Part 52 – S1 C1 P51 Promotion Playoff 1st Leg – Buckie Thistle (A) 4th May 2019 15:00

Today we make the long journey north to the Moray Firth to play Highland League champions Buckie Thistle ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckie_Thistle_F.C. ) in the first leg of the promotion playoff. Before then we’ve had a month end (so Stats) and a Reserve game. A few sets of attributes on an upward trajectory, Andrew Mackay & Kieran …

Part 51 – S1 C1 P50 Match Day 28 – Cumbernauld Colts (A) 27th April 2019 15:00 – Champions?

And the answer is………………………YES!!!! BSC lost 1-0 to Stirling Uni on Sunday 14th, handing us the title with 1 game still to play. Our late season form since the 2-1 loss v Edusport on 16th February has been very good – 4 wins & 2 draws from competitive games, only 2 goals conceded. So to …

Part 50 – S1 C1 P49 Match Day 27 – Vale of Leithen (H) 13th April 2019 15:00

Before our squeaky-bum-possible-title-winning-if-results-go-our-way match with Vale Of Leithen we are looking at Mark McConnell. Definitely one of those star-ratings-don’t-matter players. A 7.22 average this season across 33 games with 2 goals, an assist, and 3 MotM; he’s had 7.0 or greater in the last 4 competitive games and has the best defensive relationship (With Kev …

Part 49 – S1 C1 P48 – South Challenge Cup Semi Final – Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic (H) 10th April 2019 15:00

Craig Newall (Been with Civil Service since 2014) has played a very important role this season as a rampaging left wing back, averaging 7.17 overall and 7 exactly in the league. A couple of assists and a goal in competitive games and very-much contributing to our very-stingy defence, which has only let up 13 goals …

Part 48 – S1 C1 P47 Match Day 26 – East Stirlingshire (A) 30th March 2019 15:00

Before our 23 mile, 35 minute journey to the Falkirk stadium, home to current league One Falkirk and our opponents East Stirlingshire we had a friendly v Blackburn Utd, from Blackburn, just south of Bathgate in West Lothian. Our Reserves also had a few friendlies. First up on Thursday 21st the Reserves beat Burntisland Res …

Part 47 – S1 C1 P46 Match Day 25 – BSC Glasgow (H) 10th March 2019 15:00

Neil McVitie, brought in a free on 29th July has worked his way into the team. As he’s best as a BWM that’s what he’s been doing, to great effect, and with 7 league assists he tops the assist chart for the Strollers and is joint top with Declan Hughes of BSC Glasgow (Been out …

Part 46 – S1 C1 P45 – South Challenge Cup Quarter Final – Camelon Juniors (A) 6th March 2019 15:00 & Youth Intake

Camelon Juniors ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camelon_Juniors_F.C. ) play at Carmuirs Park (seen above) in Camelon – just west of Falkirk on the banks of the Forth & Clyde Canal and within a few hundred yards of the famous Falkirk Wheel. The currently (19/20) ply their trade in the East of Scotland Premier Division, one step below the …

Part 45 – S1 C1 P44 Match Day 24 – Stirling Uni (A) 3rd March 2019 15:00 – February Stats, Friendly v Dundee Uni, Youth Intake

Today we take a nice Sunday drive, a 35 mile, 50 minute journey along the M9 to the Forthbank Stadium in Stirling, home to Stirling Albion (League 2) and where Stirling Uni groundshare. Since last time and our soul-destroying defeat against 10-man-for-52-minutes Edusport we have had a keep-sharp friendly against Dundee University and another turn …

Part 44 – S1 C1 P43 Match Day 23 – Edusport (H) 16th February 2019 15:00 – January Stats, End of Transfer Window, Friendlies

Today we look at Andy Mair, at home anywhere down the left, 22yo and 6ft 1in he has been a very important cog in the Strollers machine this season. With 1 goal and 6 assists in competitive matches he’s currently on 7.16 with 3 MotM performances in 21 games. His mentals are improving well and …

Part 43 – S1 C1 P42 Match Day 22 – Dalbeattie Star (A) 26th January 2019 15:00

We make the 2hr 20min, 118 mile journey to deepest, darkest Dumfries & Galloway to face Dalbeattie Star, as I type in 14th, in another really important game for the rest of our season. Dalbeattie had 2 draws only in 11 games from the start of November until the start of January but have won …