Brechin City 1-2 Stirling Albion

Scottish Second Division bottom club Stirling Albion boosted their survival hopes with an away victory against Brechin City.

Mark Ferry applied the finish to Graham Weir's assist as the visitors went in front on 33 minutes.

David Crawford fouled Alan Cook inside the area to give Stirling a penalty but Cook's effort flew wide.

But he atoned for that miss on 82 minutes, sweeping home Weir's through ball.

Scott Buist pulled one back for Brechin but the visitors held on to move to within two points of Forfar Athletic and Albion Rovers.

Brechin: Nelson, McLean, Buist, Moyes, Dunlop, McKenzie, Brady (Crawford 56), Molloy, Hodge (Fusco 45), King, McKenna (Lister 63). Subs Not Used: Scott, McLauchlan.

Booked: King.

Goals: Buist 86.

Stirling: Reidford, Jacobs, Thom, Allison, Crawley, Smith, McCunnie, Ferry, Cook (McLeish 84), Weir (Nicholas 90), Davidson (McSorley 78). Subs Not Used: Filler, Dillon.

Booked: Jacobs, Allison, Cook, Thom.

Goals: Ferry 33, Cook 82.

Att: 468

Ref: Gary Hilland