Stirling Albion bounced back from their weekend defeat by Clyde courtesy of Dale Fulton's deflected second-half winner over 10-man Albion Rovers.

Visiting midfielder Chris Dallas had cancelled out Phillip Johnston's early opener for Stirling.

But the visitors were reduced to 10 men when Scott Chaplain was shown a straight red card after 20 minutes.

And Fulton's shot midway through the second half secured Stirling a third home league win of the season.

Johnston struck in the 10th minute after being played in by Graham Weir, racing on to the ball before despatching a right-footed shot high into the net for his second goal of the season.

But the home side's lead was short-lived as defender Ross McGleachie's attempted clearance fell straight to Dallas and, after a good first touch, the Rovers midfielder smashed the ball home for a 15th-minute equaliser.

The Coatbridge side were reduced to 10 men by referee Craig Charleston after Champlain caught Stirling midfielder David McClune flush in the face with his boot during a high tackle.

Stirling regained the lead in fortuitous circumstances in the 63rd minute when Fulton's 20-yard shot was deflected past helpless Rovers goalkeeper Neil Parry.

It means Stirling leapfrog Clyde into second place on goal difference, three points behind East Stirlingshire, who defeated Annan Athletic 2-1.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Stirling Albion

  • 01 Crawford
  • 02 McGeachie (White - 45' )
  • 03 Ashe Booked
  • 08 Fulton Booked
  • 05 Bishop
  • 06 Smith Booked
  • 07 Johnston (Day - 85' )
  • 04 McClune
  • 10 Weir
  • 09 Coyne (Cunningham - 61' )
  • 11 Ferry

Substitutes

  • 12 White
  • 14 Cunningham
  • 15 Day
  • 16 Clark
  • 17 Reidford
  • 18 Paton
  • 19 Munn

Albion Rovers

  • 01 Parry
  • 02 Reid
  • 03 Dunlop
  • 08 Tiffney (Flood - 73' )
  • 04 Russell (Cusack - 52' )
  • 05 Donnelly Booked
  • 07 Dallas (Crawford - 73' )
  • 06 Dunlop
  • 10 Chaplain Dismissed
  • 09 McGuigan
  • 11 Phillips

Substitutes

  • 12 Flood
  • 14 Crawford
  • 15 Cusack
  • 16 Maguire
  • 17 McGinley
Ref: Craig Charleston
Att: 423

Match Stats

Shots

11 5

On target

4 2

Corners

8 3

Fouls

12 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Stirling Albion 2, Albion Rovers 1.

90:00 +2:38 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 2, Albion Rovers 1.

90:00 +1:53

Attempt saved. Mark McGuigan (Albion Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

90:00 +1:19 Booking

Booking Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +1:13

Foul by Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion).

90:00 +1:13

Joshua Flood (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:17

Attempt missed. Ciaran Donnelly (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

88:47

Chris Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:47

Foul by Liam Cusack (Albion Rovers).

84:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stirling Albion. Stephen Day replaces Philip Johnston.

81:38 Booking

Booking Ciaran Donnelly (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

81:28

Graham Weir (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:28

Foul by Ciaran Donnelly (Albion Rovers).

80:39 Booking

Booking Daniel Ashe (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

80:28

Foul by Daniel Ashe (Stirling Albion).

80:28

Joshua Flood (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:00

Gary Phillips (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:53

Foul by Jamie Bishop (Stirling Albion).

74:57

Attempt missed. Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

73:42

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Mark Ferry.

73:09

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Mark Ferry.

72:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Albion Rovers. David Crawford replaces Chris Dallas.

72:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Albion Rovers. Joshua Flood replaces Ryan Tiffney.

69:40

Attempt missed. Jordan White (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

68:56

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Alan Reid.

67:13

Mark Ferry (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:13

Foul by Alan Reid (Albion Rovers).

66:42

Attempt missed. Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

64:00 Booking

Booking Chris Smith (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

64:00

Ryan Tiffney (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:28

Foul by Chris Smith (Stirling Albion).

62:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stirling Albion 2, Albion Rovers 1. Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Daniel Ashe.

60:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stirling Albion. Sandy Cunningham replaces Bradley Coyne.

60:03

Foul by Jordan White (Stirling Albion).

60:03

Michael Dunlop (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:58

Attempt saved. Graham Weir (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

51:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Albion Rovers. Liam Cusack replaces Barry Russell because of an injury.

50:54

Attempt missed. Graham Weir (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

47:52

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

46:11

Attempt missed. Mark Ferry (Stirling Albion) header from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Stirling Albion 1, Albion Rovers 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stirling Albion. Jordan White replaces Ross McGeachie because of an injury.

45:00 +0:53 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Stirling Albion 1, Albion Rovers 1.

45:00 +0:35

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Alan Reid.

40:54

Attempt missed. Bradley Coyne (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

40:21

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

37:51

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

36:23

Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:23

Foul by Ryan Tiffney (Albion Rovers).

35:05

Foul by Mark Ferry (Stirling Albion).

35:05

Alan Reid (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:00

Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:58

Foul by Gary Phillips (Albion Rovers).

33:15

Attempt missed. Gary Phillips (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

31:46

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Ashe.

28:35

Foul by Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion).

28:35

Ryan Tiffney (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

27:50

Foul by Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion).

27:50

Michael Dunlop (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:30

Foul by Chris Smith (Stirling Albion).

25:30

Chris Dallas (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:00

Ciaran Donnelly (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:48

Foul by Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion).

19:08 Dismissal

Dismissal Scott Chaplain (Albion Rovers) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

19:00

David McClune (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:46

Foul by Scott Chaplain (Albion Rovers).

14:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stirling Albion 1, Albion Rovers 1. Chris Dallas (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

13:54

Foul by Daniel Ashe (Stirling Albion).

13:54

Ryan Tiffney (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:12

Foul by Daniel Ashe (Stirling Albion).

13:12

Mark McGuigan (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

9:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stirling Albion 1, Albion Rovers 0. Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Graham Weir.

7:15

Daniel Ashe (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:15

Foul by Alan Reid (Albion Rovers).

4:31

Attempt saved. Bradley Coyne (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

3:19

Attempt missed. Chris Smith (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is too high.

2:47

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Alan Reid.

2:11

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Ross Dunlop.

1:30

Attempt missed. Gary Phillips (Albion Rovers) header from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

0:32

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Alan Reid.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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