Brechin City 1-3 Stirling Albion

Bottom side Stirling Albion dented Brechin's play-off hopes from Division Two with a shock win at Glebe Park.

The visitors took the lead three minutes before the interval when Alan Cook produced a fine long-range drive to beat Craig Nelson.

Mark Ferry doubled the advantage two minutes later to ensure the Binos held a strong position at half-time.

Victory was all but ensured just after the hour mark, when Gary Thom rose highest to head home Cook's cross.

But the Hedgemen responded immediately, Paul McManus on hand to fire home David Crawford's cross after a quick break from the restart.

David Crawford came close to reducing the deficit further with 10 minutes remaining, but Sean Fagan threw himself in the way of a stinging effort.

The hosts, driven on by Crawford, continued to press, this time denied by a save from Callum Reidford as Stirling held out for all three points.

However, the visitors remain bottom of the table on goal difference behind Albion Rovers.

Brechin: Nelson, Fusco, Dunlop, Buist, Lindsay (McKenna 71), Crawford, Brady, Molloy, Adam, McKenzie, McManus (King 87). Subs Not Used: Scott, McLauchlan, Webster.

Booked: Fusco.

Goals: McManus 63.

Stirling: Reidford, Fagan, Thom, Dillon (Jacobs 16), Crawley, McSorley, Smith (Flood 46), Cook (Kelbie 78), McLeish, Ferry, Weir. Subs Not Used: Filler, Gavin McPherson.

Goals: Cook 42, Ferry 44, Thom 62.

Att: 362

Ref: Stevie O'Reilly

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