Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
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Stirling Albion 0-0 Inverness CT

Ross Smith and Miles Storey
The sides will meet again on 19 January

Scottish Cup holders Inverness Caledonian Thistle were taken to a replay in the fourth round of this season's tournament by Stirling Albion.

Danny Williams forced a save from Stirling goalkeeper Chris Smith in an otherwise quiet first half.

The visitors were more forceful after the break but still could not break down their League Two opponents.

And Albion almost snatched a famous win over the Premiership side with Craig Beattie going close late on.

The two teams will meet again at the Caledonian Stadium on 19 January.

After Williams had been denied by Smith in the first half, Miles Storey, David Raven and Danny Devine all threatened for the Highlanders in the second period.

However, the gallant Stirling defence stood firm and repelled John Hughes' side.

At the other end, keeper Owain Fon Williams was called upon to keep out an effort by Willie Robertson.

And magnificent defending by Gary Warren kept substitute Beattie at bay.

Line-ups

Stirling

  • 1Smith
  • 2Mazel
  • 5SmithBooked at 67mins
  • 4Forsyth
  • 3McKinlaySubstituted forMcGeachieat 13'minutes
  • 8ComrieBooked at 30minsSubstituted forBeattieat 80'minutes
  • 6Robertson
  • 11Dickson
  • 7JohnstonSubstituted forLamontat 62'minutes
  • 10Smith
  • 9Doris

Substitutes

  • 12McGeachie
  • 14Lamont
  • 15Verlaque
  • 16Cunningham
  • 17Binnie
  • 18Kouider-Aissa
  • 19Beattie

Inverness CT

  • 25Fon Williams
  • 2Raven
  • 5Warren
  • 14Devine
  • 15WedderburnSubstituted forFisherat 45'minutes
  • 16TanseyBooked at 19mins
  • 19Williams
  • 8Draper
  • 20Polworth
  • 27VigursSubstituted forMbuyi-Mutomboat 80'minutes
  • 39Storey

Substitutes

  • 1Esson
  • 11Roberts
  • 18Fisher
  • 28Mbuyi-Mutombo
  • 34Brown
  • 37Sutherland
  • 43MacRae
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
1,224

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamInverness CT
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home2
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Stirling Albion 0, Inverness CT 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 0, Inverness CT 0.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Chris Smith.

Foul by Danny Williams (Inverness CT).

Craig Beattie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Greg Tansey (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Gary Warren.

Foul by Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo (Inverness CT).

Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Craig Beattie replaces Craig Comrie.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo replaces Iain Vigurs.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Ross Forsyth.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Liam Polworth.

Foul by Greg Tansey (Inverness CT).

Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ross Smith (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Williams (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Smith (Stirling Albion).

Foul by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).

Sean Dickson (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Darren L. Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Iain Vigurs (Inverness CT).

Attempt saved. Alex Fisher (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Mark Lamont replaces Philip Johnston.

Danny Williams (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion).

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Ross McGeachie.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Darren L. Smith.

Attempt missed. Danny Williams (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Ross McGeachie.

Attempt missed. Alex Fisher (Inverness CT) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Darren L. Smith (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Miles Storey (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion).

Second Half

Second Half begins Stirling Albion 0, Inverness CT 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Alex Fisher replaces Nathaniel Wedderburn.

Half Time

First Half ends, Stirling Albion 0, Inverness CT 0.

Attempt missed. Danny Williams (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Craig Comrie.

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