Stirling Albion 2 Annan Athletic 1

 Posted by on February 19, 2013 at 11:32 pm  Match Reports, SFL Div 3  Comments Off on Stirling Albion 2 Annan Athletic 1
Feb 192013
 
Stirling Albion 2 Annan Athletic 1

Tonight saw the Beanos tackling Annan in the first of three home games in a week. Midweek report means no time for waffle so let’s get on with it. First the teams: Stirling Albion: 1.David Crawford,  2. Jamie McCunnie, 3. Ross Forsyth, 4. David McClune, 5. Jamie Bishop, 6. Gary Thom, 7. Graham Weir, 8. Mark Ferry, 9. Jordan White, 10. Sandy Cunningham, 11. Phil Johnston – Subs: Scott Davidson on for 10, Josh Flood on for 11, Kieran McAnespie on for 7, Stephen Day (Unused), Sam Filler (GK) Annan Athletic: 1. Alex Mitchell, 2. Steven Sloan, 3. Michael McGowan, 4. Trialist, 5. Steven Swinglehurst, 6. Martin McNiff, 7. Daniel Orsi, 8. Scott Chaplain, 9. Michael Daly, 10. David Hopkirk, 11. Harry Monaghan – Subs: Ally Love on for 11, Jordan McKechnie on for 6, Chris Jardine on for 5, Lewis Hawke (Unused), Craig Summersgill (GK) Brian Allison and Kieran McAnespie out for the Beanos with Gary Thom and Sandy Cunningham coming into the [… more]

Stirling Albion 1 East Stirlingshire 1

 Posted by on February 12, 2013 at 6:10 pm  Match Reports, SFL Div 3  Comments Off on Stirling Albion 1 East Stirlingshire 1
Feb 122013
 
Stirling Albion 1 East Stirlingshire 1

Due to the lateness of the hour, midweek matches as always mean smaller reports. So let’s get straight to it with tonight’s teams. Stirling Albion: 1. David Crawford,  2. Jamie McCunnie, 3. Kieran McAnespie, 4. David McClune,  5. Jamie Bishop, 6. Brian Allison, 7. Graham Weir, 8. Mark Ferry, 9. Jordan White, 10. Scott Davidson, 11. Phil Johnston – Subs: Stephen Day on for 10, Ross Forsyth on for 2, Sandy Cunningham on for 3, Gary Thom (Unused), Sam Filler (GK) East Stirling: 1. Grant Hay, 2. Steven Jackson, 3. Jordan Holt, 4. Richard Miller, 5. Raymond Buchanan, 6. Michael Hunter, 7. David Greenhill, 8. Michael Herd, 9. Kevin Turner, 10. Andrew Stirling, 11. Jamie Glasgow – Subs: Trialist on for 11, Nathan Shepherd on for 10, Mark Begg (Unused), Paul Quinn (Unused), Craig Gordon (GK) Freezing cold night at Forthbank and it was the visitors who looked the more hungry in the opening stages. [… more]

Stirling Albion 1 Elgin City 4

 Posted by on November 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm  Match Reports, SFL Div 3  3 Responses »
Nov 172012
 
Stirling Albion 1 Elgin City 4

Those who hoped that the famous win over Rangers would trigger an upturn in Albion fortunes seem to have been disappointed. Since that day the Beanos have recorded one draw and three defeats. The last two have seen us dumped out of the Scottish Cup to Deveronvale before losing two men and five goals at Annan. The much hoped for “corner” is still out of sight and our chances of turning it currently appear remote. However, as always in football there is always another week and with it the chance for everything to suddenly click. Optimistic perhaps but that’s part of the deal for Albion fans. Today’s visitors Elgin City are flying high in the league and if it wasn’t for Rangers would probably be top of the table. City have only lost at Ibrox on their travels but as an aside they’ve only won at the Shire with three [… more]

Annan Athletic 5 Stirling Albion 2

 Posted by on November 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm  Match Reports, SFL Div 3  Comments Off on Annan Athletic 5 Stirling Albion 2
Nov 102012
 
Annan Athletic 5 Stirling Albion 2

Following the embarrassing loss to Deveronvale in the Scottish Cup the Beanos were today down in Annan looking to restore some lost pride. Wasn’t so much the fact that we lost to the Vale, it was the meek manner of a defeat in which we barely had a shot at goal which rankled. Much wailing and gnashing of teeth has transpired in the days since the cup debacle but under pressure manager Greig McDonald was once again leading his charges into battle. When the sides met on opening day things looked rosy for the Beanos following a 5-1 win at Forthbank. However, like the 5-1 win at Dumbarton last season it has proven to be a bit of a false dawn. Rangers game apart this team hasn’t really gelled as a unit and currently shows few signs of doing so. However, another week and another game thus our first ever [… more]

Stirling Albion 5 Annan Athletic 1

 Posted by on August 11, 2012 at 8:41 pm  Match Reports, SFL Div 3  Comments Off on Stirling Albion 5 Annan Athletic 1
Aug 112012
 
Stirling Albion 5 Annan Athletic 1

Stirling have of course already had a couple of competitive outings but today was the one that really mattered as Annan visited Forthbank Stadium in our Division Three opener. Defeat at Falkirk in the Ramsdens was followed by Gayfield penalty kick misery in the League Cup. However, there were enough positive signs at Arbroath to suggest visitors Annan would be in for a tough match on their first trip North to Stirling. Team lines for the Beanos showed two changes from last weekend’s outing. Davie Crawford disappeared after helping out for one match while Kieran McAnespie missed out through suspension. Into the starting XI came Sam Filler and former youth team kid Ross McGeachie. This meant that the Albion had a back four of whom three are SAFC youth graduates. A proud day for all concerned with the youth programme. With summer making a late entrance the game begin in [… more]