Scottish League Two
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Arbroath 2-0 Stirling Albion

Arbroath improved on their slow start in League Two with a morale-boosting home win over Stirling.

After an even first half with no goals, Sergio Cecilia opened the scoring, taking a Bobby Linn ball and unleashing a shot from outside the box that beat a sprawling Chris Smith.

Linn added a second after Andy Ryan's cross found him.

Todd Lumsden's men, with just one win in their first six, shut up shop and see out the victory.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Munro
  • 4Little
  • 5Watson
  • 3Johnstone
  • 7LinnBooked at 52minsSubstituted forReidat 80'minutes
  • 6Whatley
  • 8Stewart
  • 11Ramsay
  • 10AlvarezSubstituted forClarkeat 67'minutes
  • 9RyanSubstituted forGrehanat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Grehan
  • 14Reid
  • 15Hester
  • 16Lowdon
  • 17Clarke
  • 18Gold
  • 21Brodie

Stirling

  • 1Smith
  • 2MazelSubstituted forLamontat 69'minutes
  • 5McKinlay
  • 6McMillan
  • 3Forsyth
  • 7HamiltonSubstituted forVerlaqueat 80'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 8Comrie
  • 4Robertson
  • 11CunninghamSubstituted forLanderat 55'minutes
  • 9Doris
  • 10Dickson

Substitutes

  • 12Smith
  • 14Lander
  • 15Lamont
  • 16McNab
  • 17Binnie
  • 18Verlaque
Referee:
Steven Reid
Attendance:
638

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamStirling
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home6
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away3

Live Text

Match ends, Arbroath 2, Stirling Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 2, Stirling Albion 0.

Attempt missed. Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Kevin McKinlay (Stirling Albion).

Craig Watson (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Ricky Little.

Foul by Darren Ramsay (Arbroath).

David Verlaque (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

David Verlaque (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ricky Little (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Verlaque (Stirling Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. David Verlaque replaces Lee Hamilton.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Jamie Reid replaces Bobby Linn.

Foul by Jamie Clarke (Arbroath).

Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Mark Lamont.

Attempt missed. Sean Dickson (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Ricky Little (Arbroath).

Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Mark Lamont replaces Aurelien Mazel.

Foul by Jamie Clarke (Arbroath).

Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Jamie Clarke replaces Sergio Alvarez.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Martin Grehan replaces Andy Ryan.

Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Kyle Lander replaces Sandy Cunningham because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Andy Ryan (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Sergio Alvarez (Arbroath).

Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keiran Stewart (Arbroath).

Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 2, Stirling Albion 0. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andy Ryan.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 1, Stirling Albion 0. Sergio Alvarez (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bobby Linn.

Foul by Keiran Stewart (Arbroath).

Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Arbroath 0, Stirling Albion 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Arbroath 0, Stirling Albion 0.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Andy Munro.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Keiran Stewart.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Craig Watson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Annan Athletic74121210213
2Elgin7403148612
3Montrose7403127512
4Queen's Park7403127512
5East Fife7403105512
6Clyde740398112
7Berwick7313915-610
8Stirling7214610-47
9Arbroath7214611-57
10East Stirlingshire7205918-96
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