On a cold bitter day the hardy souls were hoping for some action on the park to warm everybody up ..With nothing to note the first 20 minutes it was the hosts who showed some good play which saw Jackson Barker put a ball square to Joe Tait who blasted well over from 18 yards . Two minutes later it was Tom Cowley who set Joe up but this time he shot wide left from a similar position .On the half hour mark a ball into the box was turned behind for a corner for the visitors . The corner in resulted with a bit of a scramble which ended with a shot from James Berry which was saved by Connor Wallace . Ben Redwood fired a shot just wide right two minutes later .Craig Newall did well getting down the right hand side before firing a low cross across the box that came of a Broxburn forward but went wide right of the target . The final effort of a dreary first half fell to Jason Jarvis who fired over from 30 yards out .
Jason Jarvis had the first go at goals in the second half but saw his effort go wide right . Scott McArthur went on a run before firing over the bar . A ball in from the right was not dealt with and McCarthur knows he should have done better than fire wide left from 6 yards out . Half way through the second half Craig Newall turned a good effort into the box from the visitors behind for a corner . Joe Tait made a good run down the left and put a teasing cross across the box but there were no takers to turn the ball home . A minute later a corner to the back post saw Player/Manager Chris Townsley head goal ward but his effort was saved comfortably . The only goal of the game came on 77 minutes when a free kick on the right was played into the box which was headed towards goal but wide the Stirling forward kept the ball live firing back in to the near post where BEN REDWOOD prodded the ball home . Ten minutes left and a corner for the visitors resulted with a effort from Mathew Burrows go just over the bar . Jason Jarvis saw a header come of the bar with four minutes left to end any chances for both teams as Stirling run down the clock .
With a very makeshift defence today against a team a league higher in the pyramid would pose a challenge but i felt we did not let ourselves down and we can take a lot of positives into next week’s home game against Jeanfield Swifts in the league with a 2-30pm kick off .
UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING FRY , STANGER , HUTCHISON , DOWNIE , BURROWS , DOAN , BERRY , McARTHUR ( PENKER 65m) , REDWOOD ( ZOETAN 81m) ,McGALE , JARVIS SUBS DAVIDSON , KENNEDY , TAYLOR , LAVERY
REFEREE MR C.WILSON ASSISTANTS MR E.WALLS , MR S. ROSS
|November 27, 2021||2:30 pm||East of Scotland Qualifying League||2021/22|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 58 67 69 80 88 FT