Scottish League Two
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Stirling Albion 1-0 Cowdenbeath

Stirling Albion moved into the Scottish League Two promotion play-off places with a narrow victory at home to bottom side Cowdenbeath.

Neil McLaughlin struck the game's only goal from inside the box 10 minutes before half-time.

Albion move above Elgin City on goal difference and trail third-placed Stenhousemuir by two points.

Cowdenbeath remain nine points adrift of Edinburgh City with 17 games to play.

Line-ups

Stirling

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Binnie
  • 2McGeachie
  • 5Smith
  • 4McNeil
  • 3Hamilton
  • 8Jardine
  • 14Robertson
  • 6MoonSubstituted forBlackat 80'minutes
  • 7McLaughlinSubstituted forStangerat 90+1'minutes
  • 9MacDonaldSubstituted forKavanaghat 71'minutes
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 11Stanger
  • 12Banner
  • 15Caddis
  • 16Black
  • 17Fallens
  • 18Kavanagh
  • 19McMullan

Cowdenbeath

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McGurn
  • 2McInally
  • 4Pyper
  • 5Rumsby
  • 3Swann
  • 7Mullen
  • 8Malcolm
  • 6Miller
  • 11Buchanan
  • 9CoxBooked at 74mins
  • 10SmithSubstituted forReillyat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Hornby
  • 14Syme
  • 15Whittaker
  • 16Malone
  • 17Penman
  • 18Reilly
  • 19Luke
Referee:
Gavin Ross
Attendance:
395

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stirling Albion 1, Cowdenbeath 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 1, Cowdenbeath 0.

  3. Post update

    Daniel Jardine (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Blair Malcolm (Cowdenbeath).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Stirling Albion. George Stanger replaces Neil McLaughlin.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by David Cox (Cowdenbeath).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Matthew McInally.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Cox (Cowdenbeath) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Darren L. Smith (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Matthew McInally.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ben Reilly (Cowdenbeath).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Stirling Albion. Andrew Black replaces Kevin Moon.

  15. Post update

    Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ben Reilly (Cowdenbeath).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Lee Hamilton.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ross Smith (Stirling Albion).

  20. Post update

    Ben Reilly (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Montrose23145434241047
2Peterhead21151556263046
3Stenhousemuir2110563527835
4Stirling21103839281133
5Elgin2110383536-133
6Annan Athletic228772720731
7Berwick2173111937-1824
8Clyde204882433-920
9Edinburgh City2153131834-1618
10Cowdenbeath2116141133-229
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