University of Stirling and Caledonian Braves had equal share of the points, last season – with Stirling Uni winning 3-1 at Alliance Park, and The Braves leaving Forthbank with a 1-0 win.
After a phenomenal 22/23 campaign that saw them finish 4th and exiting the Scottish Cup Fourth Round to Dundee United, it was always going to be difficult for Stirling Uni to be able to emulate that – particularly when losing key, senior players.
Having lost their two opening games 3-1 and 3-0 to Linlithgow Rose and Cumbernauld Colts, the Uni followed that up with 1-1 and 2-2 draws with East Kilbride and Berwick Rangers, and are looking for their first win.
A difficult start for Caledonian Braves, who, like Stirling Uni, have also had to deal with losing key players.
Since their opening day 1-0 win over Berwick Rangers, The Braves have went on a three-game losing streak of 5-1 to Celtic B, 2-0 to Broomhill, and 1-0 to Linlithgow Rose, and will be desperate to get back to winning ways.