Match Report

The games are coming thick and fast for Swifty’s team at the moment as we travel to Ainslie Park to face Edinburgh City to play our third match in six days. Please note the 7:45pm kick off on Friday evening as opposed to usual 3pm on a Saturday.

The Warriors will be looking to build on two positive performances against Albion Rovers and Dundee United B as we look to get the first league win of the season required to build momentum and confidence.

Standing in our way is an Edinburgh City side that finished second in last season’s league table. Despite this, the Warriors have defeated City in two of the previous three encounters and will do all they can to continue this form against our opposition.

City will be keen to break their poor form that has seen losses to Albion Rovers and Forfar drag them to the foot of the table. However, a win for the home side, will see them leapfrog the Warriors.

Warriors TV spoke to manager Stephen Swift on Friday night’s challenge, “I think Edinburgh will be desperate for a win. They’ll feel their first two results have been disappointing, similar to us where we felt we should’ve got at least a draw against Stirling and a win last week. But they’ve lost two in a row and with their first home match of the season, they’ll be looking to put in a good performance.

“I think there’s 1 or 2 players from Tuesday night that are still in our thought process for the game. We just need to ensure that we have the right team and we prepare for every game differently. If we think Edinburgh have an area that we can exploit, then we’ll try and do that. And if that means that someone has to come into the team in place of someone that’s done well, then so be it.

“We’ve had a light training session tonight [Thursday] and the preparation is a bit different as it’s a Friday night game. Every team is going to have the same issue playing Edinburgh on a Friday night, the only team that could have an advantage is Edinburgh as they’ll be used to preparing for a Friday night fixture. If anything, it could benefit us having a lighter session as we have worked hard when you take into consideration our pre-season and the League Cup section.”

Both home and away fans are welcome to attend the fixture and can purchase their tickets via FanBase (https://app.fanbaseclub.com/Account/Login) in advance of kick-off. Tickets are priced at £14 for adults, £9 for concessions and under 12’s go free with a paying adult. There will now be a cash gate at Ainslie Park, and both fans can now pay at the gate on the night.

A pay per view stream will also be available for supporters who can’t make it through to Edinburgh and can be purchased for £9.99 at https://www.ecfctv.com/

A supporters bus will leave Ochilview at 6pm for the cost of £10 for adults and £5 for children. Please contact Andy McPhate on Twitter at @andymcf8 to book your seat. If you are playing on making your own way to Ainslie Park, check out our Edinburgh City page on how to get there.

Warriors TV


Date Time League Season Full Time
August 13, 2021 7:45 pm SPFL Cinch League 2 2021/22 90'


Ainslie Park
94 Pilton Dr, Edinburgh EH5 2HF, UK


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FC Edinburgh


4Nicky Jamieson Defender
5Sean Crighton Defender 75'
6Nat Wedderburn Midfielder 90+4'
7Ross Forbes 11 Midfielder
9Thomas Orr 22 Forward
11Adam Brown 7 Midfielder 72'
15Adam Corbett Defender
16Euan O’Reilly 19 Midfielder
17Michael Anderson Midfielder
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