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Stirling Albion 2-1 Albion Rovers

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.

Line-ups

Stirling

  • 1Crawford
  • 2McGeachieSubstituted forWhiteat 45'minutes
  • 3AsheBooked at 81mins
  • 8FultonBooked at 90mins
  • 5Bishop
  • 6SmithBooked at 64mins
  • 7JohnstonSubstituted forDayat 85'minutes
  • 4McClune
  • 10Weir
  • 9CoyneSubstituted forCunninghamat 61'minutes
  • 11Ferry

Substitutes

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

Albion

  • 1Parry
  • 2Reid
  • 3Dunlop
  • 8TiffneySubstituted forFloodat 73'minutes
  • 4RussellSubstituted forCusackat 52'minutes
  • 5DonnellyBooked at 82mins
  • 7DallasSubstituted forCrawfordat 73'minutes
  • 6Dunlop
  • 10ChaplainBooked at 20mins
  • 9McGuigan
  • 11Phillips

Substitutes

  • 12Flood
  • 14Crawford
  • 15Cusack
  • 16Maguire
  • 17McGinley
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
423

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamAlbion
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Stirling Albion 2, Albion Rovers 1.

Full Time

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

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

Booking

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

Foul by Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion).

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

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

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

Foul by Liam Cusack (Albion Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Stephen Day replaces Philip Johnston.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Ciaran Donnelly (Albion Rovers).

Booking

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

Foul by Daniel Ashe (Stirling Albion).

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

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

Foul by Jamie Bishop (Stirling Albion).

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

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Mark Ferry.

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Mark Ferry.

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. David Crawford replaces Chris Dallas.

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Joshua Flood replaces Ryan Tiffney.

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

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Alan Reid.

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

Foul by Alan Reid (Albion Rovers).

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Chris Smith (Stirling Albion).

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Sandy Cunningham replaces Bradley Coyne.

Foul by Jordan White (Stirling Albion).

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

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

Substitution

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

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

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1East Stirlingshire75021411315
2Elgin83321715212
3Peterhead83321412212
4Berwick8323149511
5Montrose7322139411
6Annan Athletic73221512311
7Albion7313119210
8Clyde8314811-310
9Stirling7313811-310
10Queen's Park7016722-151
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