Arbroath 4-2 Stirling Albion

Scottish Football League

Arbroath overcame Stirling Albion to remain joint-top of Division Two.

David McPherson's own goal gave the hosts the lead but Alan Cook nodded Stirling level before the break.

Sean Dillon headed the visitors ahead but Steven Doris's penalty, awarded after Gary Thom's foul on Josh Falkingham, levelled matters.

Thom had been sent off for conceding the spot-kick and the 10 men fell behind to strikes by Paul Sheerin and Gavin Swankie.

Arbroath: Hill, Sibanda, Wedderburn, Busch, Girvan, Ardallany (Bryce 67), Sheerin (Strachan 90), Kerr, Falkingham, Doris (Birse 83), Swankie. Subs Not Used: White,Mair.

Goals: David McPherson 10 og, Doris 51 pen, Sheerin 56, Swankie 65.

Stirling: Filler, Jacobs, Dillon, McCulloch, Crawley, David McPherson (Nicholas 81), Smith, Thom, Cook, Davieson, Bonar (Ashe 61). Subs Not Used: Reidford, Hunter, Brass.

Sent Off: Thom (50). Booked: Dillon,Cook.

Goals: Cook 38, Dillon 49.

Att: 670

Ref: Kevin Clancy