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Stirling   3 - 1   Albion

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Stirling Albion cashed in on some shoddy goalkeeping to book their place in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.

Albion Rovers made most of the running in the first half but found themselves behind when Michael Mullen turned and shot home after nine minutes.

Pat Walker levelled soon after but Derek Gaston dropped a simple cross for Mullen to cash in with his second goal.

Gaston fumbled again on the stroke of half time to gift Paul Murphy a simple finish, which wrapped up the replay.

The victors, who were held to a 0-0 draw at Cliftonhill on Monday, will be away to First Division Ross County in the next stage of the tournament.

Third Division Rovers can consider themselves unfortunate after seeing a host of opportunities go begging in the first half.

The visitors started brightly, but fell behind when Mullen latched onto a pass from Stewart Devine before drilling home a low shot from 12 yards.

Despite the early setback, Rovers continued to impress and levelled in the 18th minute.

Michael McGowan got to the by-line and cut the ball back for Walker to slot a left-footed shot across Scott Christie and into the far corner.

The lively Mark McCusker saw two chances go begging as the Third Division side looked to build on their equaliser.

But Stirling regained the lead in the 33rd minute, Mullen grabbing his second goal of the game following a neat short corner routine and Gaston's mistake.

McCusker threatened again soon after, only for Christie to tip his 25-yard strike around the post.

Stirling grabbed a third two minutes before the break, Murphy firing home from close range after another Andy Gibson corner caused problems for Gaston.

Paul Martin's men battled hard after the interval, with McCusker a constant threat, but they were unable to find a route back into the game.

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Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Scottish Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Stirling 3-1 Albion FT
(HT 3-1)
  • Mullen 9
  • Mullen 33
  • Murphy 43
  • Walker 18

Stirling

  • 01 Christie
  • 02 Feaks (Young 32)
  • 04 Graham
  • 06 Murphy
  • 03 Devine yellow card
  • 07 Gibson
  • 08 Robertson
  • 11 O'Brian (Taggart 44)
  • 05 Roycroft
  • 09 McKenna (Corr 84)
  • 10 Mullen

Substitutes

  • 17 Hogarth,
  • 12 O'Neil,
  • 13 Corr,
  • 15 Young,
  • 16 Taggart

Albion

  • 01 Derek Gaston
  • 03 McGowan
  • 05 Benton yellow card
  • 06 O'Byrne
  • 02 Canning (Ferry 77)
  • 04 Donnelly
  • 07 McKeown
  • 08 Tyrrell
  • 11 Boyle
  • 09 McCusker yellow card (David McFarlane 82)
  • 10 Walker

Substitutes

  • 17 Ewings,
  • 14 O'Boyle,
  • 12 Ferry,
  • 15 Dignam,
  • 16 David McFarlane
Ref: George SalmondAtt: 355
STIRLING
ALBION

Possession

  • Stirling 55%
  • Albion 45%

Attempts on target

  • Stirling 4
  • Albion 11

Attempts off target

  • Stirling 3
  • Albion 10

Corners

  • Stirling 9
  • Albion 4

Fouls

  • Stirling 12
  • Albion 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:23 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 90:00+1:44 Patrick Walker is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Christie.
  • 90:00+0:13 Daniel Ferry takes a shot. Save made by Scott Christie. Ciaran Donnelly produces a cross, clearance by Sean Roycroft.
  • 89:32 Michael Mullen has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 89:18 Michael McGowan sends in a cross, Scott Christie makes a comfortable save.
  • 88:22 A cross is delivered by Ciaran Donnelly.
  • 87:21 Craig Young gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David McFarlane. Direct free kick taken by Alan Benton.
  • 87:01 David McFarlane takes a shot. Save by Scott Christie.
  • 84:31 Michael Mullen takes a shot. Save made by Derek Gaston.
  • 83:41 Substitution Liam Corr is brought on as a substitute for David McKenna.
  • Correction - 81:23 Alan Benton takes the direct free kick. Christopher Boyle takes a shot. Save by Scott Christie.
  • Correction - 81:23 Substitution David McFarlane joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marc McCusker.
  • Correction - 81:23 Alan Benton fouled by David McKenna, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 81:23 Direct free kick taken by Alan Benton. Christopher Boyle takes a shot. Scott Christie makes a save.
  • 81:23 Substitution Terence Dignam is brought on as a substitute for Marc McCusker.
  • 81:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Benton by David McKenna.
  • 79:47 Unfair challenge on Alan Benton by Paul Murphy results in a free kick. Alan Benton takes the direct free kick.
  • 78:15 Christopher Boyle crosses the ball, Sean Roycroft makes a clearance. Corner taken by Paul Tyrrell, save by Scott Christie.
  • 75:24 Substitution Daniel Ferry replaces Mark Canning.
  • 75:24 Short corner taken by Andy Gibson.
  • 74:26 Ciaran Donnelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Taggart. Scott Robertson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 71:10 Free kick crossed left-footed by Scott Robertson.
  • 71:10 Booking Alan Benton goes into the book.
  • 71:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Benton on Andy Gibson.
  • 70:23 Ciaran Donnelly has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
  • 69:32 The offside flag is raised against David McKenna. Derek Gaston takes the free kick.
  • 68:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Gibson by Mark Canning. Scott Christie takes the free kick.
  • 67:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael O'Byrne by David McKenna. Michael O'Byrne takes the direct free kick.
  • 66:29 David McKenna is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Derek Gaston.
  • 66:06 Short corner taken by Andy Gibson from the right by-line.
  • 65:47 Inswinging corner taken by Andy Gibson.
  • 65:06 Mark Canning gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Murphy. Free kick crossed by Stewart Devine, clearance by Paul Tyrrell.
  • 63:35 Marc McCusker takes a shot. Scott Christie makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Christopher Boyle from the right by-line, Michael O'Byrne produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 62:23 Patrick Walker concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Young. Scott Christie restarts play with the free kick.
  • 61:42 Marc McCusker has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
  • 59:58 A cross is delivered by Stewart Devine, Michael O'Byrne makes a clearance. Corner taken short by Andy Gibson.
  • 57:47 Craig Young concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc McCusker. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Christopher Boyle from right wing.
  • 53:10 Foul by Marc McCusker on Sean Roycroft, free kick awarded. Scott Christie takes the free kick.
  • 52:02 Corner taken by Ciaran Donnelly from the right by-line. Shot by Mark Canning cleared the bar.
  • 50:45 Stewart Devine takes the inswinging corner, save made by Derek Gaston.
  • 50:10 Centre by Andy Gibson, Derek Gaston makes a comfortable save.
  • 49:20 Christopher Boyle fouled by Andy Gibson, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Canning takes the direct free kick.
  • 46:32 Centre by Steven McKeown, Marc McCusker takes a shot. Save made by Scott Christie. The ball is swung over by Patrick Walker.
  • 45:51 The assistant referee flags for offside against David McKenna. Free kick taken by Derek Gaston.
  • 45:24 Marc McCusker is caught offside. Stewart Devine takes the indirect free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:11 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+0:14 The ball is crossed by Michael Mullen, comfortable save by Derek Gaston.
  • 43:05 Substitution David O'Brien goes off and Nathan Taggart comes on.
  • 43:05 David O'Brien challenges Marc McCusker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Centre by Ciaran Donnelly, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Paul Tyrrell misses to the left of the goal.
  • 42:17 GOAL - Paul MurphyStirling 3 - 1 Albion Paul Murphy scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stirling 3-1 Albion.
  • 41:49 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Gibson from the left by-line,
  • 40:17 Ciaran Donnelly takes a shot. Save made by Scott Christie.
  • 38:29 Marc McCusker takes a shot. Scott Christie makes a save. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ciaran Donnelly from the right by-line.
  • 37:34 Foul by Michael Mullen on Michael O'Byrne, free kick awarded. Alan Benton takes the direct free kick.
  • 36:41 The assistant referee signals for offside against David McKenna. Free kick taken by Derek Gaston.
  • 35:10 Unfair challenge on David McKenna by Michael O'Byrne results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Stewart Devine from right channel, Ciaran Donnelly manages to make a clearance.
  • 34:36 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Andrew Graham misses to the left of the target.
  • 32:37 GOAL - Michael MullenStirling 2 - 1 Albion Michael Mullen finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Stirling 2-1 Albion.
  • 32:28 Short corner taken by Andy Gibson from the left by-line.
  • 31:07 Scott Christie takes the direct free kick.
  • 31:07 Substitution Craig Young joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kenny Feaks.
  • 31:07 Booking Marc McCusker booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 31:02 Marc McCusker challenges Stewart Devine unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 29:43 Michael O'Byrne takes the direct free kick.
  • 29:43 Booking Stewart Devine booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 29:36 Marc McCusker fouled by Stewart Devine, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 28:58 Corner taken right-footed by Andy Gibson from the left by-line, save by Derek Gaston.
  • 27:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Murphy by Michael McGowan. Sean Roycroft takes the direct free kick.
  • 26:32 Centre by Kenny Feaks, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Scott Robertson misses to the left of the goal.
  • 26:00 Marc McCusker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stewart Devine. Scott Robertson takes the direct free kick.
  • 24:59 Marc McCusker takes a shot. Save by Scott Christie.
  • 23:45 Marc McCusker fouled by Sean Roycroft, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Canning crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Sean Roycroft. Effort on goal by Paul Tyrrell from long range goes over the crossbar.
  • 22:32 Close range effort by Marc McCusker goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 20:08 The referee blows for offside against Christopher Boyle. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Christie.
  • 17:23 Assist by Michael McGowan.
  • 17:23 GOAL - Patrick WalkerStirling 1 - 1 Albion Patrick Walker grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stirling 1-1 Albion.
  • 14:46 Christopher Boyle takes a shot. Save made by Scott Christie.
  • 13:27 Corner taken by Stewart Devine.
  • 9:00 Assist on the goal came from Stewart Devine.
  • 9:00 GOAL - Michael MullenStirling 1 - 0 Albion Michael Mullen scores a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Stirling 1-0 Albion.
  • 8:53 The ball is swung over by David McKenna, clearance made by Michael McGowan.
  • 6:37 Marc McCusker takes a shot. Save by Scott Christie.
  • 5:40 Shot from deep inside the area by Patrick Walker clears the bar.
  • 5:05 Sean Roycroft gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Walker. Mark Canning takes the direct free kick. Marc McCusker is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Christie restarts play with the free kick.
  • 4:30 The ball is delivered by Michael McGowan, Shot from just outside the box by Mark Canning misses to the left of the target.
  • 1:47 Michael O'Byrne fouled by David McKenna, the ref awards a free kick. Michael O'Byrne takes the free kick.
  • 0:36 Effort from outside the penalty area by Mark Canning goes wide left of the goal.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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