Stirling Albion 2 - 2 Forfar Athletic

Tuesday 6th March 2012
M Ferry (18)
D McSorley (88)
S Tulloch (62)
C Templeman (65)

McSorley leaves it late

Daly McSorley's late equaliser earned a vital point for Stirling in their 2-2 draw with Forfar.

The hosts took the lead in the 18th minute when Mark Ferry produced a fine finish after good work by Craig McLeish.

Forfar hit back just after the hour mark when Stephen Tulloch rose highest to head home Dale Hilson's cross.

The Loons added a second to take the lead three minutes later courtesy of a neat finish by Chris Templeman inside the box.

But they were reduced to 10 men soon after when Chris Hegarty was shown the red card for a bad challenge on goalkeeper Callum Reidford.

The Binos made their advantage count two minutes from time, McSorley with a finish inside the six-yard box.

Dick Campbell's side are now level with Stirling on points but above them in the table courtesy of their superior goal difference.

OfficialJohn Beaton
Attendance371
VenueForthbank Stadium
Kick Off
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
3:41
Cross from John Crawley
3:48
Clearance by Stephen Tulloch
4:41
Cross from David Mowat
4:46
Clearance by Brian Allison
5:20
Foul on Iain Campbell
5:23
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
5:47
Cross from Dale Hilson
5:50
Clearance by Shaun Fagan
6:01
Shot taken by Martyn Fotheringham using his left foot from the left penalty area
6:13
Block taken by Gary Thom
7:14
Cross from Graham Weir
7:19
Save made by Greg Paterson
7:37
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
7:57
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
8:43
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
9:12
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
9:37
Cross from Mark Ferry
9:43
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
12:37
Foul on Alan Cook
12:42
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
14:12
Foul on Graham Weir
14:19
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
15:05
Foul on Graham Weir
15:12
Free Kick taken by John Crawley
15:20
Cross from John Crawley
15:33
Clearance by Stephen Tulloch
17:19
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot from the left penalty area
17:19
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Mark Ferry with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
18:35
Cross from Iain Campbell
18:39
Clearance by Brian Allison
19:34
Cross from Nicky Low
19:46
Save made by Callum Reidford
20:42
Cross from Martyn Fotheringham
20:47
Save made by Callum Reidford
21:12
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
24:02
Offside flag raised against Christopher Hegarty
24:06
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
25:24
Foul on Graham Weir
25:34
Free Kick taken by Shaun Fagan
25:57
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Michael Bolochoweckyj on for Iain Campbell
26:56
Foul on Gary Thom
27:15
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
27:38
Foul on Christopher Templeman
27:45
Free Kick taken by Michael Bolochoweckyj
28:03
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman from the centre penalty area
28:50
Shot taken by Alan Cook using his left foot
29:05
Clearance by Stephen Tulloch
29:27
Shot taken by Mark Ferry using his left foot
29:50
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
30:27
Shot taken by Christopher Hegarty with his right foot
30:44
Block taken by Craig McLeish
32:27
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline
34:36
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham using his left foot from the left byline
35:03
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman from the centre penalty area
35:13
Save made by Callum Reidford
36:02
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
36:59
Cross from Graham Weir
37:02
Clearance by Stephen Tulloch
38:15
Cross from Dale Hilson
38:18
Save made by Callum Reidford
39:25
Shot taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right penalty area
39:41
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
40:12
Cross from Mark Ferry
40:17
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
42:03
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Darren L. Smith on for Craig McLeish
43:42
Cross from Greg Ross
43:46
Clearance by John Crawley
43:50
Corner taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot from the right byline
44:06
Clearance by Shaun Fagan
44:29
Shot taken by Nicky Low with his right foot
44:37
Save made by Callum Reidford
45:00+0:04
Cross from Graham Weir
45:00+0:06
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the centre penalty area
45:00+0:49
Cross from Stephen Tulloch
45:00+0:53
Save made by Callum Reidford
45:00+1:44
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
Half Time
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Forfar Athletic
Second Half Started
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Forfar Athletic
46:49
Offside flag raised against Alan Cook
46:50
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
47:21
Cross from Nicky Low
47:25
Foul on Callum Reidford
47:34
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
47:59
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
49:12
Foul on Gary Thom
49:16
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
49:22
Cross from Darren L. Smith
49:26
Clearance by Stephen Tulloch
50:02
Cross from Shaun Fagan
50:06
Clearance by Dale Hilson
50:09
Corner taken by Graham Weir with his right foot from the left byline
50:36
Clearance by Greg Ross
51:40
Corner taken by Daly McSorley with his right foot from the left byline
51:48
Foul on Greg Paterson
52:07
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
52:18
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
53:59
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
54:35
Cross from Nicky Low
54:52
Clearance by John Crawley
55:15
Shot taken by Nicky Low with his right foot
55:33
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
56:15
Cross from Darren L. Smith
56:21
Block taken by Greg Ross
56:33
Cross from Alan Cook
56:50
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
57:29
Foul on Nicky Low
57:32
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty from the left wing
58:51
Cross from John Crawley
58:55
Clearance by Stephen Tulloch
59:27
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
59:29
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
59:39
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Devon Jacobs on for Shaun Fagan
61:06
Cross from David Mowat
61:18
Shot taken by Stephen Tulloch from the centre penalty area
61:18
Stirling Albion 1 - 1 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Stephen Tulloch from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
62:22
Corner taken by Daly McSorley with his right foot from the left byline
62:35
Foul on Greg Paterson
62:41
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
62:55
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Joshua Flood on for Brian Allison
63:52
Foul on Nicky Low
64:00
Free Kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham from the left wing
64:02
BOOKING: Devon Jacobs of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
64:38
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot from the centre penalty area
64:38
Stirling Albion 1 - 2 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Christopher Templeman with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
65:21
Shot taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot from the left penalty area
65:32
Save made by Callum Reidford
66:29
Foul on Callum Reidford
66:41
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
66:43
DISMISSAL: Christopher Hegarty of Forfar Athletic sent off for violent conduct
67:57
BOOKING: Michael Bolochoweckyj of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
69:54
Shot taken by Kevin Kelbie using his left foot from the centre penalty area
70:16
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Bradley Coyne on for Christopher Templeman
71:57
Cross from Greg Ross
72:02
Save made by Callum Reidford
72:08
Foul on Martyn Fotheringham
72:14
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
74:37
Cross from Devon Jacobs
74:41
Shot taken by Graham Weir with his right foot from the centre penalty area
75:00
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
76:23
Foul on Greg Ross
76:26
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
78:00
Cross from Devon Jacobs
78:09
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Barry Sellars on for Martyn Fotheringham
79:11
Foul on Alan Cook
79:15
Free Kick taken by Mark Ferry
79:38
Cross from John Crawley
80:59
Foul on Gary Thom
81:10
Free Kick taken by Mark Ferry
81:11
BOOKING: Dale Hilson of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
81:35
Cross from Mark Ferry
81:37
Clearance by Stephen Tulloch
82:06
Foul on Nicky Low
82:09
Free Kick taken by Barry Sellars from the left wing
82:37
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
83:44
Cross from Devon Jacobs
83:47
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
83:50
Cross from Joshua Flood
84:05
Save made by Greg Paterson
84:36
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
85:03
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
85:16
Shot taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the left penalty area
85:47
Foul on Devon Jacobs
85:51
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
86:33
Foul on Stephen Tulloch
86:38
BOOKING: Graham Weir of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
86:55
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
87:28
Shot taken by Daly McSorley using his left foot from the left penalty area
87:28
Stirling Albion 2 - 2 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Daly McSorley using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
89:40
Cross from Alan Cook
90:00+0:06
Shot taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the left penalty area
90:00+0:32
Shot taken by Kevin Kelbie from the left six yard line
90:00+1:06
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
90:00+1:16
Cross from Bradley Coyne
90:00+1:43
Foul on Graham Weir
90:00+1:48
Free Kick taken by John Crawley
Full Time
Stirling Albion 2 - 2 Forfar Athletic

Stirling Albion

vs

Forfar Athletic

2
Goals
2
2
Assists
1
11
Shots
10
2
On Target
6
9
Off Target
4
19
Crosses
13
3
Corners
3
28
Throw Ins
14
8
Saves
2
6
Clearances
11
11
Goal Kicks
8
2
Blocks
1
14
Free Kicks
11
1
Offside
2
2
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
1

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Callum Reidford
02.Gary Thom
03.Brian Allison 63+0' Injury
04.John Crawley
05.Alan Cook
06.Shaun Fagan 60+0' Tactical
07.Mark Ferry
08.Daly McSorley
09.Craig McLeish 43+0' Injury
10.Graham Weir (87+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Kevin Kelbie

Substitutes

12.Samuel Filler
13.Devon Jacobs (65+0: Unsporting behaviour) 60+0' Tactical
14.Gavin McPherson
15.Joshua Flood 63+0' Injury
16.Darren L. Smith 43+0' Injury

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Greg Paterson
02.Greg Ross
03.Stephen Tulloch
04.David Mowat
05.Iain Campbell 26+0' Injury
06.Mark McCulloch
07.Martyn Fotheringham 79+0' Tactical
08.Christopher Hegarty (67+0: Violent Conduct)
09.Nicky Low
10.Christopher Templeman 71+0' Tactical
11.Dale Hilson (82+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

12.Marc McCallum
13.Michael Bolochoweckyj (68+0: Unsporting behaviour) 26+0' Injury
14.Barry Sellars 79+0' Tactical
15.Michael Bolocheweckyj
16.Graham Gibson
17.Bradley Coyne 71+0' Tactical

Davidson back for Albion

Stirling welcome back Scott Davidson from suspension as they look to climb up the Second Division table by defeating Forfar and chalk up their third win in a row.

Shaun Dillon remains out with an ankle injury with Marc McCulloch and Darren Smith on the doubtful list, with manager Greig McDonald looking for another battling performance from his men.

McDonald said: "Forfar are an experienced side and I am surprised where they are in the table but I am looking for us to win this one and move them down a place.

"We will need to show the same hard-working and battling qualities we displayed in our 3-0 win over Albion Rovers that lifted us off bottom spot on Saturday."

Forfar have Michael Bolochoweckyj available after a one-match ban with manager Dick Campbell telling his men they face a relegation contest against Stirling.

Defenders Jamie Bishop and Joe Shaughnessy are out with knee injuries and striker Ross Campbell remains out with an ankle problem.

Campbell said: "We are fighting a battle against relegation as opposed to the promotion battle we thought we would be involved in this season.

"We had been hoping we were turning things around after beating Cowdenbeath and East Fife but it is all about surviving now. Stirling are showing a great fighting spirit and we have to match that if we are to take anything from this game and move six points clear of them."

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Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 27 33 56
2 Arbroath 27 26 52
3 Dumbarton 27 6 45
4 Stenhousemuir 27 1 37
5 East Fife 27 -6 35
6 Brechin City 27 -5 34
7 Airdrieonians 27 -7 30
8 Forfar Athletic 27 -14 27
9 Stirling Albion 27 -15 27
10 Albion Rovers 27 -19 26

Updated 6/03/2012 at 21:42

 

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