Dale Carrick’s brace helped Stirling to victory on Tuesday night.

Stirling Albion 2-1 Cowdenbeath

Carrick 11’, 84’
L Buchanan 90’ +3

A strike partnership of Dale Carrick and Akeel Francis started up top for the Binos. Carrick looked ready from the start as he nearly scored in the second minute. Eight minutes later Ross McGeachie won a free kick which led to Carrick scoring in the 11th minute.

Stirling Albion had to make a first half substitution when Mason Hancock was replaced by Nathan Flannagan in the 27th minute due to an injury. Hancock was not the only Stirling player to fall to injury on the day as Kyle Banner also needed to be replaced just after the first half. We wish both players a full and speedy recovery.

Both teams had a handful of chances in the second half as the game looked like it could go in either club’s favour until the 84th minute. Carrick extended the Stirling Albion lead with a right footed shot after an assist from Francis.

Just nine minutes later Cowdenbeath pulled one back through Liam Buchanan. Unfortunately for the Fife-based club, there was not enough time to equalise. The Blue Brazil continue to struggle as they sit bottom of the table with 18 losses.

As for Stirling Albion, the club secured their first win in two months. Here’s hoping this is a sign of things to come as we hope to make a push up the table.

Stirling Albion: Currie, Dunsmore, Hancock (Flanagan 27), Banner (Mackin 50), McGeachie, McNiff, Moore, Roberts, Carrick (Paterson 88), Leitch, Francis. Subs (not used): Law (GK), McLean, Love.

Cowdenbeath: Gill, Thomson, Mullen (Swann 78), Todd, C Barr, Denham, Ferguson, Morrison, B Barr (L Buchanan 73), R Buchanan (Carty 73), Ompreon (Coulson 46). Subs (not used): McDowall (GK), Dunn, Miller, Moore, Barrowman.

Referee: Duncan Williams

Crowd: 378

by Damon Savenelli