Scottish League Two
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Stirling Albion 4-1 Clyde

Jordan White's first hat-trick of the season secured Stirling Albion a place in the play-offs with a resounding win over promotion rivals Clyde.

White opened the scoring from the penalty spot with less than a quarter of an hour played.

Ross McKinnon converted from the spot to level by half-time.

But, after White scored with just six minutes left, he nodded another before Phil Johnston rubbed slat in Clyde's wounds in a dramatic finish.

Stirling moved ahead of their opponents into third in the League Two table and now host second-placed Annan Athletic in their League One play-off semi-final first leg on Wednesday.

Clyde must face East Fife, with the side who finished second bottom in League One visiting Cumbernauld in their first leg.

Line-ups

Stirling

  • 1Crawford
  • 7Johnston
  • 11Weir
  • 3Forsyth
  • 5Smith
  • 2Hamilton
  • 8ComrieSubstituted forBishopat 85'minutes
  • 6SmithBooked at 85mins
  • 10WeatherstonSubstituted forCunninghamat 67'minutes
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forFerryat 90'minutes
  • 4McClune

Substitutes

  • 12Ferry
  • 14Cunningham
  • 15Bishop
  • 16Fulton
  • 17Reidford
  • 18O'Byrne
  • 19Ashe

Clyde

  • 1Rajovic
  • 2McGhee
  • 3McKinnonBooked at 54mins
  • 8SweeneySubstituted forMacBethat 78'minutes
  • 4Capuano
  • 5FrancesBooked at 71mins
  • 7Young
  • 6McQueen
  • 10Scullion
  • 9DalySubstituted forWattat 59'minutes
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forFergusonat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Watt
  • 14Ferguson
  • 15MacBeth
  • 17Barclay
Referee:
Nick Walsh
Attendance:
1,028

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamClyde
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home14
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Stirling Albion 4, Clyde 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 4, Clyde 1.

Attempt missed. Ryan MacBeth (Clyde) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Stirling Albion 4, Clyde 1. Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

David McClune (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Giuseppe Capuano (Clyde).

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Mark Ferry replaces Jordan White.

Goal!

Goal! Stirling Albion 3, Clyde 1. Jordan White (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Darren Smith.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Ross McKinnon.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Jamie Bishop replaces Craig Comrie.

Booking

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

Goal!

Goal! Stirling Albion 2, Clyde 1. Jordan White (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Comrie.

Corner, Clyde. Conceded by Lee Hamilton.

Substitution

Substitution, Clyde. Ryan MacBeth replaces John Sweeney.

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

Foul by Giuseppe Capuano (Clyde).

Attempt saved. Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by David McClune (Stirling Albion).

Scott Ferguson (Clyde) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Ryan Frances (Clyde) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Ryan Frances (Clyde).

Attempt saved. Kevin Watt (Clyde) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Sandy Cunningham replaces David Weatherston.

Substitution

Substitution, Clyde. Scott Ferguson replaces Kieran MacDonald.

Foul by Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion).

Ross McKinnon (Clyde) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Clyde. Kevin Watt replaces Michael Daly.

Foul by Jordan White (Stirling Albion).

Ryan Frances (Clyde) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ross McKinnon (Clyde) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Ross McKinnon (Clyde).

Foul by David Weatherston (Stirling Albion).

Brian McQueen (Clyde) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jordan White (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Jordan White (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Giuseppe Capuano (Clyde).

Michael Daly (Clyde) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Smith (Stirling Albion).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Peterhead3623763676
2Annan Athletic36196112063
3Stirling361610101058
4Clyde3617613257
5Berwick36157141452
6Montrose36121014-1246
7Albion3612816-1344
8East Stirling3612816-1444
9Elgin369918-1136
10Queen's Park365922-3224
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