Category: First Team

Match Preview: Berwick Rangers (A)

Today we journey across border for the final League game of 2018.

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Berwick have had a fairly turbulent last few months, with Robbie Horn leaving the club and being replaced by Johnny Harvey. On the field, the Wee Rangers have also had a tough time as they currently find themselves sitting in ninth place. Since a creditable 3-3 draw with Clyde at Broadwood at the the start of December, they have suffered heavy defeats, albeit to Peterhead and Annan. Johnny Harvey’s side will be boosted by the return of a City old boy in the shape of Ouzy See, who has recovered from a horror injury to re-join the squad.

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Both teams are scheduled to wear their home colours.

ENTRY

Admission prices at Shielfield Park will be £12 for adults, £6 concessions, with under 12s free and a cash gate will be open.

TEAM NEWS

Our injury list still includes captain Josh Walker, John Dunn, Keiran Stewart and Danny Handling; with Graham Taylor missing out due to suspension.

match odds

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PREVIOUS MEETING

The sides met at Ainslie Park in early October, where a goal from Marc Laird and a brace from Blair Henderson saw us run out 3-0 winners in what was a fairly one-sided contest. Berwick will be determined to end the year on a high at home and given our position at the top of the table, there is now a target on our backs for the rest of the division.

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Match Preview: Annan Athletic (A)

Today we make the short trip to Fife to face Cowdenbeath in our penultimate game of 2018.

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The last couple of season have been challenging for the Blue Brazil, they were involved in a relegation fight with ourselves last season before coming through a tough test against Cove Rangers in the play off. This season they sit in a much more comfortable position and drew with promotion challenging Clyde in their last match at Central Park. Gary Bollan’s team are a much tougher but to crack this season and will be a really tough opponent today.

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City will wear their change kit tomorrow with Cowdenbeath scheduled to wear their home colours.

ENTRY

Admission prices at Central Park will be £12 for adults, £6 concessions, with under 12s free and a cash gate will be open.

TEAM NEWS

Our injury list still includes captain Josh Walker, John Dunn, Keiran Stewart and Danny Handling. There are doubts over Andy Black, Marc Laird and Fraser Morton.

PREVIOUS MEETING

The sides met at Ainslie Park on 29 September when a Conrad Balatoni goal was enough to take all three points. The man of the match however was experienced Cowden keeper David McGurn who pulled off some unbelievable saves to keep his team in contention.

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Match Preview: Elgin City (H)

Tomorrow we entertain Elgin City at Ainslie Park as we look to maintain our lead at the top of League 2.

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Elgin visit Ainslie Park tomorrow on the back of a 4-2 win over basement club Albion Rovers. Their season has been a mixed bag so far, with as many wins as losses, however they are a strong team and have former Citizen Craig Beattie in their ranks. Shane Sutherland is as always the main goal threat for Gavin Price’s team, with the hit-man bagging nine goals so far this term.

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Both teams home colours are black and white, however Elgin are scheduled to wear their change kit of red and black tomorrow.

ENTRY

Admission prices at Ainslie Park as always will be £12 for adults, £6 concessions, with under 12s free and a cash gate will be open.

The supporters bar will be open from 1:30pm for fans of both teams.

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TEAM NEWS

It’s a case of one (hopefully) in, one out tomorrow as having missed the midweek clash with Peterhead, Robbie McIntyre will be aiming to re-join the squad tomorrow, however Andy Black misses out following his red card in the same match. He joins captain Josh Walker, John Dunn, Keiran Stewart and Danny Handling on the sidelines. Brad Donaldson faces a late fitness test.

PREVIOUS MEETING

The sides met in the second game of the season up at Borough Briggs, where Elgin inflicted our first league defeat. In a tightly contested match, we had the best of the stats but Shane Sutherland’s strike on the hour mark proved the difference on the day.

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Match Preview: Peterhead (H)

The big matches keep coming as we prepare for a top of the table clash with Peterhead tomorrow evening.

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The Blue Toon sit second in the table only two points behind us coming into the match and had a superb 5-0 win at Berwick Rangers in their last outing. Jim McInally has almost certainly the strongest squad in the division and in Derek Lyle and Rory McAllister, he has two of the most experienced and dangerous strikers at this level.

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Both teams are scheduled to wear their home colours.

ENTRY

Admission prices at Ainslie Park as always will be £12 for adults, £6 concessions, with under 12s free and a cash gate will be open.

The supporters bar will be open from 6:30pm for fans of both teams.

TEAM NEWS

Our injury list has yet again increased with Robbie McIntyre suffering a concussion in the weekend win over Annan. He joins captain Josh Walker, John Dunn, Brad Donaldson, Keiran Stewart, Danny Handling and Andy Black on the sidelines.  A number of players played with knocks on Saturday so once again the squad will be stretched tomorrow.

PREVIOUS MEETING

The sides met at Ainslie Park on 22 September at Balmoor, where two Blair Henderson’s goal was enough for victory.   Whoever wins tomorrow night will take top spot in  League 2 so the stakes are extremely high.

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