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Short corner taken by Graeme Holmes.
Short corner taken by Graeme Holmes from the right by-line.
Short corner worked by Graeme Holmes.
Shot from deep inside the area by Ryan Borris clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Doyle by Kevin McKinlay. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Christoper Aitken, save by Colin Stewart.
Brian Graham gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Stirling 0-1 Morton.Allan Jenkins provided the assist for the goal.
Ryan Borris on for Michael Mullen.
Jonathan Brown goes off and John Kane comes on. Ross Forsyth challenges Stewart Kean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Young takes the free kick.
Stewart Kean is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Scott Christie.
Stephen Stirling joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Robertson.
Stewart Kean produces a left-footed shot from close in and bounces off the post.
Derek Lyle leaves the field to be replaced by Graeme Holmes.
Stewart Kean has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Gordon Smith. Marc Smyth takes the indirect free kick.
Brian Graham comes on in place of Peter Weatherson. Kevin McKinlay fouled by Michael Doyle, the ref awards a free kick. Colin Stewart takes the direct free kick.
Darren Young challenges Christoper Aitken unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Christoper Aitken.
Corner from left by-line taken by David O'Brien.
Stewart Kean takes the inswinging corner, Scott Buist makes a clearance.
Allan Jenkins takes a shot. Save by Scott Christie.
Sean Fitzharris goes off and Stewart Kean comes on.
Corner taken right-footed by Christoper Aitken, Stuart McCaffrey makes a clearance.
Paul McHale takes a shot. Save by Colin Stewart.
Corner from the left by-line taken by David O'Brien, clearance made by Jonathan Brown.
Stuart McCaffrey decides to take a short corner.
Grant Evans fouled by Michael Mullen, the ref awards a free kick. David O'Brien delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Scott Buist.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sean Fitzharris.
Effort on goal by Darren Young from 25 yards. Save made by Scott Christie.
Derek Lyle produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Marc Smyth concedes a free kick for a foul on Gordon Smith. Free kick taken by Scott Christie.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Mullen by Kevin McKinlay. Christoper Aitken crosses the ball in from the free kick, Scott Buist gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart McCaffrey. Colin Stewart takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Mullen. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin McKinlay.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David O'Brien by Ross Forsyth. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sean Fitzharris, Ross Forsyth manages to make a clearance.
Effort from deep inside the area by Christoper Aitken misses to the left of the goal.
Corner from the left by-line taken by David O'Brien, clearance by Christoper Aitken.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Michael Mullen.
Michael Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on David O'Brien. Kevin McKinlay takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Gordon Smith by Allan Jenkins results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brian Allison.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Gordon Smith. Grant Evans restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gordon Smith by Darren Young. Ross Forsyth takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Christoper Aitken, Grant Evans makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Allan Jenkins on Michael Mullen. Free kick taken by Ross Forsyth.
Peter Weatherson fouled by Scott Buist, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Marc Smyth.
Corner taken by Peter Weatherson, Close range headed effort by Michael Mullen misses to the right of the goal.
Ross Forsyth takes a shot.
Corner taken by Christoper Aitken from the left by-line, save by Colin Stewart.
Short corner worked by David O'Brien.
Shot by Jonathan Brown from outside the box goes over the net.
Grant Evans receives a caution.
Shot from just outside the area by Scott Robertson goes over the bar.
Christoper Aitken takes a outswinging corner.
Allan Jenkins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christoper Aitken. Christoper Aitken restarts play with the free kick.
Allan Jenkins has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
Corner taken right-footed by Christoper Aitken from the right by-line, clearance made by Grant Evans.
Sean Fitzharris has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
Scott Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Fitzharris. Marc Smyth restarts play with the free kick.
Duo still missing for Stirling
Stirling Albion boss Jocky Scott is again without goalkeeper Callum Reidford and defender Martyn Corrigan for the home game against Morton.
Scott did receive some good news, though, with club captain Ross Forsyth reporting no ill-effects following his comeback game against Ross County at the weekend.
Scott, who has been unable to add to his squad, said: "Ross was tired and a bit stiff, which was to be expected, but he played his part in a good performance in a game we played well in and could have won.
"More of the same will be required against Morton, and if we can continue with the improvements I have seen already I`m sure we can climb off the bottom of the table."
Morton boss Allan Moore returns to his former club without the services of midfielders Carlo Monti and Michael Tidser.
The duo were both shown red cards against Falkirk at the weekend.
The Greenock side have yet to win on their travels this season, and Moore reckons his former home would be an ideal place to start.
He said: "I am looking forward to seeing some old faces but I will be sending Morton out to ensure they pick up three points."
Moore added: "We faced each other on the opening day of the season at our place and Stirling sat in for most of the game. I am not expecting a repeat of that as there have been a lot of changes since then."
Goal-den Graham sinks Stirling
Morton left it late to break the hearts of basement boys Stirling with Brian Graham scoring the only goal at Forthbank.
Stirling played with fortitude but struggled to create against a well-drilled Morton team, who pounced late on for the points through Graham.
Scott Robertson and Ross Forsyth had strikes on goal for the hosts but it was Allan Jenkins who came closest in the opening period for Morton, bringing a fine stop out of Scott Christie with a driven strike.
Stirling made changes in search of a decisive goal but it was Morton who snatched the winner with six minutes left.
Jenkins found room in the right channel and his pass fed Graham, who made no mistake with a classy finish into the top corner from 18 yards.
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