Ricky Waddell's Caledonian Braves welcomed a new-look East Stirlingshire side, as Sandy Clark made his managerial bow with the 'Shire at Alliance Park.
Today's Lowland League clash was a reverse of the Braves' 1-1 draw away to East Stirlingshire on August 6.
The opening five minutes started slowly, however, East Stirlingshire were able to find space on their left flank, as the Braves were put on the backfoot. East Stirlingshire's first corner resulted in a scramble inside the Braves' box, and 'Shire captain Connor Greene was able to capitalise, firing past keeper Henry at the near-post.
Following Connor Greene's 14th minute opener, the Braves started to dominate, earning six corners throughout the first-half. Jack Duncan had the Braves' most notable chance, as his headed effort from a corner went narrowly over the East Stirlingshire bar.
Braves started the second-half brightly, as captain Scott Forrester was brought down inside the 'Shire box for a penalty. Marc Kelly stepped up, and fired past 'keeper Connelly to equalise. Caledonian Braves picked up two bookings, as Marc Kelly and Luke Main collected yellows. Ricky Waddell made his first change of the afternoon, as Ross McNeil departed for Cameron Breadner. The Braves peppered East Stirlingshire with chances, however, were unable to find the lead.
While unfortunate not to secure all three points, the Caledonian Braves put on a valiant display given circumstances surrounding the squad. The 1-1 draw mirrors Braves' previous result against East Stirlingshire in August.