Scottish League Two
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Stirling Albion 3-1 Montrose

Defender Chris Smith set Stirling Albion on their way victory over Montrose in League Two.

The Binos took the lead in the second minute when Smith got on the end of Daniel Ashe's cross to nod past Stuart McKenzie from close range.

The visitors hit back when Bryan Deasley steered the ball into the bottom corner of David Crawford's net.

Jordan White bundled in from close range to restore the lead before substitute Alex Cunningham's third.

The substitute rifled the ball into the back of the net from the middle of the box.

Stirling's win means they leapfrog Montrose and move into third place in the table.

Line-ups

Stirling

  • 1Crawford
  • 2McGeachie
  • 3Ashe
  • 4McCluneBooked at 82mins
  • 5Bishop
  • 6Smith
  • 7JohnstonSubstituted forWeirat 86'minutes
  • 8Ferry
  • 10CoyneSubstituted forCunninghamat 74'minutes
  • 9WhiteBooked at 63minsSubstituted forPatonat 90+2'minutes
  • 11Forsyth

Substitutes

  • 12Weir
  • 13Fulton
  • 15Cunningham
  • 16Clark
  • 17Reidford
  • 18Paton
  • 19Munn

Montrose

  • 1McKenzie
  • 2McNally
  • 8WatsonBooked at 83mins
  • 6MassonSubstituted forMcCordat 67'minutes
  • 4Wilson
  • 5Crawford
  • 7GraySubstituted forWebsterat 72'minutes
  • 3McIntoshBooked at 90mins
  • 10Deasley
  • 9Wood
  • 11JohnstonSubstituted forBonarat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Webster
  • 13McCord
  • 15Bonar
  • 16Sturrock
  • 17Bell
  • 21Wood
Referee:
Gavin Ross
Attendance:
481

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamMontrose
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home18
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Stirling Albion 3, Montrose 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 3, Montrose 1.

Attempt missed. Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Paul Watson.

Attempt saved. Paul Watson (Montrose) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Chris Paton replaces Jordan White.

Ross McCord (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Graham Weir (Stirling Albion).

Attempt missed. Daniel Ashe (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Ricky McIntosh (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ricky McIntosh (Montrose).

Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Chris Smith.

Colin Wilson (Montrose) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Graham Weir replaces Philip Johnston.

Foul by Lewis Bonar (Montrose).

Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Steven McNally (Montrose) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion).

Booking

Paul Watson (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

David McClune (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Paul Watson (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David McClune (Stirling Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Lewis Bonar replaces Scott Johnston.

Attempt missed. Garry Wood (Montrose) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Stirling Albion 3, Montrose 1. Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Ashe.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Sandy Cunningham replaces Bradley Coyne.

Hand ball by Ross McCord (Montrose).

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Graham Webster replaces David Gray.

David Gray (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Ross McCord replaces Terry Masson because of an injury.

Paul Watson (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion).

Attempt saved. Bradley Coyne (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Jordan White (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Colin Wilson (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan White (Stirling Albion).

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Steven McNally.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1East Stirlingshire85121512316
2Elgin93421715213
3Stirling84131112-113
4Clyde9414911-213
5Peterhead83321412212
6Berwick93241410411
7Annan Athletic73221512311
8Montrose83231412211
9Albion8323119211
10Queen's Park8026823-152
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