Airdrieonians 4 - 1 Stirling Albion

Saturday 28th January 2012
J Boyle (3)
P Lovering (17)
W McLaren (73)
S Sally (84)
M Ferry (90+1)

Diamonds rediscover winning touch

Airdrie ended a run of three straight losses with a resounding 4-1 victory over bottom-of-the-league Stirling.

The hosts got off to a flying start after three minutes when a curled effort from John Boyle found the top corner of Callum Reidford's net.

William McLaren then produced a pinpoint cross from the right channel for Paul Lovering to head in his sixth of the season.

In the second half McLaren turned goalscorer, latching onto Ryan Donnelly's pass to place the ball in the bottom corner from inside the box and Scott Sally's powerful finish, his first of the season, completed the win.

Stirling's Mark Ferry scored a fine consolation in injury time but any late joy was extinguished for the visitors when Brian Allison's tackle on Jamie Bain saw him dismissed for two bookings.

OfficialGary Hilland
Attendance730
VenueExcelsior Stadium
Kick Off
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
2:24
Shot taken by John Boyle using his left foot
2:24
Airdrieonians 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by John Boyle using his left foot to the top left of the goal.
4:11
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline
5:50
Foul on Joshua Flood
6:13
Free Kick taken by Mark Ferry
6:48
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
6:59
Save made by Grant Adam
8:29
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
8:56
Offside flag raised against Scott Davidson
8:59
Free Kick taken by David Lilley
9:25
Foul on John Boyle
9:33
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
11:14
Shot taken by Lewis Bonar using his left foot
11:28
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
13:09
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
13:32
Clearance by Gary Thom
14:41
Foul on William McLaren
14:51
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the left wing
15:54
Foul on Jamie Bain
16:04
Free Kick taken by William McLaren from the right wing
16:24
Cross from William McLaren
16:33
Shot taken by Paul Lovering from the centre penalty area
16:33
Airdrieonians 2 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Paul Lovering from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
18:59
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
19:25
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
21:04
Foul on Jamie Bain
21:12
Free Kick taken by Nathan Blockley
21:34
Foul on Daly McSorley
21:42
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
23:02
Corner taken by Craig McLeish using his left foot from the right byline
23:36
Clearance by David Lilley
27:04
Shot taken by John Boyle with his right foot
27:37
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
28:27
Foul on Jamie Bain
28:40
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
28:43
BOOKING: Brian Allison of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
29:36
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
29:49
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline
30:13
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline
30:35
Clearance by Brian Allison
32:16
Corner taken by Craig McLeish using his left foot from the right byline
32:46
Shot taken by Gary Thom from the centre penalty area
33:12
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
33:42
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
33:43
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
34:18
Shot taken by Sean Lynch using his left foot
34:40
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
35:12
Foul on Jamie Bain
35:20
Free Kick taken by William McLaren from the right wing
35:25
BOOKING: Marc McCulloch of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
36:10
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right wing
36:23
Save made by Callum Reidford
36:41
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
38:07
Foul on Brian Allison
38:14
Free Kick taken by Marc McCulloch
39:53
Shot taken by Sean Lynch with his right foot
40:11
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
41:36
Offside flag raised against John Boyle
41:38
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
42:31
Hand Ball taken by Ryan Donnelly
42:34
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
43:38
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
43:39
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
44:17
Foul on Joshua Flood
44:32
Free Kick taken by Marc McCulloch from the left wing
44:42
BOOKING: Nathan Blockley of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
Half Time
Airdrieonians 2 - 0 Stirling Albion
Second Half Started
Airdrieonians 2 - 0 Stirling Albion
46:06
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Graham Weir on for Lewis Bonar
48:49
Foul on Sean Lynch
48:58
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
50:47
Foul on Sean Lynch
50:55
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
52:14
Offside flag raised against Joshua Flood
52:15
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
54:01
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
54:58
Shot taken by Joshua Flood with his right foot
55:14
Save made by Grant Adam
55:43
Corner taken by Joshua Flood with his right foot from the left byline
56:32
Save made by Grant Adam
59:13
Corner taken by Joshua Flood with his right foot from the left byline
59:32
Clearance by David Lilley
60:50
Corner taken by Joshua Flood with his right foot from the left byline
62:52
Shot taken by Mark Ferry from the centre penalty area
63:08
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
65:50
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
66:18
Shot taken by David Lilley from the centre penalty area
66:44
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Alan Cook on for Scott Davidson
67:05
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Graeme Owens on for James Stevenson
68:35
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline
69:05
Save made by Callum Reidford
69:09
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
70:18
Foul on Jamie Bain
70:24
Free Kick taken by Nathan Blockley
72:08
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the centre penalty area
72:08
Airdrieonians 3 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by William McLaren using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
76:30
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith from the centre penalty area
76:47
Save made by Grant Adam
77:30
Offside flag raised against Darren L. Smith
77:31
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
77:41
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Scott Sally on for Ryan Donnelly
79:26
Offside flag raised against John Boyle
79:27
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
79:32
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Derek Holmes on for John Boyle
80:53
Foul on Paul Lovering
81:01
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
81:39
Corner taken by Joshua Flood with his right foot from the left byline
82:04
Shot taken by Alan Cook using his left foot
82:22
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
82:44
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left byline
83:34
Shot taken by Scott Sally with his right foot from the centre penalty area
83:34
Airdrieonians 4 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Scott Sally with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
85:18
Shot taken by Scott Sally from the centre penalty area
85:29
Save made by Callum Reidford
85:33
Offside flag raised against Alan Cook
85:34
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
87:14
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
87:32
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline
88:03
Clearance by Gary Thom
88:45
Foul on Sean Lynch
88:55
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
89:14
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
90:00+0:02
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline
90:00+0:21
Clearance by Paul Lovering
90:00+0:39
Shot taken by Mark Ferry using his left foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+0:39
Airdrieonians 4 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Mark Ferry using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
90:00+1:45
Foul on Jamie Bain
90:00+1:59
Free Kick taken by William McLaren from the right wing
90:00+2:01
DISMISSAL: Brian Allison of Stirling Albion sent off for second bookable offence
90:00+2:38
Corner taken by Graeme Owens with his right foot from the left byline
Full Time
Airdrieonians 4 - 1 Stirling Albion

Airdrieonians

vs

Stirling Albion

4
Goals
1
3
Assists
0
11
Shots
8
5
On Target
4
6
Off Target
4
1
Crosses
0
9
Corners
7
23
Throw Ins
34
4
Saves
3
3
Clearances
3
7
Goal Kicks
6
16
Free Kicks
10
5
Offside
4
1
Hand Balls
0
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
1

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Grant Adam
03.Paul Lovering
04.Cameron MacDonald
05.David Lilley
12.Jamie Bain
06.Sean Lynch
07.James Stevenson 68+0' Tactical
08.Nathan Blockley (45+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.William McLaren
14.John Boyle 80+0' Tactical
10.Ryan Donnelly 78+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Andrew Duncan
13.Graeme Goodall
14.Graeme Owens 68+0' Tactical
15.Scott Sally 78+0' Tactical
16.Derek Holmes 80+0' Tactical

Stirling Albion

Formation: 3-4-3

01.Callum Reidford
02.Gary Thom
03.Brian Allison (29+0: Unsporting behaviour) (90+3: Second Bookable Offence)
04.Devon Jacobs
05.Marc McCulloch (36+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Daly McSorley
07.Craig McLeish
08.Mark Ferry
09.Joshua Flood
10.Lewis Bonar 46+0' Tactical
11.Scott Davidson 67+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Jamie Cleland
13.Sean Dillon
14.Alan Cook 67+0' Tactical
15.Darren L. Smith
16.Graham Weir 46+0' Tactical

Trialist McDonald given reprise

Airdrie will include defender Cameron McDonald against Stirling as a trialist.

McDonald was sent off in last Saturday's clash with Dumbarton, but will only serve the suspension should he be signed.

Goalkeeper Grant Adam, signed on loan from Rangers, will be in the squad, but Kieron Stallard (suspended) and Kevin Green (broken foot) are set to miss out.

Manager Jimmy Boyle said: "Stirling Albion have shown a lot of passion and fight recently for their new management team but, having lost our last two league games, we need a win.

"We do not want to fall any further behind in the race for a play-off place so taking three points from this game is crucial."

Stirling have brought in former Hearts and Raith Rovers striker Graham Weir from Brechin in a bid to bolster their attacking options.

Goalkeeper Sam Filler is Albion's only absentee as Grieg McDonald looks to continue the impressive start he has made to being the club's manager by seeing off the Diamonds.

McDonald said: "We may be at the bottom of the table but we have a couple of teams in our reach now and a positive result at Airdrie will help even more.

"They have very good attacking players in Ryan Donnelly and Willie McLaren and if we stop them playing we are in with a good chance.

"I am delighted to bring Graham in and he has looked hungry for goals in training."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 20 24 41
2 Arbroath 19 17 36
3 Stenhousemuir 20 5 31
4 Dumbarton 19 -1 28
5 Up Airdrieonians 22 -2 27
6 Down East Fife 20 -10 26
7 Down Brechin City 19 -4 24
8 Forfar Athletic 19 -5 21
9 Albion Rovers 21 -13 21
10 Stirling Albion 19 -11 19

Updated 28/01/2012 at 16:58

 

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