Saturday, 16 April 2022
Goals: MacEwan 52’, Cooper 78’
The Binos played a back three with five midfielders and two forwards up top. It appeared Kieran Moore was playing up top with Akeel Francis.
Nathan Flanagan started in the midfield with Kyle Banner.
The game started off in a turbulent manner and it took both teams quite a lot of time to settle into the game. Neither team could hold possession for long and most of the time the ball was going out of play.
The first shot came through Kieran Moore who blasted a shot wide left of the Elgin goal 10 minutes in.
Stirling Albion had some free kicks in very dangerous areas but were unable to take advantage of these positions as Moore was the only one who looked likely to score for the Binos.
At halftime, Dylan Mackin replaced Akeel Francis up top.
Just two minutes into the second half, Elgin City scored to put them up 1-0. Once more, Kieran Moore managed to make a few bustling runs forward and get some shots on goal but was unable to convert.
Nathan Flanagan also played well, completing dribbles and putting crosses in the box.
Ray Grant and Kurtis Roberts were subbed on for the Binos but it was not enough as the killer blow came in the 79th minute through Elgin defender, Matthew Cooper.
This put the visitors up 2-0 with about 10 minutes to go.
The Binos were unable to create any more chances and the match ended 2 – 0 to Elgin City.
The Binos only have two games to go as they travel away to Albion Rovers on Saturday and finish off their season on April 30th at home to Edinburgh City.
Stirling Albion: Currie, McGeachie, Hancock, Cummins, McNiff, Banner, Dunsmore, Laird (R Grant 72), Francis (Mackin 46), Flanagan (Roberts 72), Moore. Subs (not used): Law (GK), Paterson, J Grant, McGregor, McLean.
Elgin City: Hoban, Cooper, Towler, O’Connor, Draper, Mailer (MacEwan 46), Dingwall, Cameron, Omar, Hester (Peters 87), Sopel (Machado 90). Subs (not used): McHale (GK), O’Keefe, Mackay.
Goals: MacEwan 52, Cooper 78
Referee: Matthew MacDermid
By Damon Savenelli