We take on East Fife at Bayview in the second round of the William Hill Scottish Cup on Saturday.
Here are just a few facts and figures from our previous involvement in the tournament:
+ We have never gone beyond the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup and last reached that stage in 1989/90. John Brogan’s side were unlucky not to beat Clydebank at Kilbowie Park but had to settle for a 1-1 draw and lost the replay 1-0 at Brockville, with Annfield ruled out due to the plastic pitch.
+ Our most famous Scottish Cup result came on December 8, 1984 when we thrashed Selkirk 20-0 at Annfield. Davie Thompson scored seven goals for Alex Smith’s team and Willie Irvine weighed in with five. The historic victory received huge coverage but we were knocked out by Cowdenbeath in round two.
+ Our most recent Scottish Cup tie against East Fife was at Forthbank in January 2000. Ged O’Hara gave the Methil men an early lead but goals from Andy Whiteford and Ally Graham sent John Philliben’s team through.
+ Stuart McLaren’s first match in charge of Stirling Albion was the remarkable Scottish Cup third-round replay against Hurlford United at Forthbank on November 8 last year. Having sneaked a 1-1 draw in Ayrshire, the replay ended 2-2 after extra time and what followed was an incredible shoot-out. Of the 28 spot-kicks taken, only three were missed – Steven Doris converted the decisive penalty.
+ Two seasons ago we beat Whitehill Welfare 2-1 in a second-round replay thanks to a last-minute winner from Sandy Cunningham at Ferguson Park. We then saw off Turriff United 3-0 before losing 3-2 away to Alloa in round four.