Elgin City 1 - 2 Stirling Albion

Saturday 2nd March 2013
S Leslie (23)K McAnespie (7, 37)

McAnespie at the double

Kieran McAnespie scored twice to extend Stirling's unbeaten league run to seven matches in a 2-1 win at Elgin.

The midfielder's first goal, a brilliant strike from 30 yards after seven minutes, was followed up by a fine volley into the top corner shortly before half-time.

Elgin's Stuart Leslie had equalised for the hosts with a close-range finish for his 12th goal of the season but the striker's effort was not enough to stop the visitors leaving the Borough Briggs ground with all three points.

The win means Albion rise above East Stirling and Annan Athletic into seventh on goal difference with a game in hand.

Elgin remain three points off the play-off places in fifth after a fourth defeat on the bounce.

OfficialNick Walsh
Attendance681
VenueBorough Briggs
Kick Off
Elgin City 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
2:55
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
3:12
Foul on Phillip Johnston
3:18
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
5:08
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
6:37
Foul on Kieran McAnespie
6:41
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
6:59
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot
6:59
Elgin City 0 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot to the top right of the goal.
8:22
Cross from Daniel Moore
11:32
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
12:34
Cross from Daniel Moore
12:39
Clearance by Brian Allison
13:06
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
13:16
Save made by Samuel Filler
14:38
Cross from David McClune
14:45
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
15:32
Foul on Brian Allison
15:38
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
16:12
Offside flag raised against Stuart Leslie
16:13
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
17:32
Cross from Scott Davidson
17:37
Save made by Joe Malin
17:51
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
18:41
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
19:10
Clearance by Gavin Morrison
21:30
Foul on Phillip Johnston
21:34
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie from the right wing
22:06
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right wing
22:16
Save made by Joe Malin
22:30
Cross from Brian Cameron
22:34
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie from the right six yard line
22:34
Elgin City 1 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Stuart Leslie from the right six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
25:28
Foul on Kieran McAnespie
25:33
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
26:12
Shot taken by Jordan White from the left six yard line
26:21
Cross from Mark Ferry
27:06
Foul on Stuart Leslie
27:10
Free Kick taken by Graeme Beveridge from the right wing
27:27
Shot taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left penalty area
27:36
Block taken by Jamie McCunnie
27:38
Corner taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot from the left byline
28:06
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
29:09
Foul on Stuart Leslie
29:13
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the right wing
29:53
Cross from Gavin Morrison
29:59
Shot taken by Craig Gunn from the centre penalty area
30:09
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
30:34
Foul on Stuart Leslie
30:39
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan
32:03
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
32:32
Shot taken by Jordan White from the centre penalty area
32:39
Save made by Joe Malin
33:31
Foul on Jamie McCunnie
33:33
Free Kick taken by Jamie McCunnie
33:48
Foul on Sean Crighton
33:52
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
35:15
Foul on Scott Davidson
35:19
BOOKING: Paul McMullan of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
35:34
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie from the right wing
35:44
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
36:00
Clearance by Jamie Duff
36:08
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the left penalty area
36:08
Elgin City 1 - 2 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the left penalty area to the top right of the goal.
39:49
Shot taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot
40:00
Save made by Samuel Filler
41:54
Cross from Daniel Moore
41:58
Clearance by Brian Allison
42:14
Cross from Craig Gunn
44:19
Offside flag raised against Jordan White
44:20
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
Half Time
Elgin City 1 - 2 Stirling Albion
Second Half Started
Elgin City 1 - 2 Stirling Albion
45:14
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
45:53
Foul on Craig Gunn
45:58
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
47:37
Shot taken by Jordan White with his right foot from the right six yard line
47:54
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
48:21
Shot taken by David McClune with his right foot
48:31
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
49:18
Foul on Stuart Leslie
49:22
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
49:39
BOOKING: Brian Allison of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
49:57
Shot taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot
50:11
Save made by Samuel Filler
50:33
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
51:11
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot
51:22
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
52:54
BOOKING: Stuart Leslie of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
53:56
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Gary Thom on for Brian Allison
54:55
Foul on Brian Cameron
54:59
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the right wing
56:52
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
57:09
Clearance by David McClune
59:11
Foul on Daniel Moore
59:16
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the right wing
59:17
BOOKING: Ross Forsyth of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
60:12
Shot taken by Jamie Duff with his right foot
60:29
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
61:44
Foul on Sean Crighton
61:47
Free Kick taken by Jamie Duff
62:47
Shot taken by Jordan White from the centre penalty area
62:58
Cross from Mark Ferry
66:19
Shot taken by Jordan White using his left foot from the centre penalty area
66:28
Save made by Joe Malin
66:39
Foul on Scott Davidson
66:43
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
67:15
Offside flag raised against Jordan White
67:17
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
68:08
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
68:16
Substitution for Elgin City: Ross O'Donoghue on for Gavin Morrison
69:14
Shot taken by Paul Millar from the centre penalty area
69:27
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
70:03
Cross from Brian Cameron
70:07
Save made by Samuel Filler
70:37
Shot taken by Phillip Johnston with his right foot from the centre penalty area
70:48
Save made by Joe Malin
71:14
Cross from Stuart Leslie
71:19
Clearance by James Bishop
72:16
Cross from Jordan White
72:19
Clearance by Craig Gunn
72:39
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Daniel Ashe on for Scott Davidson
74:08
Cross from Daniel Ashe
74:17
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
74:50
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot
74:58
Save made by Samuel Filler
75:01
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
75:17
Foul on Gary Thom
75:21
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
76:20
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
77:20
Cross from Phillip Johnston
77:26
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
77:54
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
79:58
Foul on Jamie Duff
80:03
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
80:50
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
81:36
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
81:44
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Joshua Flood on for Phillip Johnston
84:04
Foul on Graeme Beveridge
84:09
BOOKING: Joshua Flood of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
84:21
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
84:36
Shot taken by Sean Crighton from the centre penalty area
84:51
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
85:49
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
85:57
Block taken by James Bishop
87:52
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
88:47
Shot taken by Sean Crighton using his left foot
88:58
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
89:07
Foul on Jamie Duff
89:10
Free Kick taken by Jamie Duff
89:51
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+0:01
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
90:00+0:31
Foul on Jordan White
90:00+0:35
Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth from the left wing
90:00+2:15
Shot taken by Daniel Ashe with his right foot
90:00+2:28
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
90:00+2:32
Foul on Kieran McAnespie
90:00+2:35
Free Kick taken by Jamie McCunnie
90:00+3:11
Foul on Stuart Leslie
90:00+3:15
Free Kick taken by Paul Harkins from the right wing
90:00+3:33
Shot taken by Paul Millar from the centre penalty area
90:00+3:40
Save made by Samuel Filler
Full Time
Elgin City 1 - 2 Stirling Albion
Result
Elgin City 1 - 2 Stirling Albion

Elgin City

vs

Stirling Albion

1
Goals
2
1
Assists
0
14
Shots
12
8
On Target
6
6
Off Target
6
8
Crosses
8
3
Corners
2
27
Throw Ins
22
5
Saves
6
3
Clearances
4
13
Goal Kicks
13
0
Blocks
2
15
Free Kicks
12
1
Offside
2
2
Yellow Cards
3

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Joe Malin
04.Sean Crighton
05.Jamie Duff
10.Mark Nicolson
03.Paul McMullan (36+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Gavin Morrison 69+0' Tactical
02.Graeme Beveridge
06.Brian Cameron
07.Craig Gunn
09.Stuart Leslie (53+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Daniel Moore

Substitutes

21.Stewart Black
12.Ross O'Donoghue 69+0' Tactical
15.Paul Harkins
16.Darryl McHardy
14.Paul Millar

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Samuel Filler
03.Ross Forsyth (60+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.David McClune
05.Brian Allison (50+0: Unsporting behaviour) 54+0' Injury
06.James Bishop
02.Jamie McCunnie
07.Kieran McAnespie
08.Mark Ferry
10.Scott Davidson 73+0' Tactical
09.Jordan White
11.Phillip Johnston 82+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Jamie Cleland
14.Gary Thom 54+0' Injury
15.Daniel Ashe 73+0' Tactical
12.Joshua Flood (85+0: Unsporting behaviour) 82+0' Tactical
16.Alexander Cunningham

Injury nightmare for City

Elgin could be without nine players as they welcome Stirling to Borough Briggs.

Paul Harkins (thigh) and Paul Millar (poisoned toe) will both be assessed ahead of the game but City are definitely without seven others as they look to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat.

Cameron MacDonald and Ross McKinnon (both ankle), Jamie Duff, David Niven and Cieran McLean (knee) and Dennis Wyness (hamstring) have all been ruled out through injury while Lewis Halford is unavailable due to family commitments.

Boss Ross Jack said: "We will be short of numbers but there is no point in feeling sorry for ourselves we just need to go out and battle.

"Stirling are in good form and got a point from Rangers but we need everyone to rise to the challenge."

Stirling will be without David Crawford for the trip.

The goalkeeper picked up a knee problem during Tuesday night's 1-1 draw with Rangers. Sam Filler, who has not appeared since getting sent-off against Annan in November, is expected to replace him in goal.

Ross McGeachie remains sidelined due to a foot injury while player/manager Greig McDonald underwent a knee operation on Thursday.

Albion have not been beaten since January and have moved off the foot of the table.

McDonald said: "We have not lost in six games and I want that run to continue up at Elgin.

"We have had a good week getting off the bottom of the table and then coming back to get a point against Rangers but we cannot stop now as we have to climb the table further."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 27 51 66
2 Queen's Park 25 12 43
3 Montrose 27 4 41
4 Peterhead 27 1 35
5 Elgin City 26 -4 32
6 Berwick Rangers 25 -3 31
7 Up Stirling Albion 26 -8 29
8 Annan Athletic 27 -13 29
9 Down East Stirlingshire 27 -20 29
10 Clyde 27 -20 28

Updated 2/03/2013 at 17:04

 

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