Stirling Albion missed the chance to go top of Scottish League Two after defeat by Albion Rovers.
Rovers took the lead when Barry Russell’s effort from outside the box beat David Crawford.
And Chris Dallas finished neatly from close range to double the hosts’ advantage before the break.
The visitors netted with James Bishop’s header but Graham Weir’s second yellow card reduced Stirling to 10 men and ended their hopes of a comeback.
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Albion Rovers 01 Parry 02 Reid 03 Dunlop Booked 04 Russell Booked 05 Donnelly Booked 06 Dunlop 07 Cusack 08 Chaplain 10 Dallas (Crawford – 74′ ) 09 McGuigan 11 Phillips
Substitutes 12 Tiffney 14 Mercer 15 Flood 16 Maguire 17 McGinley 18 Crawford 19 Innes
Stirling Albion 01 Crawford 02 McClune (McGeachie – 45′ Booked ) 03 Ashe 04 Forsyth 05 Bishop 06 McAnespie Booked 10 Weir Dismissed after an earlier booking 08 Fulton (Cunningham – 74′ ) 09 White 07 Coyne (Johnston – 45′ ) 11 Weatherston Booked
Substitutes 12 Cunningham 14 Johnston 15 Day 16 McGeachie 17 Reidford 18 Clark 19 Munn
Ref: Gavin Ross
Albion Rovers who have enjoyed a fine week with a William Hill Scottish Cup win over Motherwell and a League 2 win over East Stirling have doubts over Barry Russell, Ciaran Donnelly and Chris Dallas.
The trio could join the already injured Kevin Nicoll, Peter Inness and Pat Walker in missing out with Mark Shankland also absent as he has returned to Ayr at the end of his loan spell.
Manager James Ward said: “it was great to defeat Motherwell and then follow that up with a win over East Stirling especially as the players began to tire. What we need to do now is secure a second league win in a row as that is something we have not done since the first two weeks of the season.”
Stirling, who are undefeated in five games and who could go top with a win, are without striker Sandy Cunningham who completes a two match ban after being sent off at Alloa in the Scottish Cup last weekend.
Chris Smith is also missing following surgery on a knee injury and Stephen Day is ruled out due to work commitments.
Forthbank manager Greig McDonald said: “We keep on threatening to go top of the league and it would be great to beat Albion Rovers and hope that results elsewhere see us get there. They have done really well recently but we are on a decent run ourselves.
“We won the last game but there was very little between the sides.”more info