Our Ladies Team welcomed a new player to their squad this week with the signing of full back Davina Mitchell.
Davina joins The Warriors after a break from football after previously playing for Rangers and Cumbernauld Colts Women’s Teams.
You can hear from the new signing on Warriors TV here and also hear from the gaffer on the latest squad news here.
Stenhousemuir 2 – 2 Edinburgh City
The Warriors welcomed fans to Ochilview for the final time in 2021 as they welcomed Edinburgh to the town.
Stephen Swift made a few changes from the side that lost heavily to Stranraer with James Lyon, Adam Corbett and Mikey Anderson coming into the starting 11.
The Warriors had their first chance inside 8 minutes when a long through from Mikey Anderson fell awkwardly in the box, Edinburgh struggled to clear but they did manage to clear Tam Orr’s shot off the line almost the perfect start for the home team.
The next 3 chances all fell to Edinburgh, and all came within 30 seconds of each other. Div Wilson made 3 fantastic saves to keep the score level at the 23rd minute. Great goalkeeping from the young keeper which will greatly help his confidence after last week.
Euan O’Reilly was next up to break the deadlock. Some fancy footwork on the touchline then forced a great save by the keeper. Tam Orr couldn’t control the rebound at the chance was gone, at least for 30 seconds. O’Reilly picked up the ball on the edge of the box and his clever back heel was met by Nat Wedderburn. His first time shot was saved by the keeper and, for the second time in the match, Tam Orr saw his goal bound shot cleared off the line as he met the rebound.
Just as it looked like the teams were going in at 0-0, an Edinburgh City corner was met at the front post and the ball somehow managed to find its way into the back of the net. Undeserved, but the Warriors find themselves 0-1 down at half time.
The Warriors started the second half on top and some extended pressure on the Edinburgh goal saw Euan O’Reilly chip the ball into the area and it was met perfectly by Sean Crighton who glanced his header into the back of the net. 5 minutes into the 2nd half and The Warriors made it 1-1.
Edinburgh started dropping back as The Warriors pushed for their second. Some more nice work from O’Reilly saw him law the ball off the Corbett and his shot from the edge of the box was comfortably saved by the Edinburgh keeper.
Euan had the next chance of the match on 73 minutes as he danced passed 4 Edinburgh defenders. His shot / cross was met by an Edinburgh defender who knocked it into his own net. 2-1 to The Warriors with just over 15 minutes to play.
With 5 minutes to go, Stenhousemuir were caught out by a simple long ball. Tapping mis-judged a header which left Robinson with a 1 on 1 with Div Wilson. The striker was clinical though and he managed to slip it passed the Stenhousemuir keeper to make it 2-2. The Warriors will be disappointed not to win, but some good points to take from the match.
Highlights & Post Match Interview – Click Here
Our penultimate match of 2021 sees The Warriors make the long trip north to Elgin City.
The previous result between the sides this season finished in a 2-1 win for Elgin a match which then saw The Warriors go on a 6 game undefeated streak.
City have found it tough this season and find themselves in 9th place in the league, 6 points behind Stenhousemuir.
There’s no supporter’s bus for this match, but if you are travelling up, please do so safely. Please take a Lateral Flor Test too before each match.
PPV is available from our Hosts, and you can find full details at Elgin TV.
After a few months in his new role as Club Chief Executive, Warriors TV sat down with Blair Cremin before Saturday’s game against Edinburgh City.
You can hear Blair’s thoughts on his role, the Community and his goals for the Club on our YouTube Channel here.
Unfortunately, we’ve had to make the tough decision to cancel our Festive Friends meal with some members of the local community. We’re constantly monitoring Government advice on gatherings and keeping our Community safe is our prime concern.
We will now be delivering over 50 Christmas Hampers across the local community and helping those that need it most. We’d like to say thanks to our volunteers that have helped make this possible.
One of the game’s modern day legends has made the decision to retire from football at 33.
The striker was taken to hospital following Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Alaves with chest pains. You can read more here.
Champions League Draw Blunder
It was supposed to be a simple cup draw, but UEFA managed to botch the Round of 16 draw.
Manchester United were paired against Villarreal, but that fixture should have never been possible as they were also matched up in the same Group.
The draw was void and redone later in the afternoon, and you can read more about the draw in full, here.
Naturally, we couldn’t help ourselves taking a wee dig at UEFA on Twitter.
Nations League Draw
Scotland will find out when we’re next playing Israel as the Nations League Draw takes place this afternoon.
Scotland are in League B and along with following Nations:
Pot 1: Ukraine, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland.
Pot 2: Finland, Norway, Scotland, Russia.
Pot 3: Israel, Romania, Serbia, Ireland.
Pot 4: Slovenia, Montenegro, Albania and Armenia.
Keeps your eyes peeled for the draw, which starts at 4.30pm.