Stephen Swift named an unchanged starting 11 from the team that defeated Forfar just 3 days ago.

Euan O’Reilly starts on the bench following a light injury that he picked up in training on Thursday.

The game stated quiet and Stenhousemuir hd their first chance with a 3rd minute corner. A deep cross was met towards the back of the box by Mikey Miller, but his header was easily held by Schwake in the home goal. The Warriors regained possession and picked up a free kick on the right of the pitch. Another Ross Forbes cross was met by Robert Thomson this time with his header drifting just wide.

Edinburgh City started to come into the game with Innes Murray taking on a shot from the edge of the box but Peter Urminsky held with no problem.

Thomo almost opened the scoring a few moments later. Some quick feet on the edge of the box saw his opportunity open up, but his shot just went wide.

Warriors found themselves in some trouble in the 12th minute as some neat work by Edinburg found them having a clean shot inside the box. Luckily, the ball going well high and wide.

Edinburgh had another chance a shortly after when a deep free kick was met with a strong header on the edge of the box, just sealing the bar.

Edinburgh kept pushing forward and got another shot on target on 21 minutes. Again, Peter Urminsky saved and held the ball.

Stenhousemuir are trying to breach the Edinburgh back line, but they hold a strong line and Tam Orr has been caught offside a few times. Mikey Anderson did manage to get the perfect through ball to Tam, who timed his run perfectly, and his shot was well saved by Schwake for another Warriors corner, which came to nothing.

Edinburgh picked up their first corner of the match in 32 minutes with Nat clearing the first for a quick second.  Big Peter safely plucked the in swinger out of the sky.

SUBISTITUTION: Edinburgh were forced into the first change of the game as Jardine hobbled off and was replaced by Berry.

Edinburgh had the best chance of the half so far. Shanley was bearing down on Urminksy, but the big keeper stood tall and made a great save.

GOAL: Edinburgh made their pressure count with a drive from Jack Brydon ending up in the top corner. EDINBURGH 1-0 STENHOUSEMUIR [39 minutes]

Robert Thomson almost drew the sides level just 2 minutes later has he acrobatically met a Nicky Jamieson knock down, with the ball going wide. And Ross Forbes was next up to try his luck. The ball landing to his wrong foot though and his shot ended up high and wide.

GOAL: Some great work on the right as Forbes laid the ball ff to Corbett, his cross was met perfectly by Tam Orr who netted the clubs 50th goal of the season! EDINBURGH 1-1 STENHOUSEMUIR [45 minutes]


Stenhousemuir started the second half sharper, with Nicky Jamieson and Ross Forbes both having chances in the first few minutes.

Edinburgh had a good chance to take the lead following some slack play in the Stenhousemuir midfield. Sean Crighton’s diving block diverted the ball for a corner which was finally dealt with.

Stenhousemuir had their first corner of the 2nd half after another driving run by Corbett. Forbes’ corner was spilled by Schwake but Nicky couldn’t get the ball back into the box.

The away side had another good chance almost seconds later as Tam Orr played in Ross Forbes, the midfielder was slightly off balance and could get a shot away. He did manage to chip the ball back into the box, but was missed by everyone.

SUBSTITUTION: Edinburgh make their second change with Shanley being replaced by See. [62 minutes]

The home side had another good chance but again, the Warriors keeper plucked the ball out of the sky as it was headed for the back of the net.

Tam had another solid chance as he bore down on the Edinburgh defence. He cut inside and hit a driven shot across the goal which the keeper managed to save and there was nobody at the back post to tap it in.

Adam Corbett was next up to have a chance but has he was gearing up for his shot, he must have remembered he wasn’t playing Forfar and his tame effort was easily held by Schwake.

SUBSTITUTION: Edinburgh make a change with Stirling going off for Brian. The Warriors made a treble change with Forbes, Anderson and Thomo all going off with Euan O’Reilly, Adam Brown and Daz Christie all coming on as Swifty switches to a 4-2-3-1 formation as the away side push on for a winner. [73 minutes]

BOOKING: Nicky became the first payer in the book after a cynical trip to break up a Edinburgh attack. [78 minutes]

Edinburgh had a glorious chance to take the lead on 82 minutes minutes. The shot was weak though and easy for Peter.

Stenhousemuir pushed everything forward in the last 5 minutes trying to find that winner, but it wasn’t to be and The Warriors leave the capital with a point.