Stirling University were outclassed by League Two outfit Albion Rovers on Sunday in their Scottish Cup Second Round tie.
Rovers, led by player-manager Darren Young, have been on a great vein of form of late, and got off to a great start after just 5 minutes. A blocked shot left Albion winger Marc McKenzie with a wide open net, and he duly finished to give the visitors the lead.
Albion’s lead didn’t last long, though, when Chris Geddes pounced on a defensive error to launch an audacious shot at goal from 35 yards out, that looped over Rovers keeper Neil Parry and into the net.
Stirling were looking like they may cause an upset, but Darren Young’s fantastic volley from the edge of the area restored the lead for the League Two side on 24 minutes.
Albion looked the better side for the remainder of the first half, but a combination of good defending and poor finishing saw the scores stay level as the teams went in for the half time break.
Stirling manager Shelley Kerr made a double substitution to try and spark Stirling into life after the break, but an Albion goal from skipper Cieran Donnelly made it 3-1, and put the game out of sight for the hosts.
Substitute Scott Chaplin made it 4-1 with less than ten minutes to go with a good header, and rounded the win off for Albion Rovers, who looked a class apart throughout.