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Match Report

On Saturday we will welcome Stirling Albion to Ochilview, to play out our much anticipated opening fixture of Cinch League 2.

The boys will be keen to get our revenge over the Binos for our 1-0 defeat at Forthbank back in March. Additionally, both teams will be looking to get off to a positive start in the league in an attempt to build some momentum.

The Warriors go into this one on the back of 3 successive defeats to higher league opposition, despite a really strong preseason. As for our visitors, they go into this one full of confidence after a Premier Sports Cup campaign that saw victories over League 1 Cove and Peterhead, as well as a draw against Championship side Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Warriors TV spoke to gaffer Stephen Swift ahead of the match, “We’re looking to at least reach the playoffs this season. To win the league will be extremely tough, but we need to have these aspirations and push ourselves as hard as we can. You need a good start and maintain that consistency all season. We’ve had a good pre-season and the Premier Sports Cup was a good challenge for us but this now a test against teams at our own level and I’m really excited to see how the boys cope with that.”

Stephen also highlighted the importance of having a crowd back at Ochilview, “The fans have been different class so far. They knew we had a tough group, but they appreciated the effort of the team and have always applauded the boys off the park. The boys do take encouragement from that and we’ll benefit from that support and encouragement.”

Finally, the gaffer spoke about this week’s opponents Stirling Albion, “They’re looking very impressive. They’ve recruited well and they’ll be hungry to be fighting for the league title this season. They just missed out last year and will be looking to go one step further. They’ve got another year’s experience with their manager and they’ll be up there at the end of the season.”

In terms of team news, Adam Corbett took a bad knock in training on Tuesday that’s resulted in a few stitches, so he’ll be missing alongside Jordan Tapping and Graeme Smith. Ryan Marshall has come back to training this week, so he’ll added to the squad.

Warriors TV also took some time to have a chat with new Club Captain Sean Crighton on his thoughts for the season. “I think you can see by the ambition of the club that it’s our intention to win the league and if not, it’s a must that we’re in the playoffs. Our recruitment has been really good and we’ve played well in the Premier Sports Cup and our expectations as players is to be up there challenging for the title. We may be a new team, but we all knew each other pretty well. We’ve bonded great and there’s a great team spirit in the dressing room. The relationship between the management team and the players too has been first class and that will help drive us on and we can be successful together. I can’t wait for fans to be back. The atmosphere in the St Mirren game was first class and it’s good to have fans back. We want the fans to be right behind the team, and we’re looking forward to it.”

The match is set to be a cracker and is definitely not one to be missed, so get yourself along to Ochilview and give the team the backing that they need to secure the win! Season tickets are valid for this fixture and both home and away supporters can purchase tickets through the FanBase website or app. Admission prices are £14 for adults, £9 for concessions and £5 for children.

On holiday or out of the local area on Saturday? There’s still no excuse for missing the game as the match will be streamed live on Warriors TV! Virtual season tickets are valid and pay-per-view can be purchased for £10 at https://stenhousemuirfc.univtec.com/home

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Details

Date Time League Season Full Time
July 31, 2021 3:00 pm SPFL Cinch League 2 2021/22 90'

Ground

Ochilview Park
55 Gladstone Rd, Stenhousemuir, Larbert FK5, UK. What 3 Words reference: overdone.machine.darkens

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Stenhousemuir000Loss
Stirling Albion011Win

Stenhousemuir

Stirling Albion

Goals
0
0
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
0

Past Meetings

SPFL Ladbrokes League 2
Forthbank Stadium

SPFL Ladbrokes League 2
Ochilview Park

SPFL Ladbrokes League 2
Ochilview Park

SPFL Ladbrokes League 2
Forthbank Stadium

SPFL Ladbrokes League 2
Ochilview Park

SPFL Ladbrokes League 2
Forthbank Stadium

SPFL Ladbrokes League 2
Forthbank Stadium

SPFL Ladbrokes League 2
Ochilview Park

SPFL Ladbrokes League 2
Forthbank Stadium

SPFL Ladbrokes League 2
Ochilview Park