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  • Date:01 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Forthbank Stadium
  • Attendance:555
Goal!

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92:51 +2.51

The referee blows for offside. Gary Thom restarts play with the free kick.

90:46 +0.46

Graham Weir takes a shot. Save made by Sam Filler.

88:02

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Nicholas. Craig Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

87:07

The offside flag is raised against Darren Smith. Direct free kick taken by Craig Nelson.

84:53

Michael Dunlop gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Smith. Alan Cook crosses the ball in from the free kick.

82:41

Brian Allison leaves the field to be replaced by Alan Cook.

80:25

(Brechin) makes a substitution, with Charlie King coming on for Gary Fusco.

78:44

Corner taken by Neil Janczyk from the left by-line to the near post, Michael Dunlop takes a shot. Save by Sam Filler.

78:10

Corner taken left-footed by Neil Janczyk, clearance made by Sean Dillon.

73:38

Foul by Devon Jacobs on Neil Janczyk, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Neil Janczyk.

73:13

Header by Paul McManus from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

72:13

The referee blows for offside against Darren Smith. Scott Buist takes the direct free kick.

69:54

Steven Nicholas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sean Fagan. Sean Dillon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joshua Flood.

69:35

Darren Smith produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

68:27

Darren Smith takes a shot. Save by Craig Nelson.

67:34

Neil Janczyk is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Sam Filler.

64:35

Paul McManus joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Crawford.

60:26

Darren Smith is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Craig Nelson.

59:49

Joshua Flood takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Gary Fusco.

59:17

Marc McCulloch produces a cross, Michael Dunlop makes a clearance.

58:25

Unfair challenge on Joshua Flood by Scott Smith results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marc McCulloch.

56:35

Scott Smith takes a shot. Sam Filler makes a comfortable save.

55:22

David Crawford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Crawley. Sam Filler takes the free kick.

53:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Bonar on Neil Janczyk. Neil Janczyk restarts play with the free kick.

48:38

Scott Davieson takes a shot. Save by Craig Nelson.

43:46

Gary Thom gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Crawford. Neil Janczyk fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Sam Filler.

41:15

Unfair challenge on Joshua Flood by Gary Fusco results in a free kick. The referee shows Gary Fusco a yellow card. Brian Allison takes the direct free kick.

40:29

Corner from the left by-line taken by Neil Janczyk, clearance made by Gary Thom.

39:50

Brian Allison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graham Weir. Free kick crossed by Neil Janczyk, Sean Fagan manages to make a clearance.

37:31

David Crawford sends in a cross.

32:14

The offside flag is raised against Graham Weir. Indirect free kick taken by John Crawley.

30:25

Paul McLean concedes a free kick for a foul on Joshua Flood. Free kick taken by John Crawley.

28:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Lister on Gary Thom. James Lister is shown a red card for serious foul play. The referee cautions Gary Thom for unsporting behaviour. Sam Filler takes the direct free kick.

23:53

James Lister concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Fagan. Gary Thom takes the direct free kick.

20:53

James Lister takes a shot. Save by Sam Filler.

20:12

Marc McCulloch concedes a free kick for a foul on Graham Weir. Free kick taken by Neil Janczyk.

18:57

Darren Smith grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stirling 1-0 Brechin.The assist for the goal came from Joshua Flood.

16:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Bonar by Scott Smith. Scott Smith is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Strike comes in from Scott Davieson from the free kick, save made by Craig Nelson. Effort on goal by Lewis Bonar from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

15:45

Corner taken by Neil Janczyk from the left by-line, Sean Fagan manages to make a clearance.

15:02

Scott Davieson takes a shot.

13:35

Short corner worked by Joshua Flood, Effort on goal by Scott Davieson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

12:13

Graham Weir is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Brian Allison.

7:17

Inswinging corner taken by John Crawley from the right by-line, clearance made by David Crawford.

3:43

Corner taken left-footed by Neil Janczyk to the near post, Brian Allison makes a clearance.

2:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Fagan by Graham Weir. Sean Fagan takes the free kick.

0:44

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joshua Flood played to the near post, clearance made by James Lister.

Match Preview

Late Langfield bid fails Stirling have failed in a bid to bring in Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield ahead of the clash with Brechin City. Jocky Scott swooped for the Dons stopper as cover for the injured Callum Reidford, only for Langfield to opt to remain at Pittodrie to fight for his place. Scott will be without Daly McSorley, who injured himself at work last week, but Shaun Dillon will return after a hamstring problem. Albion have not won since the second league game of the season but their manager expects that run to end soon. Scott said: "It has been a while since we picked up three points but we played well at times against Airdrie. "If we reach that level of performance again - and keep it up for 90 minutes - we will do okay in this one." Brechin are without three players. Gerry McLauchlan has a knee complaint, industrious midfielder Craig Molly is suffering from a groin problem and speedy winger Derek Carcary is hampered by a knee injury. Despite a sluggish start to the season, manager Jim Weir is seeing signs things are falling into place for his side. He said: "We lost 3-2 to Arbroath last weekend and, while no defeat is ever palatable, that one was easier to take as we were much more like the side I want us to be, especially going forward. "What we have to improve on now is our defensive duties and if everyone does that, we will win more games than we lose."

Formation:433Manager: Jocky Scott

Stirling

Formation: 442Manager: Jim Weir

Brechin

  • Sam Filler
  • Devon Jacobs
  • Brian Allison
  • Gary Thom
  • John Crawley
  • Lewis Bonar
  • Sean Fagan
  • Marc McCulloch
  • Darren Smith
  • Scott Davieson
  • Joshua Flood
  • SUBS
  • William Kerr
  • Sean Dillon
  • Gavin McPherson
  • Alan Cook
  • Steven Nicholas

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Match Report

Smith secures points for Stirling Darren Smith's third goal of the season was enough to give Stirling their first win for five games, thanks to a 1-0 victory over Brechin. Stirling's top goalscorer Scott Davieson hit the crossbar on 15 minutes with a long-range effort before Smith broke the deadlock four minutes later, the 23-year-old striker converting Joshua Flood's cross from close range. The away side were then reduced to 10 men midway through the first half as striker James Lister received a red card for a reckless challenge on Stirling defender Gary Thom. Brechin striker Graham Weir had the opportunity to score a dramatic late equaliser deep into stoppage time for the away side but he saw his header comfortably saved by Sam Filler in the Stirling goal.

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