Match ends, Stirling Albion 0, Inverness CT 0.
Scottish Cup holders Inverness Caledonian Thistle were taken to a replay in the fourth round of this season's tournament by Stirling Albion.
Danny Williams forced a save from Stirling goalkeeper Chris Smith in an otherwise quiet first half.
The visitors were more forceful after the break but still could not break down their League Two opponents.
And Albion almost snatched a famous win over the Premiership side with Craig Beattie going close late on.
The two teams will meet again at the Caledonian Stadium on 19 January.
After Williams had been denied by Smith in the first half, Miles Storey, David Raven and Danny Devine all threatened for the Highlanders in the second period.
However, the gallant Stirling defence stood firm and repelled John Hughes' side.
At the other end, keeper Owain Fon Williams was called upon to keep out an effort by Willie Robertson.
And magnificent defending by Gary Warren kept substitute Beattie at bay.
- 5SmithBooked at 67mins
- 3McKinlaySubstituted forMcGeachieat 13'minutes
- 8ComrieBooked at 30minsSubstituted forBeattieat 80'minutes
- 7JohnstonSubstituted forLamontat 62'minutes
- 25Fon Williams
- 15WedderburnSubstituted forFisherat 45'minutes
- 16TanseyBooked at 19mins
- 27VigursSubstituted forMbuyi-Mutomboat 80'minutes
- Mat Northcroft
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 0, Inverness CT 0.
Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Chris Smith.
Foul by Danny Williams (Inverness CT).
Craig Beattie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Greg Tansey (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Gary Warren.
Foul by Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo (Inverness CT).
Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Stirling Albion. Craig Beattie replaces Craig Comrie.
Substitution, Inverness CT. Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo replaces Iain Vigurs.
Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Ross Forsyth.
Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Liam Polworth.
Foul by Greg Tansey (Inverness CT).
Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Ross Smith (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Danny Williams (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ross Smith (Stirling Albion).
Foul by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).
Sean Dickson (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.