Aw naw, must I ? Do you really want me to have to relive today’s game ? You are so cruel !! Well, here goes. This visitors to the DDS this Saturday afternoon were a Ross County side locked in a struggle with Cowdenbeath to avoid the relegation play-off spot. At one point in time Stirling would have hoped to be involved in this struggle but instead we already have our eyes on the 3rd Division promotion battle to see if we might be heading to Annan next season. The sides have met three times this season so far with a win for County being followed by a couple of goalless draws. With Cowdenbeath to play at Central Park on Tuesday night the Dingwall outfit knew six points from these two matches would all but see them safe. Team lines for today’s encounter saw almost half the Stirling team changed [… more]
It’s midweek. It’s late. I’m knackered. Let’s just get down to the gory details of tonight’s encounter. Team lines for Stirling showed just the one change from Starks Park as Scott Robertson replaced Ryan Borris. Not sure why but no doubt Jocky had his reason. In Jocky We Trust and aw that. Stirling kicked off the match on a pleasant night for footie shooting towards the Monument End of the ground. For once it was the Albion who made the better start in a home clash and some early pressure almost led to an opener. A Chris Aitken corner was met by the head of an Albion player and it took the fingertips of Michael McGovern and the left hand post to keep the ball out. Hands up. No idea who headed the ball. At a guess it was either Ross Forsyth or Gordon Smith. Either way the woodwork kept [… more]
RedWeb is not in attendance at today’s game. With all the midweek games coming up we need to ration our enthusiasm for the slog ahead. Oh aye, that and we couldn’t be arsed with a seven hour round trip to the back end of beyond. Instead of a match report this blog entry will note the events of the afternoon as they unfold. First news to hit the wires is that trialist Adam Strachan appears to have been a no-show at the DDS this morning. The former Thistle and Ross County winger had been training with the club in midweek and looked set to feature at some point this afternoon. Instead the lad didn’t turn up and will now need the best excuse of all time to avoid getting booted back onto the scrap heap by Jocky Scott. Team lines just in: Ross County: Michael McGovern; Jason Marr, Marc Fitzpatrick, [… more]
RedWeb has it’s limits these days. One of these limits is trips to Dingwall and a seven hour round journey. So there will be no match report from today’s game. Instead a blog will be added to as the afternoon goes on with news from Victoria Park. Match Build Up Early team news indicates that both Greig McDonald and Brian Allison will once again be missing through injury. Not exactly sure what is wrong with Brian but he seems to be struggling to get back into first team contention. Scott Christie missed last week with illness and if available the manager will need to decide whether to bring Scott back or stick with Calum Reidford. Expect Stirling to play a 4-5-1 formation with minimal changes from last week’s game at Firhill. Team news when we get it. Confirmed team lines from Victoria Park as follows: Ross County (4-4-2): Michael McGovern; [… more]
After the confidence boosting win at Firhill the Beanos face the long trek North to face Ross County. This trip was of course made last season in the Scottish Cup when Allan Moore’s men were on the end of a record equalling worse ever defeat for Stirling Albion. The team is much changed since that humiliating day and hopefully if nothing else we will be more organised defensively than we were a few months ago. Anything the Albion managed to take from this game will be seen as a bonus. RedWeb is yet to decide whether we will be in attendance but the likelihood is that we will be giving it a miss. Therefore probably no match report or photos from this one.