Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Rangers

Saturday 6th October 2012
B Allison (9)

Gers stunned by Albion

Rangers suffered a shock first defeat in the Irn-Bru Third Division after crashing to a 1-0 defeat against bottom side Stirling Albion.

The hosts had lost their last five league outings but picked up their second win of the campaign after Brian Allison grabbed the only goal of the game.

Having struggled on the road so far this season, this was the match which appeared destined to provide Rangers with their elusive first away win in the league.

Ally McCoist's men faced a side rooted to the bottom of the table, whose manager Greig McDonald was absent from the dugout to attend his own wedding, and knowing victory would propel them to the Third Division summit.

They were also boosted by the return from injury of key players Dean Shiels and Ian Black, who both started at Forthbank.

Instead, it was Stirling who surged into the lead after just eight minutes.

Mark Ferry delivered a corner to the back post which dropped for Allison, who took advantage of dreadful defending from Rangers to bundle over the line.

The visitors struggled to mount a response and with time fast running out for, Shiels delivered an inviting ball across goal for substitute Kevin Kyle but the big striker failed to connect in front of the gaping goal.

Shiels then stabbed wide in the final minute as Albion held on for the win.

OfficialBobby Madden
Attendance3,751
VenueForthbank Stadium
Kick Off
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Rangers
0:57
Foul on Graham Weir
1:02
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
1:23
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot
1:40
Save made by Neil Alexander
1:49
Foul on Ian Black
1:55
Free Kick taken by Ian Black
2:11
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
3:16
Shot taken by Lee McCulloch with his right foot
3:35
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
4:25
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
5:43
Corner taken by Dean Shiels with his right foot from the left byline
6:02
Clearance by Mark Ferry
6:17
Cross from Anestis Argyriou
6:42
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
7:32
Corner taken by Daly McSorley with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
8:08
Shot taken by Brian Allison with his right foot from the right penalty area
8:08
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Rangers
GOAL scored by Brian Allison with his right foot from the right penalty area to the top right of the goal.
9:38
Shot taken by Lewis MacLeod using his left foot
9:49
Save made by Samuel Filler
10:04
Foul on Anestis Argyriou
10:08
Free Kick taken by Lee Wallace from the right wing
10:11
BOOKING: Kieran McAnespie of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
10:33
Cross from Lee Wallace
10:42
Clearance by Brian Allison
11:01
Corner taken by Fraser Aird with his right foot from the right byline
11:33
Shot taken by Brian Allison from the centre penalty area
13:14
Foul on Anestis Argyriou
13:17
Free Kick taken by Ian Black from the right wing
13:56
Shot taken by Lee McCulloch with his right foot
14:18
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
14:48
Foul on Graham Weir
14:53
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
15:22
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
15:27
Save made by Samuel Filler
16:29
Cross from Graham Weir
16:45
Goal Kick taken by Neil Alexander
17:53
Foul on David McClune
17:57
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
18:03
BOOKING: Fraser Aird of Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
18:59
Foul on Sanchez Emilson Cribari
19:07
Free Kick taken by Neil Alexander
19:26
Corner taken by Dean Shiels with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
19:46
Clearance by Graham Weir
20:10
Cross from Lee McCulloch
20:15
Clearance by Graham Weir
20:34
Foul on Jordan White
20:38
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie from the left wing
20:53
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
21:51
Cross from Ian Black
21:58
Foul on Samuel Filler
22:04
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
23:24
Cross from Fraser Aird
23:32
Shot taken by Lee McCulloch
24:25
Cross from Mark Ferry
24:27
Clearance by Sanchez Emilson Cribari
24:39
Foul on Lee McCulloch
24:52
Free Kick taken by Dean Shiels
25:07
Cross from Anestis Argyriou
25:11
Clearance by Gary Thom
25:28
Foul on Neil Alexander
25:38
Free Kick taken by Neil Alexander
25:39
BOOKING: Steven Weir of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
26:40
Foul on Lee McCulloch
26:45
Free Kick taken by Ian Black
27:07
Cross from Ian Black
27:30
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
28:20
Foul on Dean Shiels
28:25
Free Kick taken by Sebastien Faure
28:56
Cross from Ian Black
29:58
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
30:19
Foul on Brian Allison
30:24
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
30:53
Foul on Ian Black
30:57
Free Kick taken by Ian Black
31:26
Foul on Ian Black
31:32
Free Kick taken by Ross Perry from the right wing
32:15
Shot taken by Fraser Aird using his left foot from the centre penalty area
32:34
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
33:06
Foul on Dean Shiels
33:10
Free Kick taken by Dean Shiels from the right wing
33:47
Cross from Fraser Aird
33:52
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
35:22
Cross from Anestis Argyriou
35:27
Clearance by Brian Allison
36:26
Shot taken by Jordan White with his right foot from the right penalty area
36:48
Foul on Mark Ferry
36:54
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie from the left wing
37:17
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
37:55
Shot taken by Steven Weir with his right foot from the centre penalty area
38:18
Goal Kick taken by Neil Alexander
39:27
Foul on David McClune
39:32
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
40:02
Foul on Graham Weir
40:09
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
41:03
Cross from Dean Shiels
41:43
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
42:01
Foul on Fraser Aird
42:06
Free Kick taken by Ian Black
42:53
Shot taken by Lee McCulloch with his right foot
43:07
Save made by Samuel Filler
43:20
Offside flag raised against Jordan White
43:22
Free Kick taken by Sanchez Emilson Cribari
43:59
Shot taken by Ian Black using his left foot
44:11
Block taken by Samuel Filler
44:18
Offside flag raised against Fraser Aird
44:19
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
44:35
Foul on Dean Shiels
44:42
Free Kick taken by Dean Shiels from the left wing
44:43
BOOKING: David McClune of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
45:00+0:22
Shot taken by Dean Shiels with his right foot
45:00+0:44
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
45:00+0:52
Foul on Ian Black
45:00+0:54
Free Kick taken by Ross Perry
45:00+1:21
Cross from Lee Wallace
45:00+1:24
Clearance by Gary Thom
Half Time
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Rangers
45:01
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Mark Peat on for Samuel Filler
Second Half Started
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Rangers
45:35
Foul on Lee McCulloch
45:39
Free Kick taken by Lewis MacLeod
45:54
Corner taken by Fraser Aird with his right foot from the right byline
46:16
Shot taken by Ian Black with his right foot from the centre penalty area
46:31
Block taken by Daly McSorley
46:52
Cross from Lee Wallace
46:56
Clearance by Mark Ferry
47:10
Shot taken by Dean Shiels with his right foot from the centre penalty area
47:24
Save made by Mark Peat
47:38
Corner taken by Fraser Aird with his right foot from the right byline
48:15
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
48:39
Shot taken by Fraser Aird with his right foot
48:57
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
50:32
Cross from Sanchez Emilson Cribari
50:40
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
51:00
Foul on Fraser Aird
51:03
Free Kick taken by Lewis MacLeod
51:11
Cross from Sebastien Faure
51:16
Clearance by Gary Thom
51:48
Shot taken by Lewis MacLeod using his left foot
52:10
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
53:00
Foul on Dean Shiels
53:03
Free Kick taken by Ian Black from the left wing
53:19
Cross from Ian Black
53:31
Shot taken by Sebastien Faure from the centre penalty area
53:47
Clearance by Marc McCulloch
55:43
Shot taken by Fraser Aird with his right foot
55:55
Save made by Mark Peat
56:18
BOOKING: Lee McCulloch of Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
58:02
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Stephen Day on for Daly McSorley
59:04
Cross from Sebastien Faure
59:08
Clearance by Mark Ferry
59:17
Shot taken by Lee Wallace using his left foot
59:45
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
59:59
Foul on Lewis MacLeod
60:02
Free Kick taken by Ross Perry
60:55
Cross from Sebastien Faure
60:59
Block taken by Stephen Day
61:04
Corner taken by Fraser Aird using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
62:13
Offside flag raised against Jordan White
62:16
Free Kick taken by Sanchez Emilson Cribari
63:14
Foul on Ross Perry
63:20
Free Kick taken by Ian Black
64:05
Cross from Dean Shiels
64:23
Offside flag raised against Steven Weir
64:24
Free Kick taken by Sanchez Emilson Cribari
65:01
Cross from Sanchez Emilson Cribari
65:07
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
65:21
Cross from Lee Wallace
65:25
Clearance by Gary Thom
66:17
Foul on Graham Weir
66:22
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
66:22
Substitution for Rangers: Barrie McKay on for Anestis Argyriou
67:44
Offside flag raised against Graham Weir
67:46
Free Kick taken by Neil Alexander
68:07
Foul on Lee McCulloch
68:38
Cross from Ian Black
68:40
Clearance by Brian Allison
69:03
Shot taken by Lee Wallace using his left foot
70:18
Corner taken by Dean Shiels with his right foot from the right byline
70:26
Substitution for Rangers: Kevin Kyle on for Fraser Aird
71:04
Clearance by Mark Peat
71:40
Cross from Lee Wallace
71:55
Shot taken by Kevin Kyle from the centre penalty area
72:35
Cross from Lee Wallace
72:45
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
72:52
Cross from Lee Wallace
73:08
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
74:15
Cross from Mark Ferry
74:18
Clearance by Sanchez Emilson Cribari
75:37
Cross from Lewis MacLeod
75:41
Save made by Mark Peat
76:03
Shot taken by Steven Weir with his right foot from the centre penalty area
76:28
Goal Kick taken by Neil Alexander
76:51
Shot taken by Barrie McKay with his right foot from the centre penalty area
77:09
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
77:48
Foul on Ian Black
77:52
Free Kick taken by Lewis MacLeod
78:16
BOOKING: Gary Thom of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
79:54
Shot taken by Lee Wallace using his left foot
80:06
Block taken by Mark Ferry
81:11
Foul on Sanchez Emilson Cribari
81:16
Free Kick taken by Lee McCulloch
81:47
Foul on Graham Weir
81:55
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
82:50
Cross from Lewis MacLeod
82:53
Clearance by Mark Ferry
83:41
Cross from Dean Shiels
84:18
Cross from Lee Wallace
84:21
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
84:30
Substitution for Rangers: Kal Naismith on for Ian Black
85:52
Shot taken by Kevin Kyle with his right foot from the centre penalty area
86:07
Clearance by Mark Peat
86:14
Corner taken by Dean Shiels with his right foot from the right byline
87:01
Offside flag raised against Steven Weir
87:02
Free Kick taken by Sanchez Emilson Cribari
87:25
Foul on Kal Naismith
87:30
Free Kick taken by Lee Wallace
87:48
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Joshua Flood on for Steven Weir
89:37
Cross from Lewis MacLeod
89:42
Shot taken by Dean Shiels using his left foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+0:22
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
90:00+0:45
Foul on Kieran McAnespie
90:00+0:50
Free Kick taken by Mark Peat
90:00+1:49
Shot taken by Dean Shiels from the left penalty area
90:00+2:03
Save made by Mark Peat
90:00+2:24
Cross from Barrie McKay
90:00+2:29
Shot taken by Kevin Kyle from the centre penalty area
90:00+2:46
Save made by Mark Peat
90:00+3:05
Cross from Barrie McKay
90:00+3:10
Shot taken by Lee McCulloch using his left foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+3:34
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
Full Time
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Rangers
Result
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Rangers

Stirling Albion

vs

Rangers

1
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
6
Shots
24
2
On Target
10
4
Off Target
14
6
Crosses
32
1
Corners
8
12
Throw Ins
22
8
Saves
1
20
Clearances
2
19
Goal Kicks
3
4
Blocks
0
13
Free Kicks
27
5
Offside
1
4
Yellow Cards
2

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Samuel Filler 45+0' Injury
02.David McClune (45+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Gary Thom (79+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Brian Allison
03.Kieran McAnespie (11+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Marc McCulloch
08.Daly McSorley 59+0' Tactical
11.Mark Ferry
07.Graham Weir
09.Jordan White
10.Steven Weir (26+0: Unsporting behaviour) 88+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Mark Peat 45+0' Injury
12.Ross McGeachie
14.Stephen Day 59+0' Tactical
15.Joshua Flood 88+0' Tactical
16.Gary Brass

Rangers

Formation: 4-4-1-1

01.Neil Alexander
02.Anestis Argyriou 67+0' Tactical
03.Sanchez Emilson Cribari
04.Ross Perry
05.Lee Wallace
06.Lee McCulloch (57+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Sebastien Faure
08.Ian Black 85+0' Injury
09.Dean Shiels
10.Lewis MacLeod
11.Fraser Aird (19+0: Unsporting behaviour) 71+0' Tactical

Substitutes

16.Scott Gallagher
15.Robert Crawford
12.Kal Naismith 85+0' Injury
14.Kevin Kyle 71+0' Tactical
17.Barrie McKay 67+0' Tactical

McDonald torn in two on big day

Stirling Albion player-manager Greig McDonald will miss out on his side's big day against Rangers as he is getting married.

The central defender drops out of the Forthbank playing squad with coaches Shaun Fagan and Marc McCulloch taking on his managerial duties.

Striker Scott Davidson returns after suspension, while only Bradley Coyne is unavailable due to a knee injury.

McDonald said: "My wedding was arranged a long time ago and it's not affected our preparations as it has been a lot easier to find out information on Rangers ahead than it was on last week's Scottish Cup opponents Dalbeattie Star.

"Our boys will get stuck in and hopefully they can make it a day of double celebration for me."

Rangers have been handed a double injury boost ahead of the trip.

Ian Black (hamstring) and Dean Shiels (groin) have both recovered from injury ahead of the trip to Forthbank.

David Templeton (ankle), Andy Little (foot) and Francisco Sandaza (broken cheekbone) remain on the sidelines.

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

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

Updated 6/10/2012 at 16:59

 

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