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  • Date:18 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Stair Park
  • Attendance:385
  • Stirling (53)
Goal!

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92:14 +2.14

Corner taken by Kris Irvine, clearance made by Michael Moore.

88:26

Corner taken by Stephen Stirling, David Crawford makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Sean Winter from the right by-line, Michael Moore takes a shot. David Crawford makes a comfortable save.

87:27

Martin Grehan is caught offside. Brian McQueen takes the indirect free kick.

86:30

Effort on goal by Martin Grehan from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

85:28

Foul by Michael Moore on Lee Sharp, free kick awarded. Declan Gallagher takes the free kick.

81:23

Declan Gallagher fouled by Michael Moore, the ref awards a free kick. Declan Gallagher restarts play with the free kick.

80:04

Michael Moore takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar. Michael Moore handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Lee Sharp takes the free kick.

79:00

Effort on goal by Martin Grehan from 12 yards. Save by David Crawford.

75:39

(Stranraer) makes a substitution, with Sean Winter coming on for Christopher Aitken.

72:05

Corner taken by Kris Irvine from the right by-line, Grant Gallagher makes a clearance.

71:04

Craig Malcolm produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target. Craig Malcolm goes off and Michael Moore comes on. Stephen McDonald goes off and Ryan Kane comes on.

69:16

Kieran Brannan concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Taggart. John Kane takes the free kick.

66:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Noble on John Sweeney. Kris Irvine replaces Gavin Brown. David Crawford takes the free kick.

64:22

Unfair challenge on Craig Malcolm by Paul Hay results in a free kick. Booking for Paul Hay for unsporting behaviour. Strike comes in from Christopher Aitken from the free kick.

61:54

Paul Hay concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Gallagher. Free kick taken by John Kane.

59:59

John Sweeney comes on in place of Michael Oliver.

57:41

Lee Sharp fouled by Martin Grehan, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Hay takes the direct free kick.

55:26

Unfair challenge on Christopher Aitken by Paul Hay results in a free kick. Christopher Aitken is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Christopher Aitken, comfortable save by David Crawford.

53:37

Stephen Stirling takes a shot. Blocked by Declan Gallagher. Stephen Stirling grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stranraer 1-0 Clyde.Assist by Craig Malcolm.

52:30

Lee Sharp fouled by Scott Taggart, the ref awards a free kick. David Crawford takes the free kick.

48:55

Foul by Gavin Brown on Grant Gallagher, free kick awarded. Christopher Aitken restarts play with the free kick.

48:20

The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Malcolm. Indirect free kick taken by Declan Gallagher.

48:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Neill on John Kane. Direct free kick taken by John Kane.

44:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Taggart on Lee Sharp. David Crawford restarts play with the free kick.

43:29

The referee shows Michael Oliver a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by David Mitchell.

42:00

Stephen Stirling fouled by Michael Oliver, the ref awards a free kick. David McGregor takes the direct free kick.

38:59

Volleyed left-footed shot by Craig Malcolm.

37:33

Kieran Brannan concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Gallagher. Christopher Aitken takes the direct free kick.

35:43

David McGregor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen McDonald. Direct free kick taken by Paul Hay.

34:19

Corner taken by Christopher Aitken from the left by-line, Declan Gallagher manages to make a clearance.

33:26

Kieran Brannan has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

25:50

Short corner worked by Stephen Stirling.

21:21

Corner taken right-footed by Christopher Aitken to the near post, clearance made by Lee Sharp.

20:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Grehan by Declan Gallagher. Christopher Aitken restarts play with the free kick.

19:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Hay by Stephen Stirling. Direct free kick taken by Paul Hay.

17:11

Shot from just outside the area by Stephen McDonald goes over the bar.

15:20

Outswinging corner taken by Christopher Aitken, Brian McQueen makes a clearance. Effort on goal by Stephen Stirling from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

5:15

Corner taken by Christopher Aitken from the left by-line, Lee Sharp makes a clearance.

4:40

Effort on goal by Gavin Brown from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

2:24

Declan Gallagher challenges Martin Grehan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Stirling.

Match Preview

Blues aim to end Clyde hoodoo Stranraer manager Keith Knox has a full squad to pick from for the visit of Clyde. The second-placed Blues are aiming for their first win of the season over the Bully Wee as they also look to close the eight-point gap between themselves and leaders Alloa. Knox said: "Our two games so far this season have ended in draws so it would be fair to say that we have not put in a top-notch performance against them yet. "It would be good to change that and keep the pressure on Alloa with a win, however I watched Clyde in midweek against Berwick and was impressed with their play in the final third. "Our players have been well warned that we need to perform at a high level for the 90 minutes." Clyde have centre-back Iain Gray suspended for their trip to Stair Park following his midweek dismissal against Berwick. There was some good news for manager Jim Duffy, with Jason Marr and Declan Gallacher both completing a full training session on Thursday and they come into the Broadwood boss' thoughts for a starting place. Midfielder John Sweeney is a doubt and Daniel Fitzpatrick remains out with an ankle knock. Duffy said: "We have put a couple of decent performances in against Stranraer already this season and it would be good to do that again. "The players put in a hard shift on a really heavy pitch with only 10 men on Tuesday so we will need to ensure energy levels are high for this one."

Formation:352Manager: Keith Knox

Stranraer

Formation: 442Manager: Jim Duffy

Clyde

  • David Mitchell
  • John Kane
  • David McGregor
  • Frank McKeown
  • Scott Taggart
  • Grant Gallagher
  • Christopher Aitken
  • Stephen Stirling
  • Steven Noble
  • Craig Malcolm
  • Martin Grehan
  • SUBS
  • Ryan Marshall
  • Michael Moore
  • Sean Winter
  • Stuart McColm
  • Nathan Shepherd

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Match Report

Stirling work for Stranraer Stephen Stirling's second-half goal was the difference as Stranraer beat Clyde 1-0 at Stair Park. Chances were at a premium in the first half but Craig Malcolm came closest for the home side just before the interval, his effort coming back off the bar. The Blues took the lead 10 minutes after the restart when Stirling finished inside the area after his original effort was blocked. Christopher Aitken's free-kick almost produced a second goal minutes later but David Crawford produced a fine save to keep it out. The visiting keeper was called on shortly after, Martin Grehan was next to be denied by another good stop. Clyde struggled to create any clear-cut chances as Stranraer held firm to extend their unbeaten run to four matches and close the gap on league leaders Alloa.

Form Guide

    WDLWDD
  • Stranraer
  • VS
  • Clyde
  • LLLLWD

Last Meetings

  • Clyde
  • 1 - 1
  • Stranraer
  • 26/12/2011
  • Stranraer
  • 0 - 0
  • Clyde
  • 01/10/2011
  • Stranraer
  • 3 - 0
  • Clyde
  • 07/05/2011
  • Stranraer
  • 3 - 1
  • Clyde
  • 01/03/2011
  • Clyde
  • 4 - 2
  • Stranraer
  • 26/02/2011
  • Clyde
  • 2 - 2
  • Stranraer
  • 07/08/2010

Top Scorers

Stranraer

  • C Malcolm 10
  • S McColm 8
  • M Moore 8
  • S Winter 7
  • S Stirling 6
  • C Aitken 4
  • M Grehan 4
  • S Taggart 2
  • F McKeown 1
  • S Noble 1
  • N Shepherd 1

Clyde

  • J Neill 6
  • S McDonald 3
  • G Brown 2
  • J Sweeney 2
  • M Archdeacon 1
  • J Sloss 1
  • M Oliver 1
  • D Gallagher 1

Goals

Stranraer

    • Total goals 92
    • Goals per game 57
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Clyde

    • Total goals 61
    • Goals per game 26
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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