Stirling Albion 0 - 1 Dumbarton

Saturday 29th October 2011
S Agnew (84)

Scott too hot for Stirling

A late Scott Agnew strike gave Dumbarton a scrappy 1-0 win over Stirling.

The Sons threatened in the opening stages, but Sam Filler was equal to Patrick Walker's testing long-range shot.

Mark Gilhaney and Bryan Prunty also had efforts from outside the box for the Sons, but neither side looked like creating a clear opening.

Stirling came out stronger after the break and Scott Davieson should have done better with his right-footed shot which was straight at Stephen Grindlay.

Agnew finally broke the deadlock for Dumbarton with less than 10 minutes to go, striking a fine low drive from distance that nestled in the bottom corner.

Stirling pushed forward in search of an equaliser, but ultimately fell to their third straight defeat.

OfficialMat Northcroft
Attendance602
VenueForthbank Stadium
Kick Off
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Dumbarton
0:03
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
1:08
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
3:49
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
4:50
Foul on Ross McKinnon
4:58
Free Kick taken by James Creaney
5:21
Cross from Devon Jacobs
5:25
Clearance by Stephen Grindlay
5:29
Cross from Devon Jacobs
5:51
Clearance by Ross McKinnon
6:03
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
6:30
Clearance by Martin McNiff
6:40
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
7:19
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
8:00
Clearance by Sean Dillon
8:07
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
8:36
Clearance by Brian Allison
8:46
Foul on Darren L. Smith
8:53
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
9:05
Foul on Scott Davidson
9:10
Free Kick taken by Marc McCulloch
9:27
Corner taken by Marc McCulloch using his left foot from the right byline
9:47
Clearance by Ross McKinnon
10:08
Foul on Brian Allison
10:13
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
12:23
Foul on Bryan Prunty
12:28
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
12:49
Cross from Scott Agnew
12:59
Save made by Samuel Filler
13:34
Cross from Ross McKinnon
13:42
Save made by Samuel Filler
14:09
Shot taken by Patrick Walker using his left foot
14:23
Save made by Samuel Filler
15:09
Cross from Paul Nugent
15:12
Clearance by Devon Jacobs
18:26
Foul on James Creaney
18:30
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
20:43
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
21:46
BOOKING: Kevin Nicoll of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
21:49
Foul on Daly McSorley
21:56
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs from the right wing
22:52
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney using his left foot
23:03
Save made by Samuel Filler
25:03
Cross from Scott Davidson
25:08
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
25:55
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
25:59
Clearance by John Crawley
29:39
Cross from Patrick Walker
29:43
Clearance by Sean Dillon
30:28
Shot taken by Martin McNiff using his left foot
30:42
Clearance by Marc McCulloch
30:48
Corner taken by Scott Agnew with his right foot from the right byline
31:06
Clearance by Gary Thom
31:18
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
31:21
Clearance by Sean Dillon
31:40
Cross from Ross McKinnon
31:51
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
32:30
Offside flag raised against Scott Davidson
32:32
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
33:12
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right wing
33:25
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
34:39
Shot taken by Patrick Walker with his right foot from the centre penalty area
34:54
Block taken by Samuel Filler
35:19
Cross from Scott Davidson
35:23
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
35:27
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
35:43
Clearance by Martin McNiff
37:18
Offside flag raised against Darren L. Smith
37:21
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
38:38
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot
38:48
Save made by Samuel Filler
39:05
Foul on Alan Cook
39:11
Free Kick taken by Sean Dillon from the left wing
39:58
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot
40:20
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
40:40
Cross from Paul Nugent
40:52
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
42:01
Cross from Paul Nugent
42:05
Clearance by Gary Thom
42:28
Cross from James Creaney
42:32
Clearance by Brian Allison
44:03
Foul on Darren L. Smith
44:09
Free Kick taken by Marc McCulloch
44:26
Cross from Devon Jacobs
44:31
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
44:45
Cross from Bryan Prunty
44:49
Clearance by Devon Jacobs
Half Time
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Dumbarton
Second Half Started
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Dumbarton
49:19
Foul on Bryan Prunty
49:26
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
50:22
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
50:34
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
51:43
Corner taken by Daly McSorley with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
52:02
Clearance by Stephen Grindlay
52:18
Shot taken by Alan Cook using his left foot
54:15
Offside flag raised against Patrick Walker
54:18
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
55:25
Cross from John Crawley
55:32
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
55:37
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
55:58
Clearance by Kevin Nicoll
56:12
Shot taken by Devon Jacobs with his right foot
56:37
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
56:43
Corner taken by Daly McSorley with his right foot from the left byline
56:58
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
57:26
Cross from Darren L. Smith
57:34
Clearance by Martin McNiff
57:38
Corner taken by Daly McSorley using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
58:22
Cross from Daly McSorley
58:25
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
58:28
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline
58:51
Clearance by Kevin Nicoll
59:46
Foul on Bryan Prunty
59:51
Free Kick taken by Patrick Walker
60:46
Shot taken by Alan Cook using his left foot
61:34
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
64:04
Corner taken by Daly McSorley using his left foot from the left byline
64:23
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
64:30
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline
64:48
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
65:03
Cross from Scott Agnew
65:09
Clearance by Scott Davidson
65:18
Shot taken by Scott Davidson from the centre penalty area
65:33
Substitution for Dumbarton: David Winters on for Patrick Walker
65:57
Substitution for Dumbarton: Ryan Borris on for Ross McKinnon
66:14
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
66:29
Offside flag raised against Darren L. Smith
66:31
Free Kick taken by Martin McNiff
67:12
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
67:59
Cross from Darren L. Smith
68:01
Clearance by James Creaney
68:23
Cross from Ryan Borris
68:26
Clearance by Gary Thom
68:30
Cross from David Winters
68:35
Clearance by Samuel Filler
68:38
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
68:50
Clearance by Brian Allison
69:09
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Joshua Flood on for Daly McSorley
69:55
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
70:20
Save made by Samuel Filler
71:32
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
72:56
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Shaun Fagan on for Alan Cook
73:40
Foul on Scott Agnew
73:50
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
74:40
Cross from Ryan Borris
74:44
Clearance by Brian Allison
74:49
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
75:02
Clearance by Brian Allison
75:48
Foul on David Winters
75:52
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
76:14
Cross from Scott Agnew
76:25
Shot taken by Ryan Borris from the centre penalty area
76:44
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
76:59
Offside flag raised against Darren L. Smith
77:00
Free Kick taken by Martin McNiff
78:32
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
78:37
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
79:47
Cross from John Crawley
79:55
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
80:28
Cross from Devon Jacobs
80:32
Clearance by Martin McNiff
81:21
Foul on Marc McCulloch
81:28
Free Kick taken by Marc McCulloch
81:45
Cross from Devon Jacobs
81:47
Clearance by Paul Nugent
82:37
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
83:25
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
83:25
Stirling Albion 0 - 1 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Scott Agnew using his left foot to the bottom right of the goal.
85:10
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
85:14
Clearance by Sean Dillon
86:05
Cross from Bryan Prunty
86:14
Clearance by Brian Allison
86:19
Shot taken by Marc McCulloch using his left foot
86:32
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
86:36
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
86:41
Clearance by Brian Allison
86:47
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
88:19
Shot taken by Sean Dillon from the centre penalty area
88:38
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
89:00
Hand Ball taken by Shaun Fagan
89:07
Free Kick taken by Mark Gilhaney
89:41
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
90:00+0:50
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
90:00+0:53
Clearance by Gary Thom
90:00+1:37
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+1:54
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
90:00+1:58
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+2:10
Block taken by Stephen Grindlay
90:00+2:43
Shot taken by David Winters with his right foot from the right penalty area
90:00+3:21
Corner taken by Ryan Borris with his right foot from the right byline
Full Time
Stirling Albion 0 - 1 Dumbarton

Stirling Albion

vs

Dumbarton

0
Goals
1
9
Shots
10
4
On Target
7
5
Off Target
3
12
Crosses
20
11
Corners
11
33
Throw Ins
32
6
Saves
6
21
Clearances
18
9
Goal Kicks
5
1
Blocks
1
8
Free Kicks
13
4
Offside
1
1
Hand Balls
0
0
Yellow Cards
1

Stirling Albion

Formation: 3-5-2

01.Samuel Filler
02.Brian Allison
03.Gary Thom
04.Sean Dillon
05.Devon Jacobs
06.Alan Cook 73+0' Tactical
07.John Crawley
08.Daly McSorley 70+0' Tactical
09.Marc McCulloch
10.Scott Davidson
11.Darren L. Smith

Substitutes

12.William Kerr
13.Craig McLeish
14.Joshua Flood 70+0' Tactical
15.Shaun Fagan 73+0' Tactical
16.Steven Nicholas

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Ross McKinnon 66+0' Tactical
03.Paul Nugent
04.James Creaney
05.Alan Lithgow
06.Martin McNiff
07.Kevin Nicoll
08.Kevin Nicoll (22+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Scott Agnew
10.Scott Agnew
11.Mark Gilhaney

Substitutes

12.Bryan Prunty
13.Patrick Walker 66+0' Tactical
14.Jamie Ewings
15.Anthony Wallace
16.Ryan Borris 66+0' Tactical
17.Ryan Borris
18.Kieran Brannan
19.David Winters 66+0' Tactical

Last 5 Meetings

Midfielder back in frame for Stirling

Daly McSorley could return to the Stirling squad to face his former club Dumbarton.

The midfielder has been sidelined for more than a month with a broken jaw but he has resumed training and put himself in the reckoning for a recall.

However, the game definitely comes too soon for goalkeeper Callum Reidford and defender Greig MacDonald who remain out through injury.

Manager Jocky Scott said: "This will be a very difficult game as they have grabbed some decent results recently and are looking to move up the table.

"Whatever happened in the last game happened and we will just have to start afresh in this one and go out and look for another win."

Dumbarton will delay making a decision on Kevin Nicoll`s fitness.

The midfielder will be given until Saturday lunchtime to recover from a knock.

Everyone else in manager Alan Adamson's squad is available as the Sons look to move above their hosts in the league table with a win.

Adamson said: "Our performances and results have been better recently and I would like to think that we continue on the upward curve that began at Forfar a few weeks ago.

"We are still not converting our chances well enough but I will stand by our front men as I believe that they will come good. Win this one and we are heading our way into the top half of the table."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 11 13 23
2 Arbroath 11 11 23
3 Stenhousemuir 11 2 18
4 East Fife 11 -3 16
5 Up Dumbarton 11 -4 14
6 Up Brechin City 11 -1 13
7 Down Airdrieonians 11 -1 12
8 Down Stirling Albion 11 -2 12
9 Down Forfar Athletic 11 -5 11
10 Albion Rovers 11 -10 11

Updated 29/10/2011 at 17:00

 
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