Carrick (22’)

Edinburgh City:

Robertson (38’ pen)

Murray (79’)

Stirling Albion came into this match needing a result and unfortunately could not get one.

Annan Athletic and Edinburgh City now sit just one point below Stirling Albion who are still in third in the League Two table.

Stirling Albion started off well in the first half. Edinburgh City managed four shots on goal in the first half but luckily, Stirling were able to repel the attacks.

A large spell of possession ended with the Binos scoring in the 22nd minute. A quality ball across the box from Kieran Moore set up Dale Carrick perfectly and he put the ball in the right hand corner of the net.

The Binos’ lead did not last long as Ross McGeachie gave away an unfortunate penalty 15 minutes later.  John Robertson coolly converted from the spot for Edinburgh and the match was tied at 1-1 going into the second half.

The second half started off cagily, with two close chances for Stirling Albion in the 49th and 50th minute. A left footed shot from Kieran Moore and a header from Carrick both went narrowly left of goal.

Moore had a couple more shots on goal in what was a good performance from the 22 year old. Robertson also had a few chances to score for the visitors but was unable to convert.

Things took a turn in the 75th minute when Ray Grant was shown his second yellow of the game and therefore sent off leaving Stirling with 10 men.

Four minutes later Edinburgh took the lead through an Innes Murray goal.  Dylan Mackin had two close chances in the final minutes of the game after being substituted on.

Unfortunately, the striker could not convert and the final whistle blew not long after as the match finished 2-1 to Edinburgh.

The Binos will face Cowdenbeath who currently are at the bottom of the table, on December 4th. But before that, Stirling take on Tranent Juniors in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.

By Damon Savenelli