Stirling Albion 0 - 1 Morton

Tuesday 15th February 2011
B Graham (84)

Goal-den Graham sinks Stirling

Morton left it late to break the hearts of basement boys Stirling with Brian Graham scoring the only goal at Forthbank.

Stirling played with fortitude but struggled to create against a well-drilled Morton team, who pounced late on for the points through Graham.

Scott Robertson and Ross Forsyth had strikes on goal for the hosts but it was Allan Jenkins who came closest in the opening period for Morton, bringing a fine stop out of Scott Christie with a driven strike.

Stirling made changes in search of a decisive goal but it was Morton who snatched the winner with six minutes left.

Jenkins found room in the right channel and his pass fed Graham, who made no mistake with a classy finish into the top corner from 18 yards.

OfficialJohn McKendrick
Attendance626
VenueForthbank Stadium
KICK OFF
Stirling Albion - Morton
0:37+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Marc Smyth using right foot from own half - Pass
1:02+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Sean Fitzharris using left foot from right channel - Miss Left
1:21+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
1:44+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right byline to centre - Clearance
2:10+00:00
Clearance by Grant Evans
2:25+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kevin McKinlay
3:27+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kevin McKinlay
4:05+00:00
Volley Shot taken by Allan Jenkins using right foot from left channel - Miss Left
4:24+00:00
Short Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
4:34+00:00
Defending Throw in from Kevin McKinlay
5:21+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Christoper Aitken using left foot from left channel - Pass
7:38+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right byline to centre - Open Play
8:54+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Scott Robertson using right foot from left channel - Over Bar
9:17
BOOKING: Grant Evans of Morton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
9:52+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jonathan Brown
10:37+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Jonathan Brown using left foot from left channel - Over Bar
10:54+00:00
Short Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
12:36+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Grant Evans
12:55+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Grant Evans
14:01+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Allan Jenkins using left foot from left channel - Save
14:14+00:00
Round Post Save made by Scott Christie
14:18+00:00
Pass Corner taken by David O'Brien using right foot from left byline to short - Open Play
14:57+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Grant Evans
15:34+00:00
Short Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
16:07+00:00
Defending Throw in from Kevin McKinlay
20:02+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from left byline to centre - Save
20:19+00:00
Punch Save made by Colin Stewart
20:47+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Ross Forsyth using right foot from right channel - Over Bar
21:00+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
22:35+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Peter Weatherson using left foot from left byline to centre - Shot
23:19+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Michael Mullen using head from centre penalty area - Miss Right
23:36+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
23:45+00:00
Defending Throw in from Kevin McKinlay
25:13+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Marc Smyth using right foot from right channel - Pass
26:11+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth using right foot from left channel - Pass
26:51+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Michael Doyle
28:51+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from left byline to centre - Clearance
29:14+00:00
Clearance by Grant Evans
35:50+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
37:27+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth using left foot from own half - Pass
37:46+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Christie
38:24+00:00
Offside: Gordon Smith
38:25+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Grant Evans using right foot from own half - Pass
39:40+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Brian Allison using right foot from own half - Pass
41:26+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay using right foot from left channel - Pass
41:51+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Michael Mullen using right foot from left byline to centre - Open Play
42:48+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by David O'Brien using left foot from left byline to centre - Clearance
43:04+00:00
Clearance by Christoper Aitken
43:55+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right penalty area - Miss Left
44:29+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Sean Fitzharris using right foot from left wing - Cross
44:40+00:00
Cross from Sean Fitzharris - Clearance
44:42+00:00
Clearance by Ross Forsyth
HALF TIME
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Morton
SECOND HALF STARTED
Stirling Albion - Morton
46:56+00:00
Offside: Michael Mullen
46:57+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay using left foot from own half - Pass
47:51+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right channel - Cross
48:04+00:00
Cross from Christoper Aitken - Foul
49:46+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Christie using left foot from own half - Pass
51:58+00:00
Curled Shot taken by Derek Lyle using right foot from left channel - Over Bar
52:07+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
53:10+00:00
Volley Shot taken by Darren Young using left foot from right channel - Save
53:30+00:00
Catch Save made by Scott Christie
54:08+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris using right foot from right byline to centre - Open Play
54:56+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by David O'Brien using left foot from right channel - Cross
55:09+00:00
Cross from David O'Brien - Clearance
55:13+00:00
Clearance by Scott Buist
55:16+00:00
Pass Corner taken by Stuart McCaffrey using right foot from left byline to short - Open Play
55:40+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
57:30+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by David O'Brien using left foot from left byline to centre - Clearance
58:01+00:00
Clearance by Jonathan Brown
59:06+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Paul McHale using left foot from left channel - Save
59:17+00:00
Round Post Save made by Colin Stewart
59:21+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right byline to centre - Clearance
59:40+00:00
Clearance by Stuart McCaffrey
59:44
Substitution for Morton: Stewart Kean on for Sean Fitzharris
60:20+00:00
Short Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
60:42+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Allan Jenkins using right foot from right channel - Save
61:03+00:00
Round Post Save made by Scott Christie
61:08+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Stewart Kean using right foot from right byline to centre - Clearance
61:18+00:00
Clearance by Scott Buist
61:22+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by David O'Brien using left foot from left byline to centre - Out Of Play
61:46+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
63:17+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Grant Evans
64:12+00:00
Defending Throw in from Michael Doyle
64:23+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from own half - Pass
65:50
Substitution for Morton: Brian Graham on for Peter Weatherson
66:25+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Colin Stewart using left foot from own half - Pass
68:46+00:00
Offside: Gordon Smith
68:47+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Marc Smyth using right foot from own half - Pass
69:10+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Stewart Kean using right foot from right channel - Miss Left
69:21+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
69:44
Substitution for Morton: Graeme Holmes on for Derek Lyle
70:34+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Stewart Kean using left foot from left 6 yard - Hit Post
71:40+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Jonathan Brown
73:02+00:00
Short Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
73:47+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Michael Doyle
76:09
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Stephen Stirling on for Scott Robertson
76:29+00:00
Defending Throw in from Kevin McKinlay
76:42+00:00
Offside: Stewart Kean
76:43+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Christie using left foot from own half - Open Play
79:00+00:00
Short Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
79:45+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Darren Young using right foot from right wing - Pass
80:14
Substitution for Stirling Albion: John Kane on for Jonathan Brown
82:12
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Ryan Borris on for Michael Mullen
82:44+00:00
Defending Throw in from Michael Doyle
83:09
Stirling Albion 0 - 1 Morton
GOAL scored by Brian Graham
83:09+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Brian Graham using right foot from right channel - Goal
83:41+00:00
Pass Assist taken by Allan Jenkins from right channel
84:21+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Michael Doyle
87:08+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right wing - Cross
87:28+00:00
Cross from Christoper Aitken - Save
87:31+00:00
Punch Save made by Colin Stewart
87:52+00:00
Overhead Kick Shot taken by Ryan Borris using right foot from right penalty area - Over Bar
88:24+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
FULL TIME
Stirling Albion 0 - 1 Morton
90:00+00:52
Pass Corner taken by Graeme Holmes using right foot from right byline to short - Open Play
90:00+01:34
Pass Corner taken by Graeme Holmes using right foot from right byline to short - Open Play
90:00+01:49
Pass Corner taken by Graeme Holmes using right foot from right byline to short - Open Play
90:00+02:03
Pass Corner taken by Graeme Holmes using right foot from right byline to short - Open Play

Stirling Albion

vs

Morton

0
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
7
Shots
9
1
On Target
4
6
Off Target
5
2
Crosses
2
6
Corners
12
8
Throw Ins
10
3
Saves
3
5
Clearances
3
8
Goal Kicks
7
9
Free Kicks
10
3
Offside
1
0
Yellow Cards
1

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Scott Christie
03.Ross Forsyth
05.Scott Buist
06.Brian Allison
11.Jonathan Brown 81+0' Tactical
02.Michael Doyle
04.Paul McHale
08.Christoper Aitken
10.Scott Robertson 77+0' Tactical
07.Michael Mullen 83+0' Tactical
09.Gordon Smith

Substitutes

17.Murray Jackson
12.John Kane 81+0' Tactical
14.Stephen Stirling 77+0' Tactical
15.Ryan Borris 83+0' Tactical
16.Andrew Gibson

Morton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Colin Stewart
02.Grant Evans (10+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Marc Smyth
05.Stuart McCaffrey
03.Kevin McKinlay
06.Darren Young
08.Allan Jenkins
11.David O'Brien
07.Sean Fitzharris 60+0' Tactical
09.Derek Lyle 70+0' Tactical
10.Peter Weatherson 66+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.Kevin Cuthbert
12.Graeme Holmes 70+0' Tactical
15.Fouad Bachirou
14.Stewart Kean 60+0' Tactical
16.Brian Graham 66+0' Tactical

Last 5 Meetings

Duo still missing for Stirling

Stirling Albion boss Jocky Scott is again without goalkeeper Callum Reidford and defender Martyn Corrigan for the home game against Morton.

Scott did receive some good news, though, with club captain Ross Forsyth reporting no ill-effects following his comeback game against Ross County at the weekend.

Scott, who has been unable to add to his squad, said: "Ross was tired and a bit stiff, which was to be expected, but he played his part in a good performance in a game we played well in and could have won.

"More of the same will be required against Morton, and if we can continue with the improvements I have seen already I`m sure we can climb off the bottom of the table."

Morton boss Allan Moore returns to his former club without the services of midfielders Carlo Monti and Michael Tidser.

The duo were both shown red cards against Falkirk at the weekend.

The Greenock side have yet to win on their travels this season, and Moore reckons his former home would be an ideal place to start.

He said: "I am looking forward to seeing some old faces but I will be sending Morton out to ensure they pick up three points."

Moore added: "We faced each other on the opening day of the season at our place and Stirling sat in for most of the game. I am not expecting a repeat of that as there have been a lot of changes since then."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Raith Rovers 21 12 39
2 Dunfermline 21 18 38
3 Falkirk 20 14 33
4 Queen of South 17 2 24
5 Up Morton 20 1 24
6 Down Partick Thistle 20 -2 24
7 Up Cowdenbeath 19 -20 18
8 Down Dundee 21 15 17
9 Down Ross County 20 -10 17
10 Stirling Albion 19 -30 13

Updated 15/02/2011 at 21:42