May 11 2012 by Jean Pedder, Stirling Observer Friday
Doune 1 Callander thistle 3
THE season ended with a local derby. This was the third time the sides have met this season, with both teams on a win each.
From the word go the challenges were flying in but the referee did well to calm matters. Callander had the best chances in the first half but failed to convert. Callander’s defence of Buchanan, Ferguson, Herron and G Donaldson was solid and both sides were level at the interval.
In the second half McLaren and Loch worked hard in the middle of the park. A good strike from Stirling saw Callander take the lead but sloppy play let Doune equalise.
A tired Stirling made way for Smith, who made an instant impact. A hard-working Wilbert crossed to Smith, who fired home number two to put Callander ahead.
McLean replaced Donaldson and also made an instant impact. he lost the ball in the box but ran back to 30 yards out, regained the ball and beat three players to score. Man of the match was Ferguson.
CALLANDER: Varney, Herron, Ferguson, Buchanan, G.Donaldson Wilbert, Loch, McLaren (Feaks), S Donaldson (McLean) Graham, Stirling (Smith). Subs not used: Innes, McWhirter.