Stirling Albion secure fourth win of the season thanks to Dylan Bikey goal

Bikey’s first goal of the season propelled Stirling Albion to third in the cinch League 2 table.

Forthbank Stadium. Crowd 508

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Goal – Bikey 81’

Club captain Ross McGeachie started in the defence for Stirling after missing the last match and Dylan Mackin returned to lead the forward line.

It was a promising start to the match for the Binos as they found themselves on the attack within the first minute of the game. Jack Leitch had a shot on goal which was ultimately saved by Forfar keeper, Marc McCallum.

It was also a promising start for the opposition, as Forfar hit the post in the second minute.

There was an early substitution for Stirling Albion after winger Daniel Scally came off injured in the 13th minute. He was replaced by 22 year old Kieran Moore.

The first half of the match was a cagey one, with good chances for both squads. Jordan McGregor made a crucial block after a Forfar shot from just outside the six yard box. 

Dylan Mackin also had a brilliant free kick effort saved by Forfar in the eleventh minute of the game. 

The rest of the first half was scrappy, with both teams committing frequent fouls. Jordan McGregor was shown a yellow card in the 42nd minute, the first of four Binos to be booked on Saturday.

The second half started off similarly, with multiple fouls. Determined to keep a clean sheet, Blair Currie made a fantastic one v one save in the 59th minute. 

Adam Cummins and Martin McNiff were both shown yellow cards within about seven minutes of each other.

Forfar looked certain to score after Matthew Aitken had three chances in a row but was unable to convert, keeping the scoreline 0-0 after 75 minutes.

The breakthrough came about five minutes later after Dylan Bikey’s right footed effort found the back of the net giving his club a 1-0 lead.

Kieran Moore was booked during stoppage time and Forfar Athletic came extremely close to scoring in the last minute of the game but Ross Meechan’s shot went wide left.

It was a determined effort from the Stirling club as they secured the three points. Stirling Albion will travel to Edinburgh on Friday as they take on Edinburgh City.  

The Binos will be back at Forthbank on September 25th versus Cowdenbeath. 

By Damon Savenelli