DUNDEE VIOLET AWAY IN THE SCOTTISH JUNIOR CUP
The Wanderers have been drawn away to Dundee Violet in the 2nd Round of the Scottish Junior Cup. The game will be played at Glenesk Park on Saturday 24th October with a 2:30 pm kick off.
LANARK 1 FORTH 1
The Wanderers drew 1-1 with league leaders Lanark at Moor Park yesterday although it’s fair to say it was two points dropped rather than one gained. Forth dominated the first period and should have been at least three goals to the good at the interval, instead they only had a solitary Willie McClaren strike to show for their efforts. The hosts were much improved after the break and equalised just after the hour mark before the dismissal of McClaren late on led to a nervous end to the game for the Wanderers support.
Everyone at the club would like to wish David ‘Dov’ Grant well as he takes up his new role as a coach with Wishaw Juniors and thank him for his efforts over 8 years at Kingshill Park. Dov is one of the gentlemen of Junior Football and will be assured of a warm welcome any time he returns with his new club.
FORTH WANDERERS 3 ASHFIELD 1
The Wanderers recorded a deserved 3-1 victory over Ashfield at Kingshill this afternoon, goals from Kristopher Dick and Taylor Scott having them two up after only 12 minutes. Although Ashfield pulled a goal back before half time, an early second half goal from John Watson completed the scoring. There were notable performances from several players but overall it was a fine team performance, which keeps the Wanderers two points off the pace.
BARRY MCGEECHAN SIGNS
The Wanderers are pleased to announce the signing of attacking midfielder Barry McGeechan. Barry was previously with Gartcairn Juniors and has also played with Vale of Clyde and Newmains.
ROYAL ALBERT 1 FORTH WANDERERS 1
The Wanderers shared the points with Royal Albert after a 1-1 draw at Tileworks Park this afternoon. Kristopher Dick gave Forth an early lead with a well taken goal before Barry Murdoch leveled things up with a powerful strike just before the hour mark. Both teams finished the game with ten men, Frazer Stobie for the Albert and Jim Dick for Forth receiving their marching orders.
FORTH WANDERERS 2 VALE OF LEVEN 1
The Wanderers won 2-1 against Vale of Leven at Kingshill this afternoon, John Watson and Taylor Scott grabbing the goals. Vale are entitled to feel hard done by however, having started and finished the game strongly, but an inspired man of the match performance by Andrew Finnigan in the Forth goal ensured the Wanderers maintained their unbeaten start to the league campaign.
SPONSOR A PLAYER
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 on the Sponsor Page here on the website 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. Interested parties can make contact through this site or with any Committee member. We managed to get the whole squad sponsored last year and with your help we can do it again !
Available players can be found here.
GLASGOW PERTHSHIRE 2 FORTH WANDERERS 2
The Wanderers drew 2-2 with Glasgow Perthshire at Keppoch Park this afternoon in their opening league match of the season. New signing Craig Gupwell opened the scoring and, after Perthshire had equalised, Willie McClaren made it 2-1 at the interval. And so it stayed until 15 minutes from time, when the referee was seemingly the only one in attendance to see Lachlan Tait’s challenge as a penalty, from which the hosts duly equalised. Forth also hit the woodwork twice and can feel hard done by after a decent performance, although Perthshire could also claim with some justification to be the victims of a couple of contentious offside decisions.