Scottish League Two
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Montrose 1-3 Stirling Albion

Darren Smith was the toast of Stirling after his hat-trick sealed the win at Montrose - a sixth win in seven games.

The striker put the Binos in front early on after profiting from a fine run and pass by Mark Lamont.

Smith doubled his tally shortly after the break with a clinical shot past Jordan Millar.

Smith had to be quick to get to the ball ahead of the advancing goalkeeper to seal the points, with Adrian Mallagaray hitting a smart consolation.

Line-ups

Montrose

  • 1Millar
  • 2Pascazio
  • 5Campbell
  • 6Allan
  • 3Kenneth
  • 7FergusonSubstituted forMalinat 80'minutes
  • 8Webster
  • 4JohnstonBooked at 54mins
  • 11Mallagaray
  • 9Fraser
  • 10McLeodSubstituted forMilneat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Reoch
  • 14Malin
  • 15Harwood
  • 16Milne
  • 17Reid
  • 18Hester
  • 21Wood

Stirling

  • 1Smith
  • 2VerlaqueBooked at 28minsSubstituted forHamiltonat 81'minutes
  • 5McGeachie
  • 4Forsyth
  • 3McKinlay
  • 7LamontSubstituted forCunninghamat 88'minutes
  • 6Mazel
  • 8RobertsonSubstituted forBeattieat 67'minutes
  • 11Dickson
  • 9Doris
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 12Hamilton
  • 14Lander
  • 15Smith
  • 16Cunningham
  • 17Binnie
  • 18Kouider-Aissa
  • 19Beattie
Referee:
Gavin Ross
Attendance:
384

Match Stats

Home TeamMontroseAway TeamStirling
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Montrose 1, Stirling Albion 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Montrose 1, Stirling Albion 3.

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

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

Foul by Adrian Mallagaray (Montrose).

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Sandy Cunningham replaces Mark Lamont.

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

Goal!

Goal! Montrose 1, Stirling Albion 3. Adrian Mallagaray (Montrose) left footed shot from more than 35 yards to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Fraser.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Lee Hamilton replaces David Verlaque.

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Gavin Malin replaces Ryan Ferguson.

Attempt missed. Declan Milne (Montrose) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Kevin McKinlay (Stirling Albion).

Declan Milne (Montrose) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Kevin McKinlay.

Foul by Darren L. Smith (Stirling Albion).

Ryan Kenneth (Montrose) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Ryan Ferguson (Montrose) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion).

Declan Milne (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Declan Milne replaces Kyle McLeod.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Craig Beattie replaces Willie Robertson.

Goal!

Goal! Montrose 0, Stirling Albion 3. Darren L. Smith (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sean Dickson.

Foul by Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion).

Gary Fraser (Montrose) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sean Dickson (Stirling Albion).

Scott Johnston (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Scott Johnston (Montrose) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sean Dickson (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

Goal!

Goal! Montrose 0, Stirling Albion 2. Darren L. Smith (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sean Dickson.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Mark Lamont (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Montrose 0, Stirling Albion 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Montrose 0, Stirling Albion 1.

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Ross McGeachie.

Foul by Darren L. Smith (Stirling Albion).

Matthew Allan (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Mark Lamont (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Annan Athletic159332718930
2Queen's Park1691627161128
3Clyde1583426151127
4Elgin168263125626
5Stirling167362018224
6East Fife166372421321
7Montrose156092330-718
8East Stirlingshire155192134-1316
9Arbroath154381723-615
10Berwick154381733-1615
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