Furious Stirling Hit Out At Sfa

Last updated : 26 November 2010 By Queens MAD

Furious Stirling Albion hit out as refs strike costs them £6K

FAN-OWNED Stirling Albion last night vowed to demand compensation from the SFA.

The Forthbank club, who were bought over by their supporters in July, reckon they will lose about £6000 after tomorrow's First Division clash with Partick Thistle fell victim to the referees' strike.

The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 22.

Club spokesman Paul Goodwin insisted Albion were being punished unjustly over a problem that started in the SPL and said: "Moving the fixture to midweek will cost us more than £6000.

"We'll be interested to talk to the SFA and we'll be looking for compensation.

"We are furious. We are fans and we can't afford to lose this money.

"We don't think it's an SFL problem - it started in the SPL."

Only one First Division game, Morton v Falkirk, will be played after it was drawn from a hat.

Sunday's ALBA Challenge Cup Final between Ross County and Queen of the South at McDiarmid Park will also go ahead.

The three Scottish Cup replays - Beith v Airdrie Utd, Annan v Brechin and Threave v Stenhousemuir - have also survived.

Only one set of foreign officials could be spared for a league match and the SFL allocated them to a First Division game.

Chief executive David Longmuir said: "Lots were drawn and Morton against Falkirk was arrived at.

"The three cup replays will go ahead because we need to get them resolved in order to avoid impact on the league fixtures the following week."

Cowdenbeath reckon they will lose £20,000 following the postponement of their derby with Dunfermline and seething boss Jimmy Nicholl said: "What the hell have the actions of certain individuals at certain clubs got to do with the 150 other managers and coaches in the rest of the leagues? Why do we suffer?"