Stirling Albion 1 - 1 East Stirlingshire

Tuesday 12th February 2013
G Weir (46)K Turner (pen 55)

Bottom two in stalemate

Stirling remained bottom of the Third Division table after a 1-1 draw with ninth-placed East Stirling.

Both sides found the net in the first 10 minutes of the second period and the draw prolonged the visitors' winless run to four games.

Graham Weir's effort from outside the area was well held by Grant Hay while Andrew Stirling fizzed an effort wide from 30 yards for the visitors in a quiet first half.

The second period came to life quickly as Kieran McAnespie's inswinging corner was headed into the net by Weir in the 47th minute.

But the lead lasted just eight minutes as Stirling was brought down by Stephen Day in the area and Kevin Turner's penalty was dispatched down the middle to level.

With 15 minutes left Mark Ferry's effort from inside the area was well saved by Hay while Kevin Turner's shot from close range was bravely blocked by David Crawford at the other end.

OfficialAlan Newlands
Attendance376
VenueForthbank Stadium
Kick Off
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 East Stirlingshire
0:17
Shot taken by Kevin Turner using his left foot
0:32
Block taken by Jamie McCunnie
0:36
Corner taken by Michael Herd with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
0:48
Clearance by Jamie McCunnie
1:48
Corner taken by Michael Herd with his right foot from the left byline
2:07
Clearance by James Bishop
2:42
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
2:49
Save made by Grant Hay
4:34
Foul on Jordan White
4:40
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
5:02
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
5:43
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
6:09
Cross from Mark Ferry
6:17
Shot taken by Scott Davidson from the centre penalty area
6:36
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
8:42
Shot taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the right penalty area
8:53
Block taken by David Crawford
8:56
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the right byline
9:09
Clearance by Jordan White
9:44
Offside flag raised against Kevin Turner
9:46
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
11:41
Foul on Scott Davidson
11:45
Free Kick taken by Jamie McCunnie from the right wing
12:45
Foul on Andrew Stirling
12:49
Free Kick taken by Steven Jackson
13:16
Cross from Steven Jackson
13:22
Clearance by Jamie McCunnie
13:59
Shot taken by Graham Weir with his right foot
14:14
Save made by Grant Hay
14:42
Foul on Kevin Turner
14:51
Free Kick taken by Jordan Holt
15:31
Foul on Graham Weir
16:00
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
16:01
BOOKING: Michael Herd of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
16:26
Foul on Michael Hunter
16:33
Free Kick taken by Grant Hay
18:24
Foul on Mark Ferry
18:30
Free Kick taken by James Bishop
18:49
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
20:48
Foul on Michael Herd
20:51
Free Kick taken by Michael Hunter from the right wing
21:01
BOOKING: David Greenhill of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
21:43
Corner taken by Michael Herd with his right foot from the left byline
21:53
Save made by David Crawford
22:12
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
23:30
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
23:36
Clearance by Steven Jackson
24:23
Offside flag raised against Kevin Turner
24:24
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
24:56
Foul on Steven Jackson
25:02
Free Kick taken by Grant Hay
25:44
Cross from Graham Weir
25:51
Clearance by Michael Hunter
26:17
Offside flag raised against Kevin Turner
26:18
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
27:30
Foul on Kevin Turner
27:35
Free Kick taken by Jordan Holt
28:56
Foul on Graham Weir
29:00
Free Kick taken by Mark Ferry from the left wing
31:36
Foul on Jordan White
31:41
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
31:58
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
32:06
Clearance by Michael Hunter
32:09
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
33:18
Foul on Kevin Turner
33:24
Free Kick taken by Michael Herd
33:49
Shot taken by Michael Herd with his right foot
35:05
Offside flag raised against Jordan White
35:07
Free Kick taken by Steven Jackson
36:21
Cross from Phillip Johnston
36:35
Save made by Grant Hay
36:40
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot from the right penalty area
37:00
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
37:31
Offside flag raised against Kevin Turner
37:32
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
38:01
Cross from Phillip Johnston
39:42
Foul on Michael Hunter
39:46
Free Kick taken by Michael Hunter
40:03
Cross from Kevin Turner
40:08
Save made by David Crawford
42:16
Shot taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot
42:32
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
44:08
Foul on Scott Davidson
44:13
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie from the left wing
44:20
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
44:38
Shot taken by James Bishop from the centre penalty area
Half Time
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 East Stirlingshire
Second Half Started
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 East Stirlingshire
45:02
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Stephen Day on for Scott Davidson
45:56
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline
46:15
Shot taken by Graham Weir from the right six yard line
46:15
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Graham Weir from the right six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
47:33
Foul on David Greenhill
47:39
Free Kick taken by David Greenhill from the left wing
47:54
Foul on Andrew Stirling
47:57
Free Kick taken by Steven Jackson from the right wing
49:32
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the left byline
49:50
Clearance by Richard Miller
50:10
Corner taken by Michael Herd with his right foot from the left byline
50:32
Clearance by David McClune
50:55
Cross from Andrew Stirling
51:03
Clearance by James Bishop
53:19
Foul on Andrew Stirling
53:49
BOOKING: Stephen Day of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
54:47
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Kevin Turner and scored with his right foot going centre low
54:47
Stirling Albion 1 - 1 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Kevin Turner with his right foot from the penalty spot going centre low of the goal.
56:50
Foul on Phillip Johnston
56:53
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
59:38
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
61:05
Foul on Richard Miller
61:11
Free Kick taken by Jordan Holt
61:14
BOOKING: Mark Ferry of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
63:18
Foul on Andrew Stirling
63:23
Free Kick taken by Andrew Stirling from the right wing
63:44
Cross from Andrew Stirling
63:55
Clearance by Jamie McCunnie
65:13
Foul on Brian Allison
65:16
Free Kick taken by David McClune
65:26
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
66:30
Clearance by Grant Hay
66:38
Foul on Michael Hunter
67:02
Free Kick taken by Steven Jackson
67:05
BOOKING: James Bishop of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
67:21
Shot taken by Michael Herd using his left foot
67:35
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
68:18
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
69:17
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Maxwell Wright on for Jamie Glasgow
70:04
Corner taken by Michael Herd using his left foot from the right byline
70:38
Clearance by Brian Allison
71:20
Offside flag raised against Andrew Stirling
71:21
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
72:15
Foul on James Bishop
72:19
Free Kick taken by James Bishop from the right wing
72:25
Cross from Phillip Johnston
72:48
Foul on David McClune
72:51
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
73:14
Shot taken by Mark Ferry using his left foot from the centre penalty area
73:25
Save made by Grant Hay
74:00
BOOKING: Brian Allison of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
74:30
Cross from Jamie McCunnie
74:35
Save made by Grant Hay
76:13
Shot taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the right penalty area
76:58
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
77:27
Shot taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot
77:36
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
77:45
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
78:29
Shot taken by Kevin Turner using his left foot from the left penalty area
78:41
Block taken by David Crawford
79:20
BOOKING: Richard Miller of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
79:41
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Ross Forsyth on for Jamie McCunnie
80:25
Shot taken by Graham Weir with his right foot
80:37
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
81:05
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Nathan Shepherd on for Andrew Stirling
82:13
Foul on Michael Hunter
82:22
Free Kick taken by Michael Herd from the right wing
82:28
Cross from Michael Herd
82:41
Shot taken by Stephen Day from the centre penalty area
82:59
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
83:39
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
84:08
Offside flag raised against Kevin Turner
84:09
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
84:25
Foul on Jordan Holt
84:32
Free Kick taken by Richard Miller
85:35
Shot taken by Maxwell Wright with his right foot
85:48
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Sandy Cunningham on for Kieran McAnespie
86:19
BOOKING: Jordan Holt of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
86:42
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
87:30
Foul on Kevin Turner
87:39
Free Kick taken by Steven Jackson
88:08
Foul on Mark Ferry
88:21
BOOKING: Steven Jackson of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
88:38
Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth
88:48
Shot taken by Brian Allison with his right foot
89:11
Corner taken by Phillip Johnston using his left foot from the right byline
89:28
Clearance by Kevin Turner
90:00+0:22
Foul on Stephen Day
90:00+0:33
Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth from the left wing
90:00+0:39
Cross from Ross Forsyth
90:00+0:53
Clearance by Kevin Turner
90:00+1:42
Foul on Jordan Holt
90:00+1:54
BOOKING: Phillip Johnston of Stirling Albion given yellow card for dissent
90:00+2:18
Free Kick taken by Richard Miller
90:00+2:45
Foul on Stephen Day
90:00+2:54
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
Full Time
Stirling Albion 1 - 1 East Stirlingshire

Stirling Albion

vs

East Stirlingshire

1
Goals
1
1
Assists
0
9
Shots
9
3
On Target
3
6
Off Target
6
11
Crosses
5
7
Corners
6
39
Throw Ins
20
2
Saves
5
8
Clearances
7
7
Goal Kicks
8
3
Blocks
0
20
Free Kicks
18
1
Offside
6
0
Penalties
1
5
Yellow Cards
5

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-3-1-2

01.David Crawford
04.David McClune
05.James Bishop (68+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Brian Allison (74+0: Unsporting behaviour)
02.Jamie McCunnie 80+0' Tactical
03.Kieran McAnespie 86+0' Tactical
08.Mark Ferry (62+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Scott Davidson 45+0' Tactical
07.Graham Weir
09.Jordan White
11.Phillip Johnston (90+2: Dissent)

Substitutes

17.Samuel Filler
12.Ross Forsyth 80+0' Tactical
14.Gary Thom
15.Stephen Day (54+0: Unsporting behaviour) 45+0' Tactical
16.Sandy Cunningham 86+0' Tactical

East Stirlingshire

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Grant Hay
03.Jordan Holt (87+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Richard Miller (80+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Raymond Buchanan
10.Andrew Stirling 82+0' Tactical
06.Michael Hunter
07.David Greenhill (22+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Michael Herd (17+0: Unsporting behaviour)
02.Steven Jackson (89+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Kevin Turner
11.Jamie Glasgow 70+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Craig Gordon
14.Nathan Shepherd 82+0' Tactical
12.Mark Begg
15.Maxwell Wright 70+0' Tactical
16.Paul Quinn

Thom back after ban

Stirling have Gary Thom available after suspension but he is unlikely to make manager Greig McDonald's starting XI against East Stirling following Saturday's 3-1 win over Montrose.

A win over the Shire would give Stirling the points needed to lift them off the bottom of the Third Division table for the first time in four months and McDonald looks set to stick with a winning side.

Ross McGeachie remains sidelined with a foot injury and Jamie Clark is not ready to return after illness.

McDonald said: "We are entering a really busy period of games and will need the whole squad but after the way we played against Montrose I am reluctant to change anything.

"Win this game and we have a platform to start chasing Clyde in eighth place."

Nathan Shepherd looks set to return after two months out with a knee injury to help out an East Stirling defence that conceded four goals in a nine-minute spell at the weekend.

The injured trio of Philip Zufle (ankle), Rhys Devlin (knee) and Jordan Holt (ankle) remain sidelined and Max Wright is included as a trialist for the third and last time.

John Coughlin's side visit Stirling looking to keep their hosts below them in the table and the head coach said: "Apart from a crazy spell against Peterhead on Saturday we played well.

"If we can play well for the 90 minutes we can take something but we are going to have to stand tall to do that. Stirling will see this as a great opportunity to move ahead of us."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 23 44 56
2 Queen's Park 21 7 34
3 Peterhead 24 5 34
4 Elgin City 22 2 32
5 Montrose 24 -4 32
6 Annan Athletic 23 -7 28
7 Berwick Rangers 21 -1 27
8 Clyde 22 -11 25
9 East Stirlingshire 23 -23 20
10 Stirling Albion 21 -12 18

Updated 12/02/2013 at 21:51

 
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