Stirling Albion 1-3 Montrose

Stirling Albion failed to build on their shock win over Rangers as they were beaten at home by Montrose, with both teams having a man sent off.

Gary Thom put the home side ahead after seven minutes, heading in a corner from Daly McSorley at the back post.

However Montrose were level three minutes later as Kieran McAnespie turned the ball into his own net from Jamie Winter's cross.

Leighton McIntosh put the visitors ahead just after the half-hour mark with a low shot from the right side of the box, before Scott Morton added the third on the stroke of half-time, slotting home a Scott Johnston cross.

Both sides were reduced to 10 men after 62 minutes, as Montrose's Stephen McNally and Stirling's Steven Weir clashed heads, referee Andrew Dallas showing no hesitation in giving both players their marching orders.

The defeat leaves Albion rooted to the foot of the Scottish Third Division table.

Stirling: Filler, McClune, Thom (Day 65), Allison, McAnespie, Graham Weir, McSorley, McCulloch (McCunnie 46), Ferry (Davidson 65), Steven Weir, White. Subs Not Used: Peat, Brass.

Sent Off: Steven Weir (62). Booked: McSorley, Allison, Thom, McClune.

Goals: Thom 7.

Montrose: Sandy Wood, McNalley, Lunan, Jonathan Crawford, Ricky McIntosh, Masson, McLeish, Winter (Young 82), Johnston, Leighton McIntosh (Gary Wood 67), Morton (Gray 75). Subs Not Used: David Crawford, McGuire.

Sent Off: McNalley (62). Booked: Leighton McIntosh, Masson.

Goals: McAnespie 10 og, Leighton McIntosh 31, Morton 45.

Att: 527

Ref: Andrew Dallas

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