Elgin City 3 - 1 Stirling Albion

Saturday 18th August 2012
C Gunn (17)
M Nicolson (55)
D Wyness (80)
S Davidson (4)

Stirling effort from Elgin

Elgin came from behind to beat Stirling 3-1 in a tight game at the Forthbank Stadium.

Scott Davidson gave Stirling the lead after four minutes before Craig Gunn tucked in David Niven's cross to draw the sides level in the 17th minute.

Elgin's Mark Nicolson put his side ahead after 55 minutes when he slotted Dennis Wyness' pass past Mark Peat in the Stirling goal.

Wyness then added a third for Elgin in the 80th minute from Brian Cameron's cross to make sure the points were safe.

The home team threatened to add a fourth in the closing stages but Paul Millar's header was saved by Peat.

OfficialKevin Graham
Attendance631
VenueBorough Briggs
Kick Off
Elgin City 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
0:56
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
1:39
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline
2:00
Clearance by Jamie Duff
3:28
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
3:28
Elgin City 0 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
5:44
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson using his left foot from the left penalty area
6:09
Save made by Mark Peat
7:50
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
8:21
Foul on Graham Weir
8:25
Free Kick taken by Jamie McCunnie
8:56
Shot taken by Graham Weir with his right foot
9:23
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
10:25
Foul on Dennis Wyness
10:31
Free Kick taken by Graeme Beveridge
10:39
Cross from Graeme Beveridge
10:57
Save made by Mark Peat
12:12
Cross from Gary Brass
12:43
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
12:57
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline going out of play
13:30
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
14:13
Shot taken by Gavin McPherson with his right foot
14:29
Save made by John Gibson
16:22
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
16:22
Elgin City 1 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
18:42
Foul on Daniel Ashe
18:48
Free Kick taken by Daniel Ashe
20:32
Cross from Dennis Wyness
20:40
Clearance by Jamie Clark
21:17
Shot taken by Craig Gunn using his left foot from the centre penalty area
21:30
Save made by Mark Peat
21:41
Cross from Craig Gunn
21:58
Clearance by Jamie Clark
22:02
Corner taken by Graeme Beveridge with his right foot from the right byline
22:27
Shot taken by Sean Crighton from the centre penalty area
22:42
Save made by Mark Peat
22:45
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
22:57
Save made by John Gibson
23:02
Corner taken by Gavin McPherson using his left foot from the right byline going out of play
23:57
Cross from David Niven
24:05
Clearance by Jamie Clark
25:27
Shot taken by Graeme Beveridge with his right foot from the centre penalty area
25:48
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
27:37
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
28:43
Shot taken by Brian Cameron with his right foot from the centre penalty area
29:48
Offside flag raised against Scott Davidson
29:50
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
31:44
Cross from Ross McGeachie
31:52
Save made by John Gibson
32:18
Shot taken by Gary Brass from the centre penalty area
32:31
Save made by John Gibson
34:32
Shot taken by Graeme Beveridge with his right foot
34:44
Block taken by Brian Allison
34:48
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
36:18
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
37:39
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
39:05
Offside flag raised against Scott Davidson
39:07
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
41:24
Foul on Mark Ferry
41:31
Free Kick taken by Mark Ferry
41:45
Cross from Ross McGeachie
41:53
Clearance by Paul McMullan
41:58
Corner taken by Gavin McPherson using his left foot from the right byline
42:27
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
42:43
Clearance by Sean Crighton
Half Time
Elgin City 1 - 1 Stirling Albion
45:01
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Kieran McAnespie on for Ross McGeachie
45:01
Substitution for Stirling Albion: David McClune on for Gavin McPherson
Second Half Started
Elgin City 1 - 1 Stirling Albion
46:25
Corner taken by Graeme Beveridge with his right foot from the right byline
46:55
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
46:58
Corner taken by Graeme Beveridge with his right foot from the right byline
47:11
Save made by Mark Peat
47:40
Offside flag raised against Graham Weir
47:41
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
50:00
Foul on Jamie McCunnie
50:05
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
50:16
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
50:34
Clearance by Mark Nicolson
51:08
Foul on Dennis Wyness
51:13
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan
53:14
Foul on Brian Allison
53:31
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
54:08
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
54:08
Elgin City 2 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Mark Nicolson with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
57:02
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot
57:13
Save made by John Gibson
58:44
Foul on Kieran McAnespie
58:48
Free Kick taken by Mark Peat
60:17
Shot taken by Graham Weir with his right foot from the left penalty area
60:42
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
61:32
Corner taken by Graeme Beveridge with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
61:53
Cross from Craig Gunn
62:04
Save made by Mark Peat
62:19
Foul on Paul McMullan
62:35
Free Kick taken by Mark Nicolson
65:34
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Joshua Flood on for Jamie McCunnie
67:30
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
67:49
Shot taken by Brian Allison from the centre penalty area
68:37
Save made by John Gibson
68:54
Foul on David Niven
69:02
Free Kick taken by Jamie Duff
69:03
BOOKING: Gary Brass of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
69:58
Foul on Kieran McAnespie
70:03
Free Kick taken by Jamie Clark
71:57
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
72:08
Save made by John Gibson
73:01
Cross from Craig Gunn
73:12
Block taken by Brian Allison
73:23
Offside flag raised against Dennis Wyness
73:24
Free Kick taken by Mark Peat
73:49
Foul on Scott Davidson
73:58
Free Kick taken by Scott Davidson
75:59
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
76:28
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
76:54
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
77:42
Corner taken by Paul Harkins using his left foot from the left byline
78:02
Save made by Mark Peat
78:46
Foul on Paul Harkins
78:51
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
79:23
Shot taken by Dennis Wyness with his right foot from the centre penalty area
79:23
Elgin City 3 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Dennis Wyness with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
81:09
Substitution for Elgin City: Paul Millar on for Dennis Wyness
82:11
Shot taken by Joshua Flood using his left foot
82:25
Block taken by Sean Crighton
83:49
Foul on David Niven
83:56
Free Kick taken by Craig Gunn from the right wing
83:57
Substitution for Elgin City: Ceiran McLean on for Ross O'Donoghue
84:34
Cross from Craig Gunn
84:42
Clearance by Jamie Clark
85:05
Shot taken by Paul Millar from the centre penalty area
85:19
Save made by Mark Peat
85:26
Corner taken by Paul Harkins using his left foot from the right byline
85:50
Save made by Mark Peat
86:29
Offside flag raised against Craig Gunn
86:30
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
88:49
Foul on Craig Gunn
88:55
Free Kick taken by David Niven from the right wing
89:00
BOOKING: Jamie Clark of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
Full Time
Elgin City 3 - 1 Stirling Albion

Elgin City

vs

Stirling Albion

3
Goals
1
3
Assists
1
11
Shots
10
8
On Target
7
3
Off Target
3
7
Crosses
6
6
Corners
7
19
Throw Ins
14
7
Saves
9
4
Clearances
5
7
Goal Kicks
3
1
Blocks
2
10
Free Kicks
10
2
Offside
3
0
Yellow Cards
2

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.John Gibson
03.Paul McMullan
04.Sean Crighton
05.Jamie Duff
06.David Niven
08.Ross O'Donoghue 84+0' Tactical
10.Mark Nicolson
02.Graeme Beveridge
07.Craig Gunn
09.Dennis Wyness 82+0' Tactical
11.Brian Cameron

Substitutes

21.Stewart Black
12.Ceiran McLean 84+0' Tactical
14.Paul Millar 82+0' Tactical
15.Paul Harkins
16.Lewis Hallford

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Mark Peat
02.Ross McGeachie 45+0' Tactical
03.Daniel Ashe
05.Jamie Clark (89+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Brian Allison
04.Jamie McCunnie 66+0' Tactical
08.Gavin McPherson 45+0' Tactical
11.Mark Ferry
07.Scott Davidson
09.Graham Weir
10.Gary Brass (70+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

17.Samuel Filler
14.David McClune 45+0' Tactical
12.Kieran McAnespie 45+0' Tactical
15.Joshua Flood 66+0' Tactical
16.Stephen Day

Millar wings in for Elgin

Elgin welcome back Paul Millar for their home game with Stirling following the giant striker's release from his Olympic Security attachment by his employers the RAF.

Former Queen's Park midfielder Paul Harkins is included as a trialist, but Daniel Moore is unavailable as he is starts a two match suspension.

Borough Briggs boss Ross Jack, who has had his spies out watching his opponents, said: "Graham Weir made Stirling tick in their 5-1 win over Annan so we need to keep him quiet.

"Stirling also have a number of players that are homegrown via their youth system and that is great to see, but I'm determined that we win against a side I see as one of the favourites for a play-off place."

Stirling Albion will be without summer signing Bradley Coyne.

The Striker is sidelined with a knee injury and Shaun Fagan is still not fit, but Kieran McAnespie is available after a ban and goalkeeper Mark Peat returns following family commitments.

The Binos head north on the back of a 5-1 win over Annan and manager Greig McDonald is looking for his men to build on that.

McDonald said: "Last week was a great performance and a terrific way to start the league season and we want to keep that going.

"We have taken confidence from that success, but I recognise that Elgin are a very strong proposition on their own pitch so we have to play well."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Rangers 2 4 4
2 Up Peterhead 2 2 4
3 Down Queen's Park 2 2 4
4 Up Elgin City 2 2 4
5 Down Stirling Albion 2 2 3
6 Down Clyde 2 -1 3
7 Up Annan Athletic 2 -3 3
8 Montrose 2 -1 1
9 Down Berwick Rangers 2 -1 1
10 Down East Stirlingshire 2 -6 0

Updated 18/08/2012 at 17:10