Sport | Stirling Albion 3 v Queens Park 0 | Report

On a cold Saturday afternoon, Stirling Albion were up against Queen’s Park in a match that would determine Albion’s position at the top end of the table. After a 2-0 victory over the Hampden side in August, Stirling Albion were confident that they could take the win at Forthbank Stadium.

The sides kicked off in the mid-afternoon and from the off it was clear that this was going to be a hard game to win. In, the first forty minutes neither side could take the lead. Early chances from both sides created frustration and many free kicks and opportunities. The deadlock was finally broken when Fulton guided a terrific shot deep into the bottom corner and out of the keepers reach. This goal set the tone for the home team and Stirling went into the second half one nil up. The story was not as cheerful for the away side, as Queen’s park were immediately reduced to ten men as an elbow to the face of striker Sandy Cunningham saw defender James Brough receive a red card.

The second half resumed in Stirling’s favour, with the home side dominating possession and territory. More missed chances from both sides made sure of a tense finish to the match. With fourteen minutes remaining, Sandy Cunningham took his chance and fired in a shot off the crossbar and increased Stirling’s lead to two. The last ten minutes of the match still remained close until substitute Coyne Coolly sealed the victory with a goal in the dying stages.

This victory saw Stirling Albion notch up a third straight win against Queen’s Park, and decreased the gap behind table toppers East Stirlingshire by a single point.

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