The club are offering match sponsorships (£50) and match ball sponsorships (£25) to raise funds for what promises to be an exciting season in the Central 1st Division. A great opportunity for businesses and individuals to show their support as we continue to drive the club forward both on and off the park. Interested parties are asked to contact Alan McCormick for further details through Facebook or by phone on 07738682714.
As in previous years, player sponsorships will also be available once the squad has been finalised.
The club are delighted to announce that Barry McGeechan, Taylor Scott and Gerry Ward have agreed contract extensions to keep them at the club until June 2017.
Barry scored 9 goals in 22 starts and one substitute appearance last season and also won both the Young Player of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year trophies. Taylor scored 6 goals in 12 starts and 14 substitute appearances while Gerry made 9 starts and 2 substitute appearances in an injury hit season.
The club have a limited number of the ‘Champions’ t-shirts, worn by the players after the game on Saturday, for sale. Priced £10, they are available in size XL only. Anyone interested in a cracking souvenir of a momentous season is asked to contact John McCormick on 07831487848.
FORTH 1 GIRVAN 1 (2-3 PENS)
Forth were knocked out of the Evening Times Champions Cup by Girvan on penalties at Kingshill Park this afternoon. A second half Kristopher Dick goal appeared to have been enough to see the Wanderers through until a 92nd minute Girvan equaliser took the game to a penalty shootout, which the visitors won 3-2. On a brighter note, the Central 2nd Division trophy was presented after the match, to bring the curtain down on a fine season for the Wanderers.
In a lovely touch from the Wanderers committee, the parents of the late Dougie Bryce were presented with a league winners medal in memory of their son.
Taken from us at far too young an age, Dougie was a passionate supporter of both Forth Wanderers and Hibernian and would have been delighted to see the Forth win the league by 8 points and his beloved Hibees lift the Scottish Cup for the first time in 114 years.
Pictured with Mr and Mrs Bryce are Dougie’s brother Keith and Wanderers men Jimmy Lindsay, Tam Lindsay and John Stewart.
CAPTAIN KRISTOPHER DICK RE-SIGNS
Wanderers Captain Kristopher Dick has agreed a contract extension to keep him at Kingshill until June 2017. The midfielder chipped in with an impressive 10 goals this season and his signature brings the total number of players signed for next season to 13.
FORTH WANDERERS 3 ROYAL ALBERT 2
The Wanderers finished their league campaign with a 3-2 victory over Royal Albert at Kingshill this evening. Second half goals from Barry McGeechan, with a tremendous individual effort, Kristopher Dick from the penalty spot and Jason Corbett, saw Forth finish with a remarkable 12 wins from their final 13 league games, a fantastic achievement at any level of football.
Yes, it was perhaps a bit flat at times and the penalty was a soft one, but what a season the players have given us and to win the league by 8 clear points is phenomenal. Take a bow each and every one !
FORTH WANDERERS 1 EAST KILBRIDE THISTLE 2
The Wanderers were knocked out of the Central League Cup losing 2-1 to East Kilbride Thistle at Kingshill yesterday. The visitors took an early lead through Adam Boyle and with EK keeper Christopher Treacy in inspired form, it took a penalty from Barry McGeechan with 10 minutes to go to level things up. Just as the tie looked to be heading to penalties, up popped Thistle substitute Craig Miles with a late winner to send them through to face Cumbernauld in the next round.
FORTH WANDERERS 4 LANARK UNITED 1
The Wanderers are Champions !
Four goals from the irrepressible Wullie McLaren, taking his total to 25 in 25 games this season, saw the Wanderers win the Central 2nd Division at Kingshill tonight after a 4-1 victory over local rivals Lanark United. A large crowd saw the Wanderers crowned Champions for the first time since 1979-80 and undoubtedly the celebrations will last long into the night!
FORTH WANDERERS 2 EAST KILBRIDE THISTLE 1
The Wanderers are promoted !
An injury time winner from Jason Corbett saw the Wanderers make it 10 wins from 11 and seal promotion to the Central 1st Division. Forth led at half time through a clever Wullie McLaren goal but the visitors pegged them back and it looked to be heading for a draw until that late, late winner. One win from our remaining two games against Lanark and Royal Albert will see the Wanderers promoted as Champions.
NEWMAINS UNITED 1 FORTH WANDERERS 2
A game of two halves and a game of two penalties as Forth overcame Newmains by 2 goals to 1 at Victoria Park this evening. One up at half time through a fine Willie McLaren strike, the Wanderers had also hit the woodwork three times in a half which they dominated. However, a rejuvenated Newmains were far stronger in the second period, Wanderers keeper David Cherrie saving an early penalty before they deservedly equalised through Colin Boylan. However, Forth are nothing if not resilient and a Kristopher Dick penalty with 6 minutes to go made it an impressive 9 victories out of 10 and means 3 points are required from the final 3 games for promotion and 6 for the title.