February 16, 2013
Plucky Stirling make their point
Basement club Stirling had defender Brian Allison sent off as they held play-off hopefuls Peterhead to a 0-0 draw.
Neither side ever looked like scoring in what was a very quiet first half at Balmoor. Shots were at a premium, with neither goalkeeper having to make a meaningful save before the break.
Stirling midfielder Phillip Johnston had a magnificent opportunity to give the visitors the lead in the 65th minute but fired his 18-yard strike straight at Blue Toon stopper Graeme Smith.
The game's biggest talking point came in the 83rd minute when the Binos were reduced to 10 men, Allison seeing red when he was adjudged to have fouled midfielder Jamie Redman.
But Peterhead were unable to make their numerical advantage count and the game ended all square.
|2 Ryan McCann||1 David Crawford|
|1 Graeme Smith||4 David McClune|
|5 Ross Smith||5 Jamie Bishop|
|4 Scott Ross||6 Brian Allison|
|11 Scott McLaughlin||3 Ross Forsyth|
|3 Steven Noble||8 Mark Ferry|
|7 David Cox||2 Jamie McCunnie|
|6 Dean Cowie||11 Kieran McAnespie|
|8 James Redman||10 Graham Weir|
|9 Rory McAllister||7 Phillip Johnston|
|10 Andy Rodgers||9 Jordan White|
|21 Paul Jarvie||Sam Filler 17|
|14 Bryan James Gilfillan||Gary Thom 16|
|15 Ryan Strachan||Joshua Flood 15|
|16 Connor Mcglinchey||Scott Davieson 12|
|12 Martin Bavidge||Stephen Day 14|
|Martin Bavidge for Andy Rodgers (63)||Joshua Flood for Phillip Johnston (78)|
|Bryan James Gilfillan for Scott Ross (64)|
|Ryan Strachan for David Cox (76)|
|David McClune (24)|
|Kieran McAnespie (84)|
|Brian Allison (83)|
|· Squads: Peterhead | Stirling Albion|