Stirling Albion are in William Hill Scottish Cup action on Saturday as we face Lowland League Whitehill Welfare in a second-round tie at Forthbank.
Welfare are managed by Binos legend Mickey Lawson – a free-scoring forward at Annfield in the 1970s – and won the East of Scotland League last season.
They joined the new Lowland League in the summer and are eighth the table with three wins, two draws and three defeats after drawing 1-1 at Gretna on Saturday.
The clubs met in the second round of the 1989/90 Scottish Cup when we won 3-0 at Firs Park in a second-round tie. Davie Lloyd’s double and a Jimmy Gilmour goal sent John Brogan’s men through but Mark McGeown saved a penalty from Alan McKenna with 15 minutes left when the score was 1-0.
Last season, we beat Dalbeattie Star 5-0 before losing 1-0 to Deveronvale. Whitehill went down 4-2 at home to Inverurie Locos in round one last year.
Admission prices for Saturday’s game are £10 for adults, £7 for seniors/students and just £2 for U17s. Season tickets are not valid for this match.
If the game ends in a draw, the replay will go ahead at Ferguson Park, Rosewell, on Saturday October 12, kick-off 3pm.
The third-round of the Scottish Cup will be played on Saturday November 2.