Match ends, Arbroath 2, Stirling Albion 0.
Arbroath improved on their slow start in League Two with a morale-boosting home win over Stirling.
After an even first half with no goals, Sergio Cecilia opened the scoring, taking a Bobby Linn ball and unleashing a shot from outside the box that beat a sprawling Chris Smith.
Linn added a second after Andy Ryan's cross found him.
Todd Lumsden's men, with just one win in their first six, shut up shop and see out the victory.
- 7LinnBooked at 52minsSubstituted forReidat 80'minutes
- 10AlvarezSubstituted forClarkeat 67'minutes
- 9RyanSubstituted forGrehanat 67'minutes
- 2MazelSubstituted forLamontat 69'minutes
- 7HamiltonSubstituted forVerlaqueat 80'minutesBooked at 87mins
- 11CunninghamSubstituted forLanderat 55'minutes
- Steven Reid
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Arbroath 2, Stirling Albion 0.
Attempt missed. Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Foul by Kevin McKinlay (Stirling Albion).
Craig Watson (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Ricky Little.
Foul by Darren Ramsay (Arbroath).
David Verlaque (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
David Verlaque (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ricky Little (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by David Verlaque (Stirling Albion).
Substitution, Stirling Albion. David Verlaque replaces Lee Hamilton.
Substitution, Arbroath. Jamie Reid replaces Bobby Linn.
Foul by Jamie Clarke (Arbroath).
Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Mark Lamont.
Attempt missed. Sean Dickson (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Foul by Ricky Little (Arbroath).
Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Stirling Albion. Mark Lamont replaces Aurelien Mazel.