Scottish League Two
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Stirling Albion 1-0 Cowdenbeath

Stirling Albion moved into the Scottish League Two promotion play-off places with a narrow victory at home to bottom side Cowdenbeath.

Neil McLaughlin struck the game's only goal from inside the box 10 minutes before half-time.

Albion move above Elgin City on goal difference and trail third-placed Stenhousemuir by two points.

Cowdenbeath remain nine points adrift of Edinburgh City with 17 games to play.

Line-ups

Stirling

  • 1Binnie
  • 2McGeachie
  • 5Smith
  • 4McNeil
  • 3Hamilton
  • 8Jardine
  • 14Robertson
  • 6MoonSubstituted forBlackat 80'minutes
  • 7McLaughlinSubstituted forStangerat 90+1'minutes
  • 9MacDonaldSubstituted forKavanaghat 71'minutes
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 11Stanger
  • 12Banner
  • 15Caddis
  • 16Black
  • 17Fallens
  • 18Kavanagh
  • 19McMullan

Cowdenbeath

  • 1McGurn
  • 2McInally
  • 4Pyper
  • 5Rumsby
  • 3Swann
  • 7Mullen
  • 8Malcolm
  • 6Miller
  • 11Buchanan
  • 9CoxBooked at 74mins
  • 10SmithSubstituted forReillyat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Hornby
  • 14Syme
  • 15Whittaker
  • 16Malone
  • 17Penman
  • 18Reilly
  • 19Luke
Referee:
Gavin Ross
Attendance:
395

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Stirling Albion 1, Cowdenbeath 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 1, Cowdenbeath 0.

Daniel Jardine (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Blair Malcolm (Cowdenbeath).

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. George Stanger replaces Neil McLaughlin.

Ross Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Cox (Cowdenbeath).

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Matthew McInally.

Attempt missed. David Cox (Cowdenbeath) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Darren L. Smith (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Matthew McInally.

Ross Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Reilly (Cowdenbeath).

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Andrew Black replaces Kevin Moon.

Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ben Reilly (Cowdenbeath).

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Lee Hamilton.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ross Smith (Stirling Albion).

Ben Reilly (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Stanger (Stirling Albion).

Fraser Mullen (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Stanger (Stirling Albion).

Harvey Swann (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

David Cox (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ross Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Cox (Cowdenbeath).

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Ben Reilly replaces Bradley Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Ross Kavanagh replaces Peter MacDonald.

Foul by Kevin Moon (Stirling Albion).

Fraser Mullen (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Neil McLaughlin (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Daniel Jardine (Stirling Albion).

Bradley Smith (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Matthew McInally.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Lee Hamilton.

Attempt missed. Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Matthew McInally.

Kevin Moon (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Montrose23145434241047
2Peterhead21151556263046
3Stenhousemuir2110563527835
4Stirling21103839281133
5Elgin2110383536-133
6Annan Athletic228772720731
7Berwick2173111937-1824
8Clyde204882433-920
9Edinburgh City2153131834-1618
10Cowdenbeath2116141133-229
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