Scottish League Two
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Stirling Albion 3-1 Montrose

Defender Chris Smith set Stirling Albion on their way victory over Montrose in League Two.

The Binos took the lead in the second minute when Smith got on the end of Daniel Ashe's cross to nod past Stuart McKenzie from close range.

The visitors hit back when Bryan Deasley steered the ball into the bottom corner of David Crawford's net.

Jordan White bundled in from close range to restore the lead before substitute Alex Cunningham's third.

The substitute rifled the ball into the back of the net from the middle of the box.

Stirling's win means they leapfrog Montrose and move into third place in the table.

Line-ups

Stirling

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Crawford
  • 2McGeachie
  • 3Ashe
  • 4McCluneBooked at 82mins
  • 5Bishop
  • 6Smith
  • 7JohnstonSubstituted forWeirat 86'minutes
  • 8Ferry
  • 10CoyneSubstituted forCunninghamat 74'minutes
  • 9WhiteBooked at 63minsSubstituted forPatonat 90+2'minutes
  • 11Forsyth

Substitutes

  • 12Weir
  • 13Fulton
  • 15Cunningham
  • 16Clark
  • 17Reidford
  • 18Paton
  • 19Munn

Montrose

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKenzie
  • 2McNally
  • 8WatsonBooked at 83mins
  • 6MassonSubstituted forMcCordat 67'minutes
  • 4Wilson
  • 5Crawford
  • 7GraySubstituted forWebsterat 72'minutes
  • 3McIntoshBooked at 90mins
  • 10Deasley
  • 9Wood
  • 11JohnstonSubstituted forBonarat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Webster
  • 13McCord
  • 15Bonar
  • 16Sturrock
  • 17Bell
  • 21Wood
Referee:
Gavin Ross
Attendance:
481

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamMontrose
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home18
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stirling Albion 3, Montrose 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 3, Montrose 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Paul Watson.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Watson (Montrose) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Stirling Albion. Chris Paton replaces Jordan White.

  7. Post update

    Ross McCord (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Graham Weir (Stirling Albion).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Ashe (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  10. Booking

    Ricky McIntosh (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ricky McIntosh (Montrose).

  12. Post update

    Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Chris Smith.

  14. Post update

    Colin Wilson (Montrose) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Stirling Albion. Graham Weir replaces Philip Johnston.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Bonar (Montrose).

  18. Post update

    Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Steven McNally (Montrose) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion).