LIVINGSTON UNITED 1 FORTH WANDERERS 1
Forth drew 1-1 away to Livingston United at Station Park this afternoon, Alan Christie netting his fourth pre-season goal on 88 minutes to level the match. The Wanderers began brightly only to see themselves fall a goal behind against the run of play after 18 minutes. Christie and Martin Hannaway both spurned good opportunities to equalise before the break. Forth dominated the second period, although Livi hit both the post and bar during the half, but only had Christie’s thunderbolt to show for their efforts come the final whistle.
FORTH WANDERERS 3 LANARK UNITED 5
In a repeat of the 2012 scoreline, the Wanderers lost 5-3 to Lanark United in the Clydesdale Cup semi-final at Kingshill Park this evening. In a fairly even first half, Alan Christie gave the Wanderers an early lead with a powerful strike before the visitors leveled things 5 minutes before the break. It looked all over when Lanark scored again on the hour mark and then notched a third with 15 minutes remaining but the Wanderers had other ideas. A fine goal from Martin Hannaway reduced the deficit on 80 minutes before Alan Christie equalised with another piledriver two minutes later to restore parity. However, two late Lanark goals saw them through to face Lesmahagow in the final on Monday.
WEST CALDER UNITED 1 FORTH WANDERERS 2
The Wanderers defeated West Calder United by two goals to one at Hermand Park this evening. Two well taken second half goals by impressive new signing Willie McClaren sealed victory for the Forth. In addition there were many positives to take from the game, not least an excellent performance by new midfielder John Rennie who at times was a joy to behold.
FORTH WANDERERS 3 ROSSVALE JUNIORS 4
The Wanderers pre-season began with a 4-3 defeat to Rossvale at Kingshill Park this afternoon. Forth could have few complaints to find themselves 3-0 down at the interval and things worsened further when the visitors made it 4-0 early in the second half. However, after Rossvale were, somewhat harshly, reduced to 10 men, the Wanderers launched a stirring fightback, with new signing Martin Hannaway notching a second half hat-trick to make the final score 4-3. The big striker had another in the net but was correctly ruled offside, although his first from an overhead kick will live long in the memory.
Season tickets will be available from Saturday costing £45/£22.50 concessions. These cover the two home Sectional League Cup games, the eleven home league games and any home friendlies. This amounts to a saving of £20/£10 on the walk up cost of attending the thirteen games.