This Saturday, City come up against strugglers Albion Rovers in the first of back-to-back home games for the Citizens.
Both teams come into the game disappointed from their weekend’s games, with Albion losing at home to Elgin and City coming away from Cowdenbeath with a point when they thought they might have had 3.
Not only will City be desperate for a win as they seek to stay on the tail of league leaders Cove Rangers, but Albion will be seeking to restore some consistency. Rovers had started February well, drawing with Cove Rangers and sweeping aside Brechin. However, they have lost their last three games narrowly and so will be seeking to reverse this downward spiral.
‘THE GREAT ESCAPE’
As many fans of Scottish football will know, Albion Rovers pulled off one of the greatest survival stories last season.
On March 7th, they were sitting rock bottom of League 2 with 7 points to their name from a possible 81. That’s 0.25 points per game. After taking over from John Brogan in November, Kevin Harper and Joe McLaughlin were unable to achieve a win in their first 12 games.
United to make sure they were not relegated by the tragic death of goalkeeping coach Michael Duke, Albion began a complete U-turn of their season. They picked up 6 points in one day when they beat Stirling and were awarded a 3-0 by when Clyde were found to have fielded an ineligible player. Following this up with wins over Elgin and Cowdenbeath, Rovers found themselves off the foot of the table for the first time.
They continued their unbelievable run, gaining 20 points in the last two months of the season and comfortably finished above Berwick.
For City’s sake, they’ll be hoping the magic of last season has safely faded.
UPCOMING FIXTURE DETAILS:
Edinburgh City (2nd) vs. Albion Rovers (9th)
Entry: £12 / £6 / u12s free with paying adult
Written by Miles Lockhart