East Fife 1 - 0 Stirling Albion

Saturday 21st April 2012
R Wallace (pen 90)

Wallace the hero

Ryan Wallace scored a last-minute penalty as East Fife left it late before securing a 1-0 win over bottom side Stirling.

The hosts could have taken the lead inside the first minute but for Sam Filler who produced a fine save to deny Steven Hislop.

Hislop tried his luck in the 16th minute but Filler again produced a superb stop to keep out his long-range drive.

Stirling went close before the break but Michael Brown did well to tip John Crawley's effort behind.

As the game looked to be heading towards a stalemate Gary Thom brought down Robert Linn inside the area in the final minute.

Wallace stepped up to convert it to claim all three points and lift the Fifers within reach of the play-off positions.

OfficialMike Tumilty
Attendance495
VenueBayview Stadium
Kick Off
East Fife 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
0:19
Shot taken by Steven Hislop with his right foot
0:33
Save made by Samuel Filler
1:46
Corner taken by John Crawley using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
2:36
Clearance by Robert Sloan
3:01
Shot taken by Alan Cook using his left foot
3:14
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
3:45
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
5:23
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
6:30
Shot taken by Robert Linn using his left foot from the right penalty area
6:43
Save made by Samuel Filler
7:52
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
9:06
Foul on Alan Cook
9:13
Free Kick taken by John Crawley from the left wing
9:59
Corner taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
10:21
Clearance by Robert Sloan
15:07
Shot taken by Steven Hislop with his right foot
15:16
Save made by Samuel Filler
15:31
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
15:49
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
17:17
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
18:25
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
18:42
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
19:03
Foul on Alan Cook
19:07
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison from the right wing
20:30
Foul on Robert Linn
20:41
Free Kick taken by Steven Campbell
21:12
Offside flag raised against Steven Hislop
21:14
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
21:28
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
21:45
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
22:31
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
22:56
Corner taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
23:40
Save made by Michael Brown
23:48
Shot taken by John Crawley using his left foot
24:03
Save made by Michael Brown
24:26
Shot taken by Steven Hislop with his right foot
25:34
Corner taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the left byline
26:08
Clearance by Steven Campbell
26:24
Shot taken by Alan Cook using his left foot
26:43
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
27:33
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
28:09
Foul on Samuel Filler
28:20
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
30:35
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
31:09
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
32:11
Foul on Robert Sloan
32:20
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
33:54
Shot taken by Darren McCormack with his right foot
34:03
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
35:10
Shot taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the left penalty area
35:24
Save made by Michael Brown
35:30
Corner taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
35:55
Clearance by Steven Campbell
36:02
Offside flag raised against Ryan Wallace
36:04
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
38:51
Shot taken by Mark Ferry using his left foot from the left penalty area
41:20
Corner taken by Darren L. Smith using his left foot from the left byline
41:51
Clearance by Darren McCormack
43:17
Foul on Jamie McCunnie
43:25
Free Kick taken by Alan Cook
44:45
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
Half Time
East Fife 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
Second Half Started
East Fife 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
45:36
Cross from Robert Sloan
45:53
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace from the left penalty area
46:05
Save made by Samuel Filler
46:07
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
48:03
Shot taken by Robert Linn using his left foot
48:20
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
51:31
Foul on Alan Cook
51:36
Free Kick taken by John Crawley from the left wing
52:06
Foul on Andrew Cook
52:12
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
53:55
Corner taken by John Crawley using his left foot from the right byline going out of play
55:02
Offside flag raised against Ryan Wallace
55:05
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
56:10
Corner taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
56:30
Clearance by Robert Sloan
59:03
Foul on Brian Allison
59:08
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
60:12
Substitution for East Fife: Craig Johnstone on for Robert Sloan
62:17
Foul on Gary Thom
62:30
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
64:00
Corner taken by John Crawley using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
64:36
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
65:05
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone using his left foot from the right byline
65:06
Clearance by Graham Weir
65:19
Substitution for East Fife: Neil Janczyk on for Darren McCormack
67:49
Offside flag raised against Ryan Wallace
67:51
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
68:28
Foul on Craig Johnstone
68:32
Free Kick taken by Andrew Cook
69:20
Shot taken by Robert Linn using his left foot
69:31
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
69:58
Foul on Robert Linn
70:06
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk from the right wing
70:21
Foul on David White
70:28
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
70:42
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
71:05
Clearance by Devon Jacobs
71:41
Corner taken by John Crawley using his left foot from the right byline
71:59
Clearance by Scott Dalziel
72:05
Corner taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the left byline going out of play
72:22
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
72:58
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
73:17
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
75:01
Shot taken by Neil Janczyk with his right foot
75:17
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
78:12
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel with his right foot from the centre penalty area
78:25
Save made by Samuel Filler
78:55
Corner taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
79:23
Clearance by David Muir
79:48
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline
80:36
Save made by Samuel Filler
81:13
Foul on Andrew Cook
81:23
BOOKING: Alan Cook of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
81:33
Free Kick taken by Andrew Cook from the left wing
81:56
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Scott Davidson on for Kevin Kelbie
83:04
Corner taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the left byline
83:19
Save made by Michael Brown
85:02
Cross from Joshua Flood
85:08
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot from the right penalty area
85:31
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the right penalty area
85:45
Save made by Samuel Filler
85:57
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
86:21
Clearance by Steven Campbell
87:39
Foul on Robert Linn
88:56
BOOKING: John Crawley of Stirling Albion given yellow card for dissent
89:28
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Ryan Wallace and scored with his right foot to the bottom left
89:28
East Fife 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom left of the goal.
90:00+0:24
Foul on Darren L. Smith
90:00+0:35
BOOKING: Scott Durie of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+0:50
Free Kick taken by Scott Davidson from the left wing
90:00+2:36
Corner taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot from the left byline going out of play
90:00+2:55
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
Full Time
East Fife 1 - 0 Stirling Albion

East Fife

vs

Stirling Albion

1
Goals
0
15
Shots
6
5
On Target
2
10
Off Target
4
1
Crosses
1
6
Corners
15
16
Throw Ins
12
4
Saves
7
9
Clearances
2
7
Goal Kicks
13
7
Free Kicks
12
4
Offside
0
1
Penalties
0
1
Yellow Cards
2

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Brown
02.Scott Durie (90+1: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Steven Campbell
04.David White
05.Andrew Cook
06.David Muir
07.Darren McCormack 66+0' Tactical
08.Ryan Wallace
09.Robert Sloan 61+0' Tactical
10.Steven Hislop
11.Robert Linn

Substitutes

12.Andrew Collier
13.Craig Johnstone 61+0' Tactical
14.Neil Janczyk 66+0' Tactical
15.Scott Dalziel
16.Paul McQuade

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Samuel Filler
02.Devon Jacobs
03.Brian Allison
04.Gary Thom
05.John Crawley (89+0: Dissent)
06.Alan Cook (82+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Jamie McCunnie
08.Mark Ferry
09.Darren L. Smith
10.Graham Weir
11.Kevin Kelbie 82+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Jamie Cleland
13.Sean Dillon
14.Joshua Flood
15.Daly McSorley
16.Scott Davidson 82+0' Tactical

Fifers at full strength

East Fife are looking to boost their play-off chances by seeing off Stirling, and manager Gordon Durie has a full squad to choose from.

David White is available once again after suspension and Andrew Cook returns to contention following his hamstring injury.

Durie said: "It was disappointing to go down to Albion Rovers last week and we have to take that as a warning as Stirling Albion are fighting for their lives as well.

"We need the win to keep our objectives on track and to do that we have to start a whole lot better than we did last week when we were two goals down before we turned up.

"We need to match the battling qualities that Stirling will use and then go out and win the game."

Bottom of the table Stirling look set to be without goalkeeper Callum Reidford through a groin problem.

Albion, who will also miss Andy Hunter because of a knee injury, could be relegated at New Bayview if they lose and rivals Albion and Forfar win, but manager Greig McDonald is being positive.

McDonald said: "We know what we need to do and that is to win this game. If we play like we can we will pick up the three points. I have asked the boys to go out and give it plenty of effort and see where that takes us.

"Albion Rovers won here last week but that may just make East Fife even more dangerous."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 34 39 69
2 Arbroath 34 25 60
3 Dumbarton 34 -3 52
4 Airdrieonians 34 6 48
5 Stenhousemuir 34 4 48
6 East Fife 34 2 48
7 Brechin City 34 -13 40
8 Up Albion Rovers 34 -18 37
9 Down Forfar Athletic 34 -18 36
10 Stirling Albion 34 -24 31

Updated 21/04/2012 at 18:36

 

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