Stenhousemuir FC look to kick start their Scottish Cup campaign for 2022/23 as we welcome East Fife to Ochilview for the first time since 2019 when The Fifers left with a 2-0 victory in a League Cup match.
As usual, the website has caught up with Stephen Swift on how he’s prepared the team for our Scottish Cup game.
“We’ve prepared basically the same way as every other week in terms of analysing East Fife. It’s a bit different in terms of the fact that the first quarter is done and we’ve already seen teams. So now, it’s about how they’ve evolved and maybe changed things. East Fife is a team that we know well and it allows us to analysing them and see how they’ve progressed and there’s been changes in terms of their formation, but also with the manager leaving, so we’ll be well aware of all those changes.”
As Swifty mentioned, we’ve seen East Fife up close once already this season, which resulted in a 2-1 win for The Warriors. But what’s the gaffer’s plan to ensure that we replicate that result.
“I think it’s bout being positive in terms of the unbeaten run that we went on and we really have to take positives from that. Although Saturday was disappointing to end that run, but I think there’s been a lot of real positives in that spell. So we’ve just got to try and replicate them and keep doing the things that we’ve been doing well and hopefully that sees us over the line tomorrow.”
We finally asked Swift on how the squad is looking and who’s available for the weekend.
“We thought Callum Yeats was going to be back in contention, but he broke down in training on Thursday night, so he’ll be unavailable and Sean Crighton will be unavailable as well. So we’ll be without 2 defenders again, and that seems to be an area that we’re constantly loosing players. But I’ve always said that I have belief in this squad that whoever steps up to the mark will be more than adequate to do so.”
You only have to go back just over a month since the last meeting between the two sides. Euan O’Reilly came off the bench to score twice as we came from behind to claim all 3 points in the cinch League Two encounter at Methil.
The match will be played to a conclusion with extra time and penalties if required. The winners will enter Monday night’s third round draw which will include all 30 Round 2 winners plus the ten teams from cinch league One.
Match Entry: Both home and away fans can enter via pay at the gate [cash] or you can purchase your ticket in advance by using Fanbase. Adult admission costing £14, concessions £9 and under 16’s just £6. Under 16 Season Ticket holders for both clubs can enter for free.
Getting Here: Click here for details of how to get to Ochilview by car or train.
Season Card Holders: Season Tickets are not valid for this match.
The Pie Hut: Food and drinks will be available to be purchased from the Pie Hut.
The Wee Bar: The Wee Bar is open from 12pm with all fans welcome.
Ochilview Matchday Guide: You can read our Matchday Guide here and ensure that you have everything that you need for your visit to the ground.
Referee: George Calder
Assistants: Alastair Taylor & Rhys Struthers
Last 10 Matches
|15/10/22||Away||cinch League Two||Bonnyrigg Rose||W||4-1|
|8/10/22||Away||cinch League Two||Forfar Athletic||W||3-1|
|1/10/22||Home||cinch League Two||Stirling Albion||L||1-2|
|24/9/22||Away||SPFL Trust Trophy||Arbroath||L||1-2|
|20/9/22||Home||cinch League Two||Stenhousemuir||L||1-2|
|17/9/22||Away||cinch League Two||Annan Athletic||D||2-2|
|3/9/22||Home||cinch League Two||Dumbarton||L||0-1|
|27/8/22||Away||cinch League Two||Stranraer||D||2-2|
|23/8/22||Home||SPFL Trust Trophy||St Johnstone B||W||4-0|
|20/8/22||Home||cinch League Two||Forfar Athletic||W||1-0|
|Rank||Name||Goals||Assists||Played||Goals per 90||Mins per Goal||Total Shots||Goal Conversion||Shot Accuracy|
The statistics shown for each player include any goals they may have scored in the following competitions in the current season: Scottish League Cup, Scottish League Two
Last 10 Meetings
|20/9/22||Away||cinch League Two||W||2-1|
ON THIS DAY – 22 OCTOBER
|2016||Brechin City||League One||Home||L||1-3|
|2011||Brechin City||Division Two||Home||D||1-1|
|2005||Queen’s Park||Division Three||Home||W||1-0|
|1988||Brechin City||Division Two||Home||L||0-2|
|1966||East Fife||Division Two||Home||L||2-3|
|1960||East Fife||Division Two||Home||W||3-2|
|1955||St Johnstone||Division Two||Away||L||2-5|
|1949||Albion Rovers||Division Two||Home||W||6-0|
|1938||East Stirlingshire||Division Two||Home||W||3-2|
|1932||St Bernards||Division Two||Home||W||1-0|
|1927||East Stirlingshire||Division Two||Home||L||2-5|
|1921||St Bernards||Division Two||Away||L||1-3|