Scottish League Two
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Stirling Albion 1-0 Montrose

Stirling Albion survived a long battle with 10 men to narrowly beat Montrose in Scottish League Two.

Albion defender Ross McGeachie was dismissed shortly after the interval for denying Gary Fraser what was considered a goalscoring opportunity.

However, Chris Smith dived low to his left to save Ross McCord's penalty.

And Ross McMillan headed Ross Forsyth's cross powerfully into the net to seal victory for the hosts, who ended a run of 42 matches without a clean sheet.

Line-ups

Stirling

  • 1Smith
  • 2McGeachieBooked at 48mins
  • 6McMillan
  • 5SmithSubstituted forMcKinlayat 45'minutes
  • 7Hamilton
  • 8Comrie
  • 4Robertson
  • 3ForsythBooked at 73mins
  • 11CunninghamBooked at 57minsSubstituted forLanderat 74'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 9DorisSubstituted forMazelat 88'minutes
  • 10DicksonBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 12McKinlay
  • 14Lander
  • 15Trialist
  • 16Mazel
  • 17Binnie
  • 18McNab
  • 19Davidson

Montrose

  • 1Salmon
  • 2Ferguson
  • 5Pascazio
  • 6Allan
  • 3Steeves
  • 7Johnston
  • 4McCordBooked at 90mins
  • 8MalinSubstituted forKennethat 80'minutes
  • 11Webster
  • 9Fraser
  • 10CampbellSubstituted forMilneat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Masson
  • 14Reoch
  • 15Kenneth
  • 16Milne
  • 17Reid
  • 18McLeod
  • 21Trialist
Referee:
Gavin Ross
Attendance:
529

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamMontrose
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home3
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Stirling Albion 1, Montrose 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 1, Montrose 0.

Booking

Ross McCord (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Graham Webster.

Foul by Greg Pascazio (Montrose).

Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Aurelien Mazel replaces Steven Doris.

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Kyle Lander.

Booking

Sean Dickson (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Andrew Steeves (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Dickson (Stirling Albion).

Booking

Kyle Lander (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Greg Pascazio (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Lander (Stirling Albion).

Matthew Allan (Montrose) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Ryan Kenneth replaces Gavin Malin.

Scott Johnston (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Kyle Lander replaces Sandy Cunningham.

Booking

Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gary Fraser (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Declan Milne replaces Ross Campbell.

Goal!

Goal! Stirling Albion 1, Montrose 0. Ross McMillan (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ross Forsyth.

Foul by Ross McCord (Montrose).

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

Attempt missed. Graham Webster (Montrose) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high following a fast break.

Attempt saved. Sean Dickson (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gary Fraser (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion).

Gavin Malin (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion).

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Lee Hamilton.

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Craig Comrie.

Penalty saved! Ross McCord (Montrose) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion) is shown the red card.

Penalty Montrose. Gary Fraser draws a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Elgin6402135812
2Clyde640297212
3Annan Athletic63121010010
4Berwick6312913-410
5Montrose630310649
6East Fife63039549
7Queen's Park63039639
8Stirling621368-27
9East Stirlingshire6204816-86
10Arbroath6114411-74
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