Match Preview : Stirling Albion v Berwick Rangers – Ladbrokes League Two

Robbie Horn and his team make the 95 mile journey to Forthbank Stadium on Saturday to face Dave Mackay’s Stirling Albion side, with the game kicking off at 3pm.

This match ends a difficult run of four consecutive away games for the ‘Gers due to weather postponements during the festive period.

Both sides will be looking to bounce back from away defeats which heralded the start of 2018 on 2nd January. The clash represents a meeting of two out of form sides who will be looking to kick start their seasons again.

Ironically, due to the aforementioned cancellations, Berwick’s last home outing was against Dave Mackay and his team, which resulted in a 1-0 win for the ‘Gers with Michael McKenna netting the solitary strike.

The previous league encounter at Forthbank this season ended 4-0 to The Binos with leading scorer Darren Smith among the scorers.

Berwick News

Berwick arrive for the game with a suspected full squad to choose from. Kevin McKinlay has been suffering from illness but is expected to be fit.

Horn will be looking for a positive reaction to the 3-0 reverse in Edinburgh last time out. A game where the manager felt his side were the better team throughout and the final score wasn’t a true reflection of how the match had gone. Robbie has said this week that ”we were a bit unlucky with a couple of decisions that went against us, especially the first goal. We didn’t take our chances and made mistakes which cost us goals. We can’t feel sorry for ourselves and we will pick ourselves up and go again”.

Stirling Albion News

Dave Mackay is also looking for change after his side have dropped out of the top four for the first time this season, following a run of no wins in 6. The Binos were in second place the last time these sides met on 2nd December 2017.

The Stirling fans will be hoping for a return to scoring ways for Darren Smith and Callum Morrison, although the latter is a doubt having limped off in the last match.

Smith has scored 13 league goals this season and is averaging a goal every 107 minutes of Ladbrokes League Two action.


Match sponsors Ladbrokes have this game as follows;

Stirling Albion  3/4

Draw 5/2

Berwick 3/1


The pricing at Forthbank tomorrow is £13 for adults, £9 for seniors and students, with u16s at £5 and under 12s allowed entry for free.

With the Scottish Premiership enjoying a winter break it is hoped that a few more people might want to get their fix of live football.


David Munro is the ref for this one. He will be assisted on the flanks by David Roome and Andy Taylor.

We wish all travelling supporters a safe journey and hope that the team reward you by putting in a good showing. Best of luck to the lads and enjoy the game.