Stirling Albion 1 - 2 Dumbarton

Saturday 28th April 2012
S Davidson (57)[OG] D Jacobs (78)
C Dargo (90+2)

Dargo sends Binos down

Craig Dargo's late header earned Dumbarton a 2-1 victory and relegated Stirling from the Scottish Second Division.

Patrick Walker could have given the visitors an early lead but he failed to control his shot after breaking into the area.

The hosts' first opportunity fell to Graham Weir but he failed to find a way past Stephen Grindlay with a tame effort.

Grindlay's opposite number was given a more stern test as Callum Reidford spread himself well to block at the feet of Walker.

Alan Lithgow was next to go close but Reidford did well to tip his effort over the bar.

They broke the deadlock just before the hour mark, Scott Davidson finishing from close range after good work by Darren Smith.

But they were pegged back 12 minutes from time when Devon Jacobs turned Scott Agnew's corner past his own keeper.

However, substitute Dargo headed home Agnew's cross in stoppage time to snatch three points.

OfficialFrank McDermott
Attendance709
VenueForthbank Stadium
Kick Off
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Dumbarton
0:23
Foul on Kevin Nicoll
0:27
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
1:50
Shot taken by Patrick Walker with his right foot from the right penalty area
2:01
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
2:54
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline
3:17
Clearance by Martin McNiff
3:56
Offside flag raised against Patrick Walker
3:57
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
5:02
Corner taken by Ally Graham with his right foot from the left byline
5:25
Clearance by Darren L. Smith
5:40
Shot taken by Patrick Walker with his right foot from the right penalty area
5:51
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
6:29
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
10:28
Shot taken by Graham Weir with his right foot
10:36
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
11:11
Foul on Darren L. Smith
11:20
BOOKING: Paul Nugent of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
11:28
Free Kick taken by Scott Davidson
11:52
Cross from Bryan Prunty
11:54
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
12:48
Shot taken by Patrick Walker with his right foot from the right six yard line
13:01
Save made by Callum Reidford
14:28
Offside flag raised against Graham Weir
14:28
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
15:03
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
15:56
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney using his left foot
16:05
Save made by Callum Reidford
16:32
Foul on Patrick Walker
16:35
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
17:05
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
20:11
Offside flag raised against Bryan Prunty
20:13
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
21:34
Foul on Bryan Prunty
21:37
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
22:04
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
22:10
Save made by Callum Reidford
24:11
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline
24:31
Clearance by Paul Nugent
24:53
Foul on Ally Graham
24:56
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
25:15
Cross from Scott Agnew
25:19
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
25:49
Foul on Bryan Prunty
25:53
Free Kick taken by Mark Gilhaney
26:17
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
26:22
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the right six yard line
26:34
Save made by Callum Reidford
29:49
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot
30:00
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
30:29
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot from the left penalty area
30:42
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
31:50
Corner taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the left byline
32:14
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
33:11
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
34:27
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
34:32
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
34:46
Cross from Scott Agnew
34:54
Shot taken by Alan Lithgow from the right penalty area
35:00
Save made by Callum Reidford
35:05
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
35:55
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
36:14
Save made by Callum Reidford
36:26
Goal Kick taken by Gary Thom
37:03
Foul on Scott Davidson
37:06
Free Kick taken by Jamie McCunnie
37:20
Cross from Jamie McCunnie
38:09
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left six yard line
38:22
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
38:46
Foul on James Creaney
38:49
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
40:01
Foul on Gary Thom
40:06
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
41:55
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
41:59
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the left wing
42:15
BOOKING: Graham Weir of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
43:00
Shot taken by Alan Lithgow from the right penalty area
43:08
Save made by Callum Reidford
43:59
Offside flag raised against Scott Davidson
44:00
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
45:00+0:30
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith from the right penalty area
45:00+0:40
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
45:00+0:43
Corner taken by John Crawley with his right foot from the right byline
45:00+0:57
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
Half Time
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Dumbarton
Second Half Started
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Dumbarton
46:20
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
48:07
Offside flag raised against Darren L. Smith
48:12
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
49:15
Shot taken by Alan Cook using his left foot
49:22
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
50:42
Foul on Alan Lithgow
50:47
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
53:20
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the left penalty area
53:31
Save made by Callum Reidford
54:31
Substitution for Dumbarton: Anthony Wallace on for Kevin Nicoll
55:48
Goal Kick taken by Gary Thom
56:07
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
56:39
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right penalty area
56:39
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right penalty area to the top left of the goal.
57:32
Foul on Devon Jacobs
57:53
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
59:00
Hand Ball taken by Scott Davidson
59:04
Free Kick taken by Martin McNiff
59:57
Substitution for Dumbarton: Craig Dargo on for Patrick Walker
62:03
Foul on Scott Agnew
62:06
Free Kick taken by James Creaney
62:47
Foul on Brian Allison
62:52
Free Kick taken by John Crawley
63:04
Cross from John Crawley
63:07
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
64:18
Foul on Devon Jacobs
64:28
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
64:39
Cross from Gary Thom
64:45
Shot taken by Mark Ferry using his left foot
64:54
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
66:21
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
67:05
Save made by Callum Reidford
67:36
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline
68:03
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
68:13
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
70:32
Goal Kick taken by Gary Thom
70:58
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
71:49
Substitution for Dumbarton: Arlan Kadima Mptata on for Ally Graham
72:13
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
73:31
Foul on Darren L. Smith
73:47
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Joshua Flood on for Scott Davidson
74:38
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
74:43
Foul on Bryan Prunty
74:46
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the left wing
74:54
Cross from Scott Agnew
75:00
Shot taken by Alan Lithgow
75:18
Goal Kick taken by Gary Thom
77:15
Stirling Albion 1 - 1 Dumbarton
OWN GOAL scored by Devon Jacobs using his left foot to the top right of the goal.
77:21
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
78:58
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline
79:16
Shot taken by Alan Lithgow from the right penalty area
79:23
Save made by Callum Reidford
79:49
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline
79:58
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Kevin Kelbie on for Graham Weir
81:38
Foul on Joshua Flood
81:49
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
83:18
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
84:21
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
85:24
Foul on Jamie McCunnie
85:28
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
85:43
Shot taken by Alan Cook with his right foot
85:50
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
86:20
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Sean Dillon on for Jamie McCunnie
86:39
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
86:53
Foul on James Creaney
86:59
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the left wing
87:10
Cross from Scott Agnew
87:14
Clearance by Gary Thom
87:44
BOOKING: Darren L. Smith of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
88:38
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
89:22
Offside flag raised against Sean Dillon
89:23
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
89:34
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
89:41
Save made by Callum Reidford
90:00+0:41
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot
90:00+0:50
Save made by Callum Reidford
90:00+0:54
Corner taken by Scott Agnew with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+1:11
Stirling Albion 1 - 2 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Craig Dargo from the right six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
90:00+2:08
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
90:00+3:07
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
Full Time
Stirling Albion 1 - 2 Dumbarton

Stirling Albion

vs

Dumbarton

1
Goals
2
1
Assists
1
9
Shots
13
5
On Target
10
4
Off Target
3
3
Crosses
6
6
Corners
9
17
Throw Ins
23
12
Saves
7
2
Clearances
3
10
Goal Kicks
15
11
Free Kicks
17
4
Offside
2
1
Hand Balls
0
2
Yellow Cards
1

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-1-3-2

01.Callum Reidford
02.Devon Jacobs
03.Gary Thom
04.Brian Allison
05.John Crawley
06.Alan Cook
07.Jamie McCunnie 87+0' Tactical
08.Mark Ferry
09.Darren L. Smith (88+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Graham Weir (43+0: Unsporting behaviour) 80+0' Tactical
11.Scott Davidson 74+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Jamie Cleland
13.Sean Dillon 87+0' Tactical
14.Craig McLeish
15.Joshua Flood 74+0' Tactical
16.Kevin Kelbie 80+0' Tactical

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Paul Nugent (12+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.James Creaney
04.Alan Lithgow
05.Martin McNiff
08.Kevin Nicoll
08.Kevin Nicoll 55+0' Injury
10.Scott Agnew
06.Mark Gilhaney
09.Bryan Prunty
12.Patrick Walker 60+0' Tactical

Substitutes

15.Ally Graham 72+0' Tactical
13.Arnaud Gastal
14.Anthony Wallace 55+0' Injury
15.Dominic Kennedy
16.Arlan Kadima Mptata 72+0' Tactical
17.Craig Dargo 60+0' Tactical

Rookie Cleland poised for action

Stirling Albion may be forced to pitch youth-team goalkeeper Jamie Cleland into action for their must-win game against Dumbarton due to injury to Sam Filler.

Filler sustained a knock in training on Thursday night so Cleland is expected to step in for a game Albion must win to keep alive their hopes of survival as second-choice goalkeeper Callum Reidford is sidelined with a groin injury.

Manager Greig McDonald said: "Callum was already struggling to be back for this one and now we could be without Sam as well. I'm sure that however goes in will do well."

Defender Gary Thom is also doubtful due to illness and McDonald added: "The task in this game is a simple one and that is to get a win.

"I want us to be heading to Albion Rovers next weekend with something to play for."

Dumbarton will be without injured pair Ryan Finnie and Mark Lamont again as they chase the win needed to seal a play-off place.

Manager Alan Adamson will otherwise choose from an unchanged squad for his side's must-win encounter.

Adamson said: "If Arbroath defeat Stenhousemuir then we are there, but I would much rather that we secure a play-off place under our own steam.

"It will not be an easy task as Stirling still have a chance of staying up and will be battling for something.

"Our players battled to come from behind and defeat Airdrie last weekend and will need to show those same qualities to get the three points in this game."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 35 39 70
2 Arbroath 35 23 60
3 Dumbarton 35 -2 55
4 Airdrieonians 35 8 51
5 Stenhousemuir 35 6 51
6 East Fife 35 0 48
7 Brechin City 35 -13 41
8 Up Forfar Athletic 35 -14 39
9 Down Albion Rovers 35 -22 37
10 Stirling Albion 35 -25 31

Updated 28/04/2012 at 17:02

 

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