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  • Date:12 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Victoria Park
  • Attendance:2,114
Goal!

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91:21 +1.21

(Stirling) makes a substitution, with Andrew Gibson coming on for Michael Mullen. Gordon Smith takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Flynn. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Christoper Aitken, clearance made by Steven Milne.

89:28

Gordon Smith is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Michael McGovern restarts play with the free kick.

88:20

The official flags Marc Fitzpatrick offside. Scott Christie takes the free kick.

87:11

The referee books Scott Boyd for unsporting behaviour. Scott Boyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Gordon Smith. Christoper Aitken crosses the ball, Paul McHale takes a shot. Michael McGovern makes a save.

86:32

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Iain Vigurs, comfortable save by Scott Christie.

84:33

Effort on goal by Jason Marr from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

84:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christoper Aitken on Iain Vigurs. Iain Vigurs restarts play with the free kick.

82:10

Corner taken by Christoper Aitken from the right by-line, clearance made by Scott Boyd.

80:26

Steven Milne takes a shot. Save by Scott Christie. Corner from the right by-line taken by Iain Vigurs, save by Scott Christie.

79:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Flynn on Gordon Smith. Michael Doyle restarts play with the free kick.

77:59

Christoper Aitken takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

75:23

Inswinging corner taken by Richard Brittain from the left by-line played to the near post, Close range headed effort by Scott Boyd clears the crossbar.

74:34

Gordon Smith takes a shot. Save made by Michael McGovern.

71:10

Andrew Barrowman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Garry Wood. Michael Gardyne goes off and Iain Vigurs comes on.

67:51

Paul McHale takes a shot. Michael McGovern makes a comfortable save.

65:13

Garry Wood produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

64:12

Richard Brittain gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gordon Smith. Free kick taken by Michael Doyle.

63:34

Corner taken right-footed by Michael Gardyne, Michael Doyle manages to make a clearance.

61:58

Paul Di Giacomo fouled by Jonathan Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Gardyne takes the free kick.

59:56

Paul Di Giacomo replaces Mark Corcoran.

57:05

Outswinging corner taken by Christoper Aitken, Shot by Gordon Smith from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

56:36

Corner taken short by Christoper Aitken.

55:17

Brian Allison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Milne. The ball is delivered by Mark Corcoran, Marc Fitzpatrick produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

54:36

Michael Gardyne takes a shot. Save by Scott Christie.

51:48

Corner taken by Michael Gardyne played to the near post, Scott Buist manages to make a clearance.

50:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Kettlewell on Christoper Aitken. Michael Doyle takes the free kick.

48:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Garry Wood on Scott Buist. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Christie.

43:53

Ross Forsyth challenges Mark Corcoran unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Gardyne crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Ross Forsyth.

43:12

Marc Fitzpatrick concedes a free kick for a foul on Gordon Smith. Michael Doyle restarts play with the free kick.

41:22

Corner taken by Michael Gardyne, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Allison by Scott Boyd. Scott Christie restarts play with the free kick.

38:49

Christoper Aitken takes a shot. Comfortable save by Michael McGovern.

34:44

Garry Wood takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

33:07

Stuart Kettlewell challenges Scott Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ross Forsyth from own half.

30:52

Mark Corcoran takes a short corner.

30:18

Michael Gardyne takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Ross Forsyth.

27:42

Michael Mullen goes into the referee's book.

27:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Flynn by Michael Mullen. Michael McGovern takes the indirect free kick. Gordon Smith has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty area hitting the post.

26:55

Inswinging corner taken by Michael Gardyne from the left by-line, clearance by Scott Buist.

24:19

Scott Robertson takes a shot.

19:00

The referee shows Jonathan Brown a yellow card.

15:33

Christoper Aitken takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Scott Boyd. Jonathan Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Gardyne. Mark Corcoran takes the free kick. Richard Brittain takes a shot.

13:12

Christoper Aitken concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Milne. Jason Marr restarts play with the free kick.

8:01

Corner taken left-footed by Mark Corcoran, Close range headed effort by Scott Boyd goes wide of the left-hand upright.

3:39

Stuart Kettlewell takes a shot.

1:07

Unfair challenge on Mark Corcoran by Scott Robertson results in a free kick. Marc Fitzpatrick takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Fit-again Lawson in County comeback Ross County welcome back midfielder Paul Lawson for the crunch clash with Stirling Albion at the foot of the table. However, defender Darren McCormack and striker Stevie Craig remain out injured. Dingwall boss Willie McStay reckons his squad is now in the best shape it has been since he arrived in October. He said: "Paul Lawson has trained for a full week now as has Michael Gardyne, Paul Di Giacomo, Darren Smith and Andy Barrowman. These guys have played games without being fully fit but they are clear of their knocks now." McStay added: "Between now and the end of the season I want to move Ross County higher up the table, starting by taking three points from Stirling Albion." Albion will travel north with winger Adam Strachan in their squad as a trialist. Manager Jocky Scott is keen to sign the player on a longer basis. Defender Ross Forsyth is also included in the squad. However, goalkeeper Callum Reidford and defender Martyn Corrigan remain out with knocks. Scott said: "Last week was the first time I had seen the side play a competitive game and we need to improve on that showing as we gave goals away really cheaply. "We need a win and this would be as good a game as any to win but we have to show a higher level of performance."

Formation:442Manager:

Ross County

Formation: 4411Manager: Allan Moore

Stirling

  • Michael McGovern
  • Jason Marr
  • Marc Fitzpatrick
  • Stuart Kettlewell
  • Scott Boyd
  • Jonathan Flynn
  • Steven Milne
  • Michael Gardyne
  • Garry Wood
  • Richard Brittain
  • Mark Corcoran
  • SUBS
  • Joseph Malin
  • Gary Miller
  • Paul Di Giacomo
  • Andrew Barrowman
  • Iain Vigurs

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Match Report

Woodwork frustrates Stirling Gordon Smith hit the post for Stirling as they were held to a goalless draw by Ross County. Scott Boyd should have opened the scoring for the home side as early as the eighth minute but he could not convert from close range while Smith almost broke the deadlock after 27 minutes but his 20-yard strike came back off the woodwork. After the interval, both sides tried to find that all-important goal with Michael Gardyne going close for County but his 20-yard strike was comfortably saved by Michael Gardyne. Steven Milne could have won it late on for County but his shot was parried around the post by Scott Christie while Smith had an effort blocked in the last minute as both sides had to settle for a point.

Form Guide

    DDLLLD
  • Ross County
  • VS
  • Stirling
  • LLLLLL

Last Meetings

  • Ross County
  • 3 - 1
  • Stirling
  • 18/09/2010

Top Scorers

Ross County

  • S Craig 2
  • A Barrowman 2
  • S Boyd 2
  • G Wood 2
  • G Miller 1
  • P Di Giacomo 1
  • M Gardyne 1
  • I Vigurs 1
  • J Marr 1

Stirling

  • G Smith 7
  • A Gibson 1
  • P McHale 1
  • R Borris 1
  • S Robertson 1
  • R Forsyth 1
  • D Witteveen 1
  • C Aitken 1

Goals

Ross County

    • Total goals 38
    • Goals per game 14
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Stirling

    • Total goals 41
    • Goals per game 17
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 9 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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