Scottish League Two
StirlingStirling Albion1ArbroathArbroath0

Stirling Albion closed in on the League Two play-off positions after Craig Beattie came off the bench to fire them to a win over Arbroath.

The ex-Celtic striker, a 78th-minute substitute, curled the ball into the net with the outside of his right foot.

Steven Doris should have added to his eight goals this term but fired over the crossbar on two occasions.

The victory, Stirling's first in four matches, lifts them up to sixth, just a point behind fourth-placed Clyde.

Line-ups

Stirling

  • 1Smith
  • 8Verlaque
  • 6McMillan
  • 5McGeachie
  • 3Forsyth
  • 7LamontSubstituted forHamiltonat 89'minutes
  • 11BurnsSubstituted forOlanrewajuat 67'minutes
  • 4Robertson
  • 2Johnston
  • 10SmithSubstituted forBeattieat 78'minutes
  • 9Doris

Substitutes

  • 12Hamilton
  • 14Kavanagh
  • 15Herron
  • 16Olanrewaju
  • 17Binnie
  • 18Kouider-Aissa
  • 19Beattie

Arbroath

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Wilson
  • 4Williams
  • 5Munro
  • 3Lowdon
  • 7Linn
  • 8StewartBooked at 47minsSubstituted forAlvarezat 80'minutes
  • 6Whatley
  • 11Ramsay
  • 9RutherfordSubstituted forHesterat 63'minutes
  • 10HenrySubstituted forSkellyat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Hester
  • 14Rutherford
  • 15Alvarez
  • 16Skelly
  • 17Reid
  • 21Brodie
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
652

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home3
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stirling Albion 1, Arbroath 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 1, Arbroath 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Willie Robertson.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Andy Munro.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Stirling Albion. Lee Hamilton replaces Mark Lamont.

  6. Post update

    Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Lamont (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Alvarez (Arbroath).

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 1, Arbroath 0. Craig Beattie (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Steven Doris.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Beattie (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Sergio Alvarez replaces Keiran Stewart.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Josh Skelly replaces Jamie Henry.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Stirling Albion. Craig Beattie replaces Darren L. Smith.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Craig Wilson.

  18. Post update

    Moses Olanrewaju (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Henry (Arbroath).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Whatley (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1East Fife28145946351147
2Elgin2714494637946
3Queen's Park27127834221243
4Clyde26124103831740
5Annan Athletic2611784842640
6Stirling27116103831739
7Montrose28105134356-1335
8Arbroath2795133334-132
9Berwick2786133247-1530
10East Stirlingshire2783163558-2327
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