Stirling Albion 1 - 1 Arbroath

Saturday 17th March 2012
S Davidson (20)J Falkingham (89)

Red Lichties leave it late

Josh Falkingham's last-gasp strike earned Arbroath a 1-1 draw at relegation-threatened Stirling.

Stirling, who currently occupy the relegation play-off spot, took the lead inside 20 minutes when striker Scott Davidson's 25-yard effort flew into the top corner of the net.

The home side continued to create the better openings but it was Arbroath who came closest to scoring next when Paul Sheerin sent his close-range header wide of the post just seconds after the interval.

Arbroath appeared to be heading towards a fourth defeat of the season as they spurned a number of decent chances. However, in the dying embers Falkingham popped up to turn a right-footed strike into the bottom corner from six yards out and break Stirling hearts.

OfficialSteven McLean
Attendance537
VenueForthbank Stadium
Kick Off
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Arbroath
1:01
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
1:06
Free Kick taken by Chris Innes
1:41
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
3:26
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot
3:43
Save made by Callum Reidford
4:33
Foul on Steven Doris
4:37
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
5:21
Foul on Liam Caddis
5:30
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
6:54
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot
7:08
Save made by Darren Hill
7:30
Shot taken by Kevin Kelbie with his right foot from the right penalty area
7:44
Save made by Darren Hill
8:20
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot
8:31
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
10:22
Foul on Gary Thom
10:27
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
11:15
Shot taken by Liam Caddis using his left foot
11:28
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
11:56
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline
12:21
Clearance by Darren Hill
12:28
Save made by Darren Hill
12:35
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
12:40
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter
12:43
BOOKING: Daly McSorley of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
13:45
Foul on Graham Weir
13:52
Free Kick taken by John Crawley
14:10
Cross from John Crawley
14:20
Shot taken by Mark Ferry from the centre penalty area
14:32
Save made by Darren Hill
14:38
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline
15:12
Shot taken by Kevin Kelbie from the centre penalty area
15:22
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
18:33
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the left six yard line
18:51
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
19:40
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot
19:40
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Scott Davidson with his right foot to the top left of the goal.
20:54
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the left byline
21:27
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm using his left foot from the centre penalty area
21:35
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
22:57
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline
23:24
Foul on Gary Thom
23:28
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
25:43
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
26:24
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith using his left foot
27:24
Foul on Chris Innes
27:40
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
28:33
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the left byline
29:00
Shot taken by Chris Innes from the centre penalty area
29:11
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
30:27
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline
31:09
Clearance by Darren L. Smith
33:11
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot
33:18
Save made by Darren Hill
33:59
Foul on Steven Doris
34:04
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
35:14
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
37:02
Shot taken by Kevin Kelbie using his left foot from the right penalty area
37:31
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
39:01
Corner taken by Liam Caddis with his right foot from the right byline
39:35
Clearance by John Crawley
39:38
Corner taken by Liam Caddis with his right foot from the left byline
39:59
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm from the right penalty area
40:44
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
41:08
Foul on Scott Davidson
41:13
Free Kick taken by Scott Davidson
41:19
Cross from Scott Davidson
41:21
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
43:19
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
43:33
Block taken by Graham Weir
43:39
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
44:25
Shot taken by Daly McSorley using his left foot
44:33
Save made by Darren Hill
Half Time
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Arbroath
Second Half Started
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Arbroath
45:27
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin from the centre penalty area
46:28
Foul on Graham Weir
46:32
Free Kick taken by John Crawley
50:45
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot from the centre penalty area
51:03
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
51:12
Foul on Liam Caddis
51:18
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin from the right wing
51:41
Cross from Paul Sheerin
51:59
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot from the right penalty area
52:13
Save made by Callum Reidford
52:34
Corner taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
53:56
Foul on Daly McSorley
54:01
Free Kick taken by John Crawley
54:41
Shot taken by Kevin Kelbie from the right six yard line
54:54
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
55:34
Offside flag raised against Collin Samuel
55:36
Free Kick taken by Mark Ferry
55:51
BOOKING: Kieran McAnespie of Arbroath given yellow card for dissent
56:37
Foul on Jamie McCunnie
56:40
Free Kick taken by Darren L. Smith
56:54
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline
57:23
Save made by Callum Reidford
59:18
Foul on Scott Davidson
59:27
BOOKING: Mark Baxter of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
59:50
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
61:11
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
63:06
Offside flag raised against Brian Kerr
63:08
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
63:25
Substitution for Arbroath: Gavin Swankie on for Collin Samuel
65:03
Offside flag raised against Kevin Kelbie
65:08
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
65:18
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
67:02
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the centre penalty area
67:17
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
67:34
Foul on Stuart Malcolm
67:36
Free Kick taken by Stuart Malcolm
67:51
Corner taken by Kevin Kelbie with his right foot from the right byline
68:26
Shot taken by Scott Davidson from the centre penalty area
68:36
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
68:58
Foul on Gavin Swankie
69:05
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
69:11
Cross from Gavin Swankie
69:14
Clearance by Mark Ferry
69:27
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie with his right foot
69:48
Save made by Callum Reidford
71:09
Foul on Scott Davidson
71:14
Free Kick taken by Scott Davidson
71:26
Cross from Scott Davidson
71:39
Clearance by Brian Kerr
71:56
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
72:37
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline
73:00
Clearance by Graham Weir
73:41
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
76:31
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
78:01
Substitution for Arbroath: Craig Wedderburn on for Kieran McAnespie
78:47
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
79:43
Shot taken by Daly McSorley using his left foot
79:59
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
80:22
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
80:52
Shot taken by Liam Caddis from the centre penalty area
81:07
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
81:35
Foul on Scott Davidson
81:40
Free Kick taken by John Crawley
82:36
Foul on Gary Thom
82:42
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
83:09
Corner taken by John Crawley using his left foot from the right byline
83:42
Shot taken by Kevin Kelbie with his right foot
83:58
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
84:49
Foul on Brian Kerr
84:53
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
85:08
BOOKING: Callum Reidford of Stirling Albion given yellow card for dissent
85:46
BOOKING: Gary Thom of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
88:29
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the right penalty area
88:29
Stirling Albion 1 - 1 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
89:33
BOOKING: Gavin Swankie of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+0:06
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
90:00+0:43
Offside flag raised against Stuart Malcolm
90:00+0:53
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
90:00+1:27
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
90:00+2:36
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Gavin McPherson on for Kevin Kelbie
Full Time
Stirling Albion 1 - 1 Arbroath

Stirling Albion

vs

Arbroath

1
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
15
Shots
14
7
On Target
4
8
Off Target
10
3
Crosses
2
4
Corners
10
15
Throw Ins
12
4
Saves
6
4
Clearances
3
15
Goal Kicks
11
1
Blocks
0
14
Free Kicks
11
1
Offside
3
3
Yellow Cards
3

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Callum Reidford (86+0: Dissent)
02.Gary Thom (86+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.John Crawley
04.Shaun Fagan
05.Daly McSorley (13+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Mark Ferry
07.Jamie McCunnie
08.Darren L. Smith
09.Scott Davidson
10.Graham Weir
11.Kevin Kelbie 90+3' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Samuel Filler
13.Devon Jacobs
14.Richard Kirwan
15.Stephen Day
16.Gavin McPherson 90+3' Tactical

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
02.Stuart Malcolm
03.Chris Innes
04.Liam Caddis
05.Mark Baxter (60+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Mark Baxter
07.Kieran McAnespie (56+0: Dissent) 79+0' Tactical
08.Joshua Falkingham
09.Brian Kerr
10.Paul Sheerin
11.Steven Doris

Substitutes

12.Collin Samuel 64+0' Tactical
13.Michael White
14.Craig Wedderburn 79+0' Tactical
15.Lee Sibanda
16.Keith Gibson
17.Gavin Swankie (90+0: Unsporting behaviour) 64+0' Tactical

Fagan return for Binos

Stirling welcome back midfielder Shaun Fagan against second-placed Arbroath although manager Greig McDonald has a number of selection challenges to wrestle with.

Shaun Dillon looks set to miss out with an ankle injury and Brian Allison's knee problem keeps him on the sidelines, while Craig McLeish, Alan Cook, Joshua Flood and Andy Hunter all face a race against time to be fit.

McDonald said: "It's looking like we will be a bit stretched for the first of eight cup finals that we face between now and the end of the season.

"Arbroath have held the upper hand over us this season but we have not had any luck against them and hopefully that will change in this game."

Second-placed Arbroath welcome back Craig Wedderburn from suspension as they look to complete a clean sweep over their opponents.

Striker Jordan Elfverson misses out with a back problem, though, as Arbroath aim to close the four-point gap on leaders Cowdenbeath with a fourth victory of the season over their struggling hosts.

Player/manager Paul Sheerin said: "The Second Division is an incredible league as every single team still has something to play for and that looks like being the case until the end of the season.

"Stirling will be out to keep pushing away from the bottom and we need a win to keep close to Cowdenbeath so it should be a good game.

"We had a good win over Dumbarton last week but just as important as the win was the clean sheet as we have not had one of those in a while."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 29 34 60
2 Arbroath 29 28 56
3 Dumbarton 29 0 45
4 Stenhousemuir 29 5 41
5 East Fife 29 -3 38
6 Brechin City 29 -7 37
7 Airdrieonians 29 -3 36
8 Forfar Athletic 29 -14 30
9 Stirling Albion 29 -19 28
10 Albion Rovers 29 -21 26

Updated 17/03/2012 at 17:01

 
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