Stenhousemuir welcome Bonnyrigg Rose to Ochilview for the first time this Saturday as Stephen Swift looks to energise his sides promotion push.
Both teams have been struggling for form with only one win each from their last six games. The Warrior’s last league victory was against Saturday’s visitors, back at the start of October.
The only previous meeting between the two sides resulted in a 4-2 win for The Warriors thanks to a Matty Yates double, Euan O’Reilly and Tam Orr.
The website caught up with Swifty on Thursday night and asked what he was expecting from Saturday’s visitors.
“I’m expecting a team that will be scrapping. They’ve obviously gone through a tough run, but they got a good result away to Forfar on Saturday. So, I know Bonnyrigg really well. They’ll be physical, they’ll try and impose themselves during the game, and I think we’ll be in for a tough test.”
Dan Higgins will miss out through suspension after seeing red against East Fife. On that occasion, straight after going down to 10 men, The Warriors went straight up the pitch and scored. Last week, it was a role reversal as we conceded straight after gaining a player advantage and it was frustrating, and a tough one to take.
“It’s really been the story of our season. It’s pretty frustrating. Sometimes we look great in games and others, there’s that inconsistency. Our job is to try and get the players mentality stronger in terms of really having a ‘we’re on a mission’ demeanour. That’s what we need to go into every game like and fingers crossed, we can try and achieve that. It’s going to take a bit of time, but I’m hoping that we can start on Saturday with a big victory.”
Our last victory in the league was against Saturday’s opponents and it’s very important that we get back to wining ways this Saturday.
“You can look at it in a couple of ways, in terms of being on two defeats in 11, which doesn’t sound as bad, when you reverse that and say that we’ve not won a league game in five, since the Bonnyrigg game, it puts in perceptive in terms of it has been a poor run in the league. Although, we’re in the next round of the Scottish Cup, but we need to get back to league business and really make sure that we’re back to wining ways. If we do that, and then head up to Formartine and get a victory, then the next two weeks could be good for us. But we’ve got to make sure that we take care of Saturday first and foremost.”
And finally, along with Higgy’s suspension, we’re still missing Nicky Jamieson who remains on the sidelines.
“Yea, that’s two centre backs which is an area that we’re toiling in at the moment, so hopefully both will be back sooner, rather than later.”
It will sure to be a great atmosphere on Saturday with The Rose always travelling in good numbers. If you can’t make the action, then Warriors TV have you covered for the next two matches. You can check out the details below.
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.
PPV: Warriors TV is live and you can join Cammy McIntyre from 2pm. PPV is £10 and you can watch it here.
Getting Here: Click here for details of how to get to Ochilview by car or train.
Season Card Holders: Season Tickets are valid for this match and the ticket number will be shown on the turnstiles.
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: Steven Kirkland
Assistants: Graeme Leslie & Brent Falconer
Last 10 Matches
|12 Nov||Away||cinch League Two||Forfar Athletic||D||1-1|
|5 Nov||Home||cinch League Two||Elgin City||L||2-3|
|29 Oct||Away||cinch League Two||Stirling Albion||L||2-1|
|22 Oct||Away||Scottish Cup||Sauchie Juniors||L||3-2|
|15 Oct||Home||cinch League Two||East Fife||L||1-4|
|11 Oct||Home||cinch League Two||Annan Athletic||W||2-0|
|8 Oct||Away||cinch League Two||Albion Rovers||L||2-1|
|1 Oct||Home||cinch League Two||Stenhousemuir||L||2-4|
|17 Sep||Away||cinch League Two||Dumbarton||L||1-0|
|3 Sep||Away||cinch League Two||Elgin City||L||2-0|
|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
|1.10.22||Away||cinch League Two||W||2-4|
ON THIS DAY – 19th November
|2011||Annan Athletic||Scottish Cup||Home||W||4-0|
|1994||Brechin City||Division Two||Home||W||2-0|
|1988||Stirling Albion||Division Two||Home||D||1-1|
|1983||Forfar Athletic||Division Two||Home||W||2-1|
|1977||Albion Rovers||Division Two||Away||L||2-3|
|1960||Forfar Athletic||Division Two||Away||W||1-4|
|1938||Leith Athletic||Division Two||Home||L||1-3|
|1932||Queen of the South||Division Two||Away||L||3-5|
Albion Rovers vs Stranraer
Annan Athletic vs Elgin City
Dumbarton vs Forfar Athletic
Stenhousemuir vs Bonnyrigg Rose
Stirling Albion vs East Fife
2022/23 League Table