28th August 2016 – Neilston 3 Forth Wanderers 1
The Wanderers fell 3-1 to Neilston in their opening league game at Brig O’Lea on Saturday. Despite a strong start in which they created several good chances, Forth couldn’t find the back of the net and were punished just after the half hour mark when the hosts took the lead. Worse was to follow when Neil Schoneville was shown a straight red just prior to the interval.
The 10 men were holding their own in the second half until Gary McMullen was shown two quick yellow cards and a penalty awarded which the Farmers Boys converted to make it 2-0. Undaunted the 9 men continued to press when they could and got their reward when substitute Eddie Haley turned home a Wullie McLaren cross at the front post to make it 2-1. Neilston however made it 3-1 just a few minutes later to complete the scoring.
25th August 2016 – Player Sponsors
Forth were given a bye in the Scottish Junior Cup 1st Round draw made tonight at Hampden.
24th August 2016 – Player Sponsors
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 website Sponsors page 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, social media or with any Committee member. Thanks in advance for your continued support of the club.
24th August 2016 – Dillon MacDonald
The club would like to welcome Dillon MacDonald to Kingshill, signing on the dotted line after he impressed as a trialist in the Sectional League Cup matches. Previously with Mill United AFC, Dillon is sure to prove a fans favourite with his all action style.
17th August 2016 – Lesmahagow 4 Forth Wanderers 1
The Wanderers lost their final sectional league cup match 4-1 to Lesmahagow at Craighead Park this evening. Forth had the better of a goalless first half although the hosts missed the best chance when the ball was fired over from close range when it looked easier to score.
The Gow began the second half on the front foot but went behind against the run of play when a superb through ball sent Taylor Scott clear and the young striker calmly finished past the keeper. The Forth lead lasted barely two minutes though and the game could then have gone either way until a late Wanderers collapse saw the hosts score three goals in the final 10 minutes to record the victory.
17th August 2016 – Gerry Ward
The club would like to wish Gerard Ward all the best for the future and thank him for his efforts with the Wanderers after he announced his retirement today. The proud recipient of a League Winners medal, Gerry will always be welcome back at Kingshill.
15th August 2016 – Neil Schoneville
The club would like to extend a warm welcome to vastly experienced defender Neil Schoneville on his return to the Wanderers. Those with long memories may remember Neil gracing the hallowed Kingshill turf back in 2003/04 and his experience will be invaluable as we face up to the new challenges of the Central First Division.
p style=”text-align: center;”>15th August 2016 – Forth Wanderers 1 Larkhall Thistle 0
The Wanderers defeated Larkhall Thistle by a goal to nil this evening at Kingshill, in the proverbial game of two halves. Forth were the better side in the first half and contrived to miss several good opportunities, although Larkhall did rattle a shot off the bar. The second period saw the visitors in the ascendancy and they were awarded a penalty when Craig Gupwell was somewhat harshly penalised for an infringement in the box. However, the spot kick was blasted high over the bar and the Wanderers took full advantage of this let off when a Barry McGeechan free kick was fired into the back post and the ball fell to Eddie Haley who fired home. Larkhall claimed that their goalkeeper had been fouled when coming for the ball and the keepers protestations saw him red-carded allowing Forth to comfortably hold out for victory against the ten men.
13th August 2016 – Forth Wanderers 2 Lanark United 3
An under strength Forth side fell to a 3-2 defeat against local rivals Lanark at Kingshill this afternoon. One up at the interval through a smart finish from trialist Eddie Haley, the Wanderers found themselves 2-1 down in the second half until a fine Barry McGeechan strike looked to have earned them a point. However, a late penalty sealed the victory for the visitors.
10th August 2016 – Larkhall Game Re-scheduled
The Wanderers Sectional League Cup game against Larkhall Thistle has been re-scheduled for Monday 15th August at Kingshill.
10th August 2016 – Royal Albert 2 Forth Wanderers 2
The Wanderers drew 2-2 with Royal Albert at Tileworks Park this evening. Goals from Taylor Scott and Martin Hannaway, in a first half which Forth dominated, saw the Wanderers 2-0 ahead at the interval. However, two quick Albert goals after the restart leveled things up and in a second half without many clear cut chances, Wullie McLaren came closest to snatching the victory but was denied by a fine double save by Jack Wardlaw in the home goal. Forth had four trialists in their starting 11, as manager Jamie McKenzie looks to add to his squad ahead of the start of the league campaign.
5th August 2016 – Larkhall Game Postponed
Saturday’s home game against Larkhall Thistle has been postponed and has been re-scheduled for Monday 22nd August at 7pm.
1st August 2016 – Lanark United 4 Forth Wanderers 1
Lanark deservedly won the Clydesdale Cup at Moor Park tonight defeating the Wanderers 4-1.
Forth took the lead after 11 minutes through Wullie McLaren and were the better side for the first 20 minutes. However, the hosts improved and goals on 28 and 45 saw them 2-1 ahead at the interval. The loss of Gary McMullen early on certainly didn’t help the Wanderers cause.
Two second half goals, one right at the death, saw Lanark complete the victory and the Wanderers misery was compounded by a straight red for Craig Gupwell.