Edinburgh City FC vs Stirling Albion

3 - 1
Full Time

A solid performance saw us record our second home win of the season

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time
August 18, 2018 3:00 pm Ladbrokes League 2 2018/19 90'

Recap

A fine performance was rewarded with a 3-1 win against Stirling Albion.

City returned to league duty and started the match on the front door, pressing Stirling high up the park and dominating possession. It was pretty much one way traffic for the entirety of the first half, with Graham Taylor, Blair Henderson and Danny Handling all having excellent opportunities to score. City were awarded a penalty close to half time, however Blair Henderson’s penalty was well saved by the Bino’s keeper.

The second half was barely minutes old when another penalty was awarded to City and this time it was Scott Shepherd who stepped up and he made no mistake. While this was just reward for all their good play, out of nowhere Stirling were soon level. A fairly speculative cross from the left evaded everyone and the ball was turned in at the far post. This led to Stirling’s best ten minutes of the match and they could have taken the lead but Calum Antell clawed away a good free kick despite the Albion players protests that the ball had crossed the line.

This seemed to spur City back to life and they were soon ahead again, a brilliant header from Conrad Balatoni billeting home from a Robbie McIntyre corner. The scoring was concluded after Graham Taylor’s run led to Danny Handling driving the ball across goal, giving the defender no option but to turn it into his own net.

City managed out the rest of the game comfortably and can reflect on a very professional performance and a big three points.

Man of the match: Robbie McIntyre

Edinburgh City FC

1Calum Antell Goalkeeper
2Craig Thomson Midfielder
3Robbie McIntyre Defender
22Liam Henderson Midfielder
5Conrad Balatoni Defender
4Andrew Black Midfielder
6Marc Laird 15 Midfielder
9Blair Henderson Forward
10Danny Handling 16 Midfielder
19Scott Shepherd Forward
11Graham Taylor 7 Midfielder
7Allan Smith 11 Forward
14Gareth Rodger Defender
15Brad Donaldson 6 Defender
16Keiran Stewart 10 Defender
17Calum Hall Defender
21Fraser Morton Goalkeeper
39Regan Lumsden Forward

Stirling Albion

1Calum Ferrie Goalkeeper
2Ross McGeachie Defender
3Jordan Allan Defender
4Lee Hamilton 12 Defender
5Kyle Banner Defender
6Cameron Thomson 16 Defender
7Mark Stewart Midfielder
8Daniel Jardine Midfielder
9Peter MacDonald Forward
10Dominic Docherty 11 Forward
14William Robertson Midfielder
17Cameron Binnie Goalkeeper
11Neil McLaughlin 10 Midfielder
15Mitchell MacDonald Midfielder
16Kevin Fell 6 Forward
18Reg McLaren Forward
19Justin Watson Midfielder
12Dillon Young 4 Defender
Goals
3
1
Assists
1
1
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
0
0

Ground

Ainslie Park
94 Pilton Dr, Edinburgh EH5 2HF, UK