Clyde 1 Stirling Albion 2

 Posted by on May 4, 2013 at 5:57 pm  Match Reports, SFL Div 3  2 Responses »
May 042013
 
Clyde 1 Stirling Albion 2

As Frankie (Sinatra not Goes to Hollywood) said “…and now the end is near“. Well closer than that actually. The end is here. For season 2012/13 and RedWeb this is the last stand. The venue for this momentous occasion was the world’s coldest football ground, Clyde FC’s Broadwood Stadium. The rest of Scotland could be melting in a record heatwave but this hilltop oasis would still have you searching for the hat and scarf. Once again it was absolutely baltic as Stirling looked to end Clyde’s good home form with a win to secure seventh place in the end of season standings. Defeat could still see the Beanos finish second from bottom. Not something anybody would want on their CV.  Team lines were interesting. The absence of Scott Davidson, Josh Flood and Gary Thom gave a heavy hint to their departures from the club. There were in fact three changes from last [… more]

Mar 092013
 
Stirling Albion 9 East Stirlingshire 1

A late goal at Berwick on Tuesday night brought to an end the Beanos excellent seven game unbeaten run. Not to worry. This afternoon gave Greig McDonald’s men the chance to start another one as near neighbours East Stirlingshire visited Forthbank. This match signalled the start of the season’s final quarter and would therefore be our fourth and last meeting of the campaign with the Shire. The other three have seen one win for John Coughlin’s team with the remaining two ending in 1-1 draws. The Shire have actually been on a decent run of form themselves and even led 1-0 at Ibrox last weekend until shipping three goals in the second period. Team lines for today saw the same eleven on duty who started against Berwick at Shielfield. On a bitterly cold and windy afternoon at Forthbank the game began with the Beanos shooting towards the Springkerse end of [… more]

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 3 Montrose 1

 Posted by on February 9, 2013 at 9:24 pm  Match Reports, SFL Div 3  1 Response »
Feb 092013
 
Stirling Albion 3 Montrose 1

Having been idle since the defeat to Clyde on the Broadwood plastic the Beanos were no doubt itching to get back into action. Frustrated by a waterlogged pitch in midweek the weather wasn’t a problem this afternoon as Montrose came calling to Forthbank. On both previous occasions we have played Montrose the Beanos had gone into the matches on the back of wins and were thus seemingly in confident mood. On both occasions we lost. This time we prepared to take on the Gable Endies on the back of nearly a month of inactivity. While we have been idle our visitors managed amongst other results an excellent one each draw at Ibrox against Rangers. A win for Stuart Garden’s men could see them move up to second place. A win for Greig McDonald’s charges could see the Shire pulled within striking distance before the teams meet on Tuesday night. Team [… more]

Clyde 2 Stirling Albion 1

 Posted by on January 12, 2013 at 10:11 pm  Match Reports, SFL Div 3  Comments Off on Clyde 2 Stirling Albion 1
Jan 122013
 
Clyde 2 Stirling Albion 1

Last time out the Beanos put up a decent effort against Queen’s Park but the end result was typically familiar, a loss. Getting to the stage where we have to start winning games no matter how ugly the display. Football is about winning not losing less badly than before. To be honest in this scribes opinion some at Forthbank are getting too comfortable with defeat. This attitude needs to change, starting today against fellow strugglers Clyde. When the sides met earlier in the campaign the Cumbernauld outfit edged a scrappy match courtesy of a goal from Kevin Watt. Coming into this afternoon’s encounter the sides were separated by two places and five points, so a win was vital if Stirling were not to start becoming detached at the foot of the SFL. Team lines for the match showed two changes from the defeat to the Spiders. Out went the flu stricken David McClune [… more]