The Warriors are on the road for the second successive week as we make the short trip north to Stirling.

Stirling Albion play hosts to Stenhousemuir in Matchday 3 of the cinch Scottish League Two.

Last season saw a mixed bag of result with both teams winning on their away visits making 2 wins a piece.

And that’s definitely a trend that Swifty will want to continue as far as this weekend goes.

Stirling have struggled to get going in their two league matches to date. An opening day defeat to Dumbarton alongside last week’s 2-2 draw with Elgin City leaves The Binos 9th in the league and 1 of 3 teams yet to record a victory.

Saturday is, of course, a local derby. The performances in the league to date haven’t been up to Stephen Swift’s standards and the website caught up with the gaffer on his thoughts for the match.

“I don’t think we can play as bad, although looking at the game last week, 45 minutes there was nothing in the game. If anything, we actually shaded when I’ve watched back the full match. Second half they’ve had a couple of breakaways, but they weren’t cutting us open. It’s a real tough place to go and ultimately, we could’ve gotten a draw out of it if we took our chances.

“When you look back at things, it’s not actually as bad as you think, it’s just disappointing that we didn’t play well. I think there a few players, individually, that never had a great game and that’s what we’re putting it down to.

“So, we’ll take that on the chin and move on because it’s never easy going to Annan, but we will regroup and rejuvenate the group going into Saturday.”

Stirling are not strangers to Stenhousemuir, but with 2 wins and 2 losses in the 4 encounters last week, nothing can be taken for granted.

“I expect a team that knows each other. They’ve got the spine of the team from last year and the same back line. They’ve got Thommo who’s come in, Harrison Clark who’s come in from Livingston, they’ve also got Cammy Clark from Annan. So they’ve got a few new signings.

“We feel as if we need to give them respect in terms of being compact and hard to beat. But we feel as if we’ve got enough pace and energy in the team to hurt them.”

Forthbank Stadium is one of the grounds in the league with a grass park. A big part of the preparations for these games last season included training on a grass pitch in Motherwell, but is that a practice that Swifty has continued?

“It won’t effect us. I’m hoping it will be decent and won’t be a swamp. We’re hoping that it’s conducive to playing good football because we want to go and build it and dominate the ball. When we’ve not got the ball, it’s not a crime so long as we keep our shape and remain compact, then there’s no problem with that and we can hurt teams on the counter.

“We’ve got a game plan, we’ve got a model that we’ll stick to. We maybe deviated away from for a bit on Saturday, but we’ve won one, lost one, so we’ll move on to Saturday.”

The website also caught up with midfielder Adam Brown this week. Adam was one of the core team to be retained from last season. Again, Adam agrees that the performances haven’t been what the fans have been hoping for so far.

“Obviously we never picked up any points in Annan and we were really disappointed in that. But, you would expect a reaction. Stirling Albion away is going to be tough game, but we’re looking forward to it. We’ve worked hard this week  and we’re looking to rectify the performance from last week.”

Broony did bag the only goal on the last meeting between the two sides over 5 months ago, surely the midfielder will be hoping to double down this weekend.

“The two games that I played last season in Stirling, I enjoyed them. It’s a decent place to play football. Obviously I scored the winner in the 2nd game and we won 3-1 the first time. So yea, I’m looking forward to it as everyone should be and hopefully we can go there and win.”

Before we let Broony head off for training, we did ask what he expected from Saturday’s hosts.

“They look like a decent side with a few good players. They’ve lost a few from last year and they’re a different type of team. But it will interesting to see what they’re like on Saturday. They’re a top outfit and they’ll be hoping to be in the top 4 as well, come the end of the season.”

Nicky Jamieson hobbled off the pitch during the closing stages of the 2nd half on Saturday and he’s a doubt for Saturday. That aside, Swifty should have a. full squad to choose from


Kick-off: 3pm

Match Entry: Entry to Forthbank is via cash only and Warrior fans will be housed in the East Stand and enter via turnstiles 9 & 10. 

Getting There: Click here for details of how to get to Forthbank by train or car. There’s no supporter’s bus for this match.



Full name        Stirling Albion Football Club

Nickname(s)   The Binos

Founded         1945

Ground           Forthbank Stadium, Stirling

Capacity          3,808 (2,508 seated)

Chairman        Stuart Brown

Manager         Darren Young

2021–22          Scottish League Two, 7th of 10


Last 10 Matches 

Date Venue Competition Opponent Result Score
6/8/22 Home League Two Elgin City D 2-2
30/7/22 Away League Two Dumbarton L 2-0
23/7/22 Home Premier Sports Cup Peterhead W 3-0
19/7/22 Home Premier Sports Cup Aberdeen L 0-5
16/7/22 Away Premier Sports Cup Raith Rovers D 1-1p
9/7/22 Away Premier Sports Cup Dumbarton W 1-2
30/4/22 Home League Two Edinburgh City W 5-0
23/4/22 Away League Two Albion Rovers D 1-1
16/4/22 Home League Two Elgin City L 0-2
9/4/22 Away League Two Kelty Hearts D 1-1


Top Scorers

Name Goals Assists Played Goals per 90 MPG Total Shots Shot Accuracy
Dale Carrick 3 2 6 0.61 147 11 64%
Kieran Moore 2 1 6 0.4 226 6 67%
Robert Thomson 2 0 5 0.41 217 12 50%
Aaron Dunsmore 1 0 6 0.22 415 4 75%



Last 10 Meetings 

Date Venue Competition Result Score
5/3/22 Home League Two W 1-0
2/1/22 Away League Two L 1-2
6/11/21 Home League Two W 3-1
31/7/21 Away League Two L 0-1
30/3/21 Away League Two L 0-1
24/10/20 Away League Two D 2-2
3/3/20 Home League Two D 0-0
28/12/19 Away League Two L 0-2
28/9/19 Home League Two D 1-1
28/4/18 Away League Two D 1-1


Head to Head

  Total Won Drawn Lost Scored Conceded
Home 58 19 15 24 91 92
Away 65 20 15 30 83 109
Total 123 39 30 54 174 201



Year Opponent Competition Venue Result Score
2021 Edinburgh City League Two Away L 0-1
2019 Edinburgh City Challenge Cup Home W 2-1
2016 Queens Park League One Home L 1-2
2011 Arbroath Division Two Home W 2-0
2005 Elgin City Division Three Home W 3-1
1994 Clyde Division Two Home W 1-0
1991 Queens Park League Cup Away L 2-4
1988 Stirling Albion Division Two Away L 0-2
1986 Queens Park League Cup Home W 1-0
1983 Forfar Athletic League Cup Away L 0-1
1977 Falkirk Division Two Home D 1-1
1975 Albion Rovers League Cup Home D 0-0
1966 Brechin City League Cup Away L 0-4
1960 Brechin City League Cup Away W 3-1
1958 Albion Rovers League Cup Away W 4-0
1955 Morton League Cup Away L 1-3
1952 Queens Park League Cup Away W 2-1
1949 Albion Rovers League Cup Home L 0-1
1947 Stirling Albion Division Two Home D 0-0
1938 Airdrie Division Two Away W 5-1
1932 Edinburgh City Division Two Home W 4-1
1927 Alloa Athletic Division Two Home L 2-4


  Total Won Drawn Lost
Home 12 6 3 3
Away 10 4 0 6
Total 22 10 3 9




Albion Rovers vs East Fife

Dumbarton vs Annan Athletic

Forfar Athletic vs Elgin City

Stirling Albion vs Stenhousemuir

Stranraer vs Bonnyrigg Rose



Team P W D L F A GD Pts League Form
1 Bonnyrigg Rose 2 2 0 0 5 0 5 6 WW
2 Dumbarton 2 2 0 0 4 1 3 6 WW
3 Annan Athletic 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3 LW
4 Forfar Athletic 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3 LW
5 Stenhousemuir 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3 WL
6 East Fife 2 1 0 1 3 4 -1 3 WL
7 Stranraer 2 1 0 1 1 2 -1 3 WL
8 Elgin City 2 0 1 1 3 5 -2 1 LD
9 Stirling Albion 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1 LD
10 Albion Rovers 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 0 LL