East Fife 1 - 0 Stirling Albion

Saturday 22nd October 2011
R Wallace (88)

East Fife leave it late

A late Ryan Wallace strike gave East Fife their third straight win as they leapfrogged opponents Stirling into fourth place with a 1-0 victory.

There was only one shot that troubled either keeper in a dour first-half, with Gavin McPherson's long-range effort easily kept out by Mark Ridgers in the East Fife goal.

The second period was much of the same until Stirling defender Brian Allison fouled Robert Ogleby in the box.

Ogleby claimed responsibility for the penalty but a weak effort was easily saved by Sam Filler diving to his right.

But the on-loan striker's blushes were spared with two minutes remaining as Wallace rifled home from the edge of the box to grab all three points.

OfficialFrank McDermott
Attendance617
VenueBayview Stadium
Kick Off
East Fife 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
1:07
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
2:15
Foul on Gavin McPherson
2:21
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
3:52
Offside flag raised against Robert Ogleby
3:54
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
4:51
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
5:33
Clearance by David White
5:37
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
6:31
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith using his left foot
8:00
Foul on Alan Cook
8:06
Free Kick taken by Sean Dillon
12:23
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline
13:30
Shot taken by David White from the centre penalty area
14:14
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
15:02
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
18:51
Foul on Robert Ogleby
18:56
Free Kick taken by Scott Durie
23:49
Foul on Gavin McPherson
24:00
Free Kick taken by Marc McCulloch
25:07
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
26:40
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
27:36
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
28:39
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
30:47
Shot taken by Gavin McPherson with his right foot
31:11
Save made by Mark Ridgers
32:56
Substitution for East Fife: Robert Sloan on for David Muir
33:54
Foul on Ryan Wallace
33:59
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan
35:57
Shot taken by Alan Cook using his left foot
36:26
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
36:48
Foul on Ryan Wallace
37:01
Free Kick taken by Robert Ogleby
37:36
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
40:03
BOOKING: John Ovenstone of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
40:11
Foul on Scott Davidson
40:24
Free Kick taken by Sean Dillon
41:06
Shot taken by Sean Dillon using his left foot
41:12
Save made by Mark Ridgers
41:19
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
41:50
Save made by Mark Ridgers
43:42
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
44:20
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
Half Time
East Fife 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
Second Half Started
East Fife 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
46:38
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
47:34
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
47:57
Clearance by Marc McCulloch
52:56
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
53:39
Foul on Robert Linn
53:48
Free Kick taken by Craig Johnstone from the right wing
56:12
Offside flag raised against Scott Davidson
56:13
Free Kick taken by Matthew Park
56:51
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
63:46
Foul on Robert Linn
63:50
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith from the right wing
64:30
Foul on Robert Ogleby
64:44
BOOKING: Brian Allison of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
66:00
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Robert Ogleby and saved with his right foot to the bottom right
66:00
Save made by Samuel Filler
69:57
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot
70:09
Save made by Mark Ridgers
72:09
Shot taken by Robert Ogleby with his right foot from the right penalty area
72:27
Save made by Samuel Filler
72:35
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
73:13
Clearance by Sean Dillon
73:16
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
73:58
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Joshua Flood on for Gavin McPherson
75:11
Substitution for East Fife: Andrew Cook on for Craig Johnstone
75:42
Foul on Robert Linn
75:49
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan from the right wing
80:19
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith using his left foot
80:39
Save made by Mark Ridgers
82:03
Substitution for East Fife: Paul McQuade on for Robert Ogleby
83:17
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
85:02
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Steven Nicholas on for Darren L. Smith
86:06
Foul on Scott Davidson
86:21
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
87:29
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace using his left foot
87:29
East Fife 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Ryan Wallace using his left foot to the top left of the goal.
89:06
Foul on Darren Smith
89:15
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan
Full Time
East Fife 1 - 0 Stirling Albion

East Fife

vs

Stirling Albion

1
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
3
Shots
6
2
On Target
4
1
Off Target
2
8
Corners
4
21
Throw Ins
17
5
Saves
2
1
Clearances
2
4
Goal Kicks
6
8
Free Kicks
6
1
Offside
1
1
Penalties
0
1
Yellow Cards
1

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Mark Ridgers
02.Scott Durie
03.John Ovenstone (41+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.David White
05.Matthew Park
06.David Muir 33+0' Injury
07.Craig Johnstone 76+0' Tactical
08.Darren Smith
09.Ryan Wallace
10.Robert Linn
11.Robert Ogleby 83+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Robert Ogleby
13.Michael Brown
14.Andrew Cook 76+0' Tactical
15.Robert Sloan 33+0' Injury
16.Paul McQuade 83+0' Tactical
17.Robert Sloan
18.Steven Hislop

Stirling Albion

Formation: 3-5-2

01.Samuel Filler
02.Devon Jacobs
03.Sean Dillon
04.Brian Allison (65+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Gary Thom
06.Alan Cook
07.John Crawley
08.Gavin McPherson 74+0' Tactical
09.Marc McCulloch
10.Darren L. Smith 86+0' Tactical
11.Scott Davidson

Substitutes

12.William Kerr
13.Craig McLeish
14.Lewis Bonar
15.Joshua Flood 74+0' Tactical
16.Lewis Bonar
17.Steven Nicholas 86+0' Tactical

East Fife will be without striker Scott Dalziel when they take on Stirling Albion at New Bayview.

Dalziel is struggling with a pelvic problem as the Fifers look to continue their climb up the table.

Manager John Robertson, whose side have won their last two games to move off the bottom, said: "It looks like we're finally heading in the right direction.

"If we win this game we'll climb the table and move level with Stirling Albion on points.

"Indeed there's a combination of results that could see us go fourth, but I'll not be going overboard as at this stage as, apart from the top three, anyone can beat anyone.

"All I'am looking for is more signs of progression."

Stirling Albion will give striker Darren Smith until the last minute to prove his fitness.

The former Motherwell and Ross County forward has been out for three weeks with a hamstring problem and manager Jocky Scott is hoping he will be fit to face the Fifers.

Scott is already without Callum Reidford, Greig MacDonald and Daly McSorley through injury, while Shaun Fagan is a major doubt.

Scott said: "We defeated East Fife earlier in the season through hard work.

"We'll need to work as hard as that again at least to get a result at their place. It looks like their season is on the up after a couple of wins, but we'll look to put a stop to that."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 10 14 23
2 Arbroath 10 10 20
3 Stenhousemuir 10 3 18
4 Up East Fife 10 -5 13
5 Airdrieonians 10 1 12
6 Down Stirling Albion 10 -1 12
7 Down Forfar Athletic 10 -3 11
8 Down Dumbarton 10 -5 11
9 Brechin City 10 -2 10
10 Albion Rovers 10 -12 8

Updated 22/10/2011 at 17:03