal the start of the decline which led to John O’Neill and Roddy Grant leaving the DDS. Stirling are of course desperate for points in what is looking to most like a lost cause to avoid an instant return to SFL2. A positive result for the Beanos on Saturday would not only be a great boost but in all likelihood it would also be a huge surprise ! However, where there is life there is hope. Mon the Beanos !! RedWeb will feature both [… more]
After a 10:45am inspection this afternoon’s encounter with Dunfermline was postponed. No date yet for the rearranged fixture. Looking on the positive side it was will give new manager Jocky Scott a full week to get to know his new team. It will also allow Jocky to bring in one or two new players as well as getting one or two more back off the treatment table. Weather permitting the Albion will be back in action at the DDS next weekend when Queen of the South are in town.
Next up for the Beanos is a home game against The Pars from Dunfermline. The Fifers lost a local derby to Raith Rovers last time out and will be keen to get back on track with a win against John O’Neill’s men. Despite only collecting one point from our first three games and suffering four defeats in the last five it’s not all been doom and gloom for the Albion. There have been some good individual displays and only daft mistakes are preventing the team from getting better results. Every game in this division is going to be tough and not many people expected us to get anything from our trip to Falkirk. However, home games are key and Stirling will be looking to get at least a point from their visitors in this one. A full match report from Saturday’s encounter will be on RedWeb later that evening.