Stirling Albion missed the chance to go top of Scottish League Two after defeat by Albion Rovers.

Rovers took the lead when Barry Russell's effort from outside the box beat David Crawford.

And Chris Dallas finished neatly from close range to double the hosts' advantage before the break.

The visitors netted with James Bishop's header but Graham Weir's second yellow card reduced Stirling to 10 men and ended their hopes of a comeback.

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (4)

Albion Rovers

  • 01 Parry
  • 02 Reid
  • 03 Dunlop Booked
  • 04 Russell Booked
  • 05 Donnelly Booked
  • 06 Dunlop
  • 07 Cusack
  • 08 Chaplain
  • 10 Dallas (Crawford - 74' )
  • 09 McGuigan
  • 11 Phillips

Substitutes

  • 12 Tiffney
  • 14 Mercer
  • 15 Flood
  • 16 Maguire
  • 17 McGinley
  • 18 Crawford
  • 19 Innes

Stirling Albion

  • 01 Crawford
  • 02 McClune (McGeachie - 45' Booked )
  • 03 Ashe
  • 04 Forsyth
  • 05 Bishop
  • 06 McAnespie Booked
  • 10 Weir Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 08 Fulton (Cunningham - 74' )
  • 09 White
  • 07 Coyne (Johnston - 45' )
  • 11 Weatherston Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 Cunningham
  • 14 Johnston
  • 15 Day
  • 16 McGeachie
  • 17 Reidford
  • 18 Clark
  • 19 Munn
Ref: Gavin Ross
Att: 396

Match Stats

Shots

5 8

On target

3 3

Corners

6 6

Fouls

8 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Albion Rovers 2, Stirling Albion 1.

90:00 +2:40 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Albion Rovers 2, Stirling Albion 1.

90:00 +2:13

David Crawford (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:13

Foul by Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion).

90:00 +1:22

Foul by Liam Cusack (Albion Rovers).

90:00 +1:22

Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:33 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Graham Weir (Stirling Albion).

89:29

Liam Cusack (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

89:29

Foul by Graham Weir (Stirling Albion).

88:16 Booking

Booking David Weatherston (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

85:15

Attempt missed. David Weatherston (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is too high.

84:52

Foul by Ciaran Donnelly (Albion Rovers).

84:52

Jordan White (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:22

Attempt missed. Gary Phillips (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

83:30 Booking

Booking Kieran McAnespie (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

83:25

Liam Cusack (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:25

Foul by Kieran McAnespie (Stirling Albion).

81:34

Ross Dunlop (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81:34

Foul by Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion).

81:00

Jordan White (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:59

Foul by Alan Reid (Albion Rovers).

76:00

Attempt missed. Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

75:28

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Barry Russell.

74:45 Booking

Booking Barry Russell (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

74:40

Foul by Barry Russell (Albion Rovers).

74:40

Graham Weir (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Albion Rovers. David Crawford replaces Chris Dallas.

73:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stirling Albion. Sandy Cunningham replaces Dale Fulton.

70:33 Booking

Booking Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

70:29

Alan Reid (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:29

Foul by Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion).

68:01

Attempt saved. Jordan White (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

66:26

Ross Dunlop (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:26

Foul by Jordan White (Stirling Albion).

60:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Albion Rovers 2, Stirling Albion 1. Jamie Bishop (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dale Fulton.

59:47 Booking

Booking Ross Dunlop (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

59:38

Foul by Ross Dunlop (Albion Rovers).

59:38

David Weatherston (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:32 Booking

Booking Ciaran Donnelly (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

58:14

Foul by Barry Russell (Albion Rovers).

58:14

Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:55

Michael Dunlop (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49:55

Foul by Jordan White (Stirling Albion).

46:30

Attempt missed. Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Albion Rovers 2, Stirling Albion 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stirling Albion. Ross McGeachie replaces David McClune.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stirling Albion. Philip Johnston replaces Bradley Coyne.

45:00 +0:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Albion Rovers 2, Stirling Albion 0.

43:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Albion Rovers 2, Stirling Albion 0. Chris Dallas (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Phillips.

42:30

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Jamie Bishop.

41:25

Attempt missed. Chris Dallas (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

40:07

Foul by Alan Reid (Albion Rovers).

40:07

Graham Weir (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:23

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Ashe.

35:18 Booking

Booking Graham Weir (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

34:03

Gary Phillips (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:03

Foul by Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion).

32:51

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Ashe.

30:43

Attempt missed. Bradley Coyne (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

26:36

Attempt saved. Kieran McAnespie (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

26:00

Graham Weir (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:58

Foul by Scott Chaplain (Albion Rovers).

24:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Albion Rovers 1, Stirling Albion 0. Barry Russell (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

23:37

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Jordan White.

22:59

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Jamie Bishop.

22:31

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by David Crawford.

22:03

Attempt saved. Mark McGuigan (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

19:05

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

18:00

Scott Chaplain (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:00

Foul by Graham Weir (Stirling Albion).

15:27

Attempt missed. Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

14:58

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

12:47

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Alan Reid.

12:16

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Barry Russell.

3:34

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

1:31

Scott Chaplain (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:31

Foul by Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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