Stirling Albion 0 - 1 Arbroath

Saturday 12th November 2011
S Malcolm (90+2)

Malcolm late show wins it for Arbroath

Stuart Malcolm's last-gasp header kept Arbroath hot on the heels of league leaders Cowdenbeath with a 1-0 win at Stirling.

Stirling started strongly but Arbroath's Steven Doris had the first real chance to open the scoring, dragging his strike wide from six yards.

In a frantic first half-hour, Stirling's Darren Smith and Scott Davieson both tried their luck from long range, the latter having his effort well saved by Darren Hill.

Josh Falkingham had a similar chance to Doris' in the second half, with a similar result as he missed the target with a scuffed shot.

Arbroath then poured forward as they looked to grab the three points and with a minute to go they got their reward, when Doris' cross found Malcolm, who stooped low to nod past Callum Reidford for a late winner.

OfficialCrawford Allan
Attendance573
VenueForthbank Stadium
Kick Off
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Arbroath
1:04
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
1:12
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
1:23
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
1:24
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
3:02
Offside flag raised against Lee Sibanda
3:03
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
6:01
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
6:36
Offside flag raised against Steven Doris
6:38
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
12:31
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot
12:45
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
16:06
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith using his left foot
16:17
Save made by Darren Hill
16:20
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline
16:33
Clearance by Joshua Falkingham
16:41
Shot taken by Joshua Flood using his left foot
16:53
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
17:35
Foul on Daly McSorley
17:39
Free Kick taken by Marc McCulloch
18:52
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the right six yard line
19:09
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
20:00
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline
20:26
Clearance by Marc McCulloch
20:35
Shot taken by Kevin Brown using his left foot from the right penalty area
20:49
Save made by Callum Reidford
21:00
Foul on Gavin Swankie
21:05
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
21:39
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm from the left penalty area
21:59
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
23:42
Foul on Gavin Swankie
23:50
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr from the left wing
24:16
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
24:21
Free Kick taken by Joshua Falkingham from the right wing
25:09
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
26:54
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith using his left foot from the right penalty area
27:22
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
28:07
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot
28:15
Save made by Darren Hill
28:26
Foul on Lee Sibanda
28:32
Free Kick taken by Joshua Falkingham from the right wing
31:10
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
33:32
Foul on Joshua Flood
33:37
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
34:33
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
36:51
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
36:53
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
40:46
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
40:49
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie from the right wing
41:13
Cross from Gavin Swankie
41:16
Clearance by Brian Allison
41:21
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
44:24
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
Half Time
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Arbroath
Second Half Started
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Arbroath
45:46
Foul on Devon Jacobs
45:51
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
46:36
Foul on Gary Thom
46:41
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
50:06
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie from the centre penalty area
50:19
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
52:26
Corner taken by Joshua Flood with his right foot from the left byline
52:51
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
53:30
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the right six yard line
53:56
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
57:16
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline
58:10
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline
58:34
Save made by Callum Reidford
59:30
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
60:47
Foul on Lee Sibanda
60:57
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter
62:44
Foul on Lee Sibanda
62:55
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie from the right wing
63:02
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
63:12
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
64:58
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline
65:26
Shot taken by Kevin Brown from the right six yard line
65:42
Substitution for Arbroath: Lee Bryce on for Lee Sibanda
66:11
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
68:08
Foul on Kevin Brown
68:11
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
69:56
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline
72:03
Foul on Gary Thom
72:09
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
73:52
Foul on Gavin Swankie
73:57
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
74:18
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot
74:23
Save made by Callum Reidford
74:32
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline
74:54
Foul on Marc McCulloch
74:59
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
78:20
Foul on Daly McSorley
78:24
Free Kick taken by Shaun Fagan
79:27
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the right penalty area
79:44
Substitution for Arbroath: Pedram Ardallany on for Kevin Brown
80:22
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
81:37
Foul on Lee Bryce
81:51
BOOKING: Shaun Fagan of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
81:57
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie from the left wing
83:13
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Steven Nicholas on for Joshua Flood
83:51
Offside flag raised against Steven Doris
83:53
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
86:25
Foul on Kieran McAnespie
86:30
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
86:44
Substitution for Stirling Albion: John Crawley on for Shaun Fagan
88:25
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline
89:01
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
89:53
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline
90:00+0:19
Clearance by Brian Kerr
90:00+1:01
Foul on Steven Doris
90:00+1:06
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
90:00+1:55
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm from the left six yard line
90:00+1:55
Stirling Albion 0 - 1 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Stuart Malcolm from the left six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
90:00+3:14
Foul on Alan Cook
90:00+3:22
Substitution for Arbroath: Keith Gibson on for Gavin Swankie
90:00+3:26
Free Kick taken by Alan Cook
90:00+3:56
Cross from Alan Cook
Full Time
Stirling Albion 0 - 1 Arbroath

Stirling Albion

vs

Arbroath

0
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
4
Shots
10
2
On Target
3
2
Off Target
7
1
Crosses
2
4
Corners
8
28
Throw Ins
22
3
Saves
2
2
Clearances
3
12
Goal Kicks
4
13
Free Kicks
13
0
Offside
5
1
Yellow Cards
0

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Callum Reidford
02.Devon Jacobs
03.Brian Allison
04.Gary Thom
05.Alan Cook
06.Daly McSorley
07.Shaun Fagan (82+0: Unsporting behaviour) 87+0' Injury
08.Marc McCulloch
09.Joshua Flood 84+0' Tactical
10.Darren L. Smith
11.Scott Davidson

Substitutes

12.Samuel Filler
13.John Crawley 87+0' Injury
14.Gavin McPherson
15.Lewis Bonar
16.Lewis Bonar
17.Steven Nicholas 84+0' Tactical

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
02.Craig Wedderburn
03.Stuart Malcolm
04.Kevin Brown 80+0' Tactical
05.Mark Baxter
06.Mark Baxter
07.Joshua Falkingham
08.Brian Kerr
09.Lee Sibanda 66+0' Tactical
10.Kieran McAnespie
11.Gavin Swankie 90+4' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Steven Doris
13.Michael White
14.Beau Busch
15.Pedram Ardallany 80+0' Tactical
16.Keith Gibson 90+4' Tactical
17.Lee Bryce 66+0' Tactical

Last 5 Meetings

Reidford poised for comeback

Bottom side Stirling Albion will add goalkeeper Callum Reidford to their squad for the visit of high-flying Arbroath.

Reidford is available for the first time since knee surgery two months ago, but full-back Shaun Dillon has been ruled out with and ankle knock and the game has come too soon for Greig MacDonald, who continues to struggle with an Achilles injury.

Manager Jocky Scott, whose side lost 4-2 last time the two sides met, said: "We were doing very well at Gayfield and were winning 2-1 before a penalty was awarded against us and we had a man sent off.

"That changed the game, but we know that we can compete with Arbroath and the players will be up for it."

Arbroath welcome fit again striker Jordan Elfverson back to their squad as they bid to take over at the top of the table.

Should leaders Cowdenbeath slip up against Stenhousemuir, Arbroath can take advantage, but player/manager Paul Sheerin remains sidelined following knee surgery.

Sheerin has warned his side they will be facing highly-motivated opposition.

He said: "They gave us a really tough game earlier in the season and lost in what would have been disappointing circumstances for them.

"They will be out to make amends this time out and the players have been told what to expect.

"They will also want to win to get off bottom spot, so Stirling will be very dangerous opponents as far as I'm concerned."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 13 17 29
2 Arbroath 13 13 29
3 Stenhousemuir 13 4 21
4 Up Dumbarton 13 -2 17
5 Up Albion Rovers 13 -2 17
6 Down East Fife 13 -8 16
7 Down Brechin City 13 -4 14
8 Forfar Athletic 13 -5 13
9 Airdrieonians 13 -6 13
10 Stirling Albion 13 -7 12

Updated 12/11/2011 at 17:00

 
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