Match Preview vs Albion Rovers

Match Preview vs Albion Rovers

Stenhousemuir are back in action tomorrow as we travel to Coatbridge to take on Albion Rovers in cinch League Two.

The Wee Rovers beat Glasgow University in the Scottish Cup last week, though they required Extra Time to get to a 4-1 win. Their last league match was a 1-1 draw with, then, league leaders Dumbarton. The Warriors also enjoyed Scottish Cup success last week, with a 2-1 victory against League Two rivals, East Fife.

The Warriors have had a good recent history against Albion Rovers with 4 wins from the previous 4 encounters and 7 wins from the last 9 meetings.

The Warriors website caught up with Swifty this week to get his initial thoughts on Saturday’s fixture.

“Unfortunately, we have a few struggling and it’s really going to test our squad this weekend, so hopefully we can go and get a result. But, the boys are in good spirits in terms of losing just 1 game in 8. So we’re on a good run of form, and hopefully we can keep that going on Saturday.”

Switching from Stenhousemuir to Albion Rovers, what does the gaffer expect to see from Saturday’s hosts?

“I think we can expect an improved Albion Rovers team. They’re really good in the wide areas and they’ve tweaked their system slightly this season, but still going with the same philosophy as you can imagine, in terms of being really direct and powerful in getting to second balls and they chase everything down and they’ve got a real danger in Charlie Reilly who we’ll need to watch. They’re another good team in the way that Brian Reid has them set up, and they stick to it and they’re starting to pick up results, so it’ll be a real tough test, especially going through to Coatbridge which we know is a tough place to pick up 3 points.”

Finally, Sean and Nicky both miss out this match. The captain picked up an injury against Annan that has forced him out for a few weeks and Nicky hobbled off with a hamstring injury in the dying moments of last weekend’s victory against East Fife.

“I think it’s really going to test us to the limit. I think any team in the league that ae their 2 main centre backs down will really struggle. But, I feel as if we can still manage to cope without them, I do believe that, but it will test the boys that are coming in. I do believe in the quad though and it will change our approach for the game having those 2 centre backs out.”

Albion Rovers are celebrating their a140 year anniversary with Pie and Bovrils available on the day for just £1.40!

 

MATCHDAY INFORMATION


Kick-off: 3pm

Match Entry: Albion Rovers have a pay at the gate policy with both card and cash accepted at the turnstiles.

General Admission £14.00
Concessions (OAPs, Students, People not in work, 14-17yr olds) £10.00
Under 14s £3.00
Carers Free

 

Getting There: Click here for details of how to get to The Reigart Stadium by car or train.

Referee: Scott Lambie

Assistants: Michael Banks & Ian Hart

 

OPPOSITION INFORMATION


Full name              Albion Rovers Football Club
Nickname(s)         The Wee Rovers
Founded                1882; 140 years ago
Ground                  The Reigart Stadium, Coatbridge
Capacity                 1,572 (489 seated)
Chairman              Ian Benton
Manager                Brian Reid
2021–22                cinch League Two, 8th of 10

 

Last 10 Matches 

Date Venue Competition Opponent Result Score
22 Oct 2022 Away Scottish Cup Round 2 Glasgow University W 1-4 [aet]
15 Oct 2022 Away cinch League Two Dumbarton D 1-1
11 Oct 2022 Away cinch League Two Elgin City L 1-0
8 Oct 2022 Home cinch League Two Bonnyrigg Rose W 2-1
1 Oct 2022 Away cinch League Two Stranraer L 2-1
17 Sep 2022 Home cinch League Two Forfar Athletic L 0-2
3 Sep 2022 Away cinch League Two Stirling Albion D 1-1
27 Aug 2022 Home cinch League Two Annan Athletic D 2-2
20 Aug 2022 Away cinch League Two Bonnyrigg Rose W 0-2
13 Aug 2022 Home cinch League Two East Fife L 0-1

 

Top Scorers

Rank Name Goals Assists Played Goals per 90 Mins per Goal Total Shots Goal Conversion Shot Accuracy
1
Charlie Reilly
7 3 15 0.48 186 28 25% 57%
2
Ayrton Sonkur
2 0 14 0.14 630 5 40% 60%
3
Michael Paton
1 1 13 0.10 939 8 13% 63%
3
Luke Graham
1 0 4 0.25 360 3 33% 33%
3
Lewis Kidd
1 0 10 0.15 616 8 13% 63%
3
Adam Fernie
1 0 14 0.09 1026 3 33% 67%

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

 

FIXTURE INFORMATION


Last 10 Meetings 

Date Venue Competition Result Score
30 Jul 2022 Home League Two W 1-0
16 Apr 2022 Home League Two W 4-1
8 Jan 2022 Away League Two W 1-2
9 Nov 2021 Home League Two W 3-1
7 Aug 2021 Away League Two D 2-2
29 Apr 2021 Home League Two L 0-1
20 Mar 2021 Home League Two W 2-0
17 Oct 2020 Away League Two W 3-1
15 Feb 2020 Home League Two W 1-0
9 Nov 2019 Away League Two L 2-1

 

ON THIS DAY – 29 OCTOBER


Year Opponent Competition Venue Result Score
2019 Edinburgh City League Two Away L 0-4
2016 Queens Park League One Away W 3-0
2013 Rangers Challenge Cup Home L 0-1
2011 Arbroath Division Two Away L 0-1
2005 Arbroath Division Three Home W 2-0
1994 Livingston Division Two Home D 1-1
1992 Cowdenbeath Challenge Cup Home L 2-4
1988 Stranraer Division Two Away L 1-2
1983 Queens Park Division Two Away D 1-1
1977 Clyde Division Two Home D 2-2
1966 Cowdenbeath Division Two Away L 0-7
1960 Falkirk Division Two Home L 2-3
1955 Dundee United Division Two Home W 4-1
1938 Dundee United Division Two Away L 1-2
1927 Dundee United Division Two Away L 3-5
1921 Lochgelly United Division Two Home W 1-0

 

LEAGUE INFORMATION


Albion Rovers vs Stenhousemuir

Annan Athletic vs Dumbarton

East Fife vs Elgin City

Stirling Albion vs Bonnyrigg Rose

Stranraer vs Forfar Athletic

 

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Stirling Albion 11 7 2 2 27 11 16 23
2 Dumbarton 11 7 2 2 18 13 5 23
3 East Fife 11 5 2 4 18 15 3 17
4 Stenhousemuir 11 5 2 4 20 21 -1 17
5 Elgin City 11 4 4 3 22 18 4 16
6 Bonnyrigg Rose 11 4 1 6 14 17 -3 13
7 Stranraer 11 3 4 4 17 22 -5 13
8 Forfar Athletic 11 3 2 6 11 16 -5 11
9 Annan Athletic 11 2 4 5 13 23 -10 10
10 Albion Rovers 11 2 3 6 10 14 -4 9

 

Home \ Away ALB ANN BON DUM EFI ELG FOR STE STI STR
Albion Rovers 2–2 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–2
Annan Athletic 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–1
Bonnyrigg Rose 0–2 2–0 1–4 2–0 2–4 1–0
Dumbarton 1–1 4–0 1–0 2–1 2–0
East Fife 0–3 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–2
Elgin City 1–0 5–1 2–0 1–3 0–1 2–2
Forfar Athletic 0–0 1–3 2–2 1–2 1–4 2–0
Stenhousemuir 1–0 2–2 1–3 3–3 1–3 3–1
Stirling Albion 1–1 6–0 2–2 3–0 4–1
Stranraer 2–1 1–0 2–2 3–2 2–2 2–3

 

Next 5 Matches

3:00 pm
SPFL Cinch League 2
Borough Briggs

Elgin City vs Stenhousemuir

3:00 pm
SPFL Cinch League 2
Ochilview Park

Stenhousemuir vs Forfar Athletic

3:00 pm
SPFL Cinch League 2
Dumbarton Stadium

Dumbarton vs Stenhousemuir

2:30 pm
SWF League One
Ainslie Park

FC Edinburgh vs Stenhousemuir Women FC

3:00 pm
SPFL Cinch League 2
Forthbank Stadium

Stirling Albion vs Stenhousemuir

cinch League Two

PosClubPWDLPts
115103233
21593330
31564522
41563621
51555520
61655620
71545617
81645717
91543815
101534813

SWF League One

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111101231
21291228
31282226
41382326
51381425
61370621
71241713
81132611
91131710
101324710
11122197
121302102

Next Men’s Match

Elgin City vs Stenhousemuir (On time)

December 3, 2022
Borough Briggs
SPFL Cinch League 2

Next Women’s Match

FC Edinburgh vs Stenhousemuir Women FC (On time)

December 18, 2022
Ainslie Park
SWF League One