Stirling Albion 6 - 3 Berwick Rangers

Saturday 15th December 2012
S Day (17)
G Thom (26)
J White (37, pen 80)
M Ferry (45+2)
S Weir (83)
D Lavery (24)
L Currie (30, 58)

Stirling have six appeal

Five goals were scored in 20 first-half minutes as Stirling beat Berwick 6-3.

The hosts took the lead in the 17th minute when Stephen Day scored from 18 yards out, but Berwick's Darren Lavery equalised from the edge of the area six minutes later.

Two minutes after Lavery had equalised, Stirling's Gary Thom headed home from 12 yards to make it 2-1, before Berwick's Lee Currie scored a free-kick from 20 yards out to level things up once more.

Stirling went 3-2 up in the 37th minute when Jordan White tapped home from close range before Mark Ferry headed in from six yards out in the 45th minute to make it 4-2.

Currie scored his second long-range free-kick of the match in the 58th minute to give Berwick hope.

But Stirling's White scored from the spot in the 80th minute after Currie had handled in the area before Steven Weir tapped in from close range to secure the points.

OfficialAlan Newlands
Attendance427
VenueForthbank Stadium
Kick Off
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Berwick Rangers
0:30
Offside flag raised against Ross Gray
0:32
Free Kick taken by Mark Peat from the left wing
3:41
Foul on Ross Gray
3:49
Free Kick taken by Dean Hoskins
4:24
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
6:00
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
6:45
Clearance by Kevin McDonald
7:19
BOOKING: Gary Thom of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
7:57
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
8:43
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
9:42
Shot taken by Lee Currie with his right foot
10:07
Save made by Mark Peat
10:39
Foul on Lee Currie
10:47
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
12:18
Foul on Steven Notman
12:32
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
13:38
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
13:54
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
14:54
Foul on Darren Lavery
15:05
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
15:37
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
16:07
Offside flag raised against Darren Lavery
16:09
Free Kick taken by Mark Peat
16:31
Shot taken by Stephen Day using his left foot
16:31
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Stephen Day using his left foot to the bottom right of the goal.
18:38
Offside flag raised against Darren Lavery
18:43
Free Kick taken by Mark Peat
19:25
Foul on Lee Currie
19:36
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
23:29
Shot taken by Darren Lavery with his right foot from the right penalty area
23:29
Stirling Albion 1 - 1 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Darren Lavery with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
24:49
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
25:05
Shot taken by Gary Thom from the left penalty area
25:05
Stirling Albion 2 - 1 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Gary Thom from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
28:39
Foul on Darren Lavery
28:46
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
29:02
Shot taken by Lee Currie using his left foot
29:02
Stirling Albion 2 - 2 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Lee Currie using his left foot to the bottom left of the goal.
31:42
Foul on Darren Lavery
31:53
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
32:16
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
33:33
BOOKING: Christopher Townsley of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
34:33
Foul on Jordan White
34:47
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
35:34
Foul on Scott Davidson
35:44
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
36:08
Stirling Albion 3 - 2 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Jordan White with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
41:25
Foul on Stephen Day
41:32
Free Kick taken by Mark Peat
45:00+0:41
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
45:00+1:15
Shot taken by Mark Ferry from the left penalty area
45:00+1:15
Stirling Albion 4 - 2 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Mark Ferry from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
45:00+3:02
BOOKING: Dean Hoskins of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
Half Time
Stirling Albion 4 - 2 Berwick Rangers
Second Half Started
Stirling Albion 4 - 2 Berwick Rangers
47:13
Foul on Steven Notman
47:26
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
50:49
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
52:45
Foul on Scott Davidson
52:55
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
53:06
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
53:49
Offside flag raised against Scott Davidson
53:54
Free Kick taken by Christopher Townsley from the right wing
54:48
Foul on Steven Notman
54:56
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
56:34
Foul on Ross Gray
56:42
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
57:10
Shot taken by Lee Currie using his left foot
57:10
Stirling Albion 4 - 3 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Lee Currie using his left foot to the top left of the goal.
59:53
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
60:29
Clearance by James Bishop
60:53
Foul on Dean Hoskins
61:03
BOOKING: Stephen Day of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
61:24
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
62:20
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: Andrew McLean on for Devon Jacobs
64:06
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
67:49
Foul on Ross Gray
67:58
Free Kick taken by Christopher Townsley
69:18
Foul on Graham Weir
69:27
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
69:55
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
71:17
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Joshua Flood on for Stephen Day
72:38
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
73:38
Hand Ball taken by Dean Carse
73:44
Free Kick taken by Mark Peat
74:42
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: Fraser McLaren on for Darren Lavery
76:20
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Steven Weir on for Scott Davidson
77:07
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
77:27
Clearance by Douglas Brydon
78:26
Hand Ball taken by Lee Currie
79:07
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Jordan White and scored with his right foot to the top left
79:07
Stirling Albion 5 - 3 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Jordan White with his right foot from the penalty spot to the top left of the goal.
81:43
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot
82:14
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
82:20
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline
82:52
Shot taken by Steven Weir with his right foot from the left penalty area
82:52
Stirling Albion 6 - 3 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Steven Weir using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
87:06
Foul on Jordan White
87:16
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Gary Brass on for Jordan White
87:59
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
88:33
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
89:03
Clearance by Christopher Townsley
89:22
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
90:00+0:12
Clearance by Lee Currie
90:00+0:50
Foul on Steven Weir
90:00+1:02
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie from the left wing
90:00+2:24
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
Full Time
Stirling Albion 6 - 3 Berwick Rangers

Stirling Albion

vs

Berwick Rangers

6
Goals
3
5
Assists
1
5
Shots
4
4
On Target
4
1
Off Target
0
1
Crosses
0
7
Corners
1
14
Throw Ins
20
1
Saves
0
1
Clearances
4
5
Goal Kicks
8
11
Free Kicks
13
1
Offside
3
0
Hand Balls
2
1
Penalties
0
2
Yellow Cards
2

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-3-1-2

01.Mark Peat
02.Ross McGeachie
04.David McClune
05.Gary Thom (8+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.James Bishop
03.Kieran McAnespie
08.Mark Ferry
10.Scott Davidson 77+0' Tactical
11.Stephen Day (62+0: Unsporting behaviour) 72+0' Tactical
07.Graham Weir
09.Jordan White 88+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Samuel Filler
12.Brian Allison
14.Joshua Flood 72+0' Tactical
15.Steven Weir 77+0' Tactical
16.Gary Brass 88+0' Tactical

Berwick Rangers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Youssef Bejaoui
02.Devon Jacobs 63+0' Tactical
03.Dean Hoskins (45+4: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Douglas Brydon
05.Christopher Townsley (34+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Lee Currie
07.Steven Notman
08.Kevin McDonald
11.Ross Gray
09.Darren Lavery 75+0' Tactical
10.John Ferguson

Substitutes

16.Ian McCaldon
13.Neil Janczyk
12.Andrew McLean 63+0' Tactical
14.Fraser McLaren 75+0' Tactical
15.Dean Carse

Banned McSorley out for Albion

Bottom of the table Stirling Albion are without the suspended Daly McSorley for the visit of Berwick.

Jamie McCunnie is expected to miss out as he struggles with illness, while Danny Ashe (ankle) and Jamie Clark (hamstring) are sidelined.

Boss Greig McDonald is looking to settle a score with the Borderers, after suffering a heavy defeat in the reverse fixture.

"The last time we played Berwick we put in our worst performance of the season and lost 4-1," he said.

"We never turned up and I still cringe and how poor we were that day. It would be great to put that right with a win.

"We lost 2-0 to Rangers last weekend but we took confidence from the display. If we can play to that level again we can win this game."

Berwick make the trip without the injured Dene Droudge and Marc Lancaster.

But boss Ian Little has no other selection worries as his side look to record back-to-back victories.

And assistant manager Robbie Horn wants to see Rangers put pressure on the clubs in the top four.

He said: "There is a chance that we go move into a play-off place for the first time this season if we win and other results go our way.

"That would be a tremendous confidence booster for everyone but it will not be easy.

"Stirling have improved throughout the season and have some very experienced players so it will come good for them and we need to ensure that it is not at our expense."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 13 24 30
2 Elgin City 15 10 27
3 Queen's Park 14 6 23
4 Up Peterhead 15 1 22
5 Down Montrose 15 -1 22
6 Down Berwick Rangers 15 -2 19
7 Annan Athletic 14 -4 16
8 Clyde 14 -6 16
9 East Stirlingshire 13 -16 12
10 Stirling Albion 14 -12 10

Updated 15/12/2012 at 18:40

 

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