Stirling Albion 3 - 0 Albion Rovers

Saturday 3rd March 2012
A Cook (20, 78)
K Kelbie (23)

Cook inspires Stirling

Stirling defender Alan Cook scored twice to help his side defeat fellow strugglers Albion 3-0.

The away side came into the game without a win in nine games and fell behind after 20 minutes to Cook's first goal of the afternoon, a thumping drive from the edge of the area.

The Binos doubled their lead three minutes later when Graham Weir headed the ball to Kevin Kelbie who fired in from 12 yards.

Albion's best chance to get back into the game fell to John Gemmell who headed Alan Reid's cross against the post after 73 minutes.

A great afternoon for Greig McDonald's men was rounded off 12 minutes from time when Cook applied the finish to Craig McLeish's cross as the Forthbank team recorded back-to-back league wins for only the second time this season.

OfficialKevin Clancy
Attendance511
VenueForthbank Stadium
Kick Off
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Albion Rovers
1:23
Cross from John Crawley
1:31
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
2:41
Cross from Graham Weir
2:45
Clearance by Barry Russell
2:49
Corner taken by John Crawley using his left foot from the right byline
3:03
Clearance by John Gemmell
3:08
Shot taken by Craig McLeish using his left foot
3:46
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
4:20
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Simon Marriott on for Ciaran Donnelly
4:49
Cross from John Gemmell
4:52
Save made by Callum Reidford
5:54
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot
6:12
Save made by Callum Reidford
6:44
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
7:45
Cross from Robert Love
7:50
Clearance by Shaun Fagan
8:11
Cross from Alan Cook
8:19
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
8:58
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
10:09
Shot taken by Robert Love with his right foot
10:44
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
11:54
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
11:56
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
12:26
Corner taken by John Crawley using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
12:51
Clearance by Scott Chaplain
13:18
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
14:33
Cross from Robert Love
14:41
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
14:44
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
15:23
Offside flag raised against Kevin Kelbie
15:24
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne
16:01
Cross from John Gemmell
16:04
Clearance by Shaun Fagan
16:08
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
17:49
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
18:32
Hand Ball taken by John Gemmell
18:42
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
19:19
Shot taken by Alan Cook using his left foot
19:19
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Alan Cook using his left foot going centre low of the goal.
22:14
Shot taken by Kevin Kelbie using his left foot from the centre penalty area
22:14
Stirling Albion 2 - 0 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Kevin Kelbie using his left foot from the centre penalty area going centre high of the goal.
23:12
Foul on Alan Cook
23:26
BOOKING: Barry Russell of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
23:42
Free Kick taken by Shaun Fagan
24:37
Cross from Alan Reid
26:57
Foul on Jordan Halsman
27:02
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell from the left wing
28:56
Shot taken by Mark Ferry using his left foot from the left penalty area
29:09
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
30:05
Shot taken by Mark Ferry using his left foot
30:15
Corner taken by Daly McSorley with his right foot from the left byline
31:52
Foul on John Gemmell
31:57
Free Kick taken by Jordan Halsman
32:12
Cross from Jordan Halsman
34:26
Shot taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the left penalty area
34:41
Save made by Callum Reidford
34:54
Cross from Craig McLeish
35:00
Save made by Christopher Fahey
37:31
Foul on Daly McSorley
37:37
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
38:59
Offside flag raised against Robert Love
39:01
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
40:09
Offside flag raised against Scott Chaplain
40:12
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
40:28
Foul on Barry Russell
40:35
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
40:40
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
41:06
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
41:19
Foul on Graham Weir
41:24
Free Kick taken by John Crawley
41:40
Cross from John Crawley
41:43
Save made by Christopher Fahey
42:13
Cross from Jordan Halsman
42:15
Clearance by John Crawley
42:32
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
42:34
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
43:32
Shot taken by Alan Cook with his right foot from the right penalty area
43:44
Block taken by Micheal O'Byrne
43:47
Foul on Barry Russell
43:51
Free Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
45:00+0:42
Foul on Anthony Stevenson
45:00+0:47
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid from the right wing
Half Time
Stirling Albion 2 - 0 Albion Rovers
Second Half Started
Stirling Albion 2 - 0 Albion Rovers
45:06
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
46:17
Foul on Graham Weir
46:21
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
46:41
Cross from Barry Russell
46:48
Offside flag raised against Kevin Kelbie
49:02
Cross from Alan Reid
49:06
Clearance by Gary Thom
49:50
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
49:57
Clearance by Ryan McStay
50:57
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Derek Gaston on for Christopher Fahey
51:54
Foul on Jordan Halsman
52:02
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
52:34
Foul on John Gemmell
52:41
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson from the left wing
53:05
Foul on Brian Allison
53:11
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
55:23
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Christopher Boyle on for Jordan Halsman
56:17
Foul on John Gemmell
56:26
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid from the right wing
56:35
Cross from Alan Reid
56:41
Clearance by John Crawley
58:04
Shot taken by Barry Russell using his left foot
58:12
Save made by Callum Reidford
58:33
Offside flag raised against Robert Love
58:34
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
60:59
Foul on Daly McSorley
61:06
Free Kick taken by Shaun Fagan
61:39
Cross from Shaun Fagan
62:17
Foul on Robert Love
62:28
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
62:37
Cross from Anthony Stevenson
62:39
Clearance by Gary Thom
62:57
Cross from Craig McLeish
62:59
Clearance by Alan Reid
63:19
Offside flag raised against Graham Weir
63:20
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne
64:04
Cross from Barry Russell
64:07
Clearance by Gary Thom
64:12
Cross from Barry Russell
64:21
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
65:52
Cross from Christopher Boyle
66:06
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
66:29
Offside flag raised against Robert Love
66:30
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
67:31
Foul on John Crawley
67:38
Free Kick taken by Daly McSorley from the left wing
70:18
Foul on Graham Weir
70:26
BOOKING: Anthony Stevenson of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
70:51
Free Kick taken by John Crawley from the left wing
71:42
Foul on Alan Cook
71:51
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
72:46
Cross from Alan Reid
72:52
Shot taken by John Gemmell from the left penalty area
73:08
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
73:11
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
74:02
Foul on Christopher Boyle
74:07
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell from the left wing
75:52
Shot taken by Kevin Kelbie using his left foot
76:01
Save made by Derek Gaston
76:32
Foul on Barry Russell
76:38
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
76:47
Cross from Ryan McStay
76:49
Clearance by Brian Allison
77:01
Cross from Craig McLeish
77:07
Shot taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the centre penalty area
77:07
Stirling Albion 3 - 0 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Alan Cook using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
78:12
Cross from Robert Love
78:16
Shot taken by John Gemmell from the centre penalty area
78:32
Save made by Callum Reidford
79:12
Foul on John Gemmell
79:14
BOOKING: Brian Allison of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
79:37
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
81:55
Cross from Robert Love
81:59
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot
82:17
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Devon Jacobs on for Alan Cook
83:14
Foul on Kevin Kelbie
83:25
BOOKING: Micheal O'Byrne of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
83:35
Free Kick taken by John Crawley
84:49
BOOKING: John Gemmell of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
85:19
Foul on Shaun Fagan
85:27
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
85:42
Corner taken by Daly McSorley using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
86:14
Cross from Kevin Kelbie
86:17
Shot taken by Gary Thom using his left foot from the right penalty area
86:38
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Stephen Day on for Graham Weir
87:15
Cross from Stephen Day
87:22
Clearance by Christopher Boyle
87:45
Foul on John Gemmell
87:51
Free Kick taken by Robert Love
89:45
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Gavin McPherson on for Kevin Kelbie
90:00+0:39
Foul on Stephen Day
90:00+0:43
Free Kick taken by Shaun Fagan
Full Time
Stirling Albion 3 - 0 Albion Rovers

Stirling Albion

vs

Albion Rovers

3
Goals
0
2
Assists
0
10
Shots
7
3
On Target
3
7
Off Target
4
10
Crosses
18
4
Corners
1
31
Throw Ins
11
5
Saves
3
8
Clearances
6
6
Goal Kicks
8
0
Blocks
1
21
Free Kicks
15
3
Offside
8
0
Hand Balls
1
1
Yellow Cards
4

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Callum Reidford
02.Alan Cook 83+0' Tactical
03.Gary Thom
04.Brian Allison (80+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.John Crawley
06.Craig McLeish
07.Daly McSorley
08.Mark Ferry
09.Shaun Fagan
10.Graham Weir 87+0' Tactical
11.Kevin Kelbie 90+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Samuel Filler
13.Devon Jacobs 83+0' Tactical
14.Joshua Flood
15.Stephen Day 87+0' Tactical
16.Gavin McPherson 90+0' Tactical

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Christopher Fahey
17.Christopher Fahey 51+0' Injury
03.Jordan Halsman 56+0' Tactical
04.Barry Russell (24+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Anthony Stevenson (71+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Micheal O'Byrne (84+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Alan Reid
08.Ciaran Donnelly 5+0' Injury
09.Scott Chaplain
10.Ryan McStay
11.Robert Love

Substitutes

12.John Gemmell (85+0: Unsporting behaviour)
13.Derek Gaston 51+0' Injury
14.Jack Werndly
15.Simon Marriott 5+0' Injury
16.Daniel McKay
17.Christopher Boyle 56+0' Tactical

Stirling duo doubtful for crunch clash

Stirling Albion have injury doubts over Marc McCulloch and Darren Smith as they look to move off bottom spot and send visitors Albion Rovers to the foot of the table.

Shaun Dillon will miss out with an ankle problem and Scott Davidson misses out through suspension, however Brian Allison is available after a two game ban.

Greig McDonald's side go into their basement battle on the back of an away win at Brechin in midweek and the Stirling boss said: "We were good value for that success and it is great to be going into a big game like this one with that behind us."

"We have a terrific chance of moving off bottom spot for the first time in 10 games and fully intend to take it."

Albion Rovers' manager Paul Martin is expected to return to the helm for the crunch relegation clash after four weeks away from games due to illness.

Martin's only concern on the playing front is player-assistant manager Todd Lumsden, who is out with a calf problem.

Michael O'Byrne will return from suspension to take his place in the centre of the Coatbridge side's defence.

Lumsden said: "This is a massive game for us but we believe we have the players that can handle it.

"If we show the same level of fight and work-rate that we displayed against Forfar last week when we battled back twice for a point then we will have a great chance of getting our first win of the season over Stirling Albion."

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Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 26 31 53
2 Arbroath 27 26 52
3 Dumbarton 26 8 45
4 Stenhousemuir 26 2 37
5 East Fife 26 -6 34
6 Brechin City 26 -5 33
7 Airdrieonians 27 -7 30
8 Forfar Athletic 26 -14 26
9 Up Stirling Albion 26 -15 26
10 Down Albion Rovers 26 -20 23

Updated 3/03/2012 at 17:02

 

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