Albion Rovers 0 - 1 Stirling Albion

Saturday 14th January 2012
C McLeish (11)

McLeish the hero for Binos

Craig McLeish scored the only goal as Stirling shocked Albion to win 1-0, despite being reduced to 10 men late on.

Stirling went ahead after 11 minutes, McLeish picking the ball up on the edge of the area and drilling an unstoppable effort into the bottom corner.

Anthony Stevenson tested Stirling goalkeeper Callum Reidford on the stroke of half-time, but his rasping drive was tipped away.

The home side missed a sitter early in the second half, with Scott Chaplain shooting wide from six yards.

John Crawley almost doubled the lead 15 minutes from time, but his stunning effort hit the crossbar.

Crawley was dismissed in the final minute of normal time, given a straight red card for violent conduct, but Stirling held on to win.

OfficialCrawford Allan
Attendance455
VenueCliftonhill Stadium
Kick Off
Albion Rovers 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
0:54
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
1:34
Foul on Simon Marriott
1:46
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
2:10
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
3:14
Foul on Darren L. Smith
3:22
Free Kick taken by Craig McLeish
4:20
Offside flag raised against Scott Davidson
4:22
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
4:53
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
5:17
Foul on Alan Cook
5:21
Free Kick taken by John Crawley
5:39
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
6:57
Foul on Scott Chaplain
7:05
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly
8:03
Foul on Christopher Boyle
8:12
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson from the left wing
8:18
Cross from Anthony Stevenson
8:30
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot from the centre penalty area
9:13
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
10:21
Shot taken by Craig McLeish with his right foot from the centre penalty area
10:21
Albion Rovers 0 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Craig McLeish with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
11:40
Foul on Scott Davidson
11:50
Free Kick taken by Alan Cook
12:02
Shot taken by Alan Cook using his left foot
12:25
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
13:12
Hand Ball taken by Lewis Bonar
13:15
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne
13:48
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
15:11
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
17:11
Foul on John Gemmell
17:16
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
17:41
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
18:02
Clearance by Lewis Bonar
18:53
Foul on John Gemmell
18:59
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
19:31
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
19:33
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
22:47
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
24:44
Hand Ball taken by Shaun Fagan
24:48
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
24:52
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
26:36
Foul on Todd Lumsden
26:40
Free Kick taken by Todd Lumsden
28:44
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
29:59
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
37:08
Foul on Scott Chaplain
37:12
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
38:21
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Ryan McStay on for Micheal O'Byrne
39:51
Foul on Christopher Boyle
39:59
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
40:13
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
40:30
Clearance by Shaun Fagan
43:04
Shot taken by Lewis Bonar with his right foot
43:18
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
43:49
Corner taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
44:13
Save made by Derek Gaston
44:29
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
44:30
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
45:00+0:09
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain using his left foot from the centre penalty area
45:00+0:25
Save made by Callum Reidford
45:00+0:37
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
45:00+2:05
Shot taken by Anthony Stevenson using his left foot
45:00+2:29
Save made by Callum Reidford
45:00+2:32
Corner taken by Christopher Boyle with his right foot from the right byline
45:00+2:57
Clearance by John Crawley
Half Time
Albion Rovers 0 - 1 Stirling Albion
Second Half Started
Albion Rovers 0 - 1 Stirling Albion
46:40
Shot taken by Alan Cook with his right foot from the right penalty area
47:03
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
48:18
Foul on John Gemmell
48:25
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
48:28
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Ryan McStay on for Ciaran Donnelly
49:09
Cross from Anthony Stevenson
54:05
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot from the centre penalty area
54:23
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
57:06
Corner taken by Christopher Boyle using his left foot from the left byline
57:54
Clearance by Alan Cook
58:57
Foul on Anthony Stevenson
59:08
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
59:24
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
59:55
Shot taken by Todd Lumsden from the centre penalty area
60:05
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
61:12
Foul on John Gemmell
61:17
Free Kick taken by Christopher Boyle
63:43
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Mark Ferry on for Scott Davidson
65:03
Foul on Christopher Boyle
65:07
Free Kick taken by Christopher Boyle from the left wing
65:27
Corner taken by Christopher Boyle using his left foot from the left byline
65:39
Clearance by Brian Allison
65:43
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot
65:56
Save made by Callum Reidford
66:25
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
68:17
Foul on Shaun Fagan
68:22
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
69:00
Foul on Gary Thom
69:07
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
69:51
Foul on Lewis Bonar
69:55
Free Kick taken by Mark Ferry from the left wing
70:16
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Larry Acqua on for Robert Love
70:59
Foul on Brian Allison
71:17
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
71:24
BOOKING: Anthony Stevenson of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
73:32
Foul on Mark Ferry
73:38
Free Kick taken by John Crawley
73:57
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
75:08
Corner taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
75:43
Clearance by Alan Reid
76:56
Shot taken by Lewis Bonar using his left foot from the centre penalty area
77:14
Save made by Derek Gaston
77:58
Shot taken by John Crawley with his right foot
78:37
Foul on Shaun Fagan
78:42
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
79:11
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
79:59
Shot taken by Larry Acqua with his right foot from the right penalty area
80:10
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
81:23
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
81:41
Clearance by Shaun Fagan
82:35
BOOKING: Todd Lumsden of Albion Rovers given yellow card for dissent
82:59
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Marc McCulloch on for Lewis Bonar
84:48
Shot taken by Simon Marriott with his right foot
85:00
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
85:31
Substitution for Albion Rovers: James Gilmartin on for Simon Marriott
89:41
DISMISSAL: John Crawley of Stirling Albion sent off for violent conduct
90:00+0:52
BOOKING: James Gilmartin of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
Full Time
Albion Rovers 0 - 1 Stirling Albion

Albion Rovers

vs

Stirling Albion

0
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
8
Shots
6
3
On Target
2
5
Off Target
4
2
Crosses
0
7
Corners
2
12
Throw Ins
19
2
Saves
3
1
Clearances
6
12
Goal Kicks
10
15
Free Kicks
11
2
Offside
1
0
Hand Balls
2
3
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
1

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Derek Gaston
04.Anthony Stevenson (72+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Todd Lumsden (83+0: Dissent)
06.Micheal O'Byrne 39+0' Injury
16.Simon Marriott 86+0' Tactical
02.Alan Reid
03.Christopher Boyle
05.Ciaran Donnelly 49+0' Tactical
10.Scott Chaplain
07.Robert Love 71+0' Tactical
09.John Gemmell

Substitutes

17.Christopher Fahey
17.Christopher Fahey
14.James Gilmartin (90+1: Unsporting behaviour) 86+0' Tactical
15.Daniel Ferry
16.Ryan McStay 39+0' Injury
17.Larry Acqua 71+0' Tactical

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Callum Reidford
02.Brian Allison
03.Gary Thom
04.John Crawley (90+0: Violent Conduct)
05.Alan Cook
06.Shaun Fagan
07.Craig McLeish
08.Daly McSorley
09.Darren L. Smith
10.Scott Davidson 64+0' Tactical
11.Lewis Bonar 83+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Lewis Bonar
13.Jamie Cleland
14.Joshua Flood
15.Mark Ferry 64+0' Tactical
16.Marc McCulloch 83+0' Tactical
17.Steven Nicholas

Russell ruled out for Rovers

Albion Rovers will be without Barry Russell when they face Stirling Albion.

Full-back Russell is ruled out again due to a hamstring problem.

Coatbridge boss Paul Martin said: "Stirling showed a great deal of fight for their new manager against Stenhousemuir and were rewarded with a 3-1 win.

"They will take confidence from that and in a lot of ways it would have been better to play them in early December than in early January.

"The key to success in this game will be will be who fights for it the most. They have had their fighting spirit renewed but we have always been fighters and hopefully we can use that to win."

Stirling Albion have added former Queen's Park and Raith midfielder Mark Ferry to their squad.

However, Ferry is unlikely to feature straight away having not played a competitive game since last May.

Defender Shaun Dillon is over his ankle problem but his lack of recent match action means he will join injured goalkeeper Sam Filler in watching from the sidelines.

Interim boss Greig McDonald led his side to a 3-1 success over Stenhousemuir in his first outing on January 2.

He said: "Everyone has been buzzing since that game and we are looking forward to facing Albion. We do know, however, that they are a well-organised side who will be looking to bounce back after a couple of defeats."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 19 25 41
2 Arbroath 18 12 33
3 Stenhousemuir 19 4 28
4 Up Dumbarton 18 -2 25
5 Down Airdrieonians 20 -4 24
6 Down Brechin City 19 -4 24
7 Albion Rovers 19 -6 21
8 East Fife 17 -12 20
9 Stirling Albion 16 -7 18
10 Forfar Athletic 17 -6 17

Updated 14/01/2012 at 16:59

 
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