MARYHILL 2 FORTH WANDERERS 0
The Wanderers exited the Scottish Cup losing 2-0 to Maryhill at Lochburn Park yesterday. Two late,late goals were the difference between the sides and the Forth can feel aggrieved not to have earned at least a draw after a fine team performance in the Maryhill mud. Despite playing the vast majority of the second half with 10 men after Craig Gupwell received a second yellow, the Wanderers came close on a number of occasions before the sucker punches at the death.
FORTH WANDERERS 2 VALE OF CLYDE 4
The Wanderers lost 4-2 to Vale of Clyde at Kingshill this afternoon in a disappointing match. Forth found themselves two goals down after 35 minutes to good finishes from Koulder-Alssa and Glackin but a good ten minutes just prior to the interval saw Warren Grenfell blast home before, in almost a carbon copy of last week, John Watson met a McLaren corner and rifled it into the net.
Lachlan Tait had a great chance to give Forth the lead early in the second half but headed over from close range and Vale grew in confidence as the half wore on and tied up the points with another two goals from the impressive Koulder-Alssa, to leave the Wanderers second bottom of the table.
MARYHILL AWAY IN THE SCOTTISH
The Wanderers have been drawn away to Maryhill Juniors in the Scottish Junior Cup 3rd Round with the tie to be played on Saturday 19th November. Kick off at Lochburn Park is 1:45pm.
FORTH WANDERERS 3 JOHNSTONE BURGH 2
The Wanderers moved off the bottom of the league with a 3-2 victory over Johnstone Burgh at Kinsghill Park this afternoon. Martin Hannaway got Forth off to a flier, rising to glance home a Wullie McLaren corner after only two minutes and came close on another two occasions as the Wanderers threatened to run riot. Burgh were handed a lifeline on 34 minutes when the referee was the only person in the ground not to spot a glaring offside and the visitors took full advantage to level. Things became worse for Forth when Burgh made it 2-1 two minutes later and the interval arrived with the visitors still 2-1 to the good.
The Wanderers began the second half on the front foot and equalised on 58 minutes when a McLaren corner was played into the path of the onrushing John Watson and he caught it perfectly and hammered it home. Forth were in the ascendancy and it was no surprise when Craig Gupwell headed home another McLaren corner on 66 minutes to make it 3-2. Further chances came and went but in the end Forth were good value for the victory.
COUPAR ANGUS 3 FORTH WANDERERS 5
The Wanderers progressed to the 3rd Round of the Scottish Junior Cup with a hard fought 5-3 victory over Coupar Angus at Foxhall Park on Saturday. First half goals from Wullie McLaren and Roddy Hunter saw Forth level at 2-2 at the interval. Barry McGeechan put the Wanderers 3-2 up early in the second half but the hosts again leveled things up before a McGeechan penalty and another from McLaren sealed the victory.
Manager Jamie McKenzie summed it up as follows : “We did well to make the next round although the 3 goals we lost were very poor. However, we scored five good goals away from home and have progressed which is what we set out to do.”
The club have added further experience to the ranks with the capture of ex Pollok and Rob Roy striker Roddy Hunter, who made his debut at Kilbirnie yesterday.
Welcome to Kingshill Roddy, here’s hoping your time with the club is a productive one !
KILBIRNIE LADESIDE 4 FORTH WANDERERS 1
Forth exited the West of Scotland Cup losing 4-1 to Kilbirnie Ladeside at Valefield Park yesterday afternoon. However, the Wanderers matched their top league opponents for over an hour yesterday and can take many positives from their performance. One down at half time, a fine strike from Warren Grenfell evened things up as Forth gave Kilbirnie a scare before the hosts moved up a gear with three further goals, to give a final scoreline that was somewhat harsh on the Wanderers.
The club are delighted to announce the signing of experienced midfielder Kevin ‘Taz’ Bradley. Kevin began his career with Clyde where he played for 7 seasons and also spent 5 years, over two spells, with Pollok.
We wish Kevin well in his Wanderers career and the management and committee are to be applauded in bringing a player of Kevin’s calibre to the club.
BELLSHILL ATHLETIC 2 FORTH WANDERERS 4
The Wanderers picked up their first three points in the league on Saturday, deservedly beating Bellshill 4-2 at Rockburn Park. A deflected Barry McGeechan free kick and a fine individual goal from Wullie McLaren had Forth two up at the break and further goals from Craig Gupwell and Lachlan Tait saw the Wanderers four goals to the good. Bellshill pulled a couple of goals back late on but Forth were worthy winners on the day, causing manager Jamie McKenzie to exclaim “Thank Goodness”, or words to that effect, when asked for a comment post-match !
COUPAR ANGUS AWAY IN THE SCOTTISH
The Wanderers have been drawn away to Coupar Angus in the Scottish Junior Cup 2nd Round with the tie to be played on Saturday 22nd October, kick off 2:30pm. The clubs met at Kingshill in the 2013/14 competition, Forth running out 6-0 winners.
FORTH WANDERERS 2 CAMBUSLANG RANGERS 8
The Wanderers were comprehensively beaten 8-2 by Cambuslang Rangers at Kingshill Park yesterday, with Liam Gormley scoring 5 of the visitors goals. Forth can have few complaints as they were second best in every department all afternoon and a Lachlan Tait header and David Dunn penalty were mere consolations in a game best consigned to the dustbin of history.