Feb 10 2012 by Jean Pedder, Stirling Observer Friday
Callander Thistle 4 Dunblane 2
SATURDAY’S friendly gave Callander manager George Ward a chance to field several new players and MacIntosh, Feaks, Stirling and McWhirter all came in.
Callander took the lead after Stirling put McWhirter through on goal for the big striker to slot through the keeper’s legs. Shortly after Stirling got himself on the scoresheet after a pass from Wilbert split the defence and he ran through to blast past the Dunblane keeper.
Callander led 2-0 at half-time and changes were made with Smith, Neumann, McLaren and G Donaldson all coming on.
In the second half Callander won a penalty which man of the match Wilbert slotted home for goal number three.
Stuart Donaldson was causing Dunblane problems with his pace. Callander added a fourth when a cross by McLean saw Wilbert grab his second.
Dunblane scored twice in the last five minutes and pushed hard for more, forcing Varney to make two great saves.
Callander are away to Campsie on Saturday in a Division Three fixture.