Rory McAllister hit a hat-trick as Peterhead defeated 10-man Stirling to go top.

The first, a delicately lobbed finish arrived after four minutes, then Andrew Rodgers found McAllister and he thumped the ball home.

Stirling reduced the deficit 10 minutes into the second half when Ross Forsyth fired in.

McAllister's penalty secured the points after Rodgers had been hacked down by Luca Gasparotto, who was sent off.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Peterhead

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Sharp (McCann - 56' )
  • 03 Noble
  • 05 Ross
  • 11 Strachan
  • 04 Donaldson
  • 08 Redman
  • 06 Cowie
  • 07 Rodgers (McLaren - 73' )
  • 09 McAllister
  • 10 Brown (Gilfillan - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 12 McCann
  • 14 Gilfillan
  • 15 McLaren
  • 16 McGlinchey
  • 17 Buchan
  • 21 Jarvie

Stirling Albion

  • 01 Crawford
  • 02 McClune
  • 03 McAnespie
  • 08 Fulton (Ferry - 45' )
  • 05 Bishop
  • 06 Gasparotto Dismissed
  • 07 Johnston
  • 04 Forsyth
  • 10 Cunningham (Day - 75' )
  • 09 White
  • 11 Weatherston

Substitutes

  • 12 Ferry
  • 14 McGeachie
  • 15 Day
  • 16 Munn
  • 17 Reidford
  • 18 Clark
Ref: Bobby Madden
Att: 521

Match Stats

Shots

15 7

On target

8 3

Corners

7 4

Fouls

19 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Peterhead 3, Stirling Albion 1.

90:00 +0:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Peterhead 3, Stirling Albion 1.

88:31

Attempt missed. Bryan Gilfillan (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

86:17

Foul by Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion).

86:17

Jamie Redman (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:34

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

85:34

Foul by Steven Noble (Peterhead).

84:41

Foul by Dean Cowie (Peterhead).

84:41

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

83:12

Foul by Reece Donaldson (Peterhead).

83:12

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

82:48

Attempt missed. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

80:25

Steven Noble (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:25

Foul by Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion).

79:58

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Bryan Gilfillan.

79:28

Foul by Jamie Redman (Peterhead).

79:28

Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:09

Reece Donaldson (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78:09

Foul by Jordan White (Stirling Albion).

75:50

Foul by Ryan McCann (Peterhead).

75:50

Stephen Day (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stirling Albion. Stephen Day replaces Sandy Cunningham.

73:35

Foul by Rory McAllister (Peterhead).

73:35

Jamie Bishop (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:15

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Reece Donaldson.

72:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterhead. Fraser McLaren replaces Andy Rodgers.

71:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterhead 3, Stirling Albion 1. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

70:50 Dismissal

Dismissal Luca Gasparotto (Stirling Albion) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

70:00

Penalty conceded by Luca Gasparotto (Stirling Albion) after a foul in the penalty area.

70:00

Penalty Peterhead. Andy Rodgers draws a foul in the penalty area.

69:13

Attempt missed. Dean Cowie (Peterhead) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

68:58

Andy Rodgers (Peterhead) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

66:50

Attempt saved. Jamie Redman (Peterhead) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

66:04

Attempt missed. Bryan Gilfillan (Peterhead) header from very close range is too high following a set piece situation.

65:30

Foul by Kieran McAnespie (Stirling Albion).

65:30

Rory McAllister (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the right wing.

64:24

Attempt saved. Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

64:06

Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:06

Foul by Dean Cowie (Peterhead).

60:16

Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:16

Foul by Reece Donaldson (Peterhead).

59:11

Foul by David McClune (Stirling Albion).

59:11

Dean Cowie (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:13

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Kieran McAnespie.

57:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterhead. Bryan Gilfillan replaces Jordon Brown.

56:31

Foul by Jordan White (Stirling Albion).

56:31

Reece Donaldson (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the right wing.

56:08

Kieran McAnespie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:08

Foul by Rory McAllister (Peterhead).

55:36

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

55:36

Foul by Jordon Brown (Peterhead).

55:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterhead. Ryan McCann replaces Graeme Sharp because of an injury.

54:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterhead 2, Stirling Albion 1. Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan White.

52:02

Attempt missed. Jamie Redman (Peterhead) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

51:41

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Luca Gasparotto.

51:06

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Philip Johnston.

49:15

Kieran McAnespie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49:15

Foul by Jamie Redman (Peterhead).

46:35

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by David Crawford.

46:17

Attempt saved. Andy Rodgers (Peterhead) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

45:46

Attempt saved. Dean Cowie (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

45:15

Attempt saved. Reece Donaldson (Peterhead) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Peterhead 2, Stirling Albion 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stirling Albion. Mark Ferry replaces Dale Fulton.

45:00 +0:23 Half time

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

44:17

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Kieran McAnespie.

40:25

Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:25

Foul by Dean Cowie (Peterhead).

36:40

Attempt blocked. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterhead 2, Stirling Albion 0. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andy Rodgers.

32:29

Attempt saved. Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

32:18

Attempt blocked. David McClune (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

28:34

Attempt missed. Kieran McAnespie (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

27:51

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

27:51

Foul by Reece Donaldson (Peterhead).

24:36

Foul by Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion).

24:36

Steven Noble (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:30

Foul by Kieran McAnespie (Stirling Albion).

22:30

Jordon Brown (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:04

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

22:04

Foul by Graeme Sharp (Peterhead).

21:17

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by David McClune.

18:48

Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:48

Foul by Jamie Redman (Peterhead).

15:19

Attempt missed. Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

14:26

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

14:26

Foul by Jamie Redman (Peterhead).

13:16

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Graeme Smith.

12:52

Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

12:52

Foul by Dean Cowie (Peterhead).

12:31

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Kieran McAnespie.

11:57

Attempt saved. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

7:07

Foul by Kieran McAnespie (Stirling Albion).

7:07

Rory McAllister (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:34

Attempt missed. Luca Gasparotto (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

6:05

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Scott Ross.

4:26

Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

4:26

Foul by Jamie Redman (Peterhead).

3:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterhead 1, Stirling Albion 0. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

0:56

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

0:56

Foul by Andy Rodgers (Peterhead).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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