Airdrieonians 1 - 1 Stirling Albion

Saturday 24th September 2011
J Boyle (4)S Davidson (37)

Great Scott makes his point

Scott Davieson's fifth goal of the season was enough to earn Stirling a 1-1 draw away at Airdrie.

It was the home team who took the lead after just four minutes when John Boyle received Ryan Donnelly's throughball before confidently striking a left-footed effort into the top corner.

Donnelly then curled a left-footed effort against the crossbar after 34 minutes before Davieson was on hand to equalise for the visitors just three minutes later - drilling a low, right-footed effort past Airdrie goalkeeper Paul McKane.

Darren Smith had the opportunity to steal a victory for Stirling in the closing seconds, but his right-footed shot from the centre of the penalty area was well saved by McKane.

OfficialDes Roache
Attendance709
VenueExcelsior Stadium
Kick Off
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
0:41
Corner taken by John Crawley using his left foot from the right byline
1:18
Clearance by David Lilley
2:38
Foul on Sean Lynch
2:57
Free Kick taken by Fraser Keast
3:39
Shot taken by John Boyle using his left foot from the left penalty area
3:39
Airdrieonians 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by John Boyle using his left foot from the left penalty area to the top left of the goal.
5:58
Shot taken by Fraser Keast with his right foot
6:16
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
6:29
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot
6:50
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
11:51
Offside flag raised against Darren L. Smith
11:55
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
14:31
Foul on Lewis Bonar
14:48
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
17:21
BOOKING: Marc McCulloch of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
17:54
Foul on Fraser Keast
18:04
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain
20:24
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
23:20
Foul on Scott Davidson
23:31
Free Kick taken by Shaun Fagan
25:15
Offside flag raised against Lewis Bonar
25:19
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
26:07
Foul on Christopher Malone
26:14
Free Kick taken by Kieron Stallard
27:14
Offside flag raised against James Stevenson
27:15
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
29:41
Foul on John Boyle
29:51
Free Kick taken by Kieron Stallard
32:06
Foul on Brian Allison
32:19
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
34:17
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly using his left foot from the right penalty area
34:53
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
36:17
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
36:17
Airdrieonians 1 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
38:17
Shot taken by Lewis Bonar with his right foot from the centre penalty area
38:43
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
39:18
BOOKING: Gary Thom of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
39:35
Foul on Fraser Keast
39:43
Free Kick taken by Graeme Owens
40:08
Corner taken by John Boyle using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
41:20
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly using his left foot from the left penalty area
41:50
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
42:28
BOOKING: David Lilley of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
42:42
Foul on Scott Davidson
42:53
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
44:29
Foul on Gary Thom
44:36
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
Half Time
Airdrieonians 1 - 1 Stirling Albion
45:01
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Phillip Johnston on for Graeme Owens
Second Half Started
Airdrieonians 1 - 1 Stirling Albion
46:34
Foul on Darren L. Smith
46:42
Free Kick taken by Marc McCulloch
48:28
Shot taken by Jamie Bain with his right foot
49:00
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
49:49
Foul on Lewis Bonar
49:59
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
50:56
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
51:21
Clearance by John Crawley
51:48
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot from the centre penalty area
52:09
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
52:52
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
53:54
Foul on John Boyle
54:02
Free Kick taken by Christopher Malone from the left wing
55:21
Offside flag raised against Darren L. Smith
55:24
Free Kick taken by Kieron Stallard
55:56
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Craig Hill on for David Lilley
57:36
Foul on Sean Lynch
57:43
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
58:10
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
59:19
Corner taken by John Boyle using his left foot from the right byline
59:49
Clearance by Devon Jacobs
60:11
Corner taken by John Boyle using his left foot from the right byline
60:38
Corner taken by John Boyle using his left foot from the left byline
61:04
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
62:43
BOOKING: Shaun Fagan of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
63:17
Foul on James Stevenson
63:29
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
63:40
Corner taken by Fraser Keast with his right foot from the left byline
65:23
Offside flag raised against Darren L. Smith
65:26
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
65:49
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Derek Holmes on for John Boyle
66:49
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
67:27
Foul on Derek Holmes
67:42
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
68:31
Foul on Lewis Bonar
68:39
Free Kick taken by Marc McCulloch from the right wing
68:50
BOOKING: Christopher Malone of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
69:26
Corner taken by Joshua Flood with his right foot from the left byline
70:08
Corner taken by Joshua Flood with his right foot from the left byline
70:39
Foul on Darren L. Smith
70:47
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
71:10
Corner taken by John Crawley using his left foot from the right byline
71:27
Clearance by Sean Lynch
72:40
Hand Ball taken by Derek Holmes
72:44
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
73:54
Foul on Jamie Bain
74:00
Free Kick taken by Craig Hill from the right wing
74:31
BOOKING: Devon Jacobs of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
74:46
Foul on Christopher Malone
74:54
Free Kick taken by Christopher Malone
76:30
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Alan Cook on for Joshua Flood
77:05
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
77:44
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
79:41
Shot taken by Sean Lynch with his right foot
79:54
Save made by Samuel Filler
81:18
Offside flag raised against Darren L. Smith
81:21
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
82:01
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
82:14
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
82:40
Offside flag raised against Marc McCulloch
82:42
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
84:15
Foul on Fraser Keast
84:21
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
85:52
Offside flag raised against Darren L. Smith
85:54
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
87:09
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot from the centre penalty area
87:26
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Gavin McPherson on for Lewis Bonar
87:54
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
88:49
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
89:37
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
90:00+0:42
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
90:00+1:24
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
90:00+2:05
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+2:19
Save made by Paul McKane
90:00+2:30
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline
90:00+2:44
Clearance by Sean Lynch
Full Time
Airdrieonians 1 - 1 Stirling Albion

Airdrieonians

vs

Stirling Albion

1
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
8
Shots
4
2
On Target
2
6
Off Target
2
8
Corners
5
20
Throw Ins
28
1
Saves
1
3
Clearances
2
7
Goal Kicks
10
19
Free Kicks
12
2
Offside
7
1
Hand Balls
0
2
Yellow Cards
4

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Paul McKane
02.Kieron Stallard
03.David Lilley (43+0: Unsporting behaviour) 56+0' Injury
04.Jamie Bain
05.Christopher Malone (69+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Fraser Keast
07.Graeme Owens 45+0' Tactical
08.Sean Lynch
09.James Stevenson
10.Ryan Donnelly
11.John Boyle 66+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Connor Fairley
13.Craig Hill 56+0' Injury
14.Phillip Johnston 45+0' Tactical
15.Rhys Devlin
16.Derek Holmes 66+0' Tactical

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-1-1

01.Samuel Filler
02.Devon Jacobs (75+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Brian Allison
04.Gary Thom (40+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.John Crawley
06.Shaun Fagan (63+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Marc McCulloch (18+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Joshua Flood 77+0' Tactical
09.Lewis Bonar 88+0' Tactical
10.Lewis Bonar
11.Scott Davidson

Substitutes

12.Darren L. Smith
13.William Kerr
14.Alan Cook 77+0' Tactical
15.Craig McLeish
16.Gavin McPherson 88+0' Tactical
17.Steven Nicholas

Three Diamonds missing

Airdrie will again be missing a trio of players when they play host to Stirling.

Paul Lovering, Graeme Goodhall and Alastair Woodburn have been struggling with injuries of late and, subsequently, will be sidelined when Albion come to town.

Diamonds manager Jimmy Boyle is targeting a continuation of good recent form despite his side's midweek Scottish Communities League Cup to Clydesdale Bank Premier outfit Dundee United.

He said: "This will be a tough game as, despite a couple of disappointing results recently, Jocky Scott has Stirling Albion playing well.

"We showed against United in patches what we are capable of and I have to now ask the boys to do that over 90 minutes in a league game.

"We have been inconsistent in the league and hopefully getting a win in this game will set us up for a move up the table."

Stirling will again be without goalkeeper Callum Reidford as they look to avenge their early-season 5-0 Scottish Communities Cup defeat to the Diamonds.

Reidford recently underwent knee surgery and is still not fit to return.

That means he remains on the sidelines alongside Greig MacDonald, Shaun Dillon and Daly McSorle, who all have knocks.

Manager Scott, though, is hoping his side can enjoy more luck than last time the sides met, saying: "We had two players sent off in the last game and gave away two penalties.

"The first one when it was nil-nil and the second sending off was our goalkeeper after we had used all our substitutes, so it was a bit of a strange game.

"We will certainly do better than that if we keep 11 men on the pitch."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Arbroath 7 11 18
2 Cowdenbeath 7 10 16
3 Stenhousemuir 7 4 14
4 Forfar Athletic 7 0 10
5 Stirling Albion 7 1 9
6 Brechin City 7 -1 8
7 Airdrieonians 7 -2 7
8 Up Dumbarton 7 -4 7
9 Down Albion Rovers 7 -9 5
10 East Fife 7 -10 4

Updated 24/09/2011 at 17:00