Scottish League One
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Stirling Albion 0-1 Forfar Athletic

Gavin Malin's goal proved enough to sink bottom club Stirling Albion as Forfar Athletic moved to within a point of League One leaders Stranraer.

Gavin Swankie pulled the ball back for Malin to tap-in before half-time.

Stirling's hopes suffered a set-back early in the second period when Chris Smith was sent off for a professional foul on Martyn Fotheringham.

But they almost levelled in stoppage time, Angus Beith's shot from outside the area saved by Rab Douglas.

Line-ups

Stirling

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Paterson
  • 2McGeachie
  • 5Wedderburn
  • 6SmithBooked at 46mins
  • 3McKinlay
  • 7JohnstonBooked at 32minsSubstituted forPatonat 78'minutes
  • 8Comrie
  • 4Beith
  • 10Smith
  • 9ShepherdSubstituted forHamiltonat 51'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 11Cunningham

Substitutes

  • 12Hamilton
  • 14Robertson
  • 15Forsyth
  • 16Paton
  • 17Reidford
  • 18Herron
  • 19McClune

Forfar

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Douglas
  • 2Travis
  • 4Malcolm
  • 5Dods
  • 3Campbell
  • 7KaderSubstituted forTemplemanat 71'minutes
  • 6YoungBooked at 59minsSubstituted forHusbandat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Malin
  • 11Denholm
  • 9FotheringhamSubstituted forDaleat 79'minutes
  • 10Swankie

Substitutes

  • 12Dale
  • 14James
  • 15Husband
  • 16Dunlop
  • 17Templeman
  • 18Steeves
  • 21Salmon
Referee:
Barry Cook
Attendance:
571

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home4
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stirling Albion 0, Forfar Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 0, Forfar Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Craig Wedderburn (Stirling Albion).

  4. Post update

    Chris Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Angus Beith (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Stephen Husband replaces Derek Young.

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion).

  10. Post update

    Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion).

  16. Post update

    James Dale (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Craig Wedderburn (Stirling Albion).

  19. Post update

    Chris Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Martin Fotheringham.