Settling for a draw?

Last updated : 02 March 2009 By Fargone

Strong first half showing the Lichties but, with both sides down to 10 men, we were robbed at the end.

Mark Docherty grabbed a late equaliser as Stirling held Arbroath to a draw in Division Two.

The visitors opened the scoring after 24 minutes when Robbie Raeside headed home Paul Watson's cross from the left. The ALbion keeper was at fault

Albion's Ryan McCord was dismissed for a crude lunge on Ian Dobbins and Barry Sellars was then sent off for elbowing Albion substitute Andrew Lawrie.

Stirling improved in the second half until Docherty popped up to ensure Stirling remain unbeaten in 2009.

From The Courier

ARBROATH failed to halt STIRLING ALBION'S lengthy unbeaten run but Gayfield gaffer John McGlashan was satisfied with a hard-earned Forthbank point.

Robbie Raeside had put the visitors ahead in 24 minutes before the sides were each reduced to 10 men with the dismissal of firstly Albion's Ryan McCord and then Lichties' skipper Barry Sellars.

But Mark Docherty struck on the death to dent McGlashan's hopes of full points from the month of February.

"You are always disappointed to lose late goals, but there are too many positives to be hard on the players for what was a good point away from home," said McGlashan.

"We played extremely well over the 90 minutes and had the majority of the opportunities while restricting them to one or two chances.

"I've watched the re-run of the sending-off and there was no malice, but it was deemed foul play by the linesman and we'll have to deal with the loss of Barry, who is an important player for us."