Berwick Rangers 1 - 0 Stirling Albion

Tuesday 5th March 2013
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Currie converts in Berwick win

Lee Currie's first league goal since December kept Berwick in play-off contention with a 1-0 home win against Stirling at Shielfield Park.

Fraser McLaren's 25-yard volley forced Samuel Filler into a fourth-minute save as Berwick flew out of the traps.

Filler's opposite number Marc McCallum also needed to be alert just six minutes later to parry Phillip Johnston's right-footed effort around the post.

Currie was presented with a golden opportunity to break the deadlock after James Bishop upended Scott Dalziel inside the area, but Filler was again at his best to keep out the spot kick.

McLaren struck the post deep into the second half as Ian Little's men looked like they would be made to settle for a draw.

That was before Currie stepped up to smash in a 25-yard free-kick three minutes before the end.

OfficialEuan Anderson
Attendance402
VenueShielfield Park
Kick Off
Berwick Rangers 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
0:50
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
2:28
Cross from Fraser McLaren
2:39
Clearance by Brian Allison
2:42
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
2:58
Foul on James Bishop
3:03
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
3:42
Shot taken by Fraser McLaren with his right foot
3:52
Save made by Samuel Filler
3:55
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the left byline
4:25
Clearance by David McClune
4:48
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
5:18
Clearance by Mark Ferry
6:13
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
6:48
Shot taken by Douglas Brydon from the left penalty area
6:59
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
7:37
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
8:04
Offside flag raised against Dean Carse
8:05
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
9:32
Shot taken by Phillip Johnston with his right foot from the right penalty area
9:40
Save made by Marc McCallum
9:43
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
10:12
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
11:39
Foul on Scott Dalziel
12:01
BOOKING: James Bishop of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
12:31
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Lee Currie and saved using his left foot to the bottom left
12:31
Save made by Samuel Filler
12:35
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline
13:02
Clearance by James Bishop
13:52
Foul on Scott Dalziel
13:58
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
14:46
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
15:17
Offside flag raised against Dean Carse
15:18
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
19:29
Foul on James Bishop
19:36
Free Kick taken by James Bishop
21:43
Foul on Scott Davidson
21:47
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
22:15
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot
22:25
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
23:32
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot
23:47
Save made by Marc McCallum
24:30
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left penalty area
26:33
Shot taken by Steven Notman with his right foot
26:53
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
27:07
Clearance by David McClune
27:49
Offside flag raised against Dean Carse
27:50
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
28:51
Hand Ball taken by Dean Carse
28:56
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
30:46
Foul on Phillip Johnston
30:51
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
31:27
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot
31:36
Save made by Marc McCallum
33:11
Foul on Scott Dalziel
33:15
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
33:45
Shot taken by Steven Notman using his left foot from the right penalty area
33:58
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
34:31
Foul on Jordan White
34:36
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
35:17
Offside flag raised against Jordan White
35:19
Free Kick taken by Douglas Brydon
37:16
Foul on Jordan White
37:21
BOOKING: Lee Currie of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
37:44
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
38:15
Shot taken by Jordan White with his right foot from the left penalty area
38:36
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
39:01
Foul on Scott Davidson
39:03
Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth
40:07
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
40:37
Clearance by James Bishop
41:45
Offside flag raised against Mark Ferry
41:47
Free Kick taken by Steven Notman
42:13
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
44:49
Foul on Devon Jacobs
44:56
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
Half Time
Berwick Rangers 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
Second Half Started
Berwick Rangers 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
46:12
Foul on Dean Carse
46:18
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
47:41
Foul on Mark Ferry
47:54
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
47:59
Corner taken by Phillip Johnston using his left foot from the left byline
48:21
Clearance by Christopher Townsley
49:17
Foul on Devon Jacobs
49:21
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
52:24
Foul on Phillip Johnston
52:28
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
54:27
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
54:52
Clearance by Lee Currie
55:32
Offside flag raised against Dean Carse
56:05
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
57:54
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
58:03
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: Darren Lavery on for Dean Carse
58:22
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
58:56
Foul on Damian Gielty
59:07
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
59:35
Foul on David McClune
59:42
Free Kick taken by Jamie McCunnie
62:48
Foul on Scott Dalziel
62:57
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
63:31
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
63:54
Hand Ball taken by Darren Lavery
64:09
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
65:37
Foul on Kevin McDonald
65:42
Free Kick taken by Damian Gielty
68:55
Foul on Fraser McLaren
69:01
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: Philip Addison on for Kevin McDonald
69:37
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
70:12
Foul on Steven Notman
70:18
Free Kick taken by Fraser McLaren
71:15
Foul on Lee Currie
71:19
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
72:58
Shot taken by Jordan White from the right penalty area
73:06
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
74:47
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie with his right foot
75:00
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
79:01
Shot taken by Steven Notman with his right foot from the right penalty area
79:21
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline
79:35
Clearance by Mark Ferry
83:17
Offside flag raised against Philip Addison
83:18
Free Kick taken by Jamie McCunnie
85:03
Shot taken by Fraser McLaren with his right foot from the right penalty area
85:51
Foul on Scott Dalziel
85:55
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
86:35
Shot taken by Lee Currie using his left foot
86:35
Berwick Rangers 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Lee Currie using his left foot going centre high of the goal.
87:53
Foul on Christopher Townsley
87:56
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
88:40
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Stephen Day on for David McClune
89:17
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: Neil Janczyk on for Scott Dalziel
90:00+0:48
Foul on Philip Addison
90:00+0:59
BOOKING: Jamie McCunnie of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+1:21
Free Kick taken by Damian Gielty
90:00+1:42
Offside flag raised against Darren Lavery
90:00+1:44
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
90:00+2:35
Offside flag raised against Joshua Flood
90:00+2:36
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
Full Time
Berwick Rangers 1 - 0 Stirling Albion

Berwick Rangers

vs

Stirling Albion

1
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
7
Shots
9
2
On Target
3
5
Off Target
6
1
Crosses
0
8
Corners
3
25
Throw Ins
33
3
Saves
2
2
Clearances
7
9
Goal Kicks
4
17
Free Kicks
18
6
Offside
3
2
Hand Balls
0
1
Penalties
0
1
Yellow Cards
2

Berwick Rangers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Marc McCallum
02.Devon Jacobs
04.Christopher Townsley
05.Douglas Brydon
03.Damian Gielty
06.Lee Currie (38+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Fraser McLaren
08.Steven Notman
11.Kevin McDonald 70+0' Tactical
09.Dean Carse 59+0' Tactical
10.Scott Dalziel 90+0' Tactical

Substitutes

16.Asher Tufail
14.Neil Janczyk 90+0' Tactical
13.Andrew McLean
15.Philip Addison 70+0' Tactical
12.Darren Lavery 59+0' Tactical

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Samuel Filler
03.Ross Forsyth
04.David McClune 89+0' Tactical
05.Brian Allison
06.James Bishop (13+0: Unsporting behaviour)
02.Jamie McCunnie (90+1: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Kieran McAnespie
08.Mark Ferry
10.Scott Davidson
09.Jordan White
11.Phillip Johnston

Substitutes

17.Jamie Cleland
12.Gary Thom
15.Daniel Ashe
14.Joshua Flood
16.Stephen Day 89+0' Tactical

Easton makes Berwick's day

Berwick hope to have Dylan Easton available for the visit of Stirling after the ankle injury he sustained against Rangers recently eased.

Steven Notman is available for the Borderers after suspension, but Marc Lancaster (back) and Dene Droudge (knee) continue to be sidelined.

Borderers boss Ian Little is looking for an improvement from his side, and said: "We got a point at Annan on Saturday but it was not a performance I enjoyed.

"We can pass the ball better than we did down there and we will need to do that to get the better of a Stirling Albion side that are doing really well just now.

"I want us to win this game and show that we are serious about getting involved in the play-off chase."

Stirling, who are emerging as play-off contenders after a four-month stay at the foot of the table, will include Ross Forsyth after surgery to fix his broken nose was cancelled.

Goalkeeper David Crawford misses out with a thigh injury, as does Ross McGeachie (foot).

Graham Weir is absent due to a hamstring injury and Brian Allison is struggling with a shoulder problem.

Manager Greig McDonald said: "We have started turning our season around recently and a win at Berwick would keep that transformation going. We have moved off the bottom and want to keep heading up the way.

"It would also be good to get a win as our 4-1 defeat last September was probably our worst display of the season."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 27 51 66
2 Queen's Park 26 14 46
3 Montrose 27 4 41
4 Peterhead 27 1 35
5 Up Berwick Rangers 26 -2 34
6 Down Elgin City 27 -6 32
7 Stirling Albion 27 -9 29
8 Annan Athletic 27 -13 29
9 East Stirlingshire 27 -20 29
10 Clyde 27 -20 28

Updated 5/03/2013 at 21:40

 

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