Forfar Athletic 2 - 2 Stirling Albion

Tuesday 24th January 2012
B Coyne (21, 60)D McSorley (79)
S Davidson (88)

Stirling effort snatches point

Stirling scored twice in the final 11 minutes to take a point from Forfar in a 2-2 draw.

The hosts drew first blood when teenage striker Bradley Coyne drilled the ball into the bottom corner in the 20th minute - his first goal for the club.

Coyne was on target again on the hour mark when he supplied the finishing touch to Dale Hilson's cross from close range.

Forfar appeared to be heading for their third win in a row but the visitors pulled one goal back in the 79th minute when substitute Daly McSorley swept in Scott Davidson's cross.

And the Second Division's bottom side ensured they remain just two points behind their opponents after Davidson popped up to curl in an 88th-minute equaliser.

OfficialJohn McKendrick
Attendance361
VenueStation Park
Kick Off
Forfar Athletic 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
1:01
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
1:44
Shot taken by Craig McLeish with his right foot from the right penalty area
1:58
Save made by Marc McCallum
2:04
Corner taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
2:47
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
3:29
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
3:30
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
5:21
Foul on Alan Cook
5:25
Free Kick taken by Darren L. Smith
6:45
Cross from Alan Cook
6:47
Clearance by Christopher Hegarty
9:58
Cross from Ross Campbell
9:59
Clearance by Gary Thom
10:41
Cross from Ross Campbell
10:45
Shot taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot from the right six yard line
10:56
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
12:06
Foul on Dale Hilson
12:15
BOOKING: Sean Dillon of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
12:19
Free Kick taken by Ross Campbell
13:10
Shot taken by Ross Campbell with his right foot
13:29
Foul on Christopher Templeman
13:33
Free Kick taken by Christopher Templeman
13:52
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot
13:58
Save made by Callum Reidford
14:26
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
14:31
Block taken by Ross Campbell
14:51
Foul on Alan Cook
14:54
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
16:15
Shot taken by Nicky Low with his right foot
16:23
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
16:40
Foul on Darren L. Smith
16:43
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
19:22
Shot taken by Ross Campbell with his right foot
19:35
Block taken by Sean Dillon
19:38
Cross from Mark McCulloch
20:01
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot from the right penalty area
20:01
Forfar Athletic 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Bradley Coyne with his right foot from the right penalty area going centre low of the goal.
23:07
Offside flag raised against Scott Davidson
23:09
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
25:22
Shot taken by Christopher Hegarty using his left foot
25:33
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
28:06
Foul on Ross Campbell
28:10
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty from the left wing
28:44
Shot taken by Nicky Low with his right foot
28:52
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
29:16
Foul on Dale Hilson
29:19
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
31:27
Foul on Bradley Coyne
31:32
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty
31:57
Cross from Christopher Hegarty
31:58
Clearance by Darren L. Smith
32:02
Shot taken by Bradley Coyne from the left penalty area
32:13
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
33:54
Shot taken by Bradley Coyne with his right foot from the left penalty area
34:09
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
34:54
Cross from Bradley Coyne
34:56
Clearance by Gary Thom
35:57
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
36:07
Save made by Marc McCallum
37:28
Cross from Mark Ferry
37:35
Shot taken by Alan Cook with his right foot
37:42
Block taken by Greg Ross
37:44
Corner taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
38:13
Clearance by Greg Ross
41:39
Cross from Darren L. Smith
41:41
Clearance by Greg Ross
42:33
Cross from Devon Jacobs
42:46
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
43:03
Shot taken by Bradley Coyne with his right foot from the left penalty area
43:12
Block taken by Gary Thom
43:36
Corner taken by Christopher Hegarty with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
43:56
Clearance by Gary Thom
44:02
Shot taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
44:09
Save made by Callum Reidford
45:00+0:05
Foul on Alan Cook
45:00+0:08
Free Kick taken by Alan Cook
45:00+0:10
BOOKING: Christopher Hegarty of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
45:00+0:36
Cross from Alan Cook
45:00+0:39
Shot taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot
Half Time
Forfar Athletic 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
Second Half Started
Forfar Athletic 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
46:27
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the left byline
46:48
Clearance by Christopher Hegarty
47:53
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot
48:04
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
48:32
Shot taken by Ross Campbell with his right foot
50:33
Shot taken by Bradley Coyne with his right foot from the right penalty area
50:48
Block taken by Callum Reidford
52:16
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
53:27
Foul on Devon Jacobs
53:32
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
54:01
Foul on Dale Hilson
54:05
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty
54:49
Shot taken by Craig McLeish with his right foot from the right penalty area
55:08
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
57:35
Shot taken by Marc McCulloch using his left foot from the left penalty area
57:44
Save made by Marc McCallum
58:18
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
58:35
Clearance by Greg Ross
59:49
Shot taken by Bradley Coyne with his right foot from the right six yard line
59:49
Forfar Athletic 2 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Bradley Coyne with his right foot from the right six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
60:50
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Kevin Byers on for Christopher Hegarty
61:23
Corner taken by Alan Cook with his right foot from the right byline
63:38
Offside flag raised against Scott Davidson
63:41
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross
66:16
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
66:26
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Daly McSorley on for Shaun Fagan
69:00
Foul on Gary Thom
69:05
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
70:01
Shot taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the right penalty area
70:09
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
70:13
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Lewis Bonar on for Alan Cook
71:33
Corner taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the right byline
71:54
Shot taken by Ross Campbell with his right foot from the centre penalty area
72:03
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
73:06
Shot taken by Nicky Low with his right foot from the centre penalty area
73:17
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
76:03
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
78:11
Shot taken by Daly McSorley with his right foot from the centre penalty area
78:11
Forfar Athletic 2 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Daly McSorley with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
79:29
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Kevin Motion on for Ross Campbell
83:27
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot
83:35
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
85:19
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot from the right penalty area
85:25
Save made by Callum Reidford
85:59
Foul on Lewis Bonar
86:04
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs from the left wing
86:32
Cross from Devon Jacobs
86:54
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot from the centre penalty area
87:01
Block taken by Greg Ross
87:09
Corner taken by Devon Jacobs with his right foot from the right byline
87:16
Cross from Mark Ferry
87:23
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right penalty area
87:23
Forfar Athletic 2 - 2 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right penalty area to the top left of the goal.
88:36
Corner taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the left byline
90:00+0:19
Shot taken by Joshua Flood with his right foot
90:00+0:31
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
90:00+1:35
Foul on Dale Hilson
90:00+1:40
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross
90:00+2:40
Corner taken by Bradley Coyne with his right foot from the right byline
Full Time
Forfar Athletic 2 - 2 Stirling Albion

Forfar Athletic

vs

Stirling Albion

2
Goals
2
2
Assists
2
22
Shots
10
8
On Target
8
14
Off Target
2
5
Crosses
7
5
Corners
6
12
Throw Ins
3
3
Saves
3
6
Clearances
4
3
Goal Kicks
14
3
Blocks
3
9
Free Kicks
8
1
Offside
2
1
Yellow Cards
1

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Marc McCallum
02.Greg Ross
03.Joseph Shaughnessy
04.Mark McCulloch
05.Christopher Hegarty (45+1: Unsporting behaviour) 61+0' Tactical
06.Nicky Low
07.Michael Bolochoweckyj
08.Michael Bolocheweckyj
09.Ross Campbell 80+0' Tactical
10.Dale Hilson
11.Christopher Templeman

Substitutes

12.Bradley Coyne
13.Greg Paterson
14.Craig Wilson
15.Stephen Tulloch
16.Kevin Byers 61+0' Tactical
17.Kevin Motion 80+0' Tactical

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Callum Reidford
02.Gary Thom
03.Sean Dillon (13+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Devon Jacobs
05.Alan Cook 71+0' Tactical
06.Shaun Fagan 67+0' Tactical
07.Mark Ferry
08.Marc McCulloch
09.Craig McLeish
10.Darren L. Smith
11.Scott Davidson

Substitutes

12.Jamie Cleland
13.Brian Allison
14.Joshua Flood
15.Daly McSorley 67+0' Tactical
16.Lewis Bonar 71+0' Tactical

Trio doubtful for Forfar

Forfar entertain Stirling in the Scottish Second Division, and they could be without Iain Campbell, David Mowat and Martyn Fotheringham.

The Loons swapped places with their visitors just three days ago when they saw off league leaders Cowdenbeath and manager Dick Campbell is telling his players not to stop now.

Campbell said: "We defeated Stenhousemuir and then Cowdenbeath and I want three wins out of three to start a climb up the table.

"I am seeing signs that we can have a really good second half to the season and another win would take us closer to where I think we should be."

Stirling make the trip without suspended midfielder John Cawley, while goalkeeper Sam Filler remains out with a broken hand.

However, Albion have been boosted by the news that interim boss Greig McDonald has been confirmed as manager until the end of the season.

McDonald is keen to see his players bounce back after Saturday's disappointment of going down 1-0 to 10-man East Fife, saying: "We created chances against East Fife and threw everything at them in a bid to get an equaliser but it never came.

"The players are out to prove that they are better than the league suggests and this is a great opportunity to do so. Forfar are on a good run but we want the win just as much as they do."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 20 24 41
2 Arbroath 19 17 36
3 Stenhousemuir 19 4 28
4 Dumbarton 19 -1 28
5 Up East Fife 19 -9 26
6 Down Brechin City 19 -4 24
7 Down Airdrieonians 21 -5 24
8 Up Forfar Athletic 19 -5 21
9 Down Albion Rovers 21 -13 21
10 Stirling Albion 18 -8 19

Updated 24/01/2012 at 21:41

 
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