Friday 2 August 2013

Stirling Albion vs Accies - League Cup - Sat 3 August 2013

Accies travel to Stirling on Saturday to play the Binos in a match between 2 teams already eliminated from the Ramsdens Cup.  This League Cup fixture (there doesn't seem to be any sponsor for the League Cup yet) is hardly one to set the pulse racing, but for Accies it represents a second chance to record a victory against lower-league opposition before the league kicks off in 2 weeks time.  As ever with Scottish football there is a curiosity, in this instance Albion were dumped out of the Ramsdens Cup by Raith Rovers, Accies first league opponent in 2 weeks time.  So this game is something of a form guide - maybe.  It is difficult to see Accies showing more commitment to this game than was shown last week, which suggests there may be doubts about participation by Neil and Canning.  Hopefully new signing Andreu will add bite in midfield and Keatings will show his true colours up front.  Ryan is still suspended for this game.  A win would certainly be a morale booster, but with the obvious priority being the league it is likely that success in this game will be provided by a slightly less than optimum Accies team.

Feel free to question Club Chairman Les Gray about Accies' priorities for the coming (current?) season at the Fans' Forum to be held in the function suite at NDP at around 5pm on Sunday 4 August.  Further details available on the official site.   


  1. Good, solid win. No idea re the performance, but 3-0 is emphatic in anybody's book, and most Accies fans would have settled for that in advance. Great confidence boost for Keatings, and good to see new signing Andreu get time on the park. I guess the experience of Canning and Neil had a settling effect after the nervy loss at Airdrie, and good to get back to winning ways. Roll on the start of the league campaign!

  2. My slightly gloomy pre match summary was wrong in all the ways I would wish. Neil and Canning returned to add steel to the line-up and to ensure that there would not be another cup upset, while Keatings did show his true colours with a couple of goals. Well done - onwards and upwards.