East Stirlingshire 1 - 1 Stirling Albion

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
J Holt (45+2)G Thom (24)

All square at Ochilview

East Stirling were held to a 1-1 draw at Ochilview as 10-man Stirling picked up only their second away point of the season.

Gary Thom put the visitors ahead after 23 minutes when he rose highest to head home Kieran McAnespie's deep cross.

The Binos defender turned from hero to villain 15 minutes later as he was shown a red card by referee Kevin Graham after being adjudged to have been the last man when he brought down Michael Herd.

The hosts made their numerical advantage count in first-half stoppage-time, with Jordan Holt getting on the end of Mark Begg's corner.

Greig McDonald's men almost went ahead for a second time, six minutes from the end, but Grant Hay made a good save to deny Alex Cunningham's strike from distance.

Kevin Turner and David Greenhill both went close for the Gable Endies in injury time, but they were unable to force a late winner.

OfficialKevin Graham
Attendance621
VenueOchilview Park
Kick Off
East Stirlingshire 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
1:37
Corner taken by Phillip Johnston with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
2:00
Clearance by Raymond Buchanan
3:16
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
4:10
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
4:35
Foul on Kevin Turner
4:41
Free Kick taken by Mark Begg from the left wing
4:55
Cross from Mark Begg
5:02
Save made by Mark Peat
5:20
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline
5:51
Clearance by Raymond Buchanan
6:47
Foul on Jamie McKernon
6:52
Free Kick taken by Raymond Buchanan
7:56
Offside flag raised against Kevin Turner
7:57
Free Kick taken by Mark Peat
9:05
Foul on Stephen Day
9:09
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
10:00
Shot taken by Scott Davidson using his left foot from the left penalty area
10:35
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
10:51
Shot taken by Kevin Turner with his right foot
11:02
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
13:05
Foul on Raymond Buchanan
13:13
Free Kick taken by Grant Hay
14:35
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
16:23
Foul on Gary Thom
16:27
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
16:54
Shot taken by Graham Weir with his right foot from the right penalty area
17:07
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
18:28
Offside flag raised against Scott Davidson
18:30
Free Kick taken by Raymond Buchanan
18:49
Foul on Kevin Turner
18:54
Free Kick taken by Scott Maxwell
19:16
Shot taken by Jordan Holt from the right penalty area
19:28
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
20:27
Foul on Graham Weir
20:36
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
22:58
Foul on Phillip Johnston
23:04
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
23:21
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
23:34
Shot taken by Gary Thom from the left penalty area
23:34
East Stirlingshire 0 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Gary Thom from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
28:08
Foul on Kevin Turner
28:12
Free Kick taken by Andrew Stirling
29:05
Corner taken by Mark Begg using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
29:30
Clearance by Graham Weir
29:38
Shot taken by Michael Herd with his right foot
29:48
Save made by Mark Peat
30:46
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline
31:24
Shot taken by Jamie Clark from the right penalty area
31:40
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
35:15
Foul on Daly McSorley
35:18
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
35:33
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
36:31
Foul on Michael Herd
36:36
Free Kick taken by Mark Begg
37:34
Foul on Michael Herd
37:43
DISMISSAL: Gary Thom of Stirling Albion sent off for professional foul
37:47
Free Kick taken by Andrew Stirling
38:57
Shot taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot
39:19
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
39:22
Foul on Andrew Stirling
39:26
Free Kick taken by Jamie McKernon
39:50
Shot taken by Jordan Holt from the left penalty area
39:59
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
41:59
Corner taken by Mark Begg using his left foot from the right byline
42:41
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
43:57
Shot taken by Steven Jackson using his left foot
44:08
Save made by Mark Peat
45:00+0:17
Corner taken by Mark Begg using his left foot from the right byline
45:00+0:45
Save made by Mark Peat
45:00+1:07
Shot taken by Jordan Holt from the left six yard line
45:00+1:07
East Stirlingshire 1 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Jordan Holt from the left six yard line to the top left of the goal.
Half Time
East Stirlingshire 1 - 1 Stirling Albion
Second Half Started
East Stirlingshire 1 - 1 Stirling Albion
46:07
Corner taken by Mark Begg using his left foot from the right byline
46:29
Clearance by Stephen Day
46:38
Corner taken by Mark Begg using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
46:56
Clearance by Mark Ferry
48:31
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
49:06
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
50:25
Foul on Scott Davidson
50:32
BOOKING: Jamie McKernon of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
50:41
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
51:13
Offside flag raised against Scott Davidson
51:14
Free Kick taken by Jordan Holt
51:48
Shot taken by Kevin Turner with his right foot
52:01
Save made by Mark Peat
53:33
Offside flag raised against Scott Davidson
53:35
Free Kick taken by Raymond Buchanan
53:54
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
53:57
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Greig McDonald on for David McClune
55:36
Cross from Mark Begg
56:02
Save made by Mark Peat
56:06
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
57:45
Shot taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot
57:54
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
59:08
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
59:53
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
62:41
Shot taken by Kevin Turner using his left foot
62:52
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
63:53
Foul on Jamie Clark
63:59
BOOKING: Andrew Stirling of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
64:30
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Daniel Ashe on for Jamie Clark
64:33
Free Kick taken by Mark Peat
65:28
Corner taken by Jamie McKernon with his right foot from the right byline
65:54
BOOKING: Greig McDonald of Stirling Albion given yellow card for dissent
66:31
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
68:22
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: David Greenhill on for Mark Begg
68:53
Foul on Scott Davidson
68:56
Free Kick taken by Mark Peat
70:05
Shot taken by Scott Maxwell using his left foot
70:14
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
72:32
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
73:23
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Alexander Cunningham on for Scott Davidson
74:27
Foul on Michael Hunter
74:32
Free Kick taken by Scott Maxwell
76:21
Shot taken by Michael Herd using his left foot
76:36
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
77:33
Shot taken by Phillip Zufle using his left foot
77:54
Save made by Mark Peat
77:55
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
78:06
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
78:27
Foul on Raymond Buchanan
78:34
Free Kick taken by Raymond Buchanan
79:38
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
79:50
BOOKING: Phillip Johnston of Stirling Albion given yellow card for dissent
81:04
Free Kick taken by Jordan Holt
82:08
Shot taken by David Greenhill using his left foot from the right penalty area
82:17
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
83:07
Shot taken by Alexander Cunningham with his right foot
83:14
Save made by Grant Hay
83:24
Corner taken by Daly McSorley using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
83:43
Clearance by Jordan Holt
84:06
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
84:22
Foul on Graham Weir
84:36
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
85:40
Corner taken by Jamie McKernon with his right foot from the right byline
86:03
Clearance by Daniel Ashe
87:21
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
88:20
Foul on Mark Ferry
88:24
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
88:43
Offside flag raised against Alexander Cunningham
88:47
Free Kick taken by Jordan Holt
89:31
Foul on Phillip Johnston
89:37
Free Kick taken by Daniel Ashe
90:00+0:55
Shot taken by Scott Maxwell with his right foot
90:00+1:04
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
90:00+1:31
Shot taken by Alexander Cunningham with his right foot from the right penalty area
90:00+1:42
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
90:00+2:21
Shot taken by Kevin Turner using his left foot from the right penalty area
90:00+2:33
Save made by Mark Peat
90:00+2:36
Corner taken by Michael Hunter with his right foot from the left byline
Full Time
East Stirlingshire 1 - 1 Stirling Albion

East Stirlingshire

vs

Stirling Albion

1
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
16
Shots
6
6
On Target
2
10
Off Target
4
2
Crosses
1
8
Corners
5
22
Throw Ins
16
1
Saves
8
3
Clearances
4
13
Goal Kicks
18
15
Free Kicks
12
1
Offside
4
2
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
1

East Stirlingshire

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Grant Hay
04.Jordan Holt
05.Raymond Buchanan
10.Andrew Stirling (64+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Scott Maxwell
06.Phillip Zufle
07.Michael Herd
08.Jamie McKernon (51+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Mark Begg 69+0' Tactical
02.Steven Jackson
09.Kevin Turner

Substitutes

17.Craig Gordon
14.David Greenhill 69+0' Tactical
15.Michael Hunter
12.Paul Quinn
16.Conor Kelly

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-1-3-2

01.Mark Peat
04.David McClune 54+0' Tactical
05.Gary Thom (38+0: Professional Foul)
06.Jamie Clark 65+0' Injury
02.Daly McSorley
03.Kieran McAnespie
07.Phillip Johnston (80+0: Dissent)
08.Mark Ferry
10.Scott Davidson 74+0' Tactical
11.Stephen Day
09.Graham Weir

Substitutes

17.Samuel Filler
12.Greig McDonald (66+0: Dissent) 54+0' Tactical
14.Daniel Ashe 65+0' Injury
15.Joshua Flood
16.Alexander Cunningham 74+0' Tactical

Defender ready to face Albion

East Stirling will include centre-half Raymond Buchanan against visitors Stirling Albion after a deal was agreed with Whitletts Victoria to bring the player to the club after a successful trial period.

Michael Hunter is available after suspension and head coach John Coughlin is hoping to also tie fellow trialist Andy Stirling to the club on a short-term deal and he will take the field if the paperwork is completed on time.

Rhys Devlin, Craig Donaldson, Jamie Benton and Nathan Shepherd all remain out injured.

"This will be a really tough game as Stirling will be viewing this as a great chance to get off the foot of the table," Coughlin said.

"Defensively we need to improve and it would be great to end this game with a clean sheet."

Stirling will be without striker Jordan White through a one-game suspension that he was due to serve against Montrose on Saturday.

The on-loan Falkirk striker is due to sign for Albion permanently when the transfer window opens and in preparation for that the Bairns cancelled his contract on Friday which meant that he was unregistered and therefore could not be banned against the Gable Endies.

Brian Allison is a major doubt with Danny Ashe, Jamie Clarke and Gavin McPherson again ruled out with injuries.

Manager Greig McDonald said: "We have the chance to move off the bottom and intend to take it.

"It is disappointing that we are without Jordan but we will still look to play an attacking game and win the points."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 18 37 45
2 Up Peterhead 18 5 28
3 Down Elgin City 18 1 27
4 Up Queen's Park 16 8 26
5 Down Montrose 18 -2 26
6 Up Berwick Rangers 17 -1 22
7 Down Annan Athletic 18 -7 20
8 Clyde 17 -11 19
9 East Stirlingshire 17 -18 15
10 Stirling Albion 17 -12 14

Updated 2/01/2013 at 16:59

 

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