Meet the manager
Last week we brought you some additional background information on the club’s newly appointed first team manager, Stephen Swift. Now we’re providing supporters with the opportunity to hear from him directly, through Stephen’s first ever interview with Warriors TV!
Please follow the link below to hear what Stephen had to say in relation to his background, his first week with the Warriors, his plans for going forward and how he’s excited to welcome us all back to Ochilview in the near future.
Full interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT1MAuik9x4
In the coming weeks, we will be organising a live streamed supporters Q & A with Stephen to give supporters a further opportunity to get to know the new boss. – So keep your eyes peeled for information!
Last time out
Brechin City 0-1 Warriors
The Warriors rounded off the season with a 1-0 win away to bottom side Brechin City. It was a game that the boys dominated from the start, coming close to scoring on numerous occasions and really should have been in the lead before half time. The second half started no different, with the Warriors firmly on top but wasteful in front of goal. As the half went on, our hosts did begin to come into the game and registered a couple shots on target which were easily saved by Paddy Martin. The breakthrough did finally come for the Warriors in the 80th minute when Martin Sheils broke away down the left hand side before firing a low ball across the Brechin 6 yard box, which was turned home by Mark McGuigan. The result means that we pip Albion Rovers to 6th place in the league, after their 2-0 defeat to Cowdenbeath.
Match highlights courtesy of Brechin City: https://vimeo.com/545623607
Warriors 0-1 Albion Rovers
The Warriors failed to get a win in our final home league match of the season as we were defeated 1-0 by Albion Rovers. The match proved to be a tight one, with chances coming at both ends. Thomas Collins came the closest for the Warriors on a number of occasions, however Stone in the Rovers net was able to keep him out. The decisive goal came in the 31st minute, as a miss-hit cross rebounded off the Warriors back post and fell to an unmarked Matthew Aitkin, who made no mistake with the finish.
The latest from within your club
The playing season may have come to a close for the Warriors, however there is still plenty going on inside the club in the coming weeks to keep you all updated on. Inside Ochilview is the place to be for staying updated on all the latest developments as they happen. Inside Ochilview will also continue over the course of the close season to ensure that supporters never feel out of the loop.
Over 10,000 free meals now delivered!
As of today, the club and all of the volunteers involved in our community help initiative celebrated the delivery of our 10,000th free meal since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is an incredible achievement that everyone involved should feel immensely proud of.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. – We feel that football clubs have a duty to look after their local community, in the very same way that the local community helps to sustain the club. Therefore, we will continue to work towards making our community a better and happier place for all of us going forward.
AGM date announced
We can now confirm that the date for the latest club AGM has been set for Wednesday 2nd of June. All shareholders will soon be notified of all the relevant details, including how to attend virtually.
Keep an eye out for some massive news in the coming days!
Stay tuned in the coming days for a huge announcement coming out of the club, as we sign a multi-year agreement with a prestigious international sporting manufacturer! The announcement will be posted onto the club’s official website and then promoted via our social media channels. To say we’re excited is an understatement!
Community sports lottery winners April 2021
This week, the winners of our Community Sports Lottery were announced, with some great cash prizes going. Please follow the link below to read more and to find out who has won what:
Please follow the link below to read the club’s statement in relation to our ongoing investigation into our recent fixture against Albion Rovers:
Just in case you’re interested…
SPFL pyramid playoff – Update
Last week we brought you the news that an announcement was imminent from the SPFL in relation to whether or not the pyramid playoffs would go ahead. In the end, the governing body decided to push on with the playoffs, which have already seen Kelty defeat Brora 2-0 in the first leg of the semi-finals. After a second leg in Fife, the eventual winners will face off against Brechin City for a spot in next season’s League 2.
Football’s social media blackout is now over, but what happens next?
Last weekend, the Warriors joined other football clubs and organisations in participating in a social media blackout. The aim of the blackout was to put pressure on social media companies to do more to keep online spaces safe and free from racial abuse. But what happens next? And what can we all do to fasten the pace of change? Follow the link below to read more:
Manchester United protests – A tipping point in supporter power?
By now you will probably be familiar with last weekend’s protests at Old Trafford, which saw the postponement of Manchester United v Liverpool. With this direct action having been triggered by the European Super League, could this failed venture go on to prove to be a tipping point in supporter activism? Please follow the link to read more: