Stirling Albion 3 Stranraer 3

Last updated : 19 August 2006 By Footymad Previewer
Stranraer were denied their first away win in 11 months as Ian Cashmore came off the bench to score his first senior goal and earn Albion a deserved point in a thrilling encounter.

Cashmore might even have won it in a frantic finish but Binos boss Allan Moore was still raging at the way his side conceded three goals – his team have now shipped 13 in five games this season.

On loan Dene Shields headed Stirling in front after just six minutes with his first goal for the club, but David Hamilton converted a Paul McMullan cross for a tenth minute equaliser and another fine delivery from McMullan saw Mark McNally put through his own goal just six minutes later.

Slovakian midfielder Marek Tomana, starting for the first time since the opening day, rifled in a superb effort to make it 2-2 after thirty four minutes of a see-saw contest which produced 40 fouls.

The Blues were back in front less than 60 seconds after the break when Albion self-destructed again and Michael Moore took advantage to score via the post from a tight angle.

Hamilton missed a great chance to seal Stranraer's first win of the season when he headed wide and Shields came close at the other end before he calmly set up Cashmore to rifle in the equaliser with three minutes left.

Albion are now unbeaten in their last nine meetings with Stranraer but need to tighten up at the back if they are to challenge.