Scottish League One
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Stirling Albion 0-1 Forfar Athletic

Gavin Malin's goal proved enough to sink bottom club Stirling Albion as Forfar Athletic moved to within a point of League One leaders Stranraer.

Gavin Swankie pulled the ball back for Malin to tap-in before half-time.

Stirling's hopes suffered a set-back early in the second period when Chris Smith was sent off for a professional foul on Martyn Fotheringham.

But they almost levelled in stoppage time, Angus Beith's shot from outside the area saved by Rab Douglas.

Line-ups

Stirling

  • 1Paterson
  • 2McGeachie
  • 5Wedderburn
  • 6SmithBooked at 46mins
  • 3McKinlay
  • 7JohnstonBooked at 32minsSubstituted forPatonat 78'minutes
  • 8Comrie
  • 4Beith
  • 10Smith
  • 9ShepherdSubstituted forHamiltonat 51'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 11Cunningham

Substitutes

  • 12Hamilton
  • 14Robertson
  • 15Forsyth
  • 16Paton
  • 17Reidford
  • 18Herron
  • 19McClune

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 2Travis
  • 4Malcolm
  • 5Dods
  • 3Campbell
  • 7KaderSubstituted forTemplemanat 71'minutes
  • 6YoungBooked at 59minsSubstituted forHusbandat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Malin
  • 11Denholm
  • 9FotheringhamSubstituted forDaleat 79'minutes
  • 10Swankie

Substitutes

  • 12Dale
  • 14James
  • 15Husband
  • 16Dunlop
  • 17Templeman
  • 18Steeves
  • 21Salmon
Referee:
Barry Cook
Attendance:
571

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home4
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Stirling Albion 0, Forfar Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 0, Forfar Athletic 1.

Foul by Craig Wedderburn (Stirling Albion).

Chris Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Hand ball by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Stephen Husband replaces Derek Young.

Booking

Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion).

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic).

Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion).

James Dale (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Craig Wedderburn (Stirling Albion).

Chris Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Martin Fotheringham.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Chris Paton replaces Philip Johnston.

Hand ball by Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion).

Attempt missed. Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Craig Wedderburn (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Kevin McKinlay.

Attempt blocked. Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Chris Templeman replaces Omar Kader.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Ross McGeachie.

Attempt missed. Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Philip Johnston.

Booking

Derek Young (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Angus Beith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Derek Young (Forfar Athletic).

Attempt saved. Angus Beith (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Derek Young (Forfar Athletic).

Attempt missed. Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Stranraer22117440261440
2Forfar2111643223939
3Morton2212283627938
4Brechin209743526934
5Dunfermline218673022830
6Peterhead198652426-230
7Airdrieonians226883029126
8Stenhousemuir2263132636-1021
9Ayr2154122437-1319
10Stirling2227132651-2513
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