First Team

January Ends with a Trip to Tranent!

25th January 2024

And just like that, the first month of 2024 will come to an end when we travel to face Tranent FC on Saturday afternoon!

The Lowland League clash will be a 3pm kick-off at Foresters Park, so let's take a deeper look into this one...

Opposition insight

Playing their games out of East Lothian, Tranent FC were renamed at the start of the 2023/24 season, following a merger between Tranent Juniors and Tranent Colts. 

Last season, Tranent finished in 5th position, despite it being their first season in the Lowland League following promotion from the East of Scotland Premier Division.

This year, 'The Belters' once again sit in 5th position, however are just three points off second and twelve off top, with two games in hand.

With talented attackers such as Broque Watson and former Kilmarnock man Kallum Higginbotham within their ranks, Tranent are capable of bagging goals, as shown in their incredible 7-0 victory over East Kilbride in the Scottish Cup back in November.


Braves form

The Caley Braves come into the game sitting in 11th position, with 28 points after 24 games. 

We started the year with an impressive 0-0 draw away to East Kilbride, which was followed up by a 1-1 draw at home to Albion Rovers last weekend - highlights here.

Last weekend, we were due to begin our retention of the Southern Counties Challenge Cup, however the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Previous meeting

A four thriller would greet us at Alliance Park when these two sides last met back in November, with the score finishing 2-2.

After taking the lead in the first half, the Braves would be penned back by two quickfire Tranent goals in the early exchanges of the second half.

But better late than never for the Braves, who equalised through a thumping last-gasp goal by Greig Stewart. Highlights from that one can be seen at the link here.


How to follow

The game will be a 3pm kick-off at Foresters Park, Tranent and tickets can be purchased for £10/£7/£4 POTG or at the link here.

If you can't make it along, Callum will be bringing us live commentary on Twitter/X Spaces as per usual for away games.

We'll also have live goal updates available on the app!

A big one this weekend, come on you Braves!


...In case you missed!

If you didn't catch the first episode of our relaunched podcast this week then fear not, as you can catch it now!

A great insight into the career of our American goalkeeper Bernie White can be watched now on our YoutTube channel at the link here.

Among much more, he told us about his days in the American college system, how he's settled into Glasgow life and how he's been enjoying the season so far!

Not to be missed!

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