Stirling Albion face a huge game against East Fife at Forthbank on Wednesday, kick-off 7.45pm, as we take on Gary Naysmith’s men in the first leg of the League 1 play-off final.
We are seeking a fifth straight win while the Bayview club are bidding to avoid the drop via the play-offs for the second year in a row, having beaten Peterhead 1-0 on aggregate a year ago.
Team news: Binos boss Greig McDonald has a fully-fit squad to choose from, with the exception of long-term absentee Brian Allison. Winger Phil Johnston, who was replaced by Ross McGeachie in the first half at Galabank due to illness, will be available.
Facts and figures: We are on a nine-match unbeaten run and qualified for the final with 3-1 and 5-3 wins against Annan. East Fife lost 1-0 to Clyde in the first leg of their semi-final but won 2-1 at home and came out on top 7-6 on penalties in a shoot-out that involved 20 players.
Past meetings: The sides last met in Division Two in 2011/12 when all four games ended 1-0, three of them in favour of East Fife. We went eight games unbeaten against the Methil club before losing 3-1 at Bayview in a Challenge Cup tie in 2010.
Referee: Craig Charleston
Last five league form: Stirling Albion DWWWW East Fife LLLLW
Admission: Adults £10, Seniors & Students £7, U17s £5. Season tickets ARE valid
Tickets: On sale for Sunday’s second leg. Adults £13, Seniors £10, Children £5
Buses: Book a place for Sunday’s trip to Bayview. The cost is £5
Supporters: Both stands will be open, with East Fife fans housed in the East Stand
Programme: An eight-page edition will be on sale, priced £1
Club shop: Find us in the West Stand. Open before the game
Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion
Second leg: East Fife v Stirling Albion – Sunday May 18, kick-off 3pm