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Stirling 1-0 Rangers: Report

06 Oct 2012 18:31:25

Stirling 1-0 Rangers: Report

Stirling 1-0 Rangers: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.


Gers stunned by Albion

Rangers suffered a shock first defeat in the Irn-Bru Third Division after crashing to a 1-0 defeat against bottom side Stirling Albion.

The hosts had lost their last five league outings but picked up their second win of the campaign after Brian Allison grabbed the only goal of the game.

Having struggled on the road so far this season, this was the match which appeared destined to provide Rangers with their elusive first away win in the league.

Ally McCoist's men faced a side rooted to the bottom of the table, whose manager Greig McDonald was absent from the dugout to attend his own wedding, and knowing victory would propel them to the Third Division summit.

They were also boosted by the return from injury of key players Dean Shiels and Ian Black, who both started at Forthbank.

Instead, it was Stirling who surged into the lead after just eight minutes.

Mark Ferry delivered a corner to the back post which dropped for Allison, who took advantage of dreadful defending from Rangers to bundle over the line.

The visitors struggled to mount a response and with time fast running out for, Shiels delivered an inviting ball across goal for substitute Kevin Kyle but the big striker failed to connect in front of the gaping goal.

Shiels then stabbed wide in the final minute as Albion held on for the win.


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