GeoSonic Lowland League | Spartans face Shire showdown in penultimate weekend

Posted on Friday, April 12th, 2019

Spartans head to Falkirk Stadium in a crucial encounter that sees them face East Stirlingshire in a must win game in the battle for fourth place in the GeoSonic Lowland League.

After a disappointing defeat midweek against Stirling University, Spartans manager Dougie Samuel will ensure his charges put the events of Wednesday truly in the past and channel their collective energies into their final two matches, starting with Derek Ure’s side on Saturday.

Both sides go into the game having scored the same amount of goals however – and potentially crucial come 4.45pm – Spartans have a significantly better defensive record and still the joint second best in the table.

With a handful of key players unavailable at Forthbank plus skipper Michael Herd now suspended, it will be a changed Spartans side who take to the synthetic surface of Falkirk FC seeking three points and potentially fourth spot depending on results elsewhere.

Tale of the Tape so far:

This is the third season where the sides have locked horns.

Spartans Wins: 4
East Stirlingshire Wins: 0
Draws: 2

Last time out saw an incredible seven goal thriller at Ainslie Park, where Blair Atkinson’s hat-trick and a David Greenhill goal were enough to hold off an East Stirlingshire comeback to win 4-3.

Next Fixture

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Date: Saturday 29th June
Opponent: Keith FC
Venue: Ainslie Park
Competition: Pre-Season Friendly
Kick off: 1.00pm

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