Peterhead 0 - 0 Stirling Albion

Saturday 16th February 2013

Plucky Stirling make their point

Basement club Stirling had defender Brian Allison sent off as they held play-off hopefuls Peterhead to a 0-0 draw.

Neither side ever looked like scoring in what was a very quiet first half at Balmoor. Shots were at a premium, with neither goalkeeper having to make a meaningful save before the break.

Stirling midfielder Phillip Johnston had a magnificent opportunity to give the visitors the lead in the 65th minute but fired his 18-yard strike straight at Blue Toon stopper Graeme Smith.

The game's biggest talking point came in the 83rd minute when the Binos were reduced to 10 men, Allison seeing red when he was adjudged to have fouled midfielder Jamie Redman.

But Peterhead were unable to make their numerical advantage count and the game ended all square.

OfficialPaul Robertson
Attendance466
VenueBalmoor Stadium
Kick Off
Peterhead 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
3:05
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
4:19
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline
5:04
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline
5:19
Clearance by Scott Ross
6:11
Offside flag raised against Jordan White
6:13
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
7:51
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
7:53
Free Kick taken by James Bishop
8:31
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
10:48
Offside flag raised against Andrew Rodgers
10:50
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
11:50
Shot taken by Scott McLaughlin
12:35
Clearance by David McClune
13:11
Cross from Phillip Johnston
13:26
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
13:29
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
14:47
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
14:58
Free Kick taken by Scott Ross
18:01
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
18:03
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
20:16
Shot taken by Scott McLaughlin using his left foot from the right penalty area
22:41
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
23:15
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
23:30
BOOKING: David McClune of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
23:38
Free Kick taken by Rory McAllister from the left wing
23:57
Shot taken by Rory McAllister with his right foot from the left wing
24:12
Save made by David Crawford
24:16
Corner taken by David Cox with his right foot from the right byline
24:41
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
25:42
Shot taken by Mark Ferry from the left byline
26:17
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
28:02
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot from the centre penalty area
28:37
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
29:31
Cross from Ryan McCann
29:47
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
30:28
Offside flag raised against David Cox
30:30
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
31:44
Corner taken by David Cox with his right foot from the left byline
32:03
Save made by David Crawford
32:15
Foul on David McClune
32:23
Free Kick taken by David Crawford from the right penalty area
38:14
Foul on Ross Forsyth
38:22
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
38:42
Foul on Rory McAllister
38:53
Free Kick taken by Scott Ross
39:55
Foul on Kieran McAnespie
40:13
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
40:25
Cross from James Bishop
40:44
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the left byline
41:00
Clearance by Andrew Rodgers
42:56
Foul on Rory McAllister
43:05
Free Kick taken by Rory McAllister
43:41
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the left byline
43:58
Clearance by Graham Weir
Half Time
Peterhead 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
Second Half Started
Peterhead 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
45:57
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the left byline
46:29
Clearance by Andrew Rodgers
46:35
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline
46:53
Save made by Graeme Smith
52:34
Shot taken by David McClune using his left foot from the centre penalty area
52:59
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
53:33
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
54:00
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
54:21
Save made by Graeme Smith
55:53
Foul on Rory McAllister
55:59
Free Kick taken by Rory McAllister from the left penalty area
56:34
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline
57:25
Foul on Phillip Johnston
57:50
Free Kick taken by David Crawford from the centre penalty area
60:45
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the left byline
61:18
Clearance by Rory McAllister
61:23
Corner taken by Graham Weir with his right foot from the right byline
61:44
Clearance by Andrew Rodgers
62:40
Substitution for Peterhead: Martin Bavidge on for Andrew Rodgers
63:42
Substitution for Peterhead: Bryan Gilfillan on for Scott Ross
64:43
Shot taken by Phillip Johnston using his left foot from the left penalty area
65:10
Save made by Graeme Smith
65:16
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
65:17
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
67:15
Foul on Jordan White
67:26
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
67:52
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot
68:03
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
68:46
Foul on Brian Allison
68:56
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
72:02
Offside flag raised against Jordan White
72:04
Free Kick taken by Ross Smith
73:44
Cross from Ryan McCann
73:56
Save made by David Crawford
74:18
Foul on Ross Forsyth
74:37
Free Kick taken by David Crawford from the right byline
75:21
Substitution for Peterhead: Ryan Strachan on for David Cox
76:55
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
76:57
Free Kick taken by David McClune
77:01
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Joshua Flood on for Phillip Johnston
78:08
Foul on Graham Weir
78:16
Free Kick taken by Graham Weir
78:32
Shot taken by Graham Weir with his right foot
78:42
Save made by Graeme Smith
79:10
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
80:25
Foul on Joshua Flood
80:47
Free Kick taken by Jamie McCunnie
81:16
Shot taken by Jamie McCunnie with his right foot
81:28
Save made by Graeme Smith
81:39
Foul on James Redman
82:11
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan
82:21
DISMISSAL: Brian Allison of Stirling Albion sent off for foul & abusive language
83:14
BOOKING: Kieran McAnespie of Stirling Albion given yellow card for dissent
87:57
Corner taken by Ryan Strachan with his right foot from the left byline
88:27
Clearance by David McClune
90:00+1:24
Foul on Mark Ferry
90:00+1:38
Free Kick taken by Graham Weir
90:00+2:01
Shot taken by Graham Weir with his right foot
Full Time
Peterhead 0 - 0 Stirling Albion

Peterhead

vs

Stirling Albion

0
Goals
0
4
Shots
8
0
On Target
2
4
Off Target
6
2
Crosses
2
5
Corners
7
29
Throw Ins
22
5
Saves
3
5
Clearances
3
6
Goal Kicks
5
8
Free Kicks
17
7
Offside
2
0
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
1

Peterhead

Formation: 4-4-2

04.Scott Ross 64+0' Injury
05.Ross Smith
03.Steven Noble
06.Dean Cowie
07.David Cox 76+0' Tactical
08.James Redman
11.Scott McLaughlin
09.Rory McAllister
10.Andrew Rodgers 63+0' Tactical
01.Graeme Smith
02.Ryan McCann

Substitutes

21.Paul Jarvie
14.Bryan Gilfillan 64+0' Injury
15.Ryan Strachan 76+0' Tactical
16.Conner McGlinchey
12.Martin Bavidge 63+0' Tactical

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Crawford
03.Ross Forsyth
04.David McClune (24+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.James Bishop
06.Brian Allison (83+0: Foul & Abusive Language)
02.Jamie McCunnie
08.Mark Ferry
11.Kieran McAnespie (84+0: Dissent)
07.Phillip Johnston 78+0' Tactical
09.Jordan White
10.Graham Weir

Substitutes

17.Samuel Filler
16.Gary Thom
12.Scott Davidson
14.Stephen Day
15.Joshua Flood 78+0' Tactical

Duo back after bans

Peterhead welcome Scott Ross and Ryan Strachan back from suspension as they host bottom club Stirling Albion at Balmoor.

Manager Jim McInally also has Stephen Maguire and Bryan Gilfillan available after work commitments kept them out of the 4-2 win over East Stirling last Saturday, but knee injuries continue to keep Callum MacDonald and Davie Ross sidelined.

McInally said: "Stirling are in a false position and with the players they have they will start climbing the table soon.

"They recruited well in the January transfer window and I expect them to be chasing teams looking for play-off places soon.

"Our strikers were on great form last Saturday and I'm looking for more of the same in this game. If I get that we will get the three points."

Stirling Albion welcome Jamie Clark back into their squad after illness, but the game comes too soon for Ross McGeachie who is still suffering from a foot injury.

The Forthbank men failed to get off the foot of the table when they drew with fellow strugglers East Stirling in midweek and manager Greig McDonald is hoping three points at Balmoor can finally get his men moving upwards.

McDonald said: "We were really good against Montrose last Saturday when we won 3-1 but not so good on Tuesday night.

"A win could move us off the bottom if the Shire lose and that is the target. We beat Peterhead at our place, but I recognise that they are a really strong side at home."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 24 47 59
2 Queen's Park 22 8 37
3 Peterhead 25 5 35
4 Up Montrose 25 -1 35
5 Down Elgin City 23 -1 32
6 Annan Athletic 24 -8 28
7 Berwick Rangers 22 -2 27
8 Clyde 23 -14 25
9 East Stirlingshire 24 -22 23
10 Stirling Albion 22 -12 19

Updated 16/02/2013 at 16:58

 

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