Stirling Albion 1 - 4 Airdrieonians

Saturday 3rd December 2011
L Bonar (45)R Donnelly (13, 58)
P Lovering (pen 29)
W McLaren (49)

Donnelly at the double Airdrie run riot

Stirling's miserable season continued as they were put to the sword 4-1 by Airdrie United.

The visitors were ahead as early as the 13th minute when Ryan Donnelly continued his remarkable goalscoring form with a simple finish from William McLaren's cross.

The lead was doubled from the spot as Gary Thom fouled William McLaren in the box and Paul Lovering sent Callum Reidford the wrong way.

There was brief joy for Stirling as Lewis Bonar planted Darren Smith's cross into the bottom corner just before half-time.

But normal service was resumed after the break, McLaren restoring United's two goal advantage by drilling home Jamie Bain's cross.

And Donnelly's 19th of the season from the edge of the area in the 58th minute sealed his side's first win in seven league matches and kept Stirling rooted to the bottom of the Irn Bru Second Division.

OfficialJohn Beaton
Attendance711
VenueForthbank Stadium
Kick Off
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
1:15
Shot taken by Derek Holmes using his left foot from the centre penalty area
1:25
Save made by Callum Reidford
1:56
Cross from Paul Lovering
2:00
Clearance by Brian Allison
2:32
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
3:32
Cross from Darren Smith
3:36
Clearance by Kieron Stallard
3:40
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
4:08
Foul on Jamie Bain
4:14
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
5:29
Cross from Alan Cook
5:33
Clearance by David Lilley
6:01
Cross from Darren Smith
6:02
Clearance by Graeme Owens
6:24
Foul on Phillip Johnston
6:30
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain from the right wing
6:42
Cross from Jamie Bain
6:50
Clearance by Shaun Fagan
7:12
Cross from Paul Lovering
7:15
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly using his left foot from the centre penalty area
7:29
Save made by Callum Reidford
7:38
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right penalty area
8:00
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
9:01
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
10:16
Foul on Paul Lovering
10:20
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
10:43
Shot taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the left penalty area
11:15
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
11:34
Shot taken by Sean Lynch with his right foot from the left wing
11:45
Save made by Callum Reidford
12:22
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot from the right six yard line
12:22
Stirling Albion 0 - 1 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot from the right six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
13:28
Foul on Jamie Bain
13:32
Free Kick taken by William McLaren
14:15
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot
14:31
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
14:43
Foul on David Lilley
14:51
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
14:52
BOOKING: Lewis Bonar of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
15:33
Foul on Phillip Johnston
15:39
Free Kick taken by William McLaren from the right wing
16:05
Cross from William McLaren
16:08
Save made by Callum Reidford
16:43
Cross from Jamie Bain
16:47
Clearance by Gary Thom
18:01
Foul on Derek Holmes
18:05
Free Kick taken by Graeme Owens
18:26
Cross from Graeme Owens
18:30
Save made by Callum Reidford
18:36
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
19:02
Shot taken by Phillip Johnston with his right foot from the right six yard line
19:36
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
20:40
Cross from Phillip Johnston
20:43
Block taken by Devon Jacobs
21:04
Cross from Jamie Bain
21:11
Save made by Callum Reidford
21:20
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
22:09
Foul on Alan Cook
22:15
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs from the left wing
22:30
Cross from Devon Jacobs
22:34
Save made by Connor Fairley
24:12
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
24:45
Shot taken by Graeme Owens using his left foot from the left penalty area
25:01
Block taken by Callum Reidford
25:06
Corner taken by Alan Cook with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
26:02
Foul on Craig McLeish
26:10
Free Kick taken by Alan Cook
26:41
Cross from Alan Cook
27:23
Clearance by Kieron Stallard
27:40
Block taken by Devon Jacobs
28:03
Hand Ball taken by Brian Allison
28:54
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Paul Lovering and scored using his left foot going centre low
28:54
Stirling Albion 0 - 2 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Paul Lovering using his left foot from the penalty spot going centre low of the goal.
29:34
BOOKING: Gary Thom of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
33:25
Foul on Lewis Bonar
33:30
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs from the left wing
33:46
Cross from Devon Jacobs
33:48
Clearance by Paul Lovering
33:52
Shot taken by Craig McLeish using his left foot
34:16
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
35:10
Offside flag raised against Lewis Bonar
35:12
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain
36:10
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
38:04
Offside flag raised against Derek Holmes
38:06
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
40:30
Foul on Jamie Bain
40:37
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
41:17
Foul on Lewis Bonar
41:23
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
41:41
Foul on Shaun Fagan
41:48
Free Kick taken by Shaun Fagan
42:36
Foul on Lewis Bonar
42:47
Free Kick taken by Craig McLeish from the left wing
43:08
Cross from Phillip Johnston
43:12
Shot taken by Sean Lynch with his right foot from the centre penalty area
43:41
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
44:04
Cross from Darren Smith
44:11
Shot taken by Lewis Bonar from the centre penalty area
44:11
Stirling Albion 1 - 2 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Lewis Bonar from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
Half Time
Stirling Albion 1 - 2 Airdrieonians
Second Half Started
Stirling Albion 1 - 2 Airdrieonians
45:13
Cross from Derek Holmes
45:17
Shot taken by Phillip Johnston with his right foot from the right penalty area
45:39
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
46:42
Cross from Alan Cook
46:55
Shot taken by Daly McSorley from the centre penalty area
47:06
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
48:17
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
48:21
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain from the right wing
48:40
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left penalty area
48:40
Stirling Albion 1 - 3 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by William McLaren using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
50:16
Cross from Jamie Bain
50:35
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
51:17
Cross from Paul Lovering
51:25
Save made by Callum Reidford
51:29
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
52:02
Cross from David Lilley
52:06
Foul on Shaun Fagan
52:13
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
52:30
Foul on Kieron Stallard
52:36
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
52:52
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
53:20
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right penalty area
53:33
Save made by Connor Fairley
53:41
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
53:53
Clearance by Kieron Stallard
54:01
Cross from Darren Smith
54:06
Save made by Connor Fairley
54:11
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
55:35
Foul on Daly McSorley
55:40
Free Kick taken by Shaun Fagan
56:40
Cross from Phillip Johnston
56:43
Save made by Callum Reidford
57:41
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly using his left foot from the centre penalty area
57:41
Stirling Albion 1 - 4 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Ryan Donnelly using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
58:49
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
58:53
Free Kick taken by William McLaren
59:31
BOOKING: Daly McSorley of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
60:08
Foul on Darren Smith
60:15
Free Kick taken by Alan Cook from the left wing
60:28
Cross from Alan Cook
60:35
Save made by Connor Fairley
60:53
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
61:32
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
61:53
Cross from Lewis Bonar
62:07
Offside flag raised against Scott Davidson
62:09
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
62:11
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Joshua Flood on for Alan Cook
64:20
Foul on Gary Thom
64:26
Free Kick taken by Shaun Fagan
64:48
Shot taken by Devon Jacobs with his right foot
65:15
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
65:34
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left penalty area
65:50
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
65:56
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Greig McDonald on for Daly McSorley
66:44
Foul on Gary Thom
66:50
Free Kick taken by Greig McDonald
67:42
Offside flag raised against Derek Holmes
67:46
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
68:22
Cross from Joshua Flood
68:25
Clearance by Paul Lovering
69:52
Corner taken by Joshua Flood using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
70:11
Clearance by David Lilley
70:59
Cross from Sean Lynch
71:05
Save made by Callum Reidford
71:56
Shot taken by Phillip Johnston with his right foot from the right penalty area
72:09
Save made by Callum Reidford
72:54
Offside flag raised against Lewis Bonar
72:56
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
74:49
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Rhys Devlin on for Sean Lynch
76:18
Cross from Craig McLeish
76:47
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
77:29
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
77:56
Shot taken by Brian Allison with his right foot from the centre penalty area
78:20
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Steven Nicholas on for Lewis Bonar
78:49
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
79:16
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly using his left foot from the left penalty area
79:31
Save made by Callum Reidford
79:41
Substitution for Airdrieonians: John Boyle on for Ryan Donnelly
80:32
Shot taken by William McLaren with his right foot from the left penalty area
80:50
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
81:34
Foul on Craig McLeish
81:42
Free Kick taken by Scott Davidson
81:45
BOOKING: Kieron Stallard of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
82:39
Shot taken by Scott Davidson using his left foot
82:53
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
83:55
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
84:55
Cross from Joshua Flood
84:57
Clearance by David Lilley
85:18
Cross from Darren Smith
85:23
Save made by Connor Fairley
89:18
Cross from Phillip Johnston
89:20
Save made by Callum Reidford
89:54
Shot taken by John Boyle with his right foot
Full Time
Stirling Albion 1 - 4 Airdrieonians
Result
Stirling Albion 1 - 4 Airdrieonians

Stirling Albion

vs

Airdrieonians

1
Goals
4
1
Assists
3
9
Shots
16
2
On Target
8
7
Off Target
8
15
Crosses
16
5
Corners
1
35
Throw Ins
33
12
Saves
5
3
Clearances
9
12
Goal Kicks
14
3
Blocks
0
14
Free Kicks
14
3
Offside
2
0
Penalties
1
1
Hand Balls
0
3
Yellow Cards
1

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Callum Reidford
02.Brian Allison
03.Gary Thom (30+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Devon Jacobs
05.Alan Cook 63+0' Tactical
06.Shaun Fagan
07.Daly McSorley (60+0: Unsporting behaviour) 66+0' Tactical
08.Craig McLeish
09.Lewis Bonar (15+0: Unsporting behaviour) 79+0' Tactical
10.Lewis Bonar
11.Darren Smith

Substitutes

12.Scott Davidson
13.Samuel Filler
14.John Crawley
15.Greig McDonald 66+0' Tactical
16.Steven Nicholas 79+0' Tactical
17.Joshua Flood 63+0' Tactical

Airdrieonians

Formation: 3-5-2

01.Connor Fairley
02.Paul Lovering
03.Kieron Stallard (82+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.David Lilley
05.Jamie Bain
06.Phillip Johnston
07.Graeme Owens
08.Sean Lynch 75+0' Tactical
09.William McLaren
10.Derek Holmes
11.Ryan Donnelly 80+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Paul McKane
13.Kevin Green
14.Fraser Keast
15.Rhys Devlin 75+0' Tactical
16.John Boyle 80+0' Tactical

Albion aim to break scoring duck

Stirling will be without Shaun Dillon and Marc McCulloch as they look to climb over visitors Airdrie and off the foot of the Second Division.

Shaun Fagan has shrugged off injury and will feature but the game has come too soon for centre-back Greig MacDonald, who is edging back to full fitness following an Achilles problem which has kept him out since February.

Stirling are currently two points behind this weekend`s opponents but have gone five league games without finding the net.

Boss Jocky Scott said: "The boys have been unlucky in front of goal as the performances they have put in have deserved better than what they have got. Hopefully we can put that right against Airdrie and start moving up the table."

Airdrie welcome back central defender David Lilley after suspension as they make the trip to Forthbank.

The Diamonds, who are again missing winger Alastair Woodburn through injury, have scored 20 times in their last four games and manager Jimmy Boyle wants his men to keep that up, while at the same time improving at the back having been breached 14 times during that run.

Boyle said: "What we are doing in our opponents` half has been fantastic but we simply have to tighten things up in defence.

"This would be a huge game to win as it lifts us away from Stirling but we are under no illusions about just how much Stirling want to win and climb above us."

end

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 15 17 31
2 Arbroath 15 13 31
3 Stenhousemuir 15 9 27
4 Up Dumbarton 15 -2 19
5 Down East Fife 15 -8 19
6 Albion Rovers 15 -5 18
7 Airdrieonians 15 -3 17
8 Brechin City 15 -6 15
9 Forfar Athletic 14 -5 14
10 Stirling Albion 14 -10 12

Updated 3/12/2011 at 17:07

 

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