Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
StirlingStirling Albion0Inverness CTInverness Caledonian Thistle0
By Brian McLauchlinBBC Scotland at Forthbank Stadium
Ross Smith and Miles Storey
The sides will meet again on 19 January

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.

Line-ups

Stirling

  • 1Smith
  • 2Mazel
  • 5SmithBooked at 67mins
  • 4Forsyth
  • 3McKinlaySubstituted forMcGeachieat 13'minutes
  • 8ComrieBooked at 30minsSubstituted forBeattieat 80'minutes
  • 6Robertson
  • 11Dickson
  • 7JohnstonSubstituted forLamontat 62'minutes
  • 10Smith
  • 9Doris

Substitutes

  • 12McGeachie
  • 14Lamont
  • 15Verlaque
  • 16Cunningham
  • 17Binnie
  • 18Kouider-Aissa
  • 19Beattie

Inverness CT

  • 25Fon Williams
  • 2Raven
  • 5Warren
  • 14Devine
  • 15WedderburnSubstituted forFisherat 45'minutes
  • 16TanseyBooked at 19mins
  • 19Williams
  • 8Draper
  • 20Polworth
  • 27VigursSubstituted forMbuyi-Mutomboat 80'minutes
  • 39Storey

Substitutes

  • 1Esson
  • 11Roberts
  • 18Fisher
  • 28Mbuyi-Mutombo
  • 34Brown
  • 37Sutherland
  • 43MacRae
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
1,224

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamInverness CT
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home2
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stirling Albion 0, Inverness CT 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 0, Inverness CT 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Chris Smith.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Danny Williams (Inverness CT).

  5. Post update

    Craig Beattie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Greg Tansey (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Gary Warren.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo (Inverness CT).

  9. Post update

    Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Stirling Albion. Craig Beattie replaces Craig Comrie.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo replaces Iain Vigurs.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Ross Forsyth.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Liam Polworth.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Greg Tansey (Inverness CT).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

    Danny Williams (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ross Smith (Stirling Albion).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).

  20. Post update

    Sean Dickson (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.