Scottish League One
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Stirling Albion 2-3 Peterhead

By Kenny CrawfordBBC Sport Scotland at Forthbank

Peterhead made it four games unbeaten with an away win at Stirling Albion, who are without a Scottish League One victory since August.

Bryan Gilfillan headed in at the far post before Phil Johnston's own goal doubled the Blue Toon's lead.

Steven Doris pulled one back for Stirling but Peterhead's two-goal cushion was restored by Cammy Kerr's deflected strike.

Sandy Cunningham's diving header gave Albion another consolation goal.

However, there was no equaliser in front of the 1984 Binos side that thumped Selkirk 20-0, who were watching in the stand.

The meeting with Peterhead marked the 30th anniversary weekend of that incredible Scottish Cup result for Albion - the highest victory in British senior football during the 20th Century.

Winger Davie Thompson netted seven that day at Annfield Stadium, but he and many others involved in the momentous result had to make do with just five goals shared at Forthbank.

Steven Noble's free-kick had hit the crossbar for Peterhead minutes before Gilfillan nodded in his second of the season from Jamie Stevenson's corner.

One Doris effort parried by Blue Toon goalkeeper Graeme Smith was all Albion had to offer in the first half and it got worse at the start of the second when Callum Reidford's save rebounded into the net off Johnston.

Doris converted his third goal of the campaign after a scramble in the box to give the hosts hope but that was immediately dashed as Kerr's drive deflected off the back-side of Chris Smith for Peterhead's third.

Credit to Stirling, though, who once again rallied, scoring the goal of the game when a flowing move resulted in Cunningham diving to head in Lewis Small's delivery.

Line-ups

Stirling

  • 1Reidford
  • 2HamiltonBooked at 82mins
  • 5McGeachie
  • 6Smith
  • 3Forsyth
  • 7JohnstonSubstituted forSmallat 71'minutes
  • 8Beith
  • 4FultonSubstituted forWeirat 57'minutes
  • 11CunninghamBooked at 21mins
  • 9Doris
  • 10SmithSubstituted forComrieat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Wedderburn
  • 14Weir
  • 15Comrie
  • 16Creaney
  • 17Paterson
  • 18Small
  • 19McClune

Peterhead

  • 1Smith
  • 2Kerr
  • 5Ross
  • 4StrachanBooked at 24mins
  • 3Noble
  • 7Millar
  • 8Redman
  • 6GilfillanSubstituted forRodgersat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Stevenson
  • 11CoxBooked at 61minsSubstituted forCowieat 61'minutes
  • 9McAllisterBooked at 82minsSubstituted forBrownat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Rodgers
  • 14Cowie
  • 15Brown
  • 16Richardson
  • 17McLaren
  • 21Jarvie
Referee:
Des Roache
Attendance:
515

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamPeterhead
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stirling Albion 2, Peterhead 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 2, Peterhead 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Scott Ross.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Scott Ross (Peterhead).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Millar (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion).

  9. Post update

    Jordon Brown (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Booking

    Andy Rodgers (Peterhead) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterhead. Jordon Brown replaces Rory McAllister.

  12. Booking

    Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Booking

    Rory McAllister (Peterhead) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Andy Rodgers (Peterhead).

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 2, Peterhead 3. Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Comrie.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  19. Post update

    Lewis Small (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Kerr (Peterhead).