Hawks welcome Stirling County as visitors to Old Anniesland today and find themselves separated by 2 points after 12 games.
County’s season has fluctuated in terms of their form going from some spectacular victories to some narrow defeats. The sides have already met at Bridgehaugh and Hawks came out on top in a 25-15 win, but that is an indicator of nothing.
The sides both find themselves in the bottom half of the table and will be looking for a win to pull themselves away from the pay-off spot. That spot was at stake the last time the sides met in the West End when the loser of the tie would go on to face GHA in the promotion play-off.
Hawks won that match, but even neutral observers were surprised that two sides of such quality were in that position.
There has been a change in coaching in Stirling as Graeme Young left the club and David Adamson, brother of Mike was appointed coach over the summer. David took on the coaching duties whilst continuing with his work at Edinburgh University.
It is quite a task for County as the most northerly club in the top flight, but Hawks will want to make it a double over County adding a home win to their previous visctory.
Hawks will also be anxious to break the losing habit which has started since the turnaround losing three on the bounce. However the game goes, there is a lot at stake and all anyone can probably predict is a tight contest.