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Edinburgh City preview

Edinburgh City preview

Stirling Albion head for the capital on Saturday to take on Edinburgh City in our final away match of 2016/17, having not lost on our travels since the end of January.

Gary Jardine’s side have taken seven points from the last nine and will be looking to sign off on a high from their current base – City will be groundsharing with Spartans at Ainslie Park for the next three seasons while Meadowbank is being redeveloped.

Team news: Sean Dickson’s knee injury picked up in training ahead of the 2-2 draw at Elgin is not as serious as was first feared but he will miss what’s left of this season. Willie Robertson has returned to training but is unlikely to be risked this weekend while Ross Smith, Frazer Wright, Jack McCue and Andy Little remain on the sidelines.

Previous meetings: Edinburgh City’s first point of the season came in a 1-1 draw at Forthbank in September when Ross McMillan’s opener was cancelled out by a late Ross Allum strike. Ouzy See and Dougie Gair got the goals when we slumped to a 2-0 defeat – and the bottom of the table – at Meadowbank Stadium on December 10. Ross Kavanagh’s early goal earned us a 1-0 win at the end of February and set Dave Mackay’s men on a run of six straight victories.

Opponents: Edinburgh City are seventh in the table, one place and six points below the Binos. The Lowland League champions secured their SPFL status by beating Annan 2-0 last weekend and haven’t lost at home since January. Their most recent outing at Meadowbank Stadium was a 1-1 draw with Cowdenbeath, which they followed by beating Arbroath 1-0 at Gayfield.

Referee: Gavin Ross

Admission: £12 adults, £6 concessions, U12s £2

Weather forecast: Should be dry

Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion

Our next game: Stirling Albion v Arbroath – 06/05/17

Elgin 2 Stirling 2

Elgin 2 Stirling 2

Elgin hit back from two goals down in a dramatic second half at Borough Briggs to effectively end our play-off hopes. The first period was largely a non-event but we scored twice early in the second half through Darren Smith and Dylan Bikey and looked on course for a fifth straight away win. Sub Jamie… read more

Elgin City preview

Elgin City preview

Stirling Albion head for Borough Briggs on Saturday to play Elgin City, aiming to bounce back from last week’s 3-0 home defeat to bottom club Cowdenbeath. We are seeking our fifth straight away win and are currently sixth in Ladbrokes League 2, four points behind fourth-placed Elgin with games against Edinburgh City and Arbroath to… read more

Cowdenbeath reaction

Cowdenbeath reaction

Binos boss Dave Mackay admits there were no positives as we slumped to a 3-0 defeat to bottom club Cowdenbeath at Forthbank on Saturday. On-loan Livingston striker Dale Carrick scored twice and Kris Renton was also on target as the Blue Brazil beat us here for the second time this season. Mackay said: “The only… read more

Stirling Albion 0 Cowdenbeath 3

Stirling Albion 0 Cowdenbeath 3

Cowdenbeath claimed a deserved win at Forthbank but remain three points adrift at the foot of the table after other results went against them. We remain four points outside the play-offs with three games to go – this was a huge missed opportunity to close the gap on Elgin but the Blue Brazil were worthy… read more

Cowdenbeath preview

Cowdenbeath preview

Stirling Albion welcome Cowdenbeath to Forthbank on Saturday in what is a vital game for both teams. We go into the match four points outside the play-offs after a run of seven wins in eight games while the Blue Brazil are battling to avoid a potential decider against East Kilbride or the Highland League champions… read more

Berwick reaction

Berwick reaction

Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay saw his side rekindle our play-off hopes with a seventh win in eight games on Saturday after losing to Forfar last week. Darren Smith’s 11th goal of the season, and his fifth in the past five games, earned the Binos a 1-0 victory at Berwick. Chris Smith saved a penalty… read more

Berwick preview

Berwick preview

Stirling Albion head across the border on Saturday to take on Berwick Rangers at Shielfield as we aim to bounce back from last weekend’s 3-0 home defeat to Forfar. We are sixth in the Ladbrokes League 2 table, six points outside the top six with five matches to play. Team news: Ross McGeachie and Sean… read more

Stirling 0 Forfar 3

Stirling 0 Forfar 3

Forfar ended our six-game winning run with a comfortable victory at Forthbank to stay a point clear of Arbroath at the top of the Ladbrokes League 2 table. Gary Bollan’s side hadn’t won any of their previous seven matches but proved much too strong on the day to leave us six points adrift of the… read more

Forfar preview

Forfar preview

Stirling Albion are aiming to make it seven victories on the trot after beating Clyde 3-2 at Broadwood last weekend when we welcome Ladbrokes League 2 leaders Forfar Athletic to Forthbank on Saturday. Dave Mackay’s men are currently on the best winning run of any team in the SPFL and this is the club’s longest… read more