Stirling Albion 1-4 Airdrie United

Scottish Football League

Stirling Albion's miserable season continued as they were put to the sword by Airdrie United.

The visitors were ahead as early as the 13th minute when Ryan Donnelly continued his remarkable goalscoring form with a simple finish from Willie McLaren's cross.

The lead was doubled from the penalty spot as Gary Thom fouled McLaren in the box and Paul Lovering sent Callum Reidford the wrong way.

There was brief joy for Stirling as Lewis Bonar planted Darren Smith's cross into the bottom corner just before half-time.

However normal service was resumed after the break, McLaren restoring United's two-goal advantage by drilling home Jamie Bain's cross.

Donnelly's 19th of the season from the edge of the area in the 58th minute sealed his side's first win in seven league matches and kept Stirling rooted to the bottom of the Scottish Second Division.

Stirling: Reidford, Fagan, Allison, Thom, Jacobs, McSorley (Greig McDonald 66), Bonar (Nicholas 79), Cook (Flood 63), McLeish, Smith, Davieson. Subs Not Used: Filler, Crawley.

Booked: Bonar, Thom, McSorley.

Goals: Bonar 45.

Airdrie Utd: Fairley, Bain, Lilley, Lovering, Johnston, Owens, Lynch (Devlin 75), Stallard, McLaren, Donnelly (Boyle 80), Holmes. Subs Not Used: McKane, Green, Keast.

Booked: Stallard.

Goals: Donnelly 13, Lovering 29 pen, McLaren 49, Donnelly 58.

Att: 711

Ref: John Beaton

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