Berwick Rangers 4 - 1 Stirling Albion

Saturday 22nd September 2012
L Currie (17)
D Lavery (45+2)
J Ferguson (62, 88)
J White (75)

Ferguson double helps sink Stirling

John Ferguson scored two second-half goals as Berwick beat Stirling 4-1 at Shielfield Park.

Lee Currie put the home side in front after 17 minutes when he tapped in from close range before Darren Lavery doubled their advantage on the brink of half-time with a fine header past Sam Filler in the Stirling goal.

Berwick came out of the blocks strongly in the second period and made it 3-0 in the 62nd minute when Fraser McLaren crossed in for Ferguson to tap home from six yards.

Stirling's Jordan White pulled one back from close range but it was too little, too late as Ferguson slotted past Filler in the 88th minute to seal the points for Berwick.

OfficialGavin Ross
Attendance544
VenueShielfield Park
Kick Off
Berwick Rangers 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
1:01
Foul on Darren Lavery
1:04
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
1:17
Cross from Devon Jacobs
1:37
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
3:08
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
3:31
Foul on Douglas Brydon
3:36
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
4:06
Cross from Devon Jacobs
4:13
Save made by Samuel Filler
5:00
Cross from Joshua Flood
5:08
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
6:38
Foul on Fraser McLaren
6:42
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
7:40
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
8:57
Corner taken by Daly McSorley with his right foot from the left byline going out of play
9:17
Clearance by Dean Hoskins
10:08
Foul on Daly McSorley
10:16
Free Kick taken by Daly McSorley
12:47
Corner taken by Daly McSorley with his right foot from the right byline
13:09
Clearance by Lee Currie
14:02
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
14:08
Shot taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot
16:18
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
16:40
Berwick Rangers 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
18:01
Free Kick taken by Marc McCulloch
18:53
Foul on Gary Thom
19:46
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
20:09
Shot taken by Fraser McLaren with his right foot
20:31
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
20:50
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline
21:14
Clearance by Jamie McCunnie
21:29
Corner taken by Daly McSorley with his right foot from the right byline
22:00
Clearance by Chris Pownsley
22:56
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
23:44
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline
24:03
Clearance by Jamie McCunnie
24:34
Foul on Dean Hoskins
24:36
Free Kick taken by Dean Hoskins
26:24
Offside flag raised against Darren Lavery
26:26
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
27:32
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
28:04
Foul on Neil Janczyk
28:11
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
28:49
Cross from Mark Ferry
28:58
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
30:20
Cross from Joshua Flood
30:28
Block taken by Dean Hoskins
30:35
Corner taken by Daly McSorley with his right foot from the right byline
30:51
Clearance by Fraser McLaren
32:35
Shot taken by Fraser McLaren using his left foot from the left penalty area
33:00
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
33:47
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
34:06
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
34:39
Free Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
35:19
Foul on Graham Weir
35:25
Free Kick taken by Jamie McCunnie
37:20
Cross from Joshua Flood
37:28
Clearance by Douglas Brydon
39:27
Foul on Lee Currie
41:45
Foul on Graham Weir
41:51
Free Kick taken by Jordan White
42:26
Shot taken by Jordan White with his right foot
42:49
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
43:07
Foul on Steven Notman
43:12
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
43:33
Shot taken by Lee Currie using his left foot
44:07
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
45:00+0:04
Foul on Fraser McLaren
45:00+0:07
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
45:00+0:11
BOOKING: Brian Allison of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
45:00+1:07
Berwick Rangers 2 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Darren Lavery from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
Half Time
Berwick Rangers 2 - 0 Stirling Albion
Second Half Started
Berwick Rangers 2 - 0 Stirling Albion
45:20
Shot taken by Steven Notman using his left foot
45:41
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
49:35
Foul on Steven Notman
49:39
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
50:42
Cross from Lee Currie
50:51
Save made by Samuel Filler
51:49
Foul on Kevin McDonald
51:55
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
52:07
Foul on Joshua Flood
52:13
Free Kick taken by Marc McCulloch
52:19
BOOKING: Douglas Brydon of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
57:32
Foul on Steven Notman
57:42
Free Kick taken by Dean Hoskins
57:46
BOOKING: Daly McSorley of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
57:57
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: John Ferguson on for Darren Lavery
59:49
Foul on Steven Notman
59:53
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
60:19
Shot taken by John Ferguson with his right foot from the left penalty area
61:20
Shot taken by John Ferguson using his left foot from the left penalty area
61:20
Berwick Rangers 3 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by John Ferguson using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
62:06
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Daniel Ashe on for Joshua Flood
63:07
Corner taken by Marc McCulloch using his left foot from the right byline going out of play
63:48
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
64:09
Cross from Lee Currie
64:15
Clearance by Jamie McCunnie
66:29
Hand Ball taken by Brian Allison
66:31
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
67:41
Cross from Graham Weir
68:02
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
68:07
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Steven Weir on for Graham Weir
69:40
Cross from Daniel Ashe
69:52
Corner taken by Marc McCulloch using his left foot from the right byline going out of play
70:10
Clearance by Dean Hoskins
71:26
Foul on Daly McSorley
71:30
Free Kick taken by Daly McSorley
71:45
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
71:48
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: Philip Addison on for Fraser McLaren
74:02
Shot taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot
74:18
Save made by Samuel Filler
74:48
Shot taken by Jordan White with his right foot from the right penalty area
74:48
Berwick Rangers 3 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Jordan White with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
76:23
Foul on Steven Notman
76:28
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
77:13
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
78:27
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
79:46
Cross from Damian Gielty
79:57
Block taken by Jamie McCunnie
80:23
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the left byline going out of play
82:52
Cross from Mark Ferry
82:59
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
83:55
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
84:51
Foul on Dean Hoskins
84:55
Free Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
85:23
Foul on Daniel Ashe
85:27
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
86:08
Shot taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the left penalty area
86:25
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the left byline
86:35
Save made by Samuel Filler
86:48
BOOKING: John Ferguson of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
87:54
Shot taken by John Ferguson using his left foot from the left penalty area
87:54
Berwick Rangers 4 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by John Ferguson using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
89:36
Hand Ball taken by Daniel Ashe
89:38
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
90:00+1:18
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
Full Time
Berwick Rangers 4 - 1 Stirling Albion
Result
Berwick Rangers 4 - 1 Stirling Albion

Berwick Rangers

vs

Stirling Albion

4
Goals
1
3
Assists
0
10
Shots
3
5
On Target
1
5
Off Target
2
5
Crosses
7
4
Corners
6
24
Throw Ins
27
5
Saves
4
6
Clearances
3
6
Goal Kicks
11
1
Blocks
1
17
Free Kicks
9
1
Offside
0
0
Hand Balls
2
2
Yellow Cards
2

Berwick Rangers

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Youssef Bejaoui
02.Devon Jacobs
03.Dean Hoskins
04.Chris Pownsley
11.Kevin McDonald
06.Lee Currie
07.Steven Notman
08.Neil Janczyk
10.Fraser McLaren 72+0' Tactical
05.Douglas Brydon (53+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Darren Lavery 58+0' Tactical

Substitutes

16.Grant Sandison
14.Philip Addison 72+0' Tactical
15.Damian Gielty
12.Andrew McLean
13.John Ferguson (87+0: Unsporting behaviour) 58+0' Tactical

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Samuel Filler
05.Brian Allison (45+1: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Gary Thom
02.Jamie McCunnie
03.Marc McCulloch
04.Daly McSorley (58+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Joshua Flood 63+0' Tactical
08.Mark Ferry
11.Stephen Day
09.Jordan White
10.Graham Weir 69+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Mark Peat
14.Daniel Ashe 63+0' Tactical
15.Ross McGeachie
16.Gavin McPherson
12.Steven Weir 69+0' Tactical

Duo missing for Rangers

Berwick will have to do without Marc Lancaster and Dene Droudge as they welcome Stirling to Shielfield Park.

Lancaster is struggling with a back injury while Droudge has a knee problem.

But there is some good news for boss Ian Little as Stuart Noble has recovered from a hamstring problem.

Little said: "We played well in spells last week but we did not defend well enough to win the game. We are still scoring goals with a pleasing aspect of our play but if we are to meet our aspirations to be in the top half of the table then we need to play better at the back."

"Stirling are on a disappointing run at the moment and will be going all out to change that so we will have to work hard to win."

Stirling make the trip without suspended striker Scott Davidson.

The 20-year-old starts a two-match ban following his red card in the 3-1 defeat to East Stirling last weekend.

Manager Greig McDonald is also without injured quartet David McClune, Kieran McAnespie, Bradley Coyne and Shaun Fagan.

McClune is still struggling with a calf problem while McAnespie and Coyne remain sidelined through injury.

Player/coach Shaun Fagan is back in training after six months out but the game comes too soon for him as he builds up his fitness.

Stirling boss McDonald hopes to see his side bounce back from four consecutive defeats. "We are on a disappointing run but I cannot fault the commitment of the players," he said.

"Berwick will be disappointed after losing to Montrose so this game will be won by the side who bounces back the most."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Queen's Park 6 7 13
2 Peterhead 6 2 10
3 Down Elgin City 6 -1 10
4 Rangers 5 8 9
5 Clyde 6 -3 9
6 Berwick Rangers 6 3 8
7 Up Annan Athletic 6 -3 8
8 Up East Stirlingshire 6 -7 6
9 Down Montrose 5 -1 5
10 Down Stirling Albion 6 -5 3

Updated 22/09/2012 at 16:55

 

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