Match Preview vs Stranraer

Match Preview vs Stranraer

Stenhousemuir make the long trip south as we head to Dumfries and Galloway to take on Stranraer.

The Blues currently sit in 6th place, 3 points behind The Warriors.

A victory for Stenhousemuir could take them as high as third in the table. However, a loss to Stranraer would bring The Blues level on 19 points.

As usual, the website caught up with Swifty this week and with suspensions and injuries to deal with, we asked the gaffer how training and preparation has gone this week.

“It’s been a good week as usual, the boys attitudes have been brilliant, so I can’t really fault that. But we’re just looking forward to doing a bit of shape and organisation tonight [Thursday] and we’ll be ready to go.”

The Warriors were victim of yet another late goal at the weekend with 23% of all goals conceded after the 80th minute mark the season, it must be about making that right this weekend.

“Aye, it was a bit of a dagger blow for the boys in terms of playing so long with 10 men. We grinded in and I thought we were going to get the 3 points, which I thought we deserved in terms of grinding it out, but the boy [Healy] is a very good player and he’s scored a cracking goal, so we’ve just got to deal with it. But, these boys are resilient and I’m really confident in the spirit that we’ve got and we’ll look to go to Stranraer and get 3 points.”

Stenhousemuir don’t have the best record against Stranraer overall, but you have to go back just over 7 years to the day since our last victory in Stranraer. Jason Scotland and Mark Gilhaney both scoring in a 2-1 victory back on 7th November 2015. They’re a club that the management team know very well, but how do they approach this match knowing that history isn’t on their side.

“We want to put these things right and obviously it’s our mind how poor we’ve been against Stranraer. So, that’s on your mind, but you try and create the positives with the players in terms of all the good stuff that we’ve been doing and I feel that we just need to keep what we’re doing and eventually, our fortunes are going to turn.”

Dan Higgins picked up his, and the club’s, second red card of the season last week and he’ll miss out. But is it too soon to see Sean Crighton or Nicky Jamieson come back into the team?

“Sean will be training tonight, so fingers crossed by the end of the session, we’ll if Sean is able to go or not. Nicky is still out.”

 

MATCHDAY INFORMATION


Kick-off: 3pm

Match Entry: Stranraer have a pay at the gate policy with cash only accepted at the turnstiles.

  • Adult – £15
  • Concession – £10
  • 12 to 16 Years Old – £5
  • Under 12 – FREE

Getting There: Click here for details of how to get to Stair Park by car or train. Contact Andy McPhate on Twitter for the Supporter’s Bus info [leaves Ochilview at 10.30am]

Referee: Alan Newlands

Assistants: David Dunne & Robert Thomson

 

OPPOSITION INFORMATION


 

Full name                   Stranraer Football Club

Nickname                  The Blues

Founded                    1870; 152 years ago

Ground                      Stair Park, Stranraer

Capacity                     4,178 [1,830 seated]

Chairman                   Iain Dougan

Manager                    Jamie Hamill

2021–22                    Scottish League Two, 6th of 10

 

Last 10 Matches 

Date Venue Competition Opponent Result Score
5/11/22 Away cinch League Two Dumbarton L 2-0
29/10/22 Home cinch League Two Forfar Athletic W 1-0
22/10/22 Away Scottish Cup Fraserburgh L 2-1
16/10/22 Away cinch League Two Annan Athletic D 1-1
8/10/22 Home cinch League Two Elgin City L 2-3
1/10/22 Home cinch League Two Albion Rovers W 2-1
20/9/22 Home cinch League Two Dumbarton W 3-2
17/9/22 Away cinch League Two Stirling Albion L 4-1
3/9/22 Away cinch League Two Stenhousemuir L 3-1
27/8/22 Home cinch League Two East Fife D 2-2

 

Top Scorers

Rank Name Goals Assists Played Goals per 90 Mins per Goal Total Shots Goal Conversion Shot Accuracy
1
Paul Woods
6 0 16 0.41 218 26 23% 73%
2
James Hilton
5 4 17 0.38 239 30 17% 60%
3
Craig Malcolm
2 0 10 0.27 332 11 18% 64%
3
Scott McLean
2 0 15 0.24 378 9 22% 22%
3
Scott Robertson
2 0 13 0.17 525 6 33% 67%
6
Matthew Grant
1 3 11 0.12 768 4 25% 25%
6
Anton Brady
1 2 15 0.11 842 3 33% 100%
6
Josh Walker
1 1 13 0.20 458 6 17% 67%
6
Luke Watt
1 1 13 0.09 992 9 11% 22%
6
Darryl Duffy
1 0 4 0.81 111 2 50% 100%
6
Salim Kouider-Aïssa
1 0 5 0.31 287 7 14% 14%
6
Dean Hawkshaw
1 0 12 0.14 630 4 25% 100%

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
3/9/22 Home League Two W 3-1
23/4/22 Home League Two L 1-3
19/2/22 Away League Two D 1-1
4/12/21 Home League Two L 1-4
18/9/21 Away League Two L 0-2
15/4/21 Away League Two L 0-4
12/12/20 Home League Two D 2-2
16/3/19 Home League Two L 0-1
26/2/19 Away League Two D 1-1
3/11/18 Home League Two L 0-2

 

ON THIS DAY – 12th November


Year Opponent Competition Venue Result Score
2013 Annan Athletic Scottish Cup Away W 4-2
2011 Cowdenbeath Division 2 Away L 0-2
2005 East Fife Division 3 Away W 3-2
1994 Stirling Albion Division 2 Away W 2-0
1988 Dumbarton Division 2 Away W 2-0
1983 Queen of the South Division 2 Away L 0-2
1977 Dunfermline Athletic Division 2 Home W 2-0
1969 Dumbarton Division 2 Away L 1-5
1966 Hamilton Academical Division 2 Away D 0-0
1960 Brechin City Division 2 Home W 4-1
1955 Hamilton Academical Division 2 Home W 6-1
1949 Kilmarnock Division 2 Home L 0-2
1938 Brechin City Division 2 Away L 2-4
1932 Alloa Athletic Division 2 Away D 0-0
1927 Ayr United Division 2 Home W 6-2
1921 Clackmannan Division 2 Home L 1-2

 

LEAGUE INFORMATION


East Fife vs Albion Rovers

Elgin City vs Dumbarton

Forfar Athletic vs Bonnyrigg Rose

Stirling Albion vs Annan Athletic

Stranraer vs Stenhousemuir

 

2022/23 League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
115103227151233
21593333161730
3156452927222
4156362524121
5155552729-220
6165562228-620
7154561719-217
8164572130-817
9154381924-515
10153481524-913

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

PosClubPWDLPts
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