Stirling Albion 0-2 Airdrie Utd

Ryan Donnelly scored twice to keep Airdrie United's play-off hopes intact with a win over rock-bottom Stirling Albin.

Donnelly gave the visitors the lead on 20 minutes when his drilled finish found the bottom corner of the net from close range.

Kevin Kelbie then went close for the hosts before Donnelly headed in Sean Lynch's cross to double United's lead.

After the break, Stirling, who were without the injured Shaun Fagan and Andy Hunter, attempted to hit back through Alan Cook, but his fierce effort was comfortably saved by Grant Adam.

Mark Ferry then missed for the hosts while Darren Smith spurned a close-range volley.

Donnelly should have got his hat-trick 16 minutes from time, but his shot was meek and Reidford was more than equal to it.

Stirling: Reidford, Jacobs, Thom, Allison, Crawley (Davidson 67), Smith, Ferry, McSorley (McLeish 46), Cook, Weir, Kelbie (McCunnie 46). Subs Not Used: Filler, Nicholas.

Booked: Cook, Weir, Thom.

Airdrie Utd: Adam, McNeil, Lilley, Stallard, Lamie, Bain (Keast 85), Lynch, MacDonald, McLaren (Stevenson 69), Holmes, Donnelly (Boyle 79). Subs Not Used: Duncan, Watt.

Booked: Lamie.

Goals: Donnelly 20, Holmes 31.

Ref: Stephen Finnie.

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