Scottish League Two
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Arbroath 2-0 Stirling Albion

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.

Line-ups

Arbroath

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Munro
  • 4Little
  • 5Watson
  • 3Johnstone
  • 7LinnBooked at 52minsSubstituted forReidat 80'minutes
  • 6Whatley
  • 8Stewart
  • 11Ramsay
  • 10AlvarezSubstituted forClarkeat 67'minutes
  • 9RyanSubstituted forGrehanat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Grehan
  • 14Reid
  • 15Hester
  • 16Lowdon
  • 17Clarke
  • 18Gold
  • 21Brodie

Stirling

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Smith
  • 2MazelSubstituted forLamontat 69'minutes
  • 5McKinlay
  • 6McMillan
  • 3Forsyth
  • 7HamiltonSubstituted forVerlaqueat 80'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 8Comrie
  • 4Robertson
  • 11CunninghamSubstituted forLanderat 55'minutes
  • 9Doris
  • 10Dickson

Substitutes

  • 12Smith
  • 14Lander
  • 15Lamont
  • 16McNab
  • 17Binnie
  • 18Verlaque
Referee:
Steven Reid
Attendance:
638

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamStirling
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home6
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away3

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Arbroath 2, Stirling Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Arbroath 2, Stirling Albion 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kevin McKinlay (Stirling Albion).

  5. Post update

    Craig Watson (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Ricky Little.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Darren Ramsay (Arbroath).

  8. Post update

    David Verlaque (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Booking

    David Verlaque (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Ricky Little (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by David Verlaque (Stirling Albion).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Stirling Albion. David Verlaque replaces Lee Hamilton.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Jamie Reid replaces Bobby Linn.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Clarke (Arbroath).

  15. Post update

    Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Mark Lamont.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Dickson (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ricky Little (Arbroath).

  19. Post update

    Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Stirling Albion. Mark Lamont replaces Aurelien Mazel.

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