Stirling Albion 2 - 3 Brechin City

Saturday 18th February 2012
M Ferry (33)
[OG] P McLean (75)
[OG] M Ferry (53)
B Hodge (83)
R McKenzie (87)

McKenzie seals comeback win

Rory McKenzie's late strike snatched Brechin all three points as they twice came from behind to beat Stirling 3-2.

The hosts took the lead just after the half hour mark when Gary Thom's cross found Mark Ferry and he finished from close range.

Ferry found himself on the opposite scoresheet minutes after the restart when he inadvertently put Bryan Hodge's corner past his own keeper.

But Paul McLean spared his blushes after 75 minutes when he turned the ball into his own net after good work by Alan Cook.

The visitors drew level seven minutes from time as Hodge's fine 30-yard drive left Callum Reidford helpless.

The Hedgemen snatched victory four minutes later when McKenzie collected Hodge's pass inside the area and slammed home.

Stirling are now without a win in seven outings but victory boosts Brechin's play-off ambitions after back-to-back draws.

OfficialWilliam Collum
Attendance479
VenueForthbank Stadium
Kick Off
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Brechin City
0:54
Cross from Paul McLean
1:05
Cross from Bryan Hodge
1:09
Clearance by Mark Ferry
1:30
Foul on Darren Smith
1:40
BOOKING: Scot Buist of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
1:50
Free Kick taken by Scott Davidson
2:13
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot
2:36
Goal Kick taken by David Scott
2:53
Shot taken by Paul McManus with his right foot from the right penalty area
3:02
Save made by Callum Reidford
4:03
Cross from Scott Davidson
4:08
Clearance by Ewan Moyes
6:23
Cross from Paul McLean
6:25
Clearance by Sean Dillon
6:39
Cross from Scott Davidson
6:42
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
8:08
Foul on Gary Fusco
8:13
Free Kick taken by Ewan Moyes
8:17
BOOKING: John Crawley of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
9:08
Shot taken by Paul McLean with his right foot
9:25
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
11:13
Cross from John Crawley
11:36
Goal Kick taken by David Scott
12:53
Cross from Brian Allison
13:33
Foul on Craig Molloy
13:41
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
14:11
Cross from Garry Brady
14:13
Clearance by Brian Allison
16:32
Cross from Graham Weir
16:35
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
16:59
Cross from Gary Thom
17:02
Shot taken by Kevin Kelbie from the centre penalty area
17:13
Save made by David Scott
18:59
Goal Kick taken by David Scott
21:54
Goal Kick taken by David Scott
23:10
Cross from Rory McKenzie
23:13
Clearance by Daly McSorley
23:53
Cross from Gary Fusco
23:55
Clearance by Sean Dillon
24:05
Cross from Paul McManus
26:18
BOOKING: Ewan Moyes of Brechin City given yellow card for dissent
26:20
Foul on Kevin Kelbie
26:37
Free Kick taken by Scott Davidson from the left wing
26:43
Cross from Scott Davidson
26:45
Clearance by Scot Buist
27:03
Foul on Graham Weir
27:11
Free Kick taken by Scott Davidson from the right wing
27:18
Cross from Scott Davidson
27:31
Shot taken by Darren Smith with his right foot
27:49
Goal Kick taken by David Scott
28:19
Foul on Craig Molloy
28:25
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean from the right wing
28:31
Shot taken by Craig Molloy using his left foot from the right penalty area
28:46
Save made by Callum Reidford
28:50
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
31:35
Cross from Paul McLean
31:37
Clearance by Brian Allison
32:12
Cross from Gary Thom
32:16
Save made by David Scott
32:20
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot from the centre penalty area
32:20
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Mark Ferry with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
33:18
Goal Kick taken by David Scott
33:59
Cross from Darren Smith
34:17
Cross from Paul McManus
34:20
Clearance by Brian Allison
34:58
Substitution for Brechin City: James Lister on for Gary Fusco
35:58
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
36:17
Foul on Bryan Hodge
36:24
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
36:53
Shot taken by Craig Molloy using his left foot from the centre penalty area
37:04
Save made by Callum Reidford
37:27
Cross from Darren Smith
37:29
Clearance by Scot Buist
37:54
Cross from Garry Brady
39:12
Foul on Graham Weir
39:16
Free Kick taken by Scott Davidson from the right wing
39:27
Cross from Scott Davidson
39:35
Clearance by Bryan Hodge
40:12
Shot taken by Rory McKenzie using his left foot
40:27
Block taken by Brian Allison
40:29
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
40:39
Cross from Garry Brady
40:57
Save made by Callum Reidford
42:47
Cross from James Lister
43:55
Shot taken by Darren Smith with his right foot from the right penalty area
44:05
Block taken by Ewan Moyes
44:10
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right byline
44:24
Shot taken by Gary Thom from the centre penalty area
44:44
Goal Kick taken by David Scott
45:00+0:31
Goal Kick taken by David Scott
Half Time
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Brechin City
45:01
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Devon Jacobs on for John Crawley
Second Half Started
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Brechin City
46:57
Cross from Paul McManus
47:00
Clearance by Brian Allison
47:35
Cross from James Lister
47:37
Clearance by Gary Thom
47:42
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
47:43
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
49:00
Shot taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot
49:09
Block taken by Brian Allison
49:12
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
49:52
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
50:01
Foul on Garry Brady
50:07
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
51:09
Cross from James Lister
51:12
Clearance by Gary Thom
51:53
Cross from Paul McManus
51:56
Block taken by Devon Jacobs
51:59
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
52:19
Stirling Albion 1 - 1 Brechin City
OWN GOAL scored by Mark Ferry going centre low of the goal.
53:58
Offside flag raised against Darren Smith
54:00
Free Kick taken by David Scott
54:34
Cross from James Lister
54:37
Clearance by Mark Ferry
54:45
Foul on Paul McLean
54:50
Free Kick taken by Paul McManus
55:34
Shot taken by Paul McManus with his right foot
55:45
Save made by Callum Reidford
56:04
Foul on Scott Davidson
56:13
Free Kick taken by Scott Davidson from the right wing
56:23
Cross from Scott Davidson
56:31
Clearance by Scot Buist
56:38
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
57:14
Cross from Kevin Kelbie
57:17
Clearance by Craig Molloy
58:06
Cross from Paul McManus
58:09
Clearance by Brian Allison
58:21
Foul on Kevin Kelbie
58:25
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs from the left wing
58:48
Cross from Devon Jacobs
58:51
Clearance by Scot Buist
59:05
Foul on Michael Dunlop
59:11
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
60:03
Cross from Michael Dunlop
60:07
Clearance by Mark Ferry
61:02
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
61:22
Clearance by Sean Dillon
61:32
Cross from Rory McKenzie
61:34
Clearance by Brian Allison
61:39
Foul on Brian Allison
61:46
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
63:46
Cross from Darren Smith
63:56
Goal Kick taken by David Scott
64:58
Foul on Brian Allison
65:04
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
66:55
Foul on Michael Dunlop
67:03
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
67:32
Cross from Darren Smith
67:35
Shot taken by Scott Davidson using his left foot from the right penalty area
67:44
Save made by David Scott
68:12
Substitution for Brechin City: David McKenna on for Paul McManus
69:27
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
71:19
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
71:40
Clearance by Gary Thom
71:56
Cross from Michael Dunlop
72:36
Cross from Graham Weir
72:41
Clearance by Paul McLean
72:43
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline
73:04
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot from the right penalty area
73:22
Save made by David Scott
73:47
Cross from Alan Cook
74:03
Cross from Mark Ferry
74:24
Stirling Albion 2 - 1 Brechin City
OWN GOAL scored by Paul McLean to the bottom left of the goal.
75:25
Shot taken by Craig Molloy with his right foot from the right penalty area
75:36
Block taken by Brian Allison
75:53
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
76:25
Shot taken by Rory McKenzie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
76:37
Save made by Callum Reidford
77:09
Shot taken by Craig McLeish using his left foot from the centre penalty area
77:23
Save made by David Scott
78:14
Foul on Devon Jacobs
78:21
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
78:53
Foul on James Lister
79:00
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean from the right wing
79:29
Cross from Rory McKenzie
79:31
Clearance by Gary Thom
79:47
Foul on Scott Davidson
80:07
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
80:24
Shot taken by Craig McLeish using his left foot
80:35
Save made by David Scott
81:11
Shot taken by David McKenna using his left foot from the centre penalty area
81:35
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
82:13
Shot taken by Bryan Hodge with his right foot
82:13
Stirling Albion 2 - 2 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Bryan Hodge with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
84:06
Cross from Craig Molloy
84:08
Clearance by Mark Ferry
84:46
Cross from Michael Dunlop
84:48
Clearance by Mark Ferry
85:03
Offside flag raised against James Lister
85:05
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
86:10
Shot taken by Rory McKenzie with his right foot from the left penalty area
86:10
Stirling Albion 2 - 3 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Rory McKenzie with his right foot from the left penalty area going centre low of the goal.
88:29
Cross from Alan Cook
88:33
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot from the right penalty area
88:43
Save made by David Scott
89:57
Shot taken by Craig McLeish using his left foot
90:00+0:05
Save made by David Scott
90:00+1:18
Cross from Mark Ferry
90:00+1:24
Shot taken by Sean Dillon from the centre penalty area
90:00+1:35
Save made by David Scott
90:00+1:44
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline
90:00+1:55
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
Full Time
Stirling Albion 2 - 3 Brechin City
Result
Stirling Albion 2 - 3 Brechin City

Stirling Albion

vs

Brechin City

2
Goals
3
1
Assists
2
13
Shots
12
10
On Target
10
3
Off Target
2
22
Crosses
24
4
Corners
6
35
Throw Ins
40
6
Saves
9
19
Clearances
11
6
Goal Kicks
9
4
Blocks
1
12
Free Kicks
10
1
Offside
2
1
Yellow Cards
2

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Callum Reidford
02.Gary Thom
03.Brian Allison
04.Sean Dillon
05.John Crawley (9+0: Unsporting behaviour) 45+0' Tactical
06.Daly McSorley
07.Mark Ferry
08.Darren Smith
09.Graham Weir
10.Kevin Kelbie
11.Scott Davidson

Substitutes

12.Samuel Filler
13.Alan Cook
14.Devon Jacobs 45+0' Tactical
15.Craig McLeish
16.Gavin McPherson

Brechin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Scott
02.Paul McLean
03.Michael Dunlop
04.Scot Buist (2+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Ewan Moyes (27+0: Dissent)
06.Bryan Hodge
07.Gary Fusco 35+0' Injury
08.Garry Brady
09.Craig Molloy
10.Rory McKenzie
11.Paul McManus 69+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Craig Nelson
13.David McClune
14.Jonny Lindsay
15.James Lister 35+0' Injury
16.David McKenna 69+0' Tactical

Flood blow for Stirling

Bottom side Stirling are without winger Joshua Flood for their home clash with Brechin.

The youthful Andy Hunter is again ruled out through injury, while the more experienced Marc McCulloch is a doubt as Stirling look to end a run of three defeats in a row.

Manager Greig McDonald said: "Brechin have had a more solid look about them recently and my old East Fife team-mate Paul McManus is scoring a few goals but we beat them earlier in the season and can take confidence from that."

"To do anything we need to cut out the mistakes we have been making defensively which are killing us just now.

"Not many people expect us to do anything in this one but if we defend properly we have a chance."

Brechin are again missing the injured trio of Gerry McLaughlan, Charlie King and Derek Carcary.

The Hedgemen are looking for revenge following their defeat at the hands of the bottom side earlier in the season.

Manager Jim Weir said: "We have drawn our last couple of games so I am really keen that we start winning again to get back into a play-off place.

"Stirling beat us 1-0 earlier this season and it would be good to get a small measure of revenge for that result by winning this game.

"This is a massive period for the club as we play a lot of games and the sooner we turn draws into wins the better as far as climbing the table is concerned."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 23 30 48
2 Arbroath 23 21 44
3 Dumbarton 22 1 35
4 Stenhousemuir 22 7 34
5 Up East Fife 22 -6 30
6 Up Brechin City 22 -3 29
7 Down Airdrieonians 24 -5 28
8 Forfar Athletic 22 -11 22
9 Albion Rovers 24 -17 22
10 Stirling Albion 22 -17 19

Updated 18/02/2012 at 17:01

 

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