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Stirling Albion win 13-12 on penalties

Stirling 2-2 Hurlford (aet, 13-12 on pens)

By Kenny CrawfordBBC Sport Scotland at Forthbank
Highlights - Stirling Albion 2-2 Hurlford (aet 13-12 pens)

Steven Doris was Stirling Albion's hero in normal time, extra time and in a penalty shoot-out as they eliminated Hurlford United from the Scottish Cup.

The Binos progress to host Raith Rovers in the fourth round after winning an epic spot-kick finale 13-12, with Doris netting the winner.

He had already equalised twice after Hurlford led on two occasions, through Ross Robertson and Stewart Kean.

Callum Reidford saved Jamie Wilson's penalty before Doris sealed the win.

It was an incredible start, then, to the managerial tenure of Stuart McLaren, who was appointed by Stirling on Sunday - the day after the initial tie against the West of Scotland Super League Premier Division junior side finished 1-1 at Blair Park.

His opposite number, Hurlford boss Darren Henderson, would have fancied his chances of facing Rovers, his former side, once Robertson had curled in a lovely side-footed finish into the top corner early in the game in the pouring rain at Forthbank.

But, with 13 minutes of normal time remaining, Doris raced onto a pass-back that had held up on a soaked surface and rolled it past Ford goalkeeper Ally Brown.

In extra-time, Kean eventually bundled a scrappy goal over Reidford's line to put the visitors within minutes of victory over the Scottish League One side.

However, on 116 minutes, following a session of pin-ball in the box, Doris showed composure to strike low beyond Brown once again to take the match to penalties.

What followed was an extraordinary display of fine spot-kick taking.

Doris, like Hurlford's Ross Chisholm, actually missed his first one, but such was the success of the subsequent kicks - including sublime executions by both goalkeepers - that the former St Johnstone man got another chance to be the hero after Wilson had his saved.

Line-ups

Stirling

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Reidford
  • 2Hamilton
  • 5McGeachie
  • 6Smith
  • 3Forsyth
  • 7JohnstonSubstituted forWeirat 72'minutes
  • 4Robertson
  • 8SmithSubstituted forFultonat 63'minutes
  • 11CunninghamSubstituted forCreaneyat 104'minutes
  • 10Smith
  • 9Doris

Substitutes

  • 12McClune
  • 14Fulton
  • 15Weir
  • 16Creaney
  • 17Paterson
  • 18Munn
  • 19Al Sayed

Hurlford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Brown
  • 2Cameron
  • 4MitchellBooked at 32mins
  • 5Robertson
  • 3Byrne
  • 7McKenzie
  • 6MastertonSubstituted forMitchellat 53'minutes
  • 8CochraneSubstituted forWilsonat 107'minutesBooked at 114mins
  • 11ChisholmBooked at 102mins
  • 9Kean
  • 10RobertsonSubstituted forDempsterat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Mitchell
  • 14Watt
  • 15Brown
  • 17Dempster
  • 18Wilson
  • 19O'Neil
  • 20McHarrie
Referee:
Gavin Ross
Attendance:
567

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamHurlford
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stirling Albion 2(13), Hurlford 2(12).

  2. Penalties over

    Penalty Shootout ends, Stirling Albion 2(13), Hurlford 2(12).

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 2(13), Hurlford 2(12). Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  4. Post update

    Penalty saved! Jamie Wilson (Hurlford) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 2(12), Hurlford 2(12). Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 2(11), Hurlford 2(12). Ross Chisholm (Hurlford) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 2(11), Hurlford 2(11). Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 2(10), Hurlford 2(11). John Dempster (Hurlford) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 2(10), Hurlford 2(10). Callum Reidford (Stirling Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 2(9), Hurlford 2(10). Ally Brown (Hurlford) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 2(9), Hurlford 2(9). Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 2(8), Hurlford 2(9). Paul Byrne (Hurlford) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 2(8), Hurlford 2(8). James Creaney (Stirling Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 2(7), Hurlford 2(8). Danny Mitchell (Hurlford) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 2(7), Hurlford 2(7). Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 2(6), Hurlford 2(7). Glen Mitchell (Hurlford) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 2(6), Hurlford 2(6). Graham Weir (Stirling Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 2(5), Hurlford 2(6). Paul McKenzie (Hurlford) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 2(5), Hurlford 2(5). Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 2(4), Hurlford 2(5). Paul Cameron (Hurlford) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.