Stirling Albion 1 - 4 Elgin City

Saturday 17th November 2012
G Weir (38)C Gunn (6, 27, 31)
S Leslie (35)

Gunn blasts Stirling

Craig Gunn fired a first-half hat-trick as second-placed Elgin thrashed bottom club Stirling 4-1 in the Irn-Bru Scottish Third Division.

Gunn stroked home Brian Cameron's pass for the first after six minutes before finding the top right-hand corner of Mark Peat's goal from 12 yards in the 27th minute.

The impressive striker completed his treble four minutes later as he coolly slotted in another Cameron pass from close range.

Stuart Leslie smashed into the roof of the net to make it four 15 minutes before the break before Albion frontman Graham Weir found the bottom left-hand corner to reduce the deficit.

Paul Harkins tested Peat in the closing stages but the visitors were unable to add to their tally as they stretched their unbeaten league run to six games.

OfficialDon Robertson
Attendance454
VenueForthbank Stadium
Kick Off
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Elgin City
1:14
Corner taken by Marc McCulloch using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
1:42
Clearance by Sean Crighton
1:54
Cross from Craig Gunn
3:43
Cross from Graeme Beveridge
3:50
Clearance by Brian Allison
4:48
Foul on Mark Ferry
4:54
Free Kick taken by Marc McCulloch
5:57
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
5:57
Stirling Albion 0 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
7:20
Shot taken by Graham Weir with his right foot
7:34
Block taken by Sean Crighton
7:54
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
8:40
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
9:08
Foul on Stuart Leslie
9:16
Free Kick taken by Graeme Beveridge
10:07
Cross from Ross O'Donoghue
10:30
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
11:26
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
12:08
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
12:54
Foul on Stuart Leslie
13:00
Free Kick taken by Graeme Beveridge
14:18
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Jamie Clark on for David McClune
14:59
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
15:38
Cross from Ross McGeachie
15:51
Clearance by Sean Crighton
15:55
Corner taken by Graham Weir with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
16:26
Foul on Jamie Duff
16:38
Free Kick taken by Jamie Duff
19:00
Foul on Stuart Leslie
19:05
Free Kick taken by Ross O'Donoghue
19:40
Cross from Graeme Beveridge
19:56
Clearance by Jamie McCunnie
20:06
Foul on Craig Gunn
20:12
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
22:56
Cross from Ross McGeachie
23:39
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
23:44
Offside flag raised against Craig Gunn
23:47
Free Kick taken by Mark Peat
24:23
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
24:53
Cross from Stephen Day
25:04
Corner taken by Joshua Flood with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
26:43
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
26:43
Stirling Albion 0 - 2 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
27:43
Foul on Craig Gunn
27:52
BOOKING: Marc McCulloch of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
28:11
Free Kick taken by Jamie Duff
28:36
Offside flag raised against Craig Gunn
28:38
Free Kick taken by Mark Peat
29:50
Offside flag raised against Jordan White
29:51
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
30:07
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the left penalty area
30:07
Stirling Albion 0 - 3 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
32:38
Cross from Daniel Moore
32:44
Clearance by Joshua Flood
32:53
Foul on Jordan White
33:01
Free Kick taken by Jamie Clark
34:25
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie using his left foot
34:25
Stirling Albion 0 - 4 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Stuart Leslie using his left foot going centre high of the goal.
34:55
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Scott Davidson on for Ross McGeachie
36:15
Cross from Jamie Clark
36:18
Clearance by Paul McMullan
37:22
Shot taken by Graham Weir with his right foot from the centre penalty area
37:22
Stirling Albion 1 - 4 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Graham Weir with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
39:10
Cross from Daniel Moore
39:14
Clearance by Jamie Clark
39:24
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
40:01
Cross from Paul McMullan
40:05
Clearance by Brian Allison
40:19
Cross from Joshua Flood
40:28
Clearance by Graeme Beveridge
40:30
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
41:30
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
42:39
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
43:03
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
44:46
Cross from Graeme Beveridge
44:50
Clearance by Jamie McCunnie
45:00+0:26
Foul on Graeme Beveridge
45:00+0:31
Free Kick taken by Graeme Beveridge from the right wing
Half Time
Stirling Albion 1 - 4 Elgin City
Second Half Started
Stirling Albion 1 - 4 Elgin City
47:31
Cross from Stephen Day
47:35
Clearance by Ross O'Donoghue
47:58
Cross from Joshua Flood
48:32
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
49:11
Foul on Scott Davidson
49:16
Free Kick taken by Marc McCulloch
49:36
Shot taken by Jordan White with his right foot
49:45
Save made by John Gibson
50:00
Corner taken by Joshua Flood with his right foot from the right byline
50:27
Cross from Scott Davidson
51:10
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Steven Weir on for Jamie Clark
52:53
Cross from Stephen Day
52:58
Save made by John Gibson
53:30
Cross from Scott Davidson
54:10
Foul on Daniel Moore
54:19
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
54:19
BOOKING: Graham Weir of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
55:05
Cross from Stephen Day
55:16
Corner taken by Scott Davidson using his left foot from the left byline
56:07
Foul on Brian Allison
56:13
Free Kick taken by Jamie McCunnie
56:31
Foul on Stuart Leslie
56:35
Free Kick taken by Graeme Beveridge
56:59
Cross from Ross O'Donoghue
57:04
Clearance by Marc McCulloch
57:12
Foul on Jamie Duff
57:17
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
57:57
Foul on Joshua Flood
58:03
Free Kick taken by Scott Davidson from the right wing
58:11
Cross from Scott Davidson
58:21
Clearance by David Niven
59:38
Cross from Craig Gunn
59:43
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
60:00
Save made by Mark Peat
60:08
Offside flag raised against Graham Weir
60:11
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
60:51
Cross from Daniel Moore
60:55
Clearance by Mark Ferry
61:04
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
61:32
Cross from Daniel Moore
62:11
Shot taken by Brian Cameron with his right foot
62:24
Substitution for Elgin City: Paul Harkins on for Daniel Moore
62:49
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
64:17
Cross from David Niven
64:23
Clearance by Stephen Day
66:37
Cross from Craig Gunn
67:05
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
67:41
Foul on Ross O'Donoghue
67:49
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
68:48
Substitution for Elgin City: Dennis Wyness on for Craig Gunn
70:57
Cross from Graeme Beveridge
71:07
Clearance by Marc McCulloch
71:28
Shot taken by Paul Harkins with his right foot
71:40
Save made by Mark Peat
71:50
Offside flag raised against Steven Weir
71:52
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
71:59
Substitution for Elgin City: Ceiran McLean on for Ross O'Donoghue
73:11
Cross from Paul McMullan
73:55
Cross from Dennis Wyness
74:03
Save made by Mark Peat
74:14
Foul on Mark Ferry
74:19
Free Kick taken by Marc McCulloch
74:46
Foul on Brian Allison
74:53
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
76:53
Foul on Jamie Duff
76:58
Free Kick taken by Graeme Beveridge
77:25
Shot taken by Paul Harkins with his right foot from the right penalty area
77:46
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
78:45
Offside flag raised against Stuart Leslie
78:47
Free Kick taken by Jamie McCunnie
79:10
Offside flag raised against Steven Weir
79:12
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
79:48
Corner taken by Ceiran McLean with his right foot from the left byline
80:45
Foul on Dennis Wyness
80:49
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
82:38
Foul on Jordan White
82:44
BOOKING: Graeme Beveridge of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
82:49
Free Kick taken by Graham Weir
83:49
Cross from Graeme Beveridge
83:54
Save made by Mark Peat
85:12
Shot taken by Paul Harkins with his right foot from the right penalty area
85:25
Save made by Mark Peat
85:32
Corner taken by Paul Harkins using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
86:17
Shot taken by Jordan White with his right foot
86:40
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
87:03
Cross from Joshua Flood
87:07
Clearance by Sean Crighton
87:17
Cross from Joshua Flood
87:22
Clearance by Jamie Duff
87:35
Cross from Marc McCulloch
87:39
Clearance by Paul McMullan
88:37
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the left penalty area
88:48
Block taken by Jamie McCunnie
89:31
Corner taken by Graham Weir using his left foot from the left byline
89:50
Clearance by Brian Cameron
89:59
Corner taken by Scott Davidson using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
90:00+0:16
Clearance by Ceiran McLean
Full Time
Stirling Albion 1 - 4 Elgin City

Stirling Albion

vs

Elgin City

1
Goals
4
1
Assists
4
5
Shots
10
3
On Target
8
2
Off Target
2
15
Crosses
18
8
Corners
3
24
Throw Ins
39
5
Saves
2
10
Clearances
11
7
Goal Kicks
9
1
Blocks
1
11
Free Kicks
17
4
Offside
3
2
Yellow Cards
1

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Mark Peat
02.David McClune 15+0' Injury
03.Ross McGeachie 35+0' Injury
04.Marc McCulloch (28+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Brian Allison
05.Jamie McCunnie
07.Stephen Day
09.Joshua Flood
11.Mark Ferry
08.Graham Weir (55+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Jordan White

Substitutes

17.Jamie Cleland
16.Jamie Clark 15+0' Injury 52+0' Injury
12.Scott Davidson 35+0' Injury
14.Steven Weir 52+0' Injury
15.Gary Brass

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.John Gibson
04.Sean Crighton
05.Jamie Duff
10.David Niven
03.Paul McMullan
08.Ross O'Donoghue 72+0' Tactical
02.Graeme Beveridge (83+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Brian Cameron
07.Craig Gunn 69+0' Tactical
09.Stuart Leslie
11.Daniel Moore 63+0' Tactical

Substitutes

21.Stewart Black
12.Paul Harkins 63+0' Tactical
14.Ceiran McLean 72+0' Tactical
16.Darryl McHardy
15.Dennis Wyness 69+0' Tactical

Last 5 Meetings

Triple blow for Stirling

Bottom of the table Stirling Albion entertain Elgin having been hit by a triple suspension.

Player-manager Greig MacDonald is out because of a touchline ban and goalkeeper Sam Filler and defender Gary Thom were dismissed in the 5-2 defeat by Annan last Saturday.

To add to McDonald's problems player-coach Shaun Fagan left by mutual consent on Thursday, Kieran McAnespie and Danny Ashe are out injured and Daly McSorley is missing through illness.

McDonald said: "We are low on numbers but we showed at Annan when we went down to nine men that we have a terrific spirit and we will need that again against Elgin.

"If we play with that spirit and with 11 men we can do something."

City make the trip on the back of a seven-game unbeaten run.

David Niven (knee) and Mark Nicolson (hamstring) need late checks before manager Ross Jack settles on his line-up.

Jack said: "They have a 50/50 chance of playing so it will be a late call.

"I am not getting taken in by Stirling's position in the table as they have very experienced players in their ranks and things will face into place for them soon.

"We cannot just turn up and expect to win as our away form is not consistent enough. We have to go out and earn the right to win."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 11 20 24
2 Elgin City 12 9 22
3 Up Peterhead 11 1 17
4 Queen's Park 11 4 16
5 Down Annan Athletic 11 1 16
6 Down Montrose 12 -4 16
7 Berwick Rangers 11 3 15
8 East Stirlingshire 11 -14 12
9 Clyde 11 -8 10
10 Stirling Albion 11 -12 7

Updated 17/11/2012 at 17:02

 

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