Stirling Albion 0 - 1 Elgin City

Saturday 27th April 2013
S Day (57)C Gunn (12)

Blow for Elgin

Elgin's hope of a play-off place were all but ended after a 1-1 draw at Stirling.

Ross Jack's men remain three points behind fourth-placed Berwick and will need to beat East Stirling with the Borderers losing to Rangers - with an eight-goal swing in goal difference - to overtake them in the standings.

They took the lead after just 12 minutes against seventh-placed Stirling as Craig Gunn poked in from close range to score his 13th league goal of the campaign.

The lead lasted until the 57th minute when Stephen Day finished from close range after good work by Alexander Cunningham.

Both sides came close to a late winner as first Mark Ferry headed against the crossbar for the home side before Gunn went within inches of a second goal less than a minute later but his shot bounced back off the post.

OfficialStevie O'Reilly
Attendance528
VenueForthbank Stadium
Kick Off
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Elgin City
0:27
Foul on Jamie Duff
0:33
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
2:12
Cross from Stephen Day
2:28
Clearance by Brian Cameron
4:53
Foul on Mark Nicolson
4:59
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the right wing
5:06
Cross from Daniel Moore
5:43
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
6:23
Offside flag raised against Brian Cameron
6:24
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
7:00
Cross from Stephen Day
7:20
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
11:27
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
11:27
Stirling Albion 0 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
13:40
Foul on Gary Thom
13:46
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
14:52
Cross from David McClune
15:03
Foul on Jamie Duff
15:25
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
16:19
Corner taken by Stephen Day using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
16:42
Save made by Joe Malin
16:48
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
17:02
Clearance by Brian Cameron
17:12
Cross from Scott Davidson
17:20
Save made by Joe Malin
17:41
Foul on Paul Harkins
17:46
Free Kick taken by Brian Cameron
18:21
Foul on Scott Davidson
18:26
Free Kick taken by Scott Davidson from the right wing
18:49
Cross from Scott Davidson
19:03
Clearance by Brian Cameron
19:24
Cross from Daniel Ashe
19:47
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
20:44
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
22:33
Cross from Mark Nicolson
22:49
Clearance by Brian Cameron
22:57
Shot taken by Gavin Morrison with his right foot
23:12
Save made by David Crawford
25:35
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
26:13
Cross from Ross McGeachie
26:17
Block taken by Daniel Moore
26:19
Corner taken by Stephen Day using his left foot from the right byline
26:38
Save made by Joe Malin
27:52
Foul on Paul Harkins
28:05
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
28:21
Cross from Daniel Moore
28:59
Cross from Jordan White
29:02
Clearance by Paul McMullan
30:10
Cross from Paul McMullan
30:39
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
30:58
Foul on Ross McGeachie
31:06
Free Kick taken by Ross McGeachie from the right wing
31:07
BOOKING: Gavin Morrison of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
31:50
Offside flag raised against Craig Gunn
31:52
Free Kick taken by Sandy Cunningham
33:11
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
35:31
BOOKING: Jamie Clark of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
35:55
Foul on Gary Thom
35:59
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
38:43
Foul on Daniel Moore
38:52
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan from the left wing
39:11
Shot taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot
39:25
Save made by David Crawford
39:36
Foul on Jamie Clark
39:43
Free Kick taken by Daniel Ashe
40:05
Cross from Daniel Ashe
40:28
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
42:01
Offside flag raised against Sandy Cunningham
42:03
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
43:10
Offside flag raised against Jordan White
43:12
Free Kick taken by Jamie Duff
45:00+0:11
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
45:00+0:31
Clearance by Daniel Ashe
Half Time
Stirling Albion 0 - 1 Elgin City
45:01
Substitution for Elgin City: Graeme Beveridge on for David Niven
Second Half Started
Stirling Albion 0 - 1 Elgin City
45:27
Cross from Daniel Moore
45:39
Clearance by Daniel Ashe
46:09
Cross from Ross McGeachie
46:20
Clearance by Mark Nicolson
47:01
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot from the right wing
47:24
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
48:24
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
49:10
Shot taken by Paul McMullan using his left foot
49:32
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
50:13
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
51:58
Shot taken by Mark Ferry using his left foot
52:12
Block taken by Paul McMullan
53:03
Cross from Daniel Moore
53:16
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
53:50
Hand Ball taken by Mark Ferry
53:52
Free Kick taken by Jamie Duff
53:54
BOOKING: Mark Ferry of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
56:56
Shot taken by Stephen Day with his right foot from the centre penalty area
56:56
Stirling Albion 1 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Stephen Day with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
58:21
Offside flag raised against Scott Davidson
58:24
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
59:32
Cross from Stephen Day
59:41
Save made by Joe Malin
61:45
Foul on Sean Crighton
61:53
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
63:07
Foul on Scott Davidson
63:10
Free Kick taken by Daniel Ashe
64:07
Cross from Jordan White
64:19
Clearance by Jamie Duff
65:11
Cross from Ross McGeachie
65:26
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
66:07
Foul on Mark Nicolson
66:11
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
66:50
Foul on Mark Ferry
66:59
Free Kick taken by Jordan White
67:00
BOOKING: Sean Crighton of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
67:57
Shot taken by Jordan White with his right foot
68:22
Substitution for Elgin City: Ceiran McLean on for Paul Harkins
69:47
Cross from Dennis Wyness
69:53
Offside flag raised against Craig Gunn
69:55
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
70:21
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
70:36
Corner taken by Stephen Day using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
70:54
Foul on Joe Malin
71:17
Save made by Joe Malin
72:22
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Lee Hamilton on for Sandy Cunningham
73:01
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
73:48
Shot taken by Daniel Ashe with his right foot
73:59
Save made by Joe Malin
74:44
Cross from Daniel Moore
74:54
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson from the centre penalty area
75:09
Save made by David Crawford
75:16
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
75:33
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Phillip Johnston on for Ross McGeachie
76:29
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
77:33
Cross from Daniel Moore
77:38
Clearance by Jamie McCunnie
77:52
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson with his right foot
78:10
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
79:57
Cross from Daniel Moore
80:09
Clearance by Stephen Day
80:35
Foul on David McClune
80:40
Free Kick taken by Scott Davidson
80:55
Cross from Jamie Clark
81:07
Shot taken by Mark Ferry from the centre penalty area
81:25
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
81:34
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the left penalty area
82:52
Offside flag raised against Jordan White
82:53
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
83:26
Cross from Phillip Johnston
83:31
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
84:06
Clearance by Brian Cameron
84:52
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
85:22
Shot taken by Brian Cameron with his right foot from the centre penalty area
85:36
Block taken by Jamie McCunnie
85:43
Cross from Scott Davidson
85:48
Clearance by Sean Crighton
86:04
Cross from Dennis Wyness
86:09
Clearance by Gary Thom
86:18
Cross from Dennis Wyness
86:30
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
86:56
Cross from Daniel Moore
87:01
Clearance by Gary Thom
87:10
Foul on Mark Ferry
87:17
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
87:32
Shot taken by Phillip Johnston with his right foot from the right penalty area
87:44
Block taken by Paul McMullan
87:47
Corner taken by Stephen Day using his left foot from the right byline
88:20
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
88:51
Foul on Stephen Day
88:56
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
89:44
Foul on Jordan White
89:47
Free Kick taken by Jamie McCunnie
90:00+0:37
Cross from Daniel Moore
90:00+0:41
Clearance by Scott Davidson
90:00+1:39
Shot taken by Stephen Day using his left foot
90:00+1:56
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford

Stirling Albion

vs

Elgin City

0
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
9
Shots
8
3
On Target
5
6
Off Target
3
16
Crosses
14
7
Corners
3
31
Throw Ins
29
3
Saves
6
7
Clearances
9
7
Goal Kicks
13
1
Blocks
3
14
Free Kicks
13
4
Offside
3
1
Hand Balls
0
2
Yellow Cards
2

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Crawford
02.Ross McGeachie 76+0' Tactical
03.Daniel Ashe
05.Gary Thom
06.Jamie Clark (36+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Scott Davidson
04.David McClune
07.Sandy Cunningham 73+0' Tactical
08.Mark Ferry (54+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Stephen Day
09.Jordan White

Substitutes

17.Samuel Filler
16.Lee Hamilton 73+0' Tactical
14.Joshua Flood
12.Jamie McCunnie
15.Phillip Johnston 76+0' Tactical

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Joe Malin
02.David Niven 45+0' Tactical
03.Paul McMullan
04.Sean Crighton (67+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Jamie Duff
06.Brian Cameron
08.Gavin Morrison (32+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Mark Nicolson
11.Daniel Moore
07.Craig Gunn
09.Paul Harkins 69+0' Tactical

Substitutes

21.Stewart Black
15.Ross McKinnon
16.Ceiran McLean 69+0' Tactical
12.Graeme Beveridge 45+0' Tactical
14.Dennis Wyness

Elgin leave Leslie at home

David McClune will come back into the Stirling squad for the visit of Elgin.

McClune's return from suspension is good news for player/manager Grieg McDonald, who will miss out along with fellow knee injury victims Brian Allison and Ross Forsyth.

Ahead of the game the Forthbank boss said: "The game might not have a great significance in our season but it is still very important. I have a number of players who are looking for contracts and a good performance against Elgin could seal the deal for them.

"I am also looking for a good performance to send the fans away home happy and we will need to play well as Elgin will come here pushing to stay in the promotion race."

Elgin travel without leading goalscorer Stuart Leslie.

Leslie is suspended and joins Paul Millar (knee) and Darryl McHardy (toe) on the sidelines so Fraser Forbes is added to the squad.

Sixth-place Elgin still have an outside chance of reaching the play-offs and Borough Briggs boss Ross Jack is hoping that history repeats itself.

He said: "We won 4-1 down at Stirling earlier in the season with the win set up by a terrific first-half performance.

"Craig Gunn hit a hat-trick that day and it would be terrific if we could get another game like that.

"It will be difficult as they are the most improved team in this league and any team that only loses twice in 15 games has to be respected."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 35 57 80
2 Peterhead 35 21 56
3 Queen's Park 35 9 56
4 Berwick Rangers 35 5 49
5 Up Elgin City 35 -3 46
6 Down Montrose 35 -8 46
7 Stirling Albion 35 0 42
8 Up Annan Athletic 35 -11 42
9 Down Clyde 35 -23 40
10 East Stirlingshire 35 -47 29

Updated 27/04/2013 at 17:06

 
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