Brechin City 1 - 3 Stirling Albion

Tuesday 28th February 2012
P McManus (63)A Cook (42)
M Ferry (44)
G Thom (62)

Binos bash Hedgemen's hopes

Bottom side Stirling dented Brechin's play-off hopes with a shock 3-1 win at Glebe Park.

The visitors took the lead three minutes before the interval when Alan Cook produced a fine long-range drive to beat Craig Nelson.

Mark Ferry doubled the advantage two minutes later to ensure the Binos held a strong position at half-time.

Victory was all but ensured just after the hour mark when Gary Thom rose highest to head home Cook's cross.

But the Hedgemen responded immediately, Paul McManus on hand to fire home David Crawford's cross after a quick break from the restart.

David Crawford came close to reducing the deficit further with 10 minutes remaining, but Sean Fagan threw himself in the way of a stinging effort.

The hosts, driven on by Crawford, continued to press, this time denied by a save from Callum Reidford as they held out for all three points.

OfficialStevie O'Reilly
Attendance362
VenueGlebe Park
Kick Off
Brechin City 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
1:42
Shot taken by David Crawford with his right foot from the right penalty area
1:54
Block taken by Sean Dillon
4:28
Cross from David Crawford
4:33
Clearance by Sean Dillon
5:35
Cross from Jonny Lindsay
5:37
Save made by Callum Reidford
6:45
Shot taken by Mark Ferry using his left foot
7:02
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
7:25
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
9:11
Cross from David Crawford
9:13
Clearance by Daly McSorley
9:59
Cross from Gary Fusco
10:02
Save made by Callum Reidford
10:28
Foul on Alan Cook
10:32
Free Kick taken by John Crawley from the right wing
10:45
Cross from John Crawley
10:59
Clearance by Gary Fusco
11:26
Cross from David Crawford
11:27
Clearance by Sean Dillon
12:58
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the left byline
13:25
Clearance by Shaun Fagan
14:47
Cross from David Crawford
14:57
Shot taken by Craig Molloy with his right foot from the centre penalty area
15:04
Save made by Callum Reidford
15:15
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
15:46
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Devon Jacobs on for Sean Dillon
17:41
Foul on Gary Thom
17:45
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
20:02
Cross from Gary Fusco
20:07
Clearance by Devon Jacobs
20:40
Shot taken by David Crawford using his left foot
20:50
Save made by Callum Reidford
21:06
Hand Ball taken by Gary Fusco
21:07
Free Kick taken by Mark Ferry from the left wing
21:29
Cross from Mark Ferry
21:30
Clearance by Scot Buist
22:06
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
22:20
Save made by Craig Nelson
22:38
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot
22:48
Save made by Craig Nelson
22:53
Corner taken by John Crawley using his left foot from the right byline
23:10
Clearance by Rory McKenzie
23:48
Shot taken by Garry Brady with his right foot
23:53
Save made by Callum Reidford
24:29
Cross from Darren L. Smith
24:31
Clearance by Scot Buist
24:41
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the left penalty area
24:54
Block taken by Gary Fusco
25:40
Cross from Graham Weir
25:48
Clearance by Craig Nelson
26:28
Corner taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the left byline
28:35
Shot taken by Matthew Adam with his right foot
28:43
Block taken by Devon Jacobs
29:12
Cross from Graham Weir
29:14
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the left penalty area
29:26
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
32:06
Foul on Daly McSorley
32:08
Free Kick taken by Shaun Fagan
33:38
Shot taken by Matthew Adam with his right foot from the centre penalty area
33:52
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
34:43
Shot taken by Matthew Adam with his right foot from the left penalty area
35:00
Save made by Callum Reidford
35:04
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the left byline
35:51
Shot taken by Rory McKenzie with his right foot
36:00
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
38:57
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
40:12
Cross from Jonny Lindsay
40:16
Clearance by Shaun Fagan
40:22
Shot taken by Jonny Lindsay using his left foot from the left penalty area
40:32
Save made by Callum Reidford
40:56
Foul on Graham Weir
41:00
Free Kick taken by Daly McSorley
41:36
Shot taken by Alan Cook using his left foot
41:36
Brechin City 0 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Alan Cook using his left foot to the bottom right of the goal.
43:09
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot from the centre penalty area
43:09
Brechin City 0 - 2 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Mark Ferry with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
45:00+0:14
Shot taken by Craig Molloy with his right foot
45:00+0:22
Save made by Callum Reidford
45:00+0:38
Cross from David Crawford
45:00+0:39
Clearance by Devon Jacobs
45:00+0:56
Cross from David Crawford
45:00+0:57
Clearance by Shaun Fagan
45:00+1:07
Shot taken by David Crawford with his right foot from the right penalty area
45:00+1:11
Save made by Callum Reidford
Half Time
Brechin City 0 - 2 Stirling Albion
45:01
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Joshua Flood on for Darren L. Smith
Second Half Started
Brechin City 0 - 2 Stirling Albion
45:17
Foul on Matthew Adam
45:27
Free Kick taken by Jonny Lindsay from the left wing
45:38
Cross from Jonny Lindsay
45:40
Clearance by Shaun Fagan
46:49
Foul on Rory McKenzie
46:55
Free Kick taken by Matthew Adam
48:44
Foul on Joshua Flood
48:56
Free Kick taken by John Crawley
48:58
BOOKING: Gary Fusco of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
54:05
Foul on David Crawford
54:13
Free Kick taken by Craig Molloy
55:37
Shot taken by Craig McLeish using his left foot
55:44
Save made by Craig Nelson
56:25
Foul on Paul McManus
56:29
Free Kick taken by Paul McManus
56:46
Cross from Paul McManus
56:49
Clearance by Mark Ferry
57:57
Shot taken by Joshua Flood with his right foot
58:13
Save made by Craig Nelson
59:23
Corner taken by Matthew Adam with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
59:41
Cross from Craig Molloy
59:42
Save made by Callum Reidford
60:25
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
60:27
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
60:53
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline
61:26
Shot taken by Gary Thom from the left six yard line
61:26
Brechin City 0 - 3 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Gary Thom from the left six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
62:25
Cross from David Crawford
62:42
Shot taken by Paul McManus from the centre penalty area
62:42
Brechin City 1 - 3 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Paul McManus from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
63:58
Corner taken by Joshua Flood with his right foot from the left byline
64:20
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
65:06
Foul on Paul McManus
65:11
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady from the right wing
65:20
Cross from Garry Brady
65:45
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
67:13
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the left byline
70:09
Foul on Paul McManus
70:31
Free Kick taken by Matthew Adam
70:35
Substitution for Brechin City: David McKenna on for Jonny Lindsay
70:59
Cross from Matthew Adam
71:09
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
72:53
Corner taken by Matthew Adam using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
73:03
Clearance by Shaun Fagan
76:37
Shot taken by David Crawford with his right foot from the right penalty area
76:44
Block taken by Shaun Fagan
76:47
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the left byline
76:59
Shot taken by Scot Buist with his right foot from the centre penalty area
77:05
Block taken by Gary Thom
77:08
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the left byline
77:34
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
77:41
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Kevin Kelbie on for Alan Cook
81:33
Foul on Joshua Flood
81:53
Free Kick taken by John Crawley
81:59
Cross from John Crawley
82:00
Clearance by Scot Buist
82:09
Corner taken by Joshua Flood with his right foot from the left byline
82:44
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
82:59
Shot taken by David Crawford with his right foot from the right penalty area
83:06
Save made by Callum Reidford
83:29
Foul on Graham Weir
83:33
Free Kick taken by John Crawley from the right wing
83:46
Cross from John Crawley
84:23
Cross from Craig McLeish
84:27
Clearance by Scot Buist
84:30
Corner taken by John Crawley using his left foot from the right byline
84:47
Clearance by Scot Buist
85:29
Corner taken by David Crawford using his left foot from the right byline
85:51
Clearance by Gary Thom
85:57
Cross from Paul McManus
86:02
Clearance by Gary Thom
86:33
Substitution for Brechin City: Charlie King on for Paul McManus
89:58
Shot taken by Kevin Kelbie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+0:10
Block taken by Gary Fusco
90:00+0:16
Shot taken by David McKenna with his right foot
90:00+2:44
Foul on David Crawford
90:00+2:47
Free Kick taken by Gary Fusco
Full Time
Brechin City 1 - 3 Stirling Albion

Brechin City

vs

Stirling Albion

1
Goals
3
1
Assists
3
16
Shots
11
12
On Target
7
4
Off Target
4
17
Crosses
8
8
Corners
6
18
Throw Ins
19
4
Saves
11
8
Clearances
13
5
Goal Kicks
7
2
Blocks
4
7
Free Kicks
9
1
Offside
0
1
Hand Balls
0
1
Yellow Cards
0

Brechin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Craig Nelson
02.Michael Dunlop
03.Scot Buist
04.Jonny Lindsay 71+0' Tactical
05.Gary Fusco (49+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.David Crawford
07.Garry Brady
08.Craig Molloy
09.Matthew Adam
10.Rory McKenzie
11.Paul McManus 87+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.David Scott
13.Gerard McLauchlan
14.Scott Webster
15.David McKenna 71+0' Tactical
16.Charlie King 87+0' Tactical

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Callum Reidford
02.Gary Thom
03.Sean Dillon 16+0' Injury
04.John Crawley
05.Alan Cook 78+0' Tactical
06.Shaun Fagan
07.Daly McSorley
08.Craig McLeish
09.Mark Ferry
10.Darren L. Smith 45+0' Injury
11.Graham Weir

Substitutes

12.Samuel Filler
13.Devon Jacobs 16+0' Injury
14.Gavin McPherson
15.Joshua Flood 45+0' Injury
16.Kevin Kelbie 78+0' Tactical

Quartet missing for City

Brechin will again be without Euan Moyes, David McClune, Derek Carcary and Jim Lister as they take on bottom-side Stirling.

Gerry McLauchlan and Charlie King could both return for the Glebe Park men who are looking to recover from an injury-time loss to Cowdenbeath at the weekend.

Manager Jim Weir said: "We will need to bounce back from that disappointment to get the win we need to boost our play-off chances.

"With Dumbarton and Stenhousemuir playing each other as well we will make ground on somebody if we win.

"It will not be easy as we had to score late goals to win at Stirling recently. They are fighting for their lives and we will have to match that."

Stirling can move level with Albion Rovers at the foot of the Second Division if they win.

However, they will be without attacker Scott Davidson following his dismissal at Dumbarton at the weekend.

Injuries continue to rule out Marc McCulloch and Andy Hunter, with Brian Allison also out as he serves the second game of a suspension.

Manager Greig McDonald said: "I am disappointed with how things turned out at Dumbarton after going a goal up and then losing 4-1 but we will move on. ca

"We may have lost to Brechin recently but we ran them really close. We have the chance to draw level with the side immediately above us and that is a great incentive."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 25 31 52
2 Arbroath 25 26 50
3 Dumbarton 25 8 44
4 Stenhousemuir 25 1 34
5 East Fife 25 -6 33
6 Brechin City 25 -5 32
7 Airdrieonians 25 -7 28
8 Forfar Athletic 25 -13 26
9 Albion Rovers 25 -17 23
10 Stirling Albion 25 -18 23

Updated 28/02/2012 at 21:41