Stirling Albion 2 - 1 Annan Athletic

Tuesday 19th February 2013
G Weir (21)
J White (50)
S Chaplain (15)

Weir and White strike as Binos bounce back

Goals from Graham Weir and Jordan White saw Scottish Third Division strugglers Stirling come from behind to beat Annan 2-1 at Forthbank.

The visitors drew first blood when Scott Chaplain scored his eighth goal of the season from close range after a mix-up in the Stirling penalty area, but they weren't ahead for long.

The Binos equalised six minutes later when Weir found the bottom left of Alex Mitchell's goal from with a strike from inside the area.

The hosts then took the lead five minutes after the break when striker White tapped home from the middle of the area after good work from Gary Thom on the right wing.

Annan pushed for an equaliser in the closing stages of the game but failed to trouble goalkeeper David Crawford.

OfficialAlan Muir
Attendance327
VenueForthbank Stadium
Kick Off
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Annan Athletic
0:56
Foul on Gary Thom
1:16
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
2:21
Cross from Graham Weir
2:27
Save made by Alex Mitchell
3:07
Cross from Phillip Johnston
3:11
Block taken by Steven Swinglehurst
3:13
Corner taken by Graham Weir with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
3:42
Cross from Scott Chaplain
3:51
Clearance by James Bishop
3:55
Shot taken by Phillip Johnston with his right foot
4:13
Save made by Alex Mitchell
5:16
Foul on David McClune
5:36
Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth from the left wing
7:02
Corner taken by Graham Weir with his right foot from the right byline
7:21
Clearance by Steven Swinglehurst
7:28
Foul on Steven Swinglehurst
7:41
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
8:16
Cross from David Hopkirk
8:20
Clearance by James Bishop
12:04
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
12:42
Foul on Michael Daly
13:05
Free Kick taken by Steven Swinglehurst
13:14
Cross from Daniel Orsi
13:20
Clearance by Ross Forsyth
14:04
Cross from Daniel Orsi
14:25
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
14:45
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain using his left foot from the centre penalty area
14:45
Stirling Albion 0 - 1 Annan Athletic
GOAL scored by Scott Chaplain using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
16:06
Foul on Jordan White
16:11
Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth
16:21
Offside flag raised against Gary Thom
16:23
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
17:39
Foul on David McClune
17:43
Free Kick taken by David McClune
18:28
Cross from Micheal McGowan
18:53
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
20:27
Shot taken by Alexander Cunningham with his right foot from the right penalty area
20:43
Save made by Alex Mitchell
20:47
Shot taken by Graham Weir with his right foot from the left penalty area
20:47
Stirling Albion 1 - 1 Annan Athletic
GOAL scored by Graham Weir with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
21:54
Cross from Daniel Orsi
22:00
Clearance by James Bishop
22:09
Offside flag raised against Daniel Orsi
22:11
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
22:49
Foul on Graham Weir
22:53
Free Kick taken by Graham Weir from the left byline
23:20
Cross from Graham Weir
24:34
Foul on Graham Weir
25:20
Free Kick taken by Jordan White
25:32
Shot taken by Jordan White with his right foot
25:46
Corner taken by Graham Weir with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
26:07
Clearance by Harry Monaghan
26:14
Corner taken by Graham Weir with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
26:35
Clearance by Steven Swinglehurst
26:41
Corner taken by Graham Weir with his right foot from the right byline
28:00
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
28:42
Corner taken by Graham Weir with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
29:20
Cross from David McClune
29:24
Clearance by Martin McNiff
29:42
Offside flag raised against Gary Thom
29:43
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
30:03
Foul on Graham Weir
30:07
Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth
30:44
Shot taken by Jordan White with his right foot from the centre penalty area
31:09
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
31:23
Cross from Daniel Orsi
32:22
Cross from Mark Ferry
32:25
Clearance by Steven Swinglehurst
34:07
Foul on Michael Daly
34:11
Free Kick taken by Daniel Orsi from the right wing
34:40
Cross from Daniel Orsi
34:44
Clearance by Ross Forsyth
34:54
Cross from David Hopkirk
34:59
Clearance by James Bishop
35:03
Shot taken by Steven Swinglehurst with his right foot
35:24
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
38:12
Foul on David Hopkirk
38:34
Free Kick taken by David Hopkirk from the left wing
38:36
Cross from David Hopkirk
38:39
Clearance by Gary Thom
38:46
Shot taken by Harry Monaghan with his right foot
38:56
Save made by David Crawford
39:06
Cross from Phillip Johnston
39:16
Shot taken by Jordan White from the right six yard line
39:25
Save made by Alex Mitchell
39:51
Cross from Mark Ferry
40:02
Save made by Alex Mitchell
41:26
Foul on Graham Weir
42:00
Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth
42:24
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
43:00
Cross from David Hopkirk
43:30
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
44:45
Shot taken by Alexander Cunningham with his right foot from the right penalty area
44:54
Save made by Alex Mitchell
45:00+0:25
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
Half Time
Stirling Albion 1 - 1 Annan Athletic
Second Half Started
Stirling Albion 1 - 1 Annan Athletic
45:35
Foul on Daniel Orsi
46:05
Free Kick taken by Steven Sloan from the right wing
46:35
Foul on David Hopkirk
46:40
Free Kick taken by Harry Monaghan from the left wing
47:15
Cross from Ross Forsyth
47:19
Clearance by Micheal McGowan
47:33
Cross from Jamie McCunnie
47:34
Clearance by Steven Swinglehurst
47:48
Cross from Phillip Johnston
47:53
Clearance by Harry Monaghan
48:02
Corner taken by Graham Weir using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
48:19
Cross from Iain Chisholm
48:27
Save made by David Crawford
49:05
Cross from Phillip Johnston
49:09
Block taken by Micheal McGowan
49:41
Shot taken by Jordan White with his right foot from the centre penalty area
49:41
Stirling Albion 2 - 1 Annan Athletic
GOAL scored by Jordan White with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
51:40
Offside flag raised against Harry Monaghan
51:42
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
52:06
Foul on Steven Swinglehurst
52:11
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
53:02
Corner taken by David Hopkirk with his right foot from the right byline
53:30
Corner taken by David Hopkirk with his right foot from the right byline
53:45
Save made by David Crawford
54:56
Foul on Graham Weir
55:10
Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth from the left wing
55:51
Foul on Jordan White
56:05
Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth from the left wing
56:31
Cross from Mark Ferry
56:36
Clearance by Micheal McGowan
57:22
Cross from Phillip Johnston
57:35
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
58:05
Cross from Alexander Cunningham
58:09
Clearance by Steven Swinglehurst
58:28
Offside flag raised against Ross Forsyth
58:29
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
60:49
Cross from Phillip Johnston
60:55
Clearance by Steven Swinglehurst
61:09
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
61:31
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Scott Davidson on for Alexander Cunningham
62:38
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
62:45
Foul on Alistair Love
62:51
Free Kick taken by David Hopkirk
63:00
Cross from David Hopkirk
63:04
Clearance by Ross Forsyth
63:17
Shot taken by Graham Weir with his right foot
63:41
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
64:02
Foul on David McClune
64:08
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
64:57
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot
65:08
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
67:12
Shot taken by Alistair Love using his left foot
67:27
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
67:46
Cross from Phillip Johnston
67:50
Clearance by Steven Sloan
68:49
Shot taken by Daniel Orsi with his right foot from the right penalty area
69:19
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
70:06
Shot taken by Jordan White with his right foot from the centre penalty area
70:23
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Jordan McKechnie on for Martin McNiff
70:54
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
72:06
Foul on Ross Forsyth
72:10
Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth
72:58
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot
74:30
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Christopher Jardine on for Steven Swinglehurst
74:30
Corner taken by Alistair Love using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
75:11
Clearance by Jordan White
75:20
Corner taken by David Hopkirk with his right foot from the left byline going out of play
75:42
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
75:58
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot
76:22
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
76:39
Foul on Iain Chisholm
76:48
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
79:02
Cross from Jordan McKechnie
79:06
Clearance by David McClune
79:48
Offside flag raised against Michael Daly
79:50
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
80:53
Offside flag raised against Scott Davidson
80:56
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
81:40
Offside flag raised against Daniel Orsi
82:02
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Joshua Flood on for Phillip Johnston
82:30
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
82:56
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
84:08
Hand Ball taken by Steven Sloan
84:12
Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth
84:30
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
85:05
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
87:33
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
87:45
Foul on Jordan White
87:49
Free Kick taken by Jamie McCunnie
90:00+0:03
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Kieran McAnespie on for Graham Weir
90:00+1:13
Cross from Jordan McKechnie
90:00+1:17
Shot taken by Michael Daly from the right penalty area
90:00+1:28
Save made by David Crawford
90:00+2:44
Cross from Jordan McKechnie
90:00+2:52
Offside flag raised against Michael Daly
90:00+2:55
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
Full Time
Stirling Albion 2 - 1 Annan Athletic

Stirling Albion

vs

Annan Athletic

2
Goals
1
2
Assists
1
13
Shots
7
7
On Target
4
6
Off Target
3
16
Crosses
16
8
Corners
4
23
Throw Ins
23
4
Saves
6
10
Clearances
12
10
Goal Kicks
11
0
Blocks
2
19
Free Kicks
13
4
Offside
5
0
Hand Balls
1

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Crawford
03.Ross Forsyth
04.David McClune
05.James Bishop
06.Gary Thom
02.Jamie McCunnie
08.Mark Ferry
07.Graham Weir 90+1' Injury
09.Jordan White
10.Alexander Cunningham 62+0' Tactical
11.Phillip Johnston 83+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Samuel Filler
12.Joshua Flood 83+0' Tactical
14.Scott Davidson 62+0' Tactical
15.Kieran McAnespie 90+1' Injury
16.Stephen Day

Annan Athletic

Formation: 4-4-1-1

01.Alex Mitchell
03.Micheal McGowan
04.Iain Chisholm
05.Steven Swinglehurst 75+0' Injury
02.Steven Sloan
06.Martin McNiff 71+0' Tactical
07.Daniel Orsi
08.Scott Chaplain
09.Michael Daly
11.Harry Monaghan
10.David Hopkirk

Substitutes

20.Craig Summersgill
15.Alistair Love
14.Christopher Jardine 75+0' Injury
16.Jordan McKechnie 71+0' Tactical
12.Lewis Hawke

Allison missing for Stirling

Bottom club Stirling will be without defender Brian Allison when Annan visit after they decided not to appeal against the red card he received in the goalless draw at Peterhead on Saturday.

Ross McGeachie, who has a foot problem, is the only other absentee as the Forthbank side look to extend their unbeaten run to four games.

Player-manager Greig McDonald said: "I had hoped that by now we would have been off the bottom, but while performances have definitely improved, we are still not putting enough points on the board.

"A win and two draws is better than we were doing earlier in the season but I want to build on that run with a win over Annan."

Annan winger David Murray could return after overcoming a dead-leg that he sustained in a reserve-team game last week.

Definitely missing for the Galabank men are Peter Watson, who has a thigh problem, and Graeme Ramage, who is suffering with a knee injury.

Recently-appointed manager Jim Chapman reckons the first goal could be crucial and said: "In our last two games against Elgin and East Stirling we have lost the first goal and then lost our way in games.

"Confidence seems to drain out of the players when they go behind so hopefully we can reverse that by going in front and staying in front.

"Stirling have introduced experienced players, but if we can get that first goal we can win."

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 Montrose 25 -1 35
5 Elgin City 23 -1 32
6 Annan Athletic 25 -9 28
7 Berwick Rangers 22 -2 27
8 Up East Stirlingshire 25 -19 26
9 Down Clyde 24 -17 25
10 Stirling Albion 23 -11 22

Updated 19/02/2013 at 21:44

 

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