Matchday 1 | Edinburgh City (A) Preview

Edinburgh City vs Albion Rovers

Ladbrokes League 2
Ainslie Park, Edinburgh
Saturday 4th August, 3pm

Edinburgh City will come into tomorrow’s game buoyed by winning their final Betfred Cup match 4-2 against League 1 opponents in Stranraer. They bolster an impressive roster with the likes of Conrad Balatoni and Danny Handling contracted to the club, last season they finished 9th.

The ‘Rovers last outing ended in a 5-0 defeat to Greenock Morton…
The first ten minutes of the match looked promising for the visitors, however, the home side scored two quick-fire goals before the half-time mark and capitalised on a lack of concentration from the back-line.
After the break and a system change for the ‘Rovers, the game was still in the favour of the Championship side. Three more goals ensured a comprehensive victory for Morton.

John Brogan was quick to praise the ‘Ton saying:
“They were the best team I thought we had come up against so far, they were excellent”.

Also, he stressed that the team will be judged on the results in the League, and that the Betfred Cup was a “learning curve” for his new team.
“The league is the priority, it is what we are gearing up for. We will be judged on form in the League”.

Going into tomorrow without a competitive goal scored, John admitted it was something being worked on.
“It is something, of course, we are aware of, we have been working hard in training to make sure we get it right”.


Supporters Bus will be running from St Andrews Bar.
Time:- 1.00pm – St. Andrews bar
Prices:- Adults – £13.00
Concessions – £7.00

Ainslie Park Stadium, 94 Pilton Drive, EH5 2HF.

The stadium is in the north of Edinburgh and if you are travelling by train to Waverley it is recommended to take the number 27 Lothian Bus to the ground. You can get this bus from Hannover Street near the station.
Lothian Buses have a great app (Transport for Edinburgh) for Android and Apple devices.
We will be housed in the North section of the main stand, there is space also for disabled supporters in this area.

Admission for the game tomorrow is:
Adults £12
Concessions £6

Can’t make it to the game?
Follow our Twitter account @albionrovers for updates on the game.
Also, we will have post-match reaction from John Brogan after the game on our new official SoundCloud account:
Also, look out for our new matchday graphics!

Ben Kearney