CONGRATULATIONS TO JIM PATON
The club would like to congratulate former manager of the Wanderers Jim Paton who represented Forth during the Queen’s Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games. Jim managed the Wanderers between 1976 and 1978 and led us to the 5th round of the Scottish Junior cup in season 1976/77, where we narrowly lost to Shettleston by a goal to nil.
FORTH 1 STONEYBURN 1
Forth drew 1-1 with Stoneyburn in a feisty encounter at Kingshill Park this afternoon. The visitors took the lead on 9 minutes before Chris McGroarty equalised on the 20 minute mark. Despite losing Martin Harty, who was dismissed just prior to half-time, the Wanderers looked comfortable throughout the match and again played some excellent football in spells. New keeper Ali McGhee made his Wanderers debut and pulled off some fine saves when called upon.
SPONSOR A WANDERER !
The Wanderers are offering the opportunity for individuals or businesses to sponsor a player for the season. The cost is £25 and sponsors names, and links to any websites, will be displayed here and in the match programme. In addition, if desired, a signed photo of/with the sponsored player can be provided as a memento.
All monies received go directly into the running of Forth Wanderers. For example, if we can sponsor every player in the squad this season, this will cover the referees fees for the league games. Interested parties can make contact through this site or with any Committee member. Available players can be found here.
FORTH 5 CAMBUSNETHAN TALBOT 0
The Wanderers began their pre-season games with a comfortable 5-0 victory over Cambusnethan Talbot at Dalziel Park this evening. First half goals from Chris Lennon and Jamie Lindsay gave Forth a 2-0 interval advantage which they added to after the break through goals from Andrew Gilchrist, a Jamie Lindsay penalty and another from Chris Lennon.
Forth played some excellent passing football throughout and the score could have been greater but for a good performance from the Talbot keeper. Manager Chris McGroarty gave debuts to recent signings from Newmains Jim Dick and Kristopher Dick.
The Forth squad for the coming season is taking shape and we can confirm that the following players have extended their stay with the Wanderers :
Glenn Weir,Jason Corbett,Dean McLean,David Grant,Jordan Smith,Barry Canning,Chris McGroarty,Robbie Brown,Tony Traynor,Chris Lennon,Andrew Gilchrist and Jamie Lindsay.
We also have four new additions, the first of whom is goalkeeper Ali McGhee, previously with Darvel,Dalry,Kilwinning Rangers and most recently Johnstone Burgh. Also arriving at Kingshill Park are vastly experienced defender Jim Dick and exciting attacking midfielder Kristopher Dick, both previously with Newmains United. The final signing heralds the return of the popular Martin ‘hitman’ Harty who played two seasons for the Wanderers during the reign of previous manager Jamie McKenzie. Everyone at Forth would like to extend a warm welcome to all four and we wish them well for the season ahead.
There have also been four confirmed departures from last seasons squad, forwards Yamikani Misanjo and Bryan Felvus, goalkeeper JC Hutchison, who has signed for Rutherglen Glencairn, and full back Marc Howson who has signed for league rivals Rossvale. We wish all four the very best for the future and thank them for their efforts in a Wanderers shirt.
Further squad updates will be relayed once confirmed.
OPENING LEAGUE FIXTURES
Opening League fixtures are as follows :
Saturday 30th August – St. Roch’s(H)
Saturday 6th September – Port Glasgow(A)
Saturday 20th September – East Kilbride Thistle(H)
SECTIONAL LEAGUE CUP FIXTURES
Dates for the Sectional League Cup games are as follows :
Saturday 9th August 14:00 – Wishaw Juniors – Kingshill Park
Tuesday 12th August 19:45 – Carluke Rovers – John Cumming Stadium
Saturday 16th August 14:00 – Newmains United – Victoria Park
Saturday 23rd August 14:00 – Shotts Bon Accord – Kingshill Park