With our season all but a busted flush after the events of the weekend the Albion entertained Partick Thistle at the DDS tonight. Anyone with any lingering hopes of avoiding a return to Arbroath next season would surely accept that anything less than three points in this one would mean it’s game over. Team news for the Beanos was the tried and tested tale of injuries and suspensions. Missing from the Dunfermline game was Paul McHale. As the club have decided to appeal Martyn Corrigan’s red card the veteran defender was available for selection this evening. Overall there were two changes to the starting XI from the weekend. Out went McHale and Stephen Stirling. Into the side came Michael Doyle and Michael Mullen. Team lines from the DDS: Stirling Albion: 1. Scott Christie, 2. Michael Doyle, 3. Ross Forsyth, 4. Martyn Corrigan, 5. Scot Buist, 6. Brian Allison, 7. Sean [… more]
Of Stirling Albion’s three wins two have come against the same team, namely Tuesday night’s visitors Partick Thistle. Perhaps fair to say that Stirling’s best performance of the season came in the 4-2 win over the Jags back in October. Since then the Glasgow side have dumped Stirling out of the Scottish Cup and were the side who ultimately cost John O’Neill his job as Albion manager. The 6-1 thrashing at Firhill in January was the last straw for the Albion Exec and led to a parting of the ways between club and coaching staff. Jocky Scott was appointed shortly afterwards and he will be looking for a big improvement from the showing on that miserable day in January. A match report will be on RedWeb by around 11pm on Tuesday evening.
With the ice and snow gone for the time being the Albion were able to get back into action this afternoon with a trip to Glasgow to face Partick Thistle at Firhill. Torrential rain throughout the morning had many at Firhill fearing the game would be postponed but match referee Steven Finnie gave the match the thumbs up just over an hour before kick-off. Big game for both sides then in their attempts to pull away from the bottom of the table. Stirling in particular would have been desperate for points after suffering six straight defeats in all competitions. In fact the Beanos haven’t won a game since that excellent performance against today’s opponents back in October at Forthbank. Injuries and a lack of matches are not helping the Beanos but it cant be denied that an alarming drop off in form is not making things any easier. Team lines [… more]
Weather is forecast to be a bit better for next week and with Thistle having decent pitch protection there has to be a good chance of our trip to Firhill being on. Fingers crossed, because we need games. More importantly we need points. If nothing else this enforced break from Saturday action will ensure our walking wounded have the best opportunity to be fit and available for a key game in our season. Being in the transfer window there may well be some new faces in the squad by the next time we play so hopefully a few options for the manager to choose from. The clubs have already played three times this season with the Beanos winning both league clashes while the Jags took the honours in the Scottish cup. RedWeb will feature both a full match report and exclusive action pictures from Firhill. Report and some pics will [… more]
Stirling took a break from their miserable run of results in Division One to host Partick Thistle on Scottish Cup duty. With Stirling already having four games against Thistle, including one three weeks ago and another next week, it wasn’t a cup tie which was ever likely to set pulses racing. However, with the big guns entering in the next round the chance was there for either side to win and draw money spinning opposition. The Beanos have won twice in league action against Thistle this season so would have fancied their chances of progressing in the Scottish Cup. That said our form has of course been rotten of late so confidence might not have been as high as it would have been a few short weeks ago. Team lines for today showed three changes from the thrashing against Falkirk. Dropping to the bench were Paul McHale, Josh Flood and [… more]