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Riverside Athletic rally to turn it around against Stirling City

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Fixture: Riverside Athletic FC vs Stirling City FC
Competition: Forth Valley Development Association
Venue: Haws Park, Bridge of Allan
Date: 29th August 2015

Riverside Athletic came back from one-nil down to win a dramatic encounter against Stirling City at Haws Park in Bridge of Allan.

In a tight first half, Athletic began the game on the wrong foot. With 25 minute played, they found themselves a goal behind when a City forward coolly slotted home from the penalty spot after being brought down in the box.

Half time: Riverside Athletic FC 0 Stirling City FC 1

After the interval, however, Athletic grit their teeth, started the second half with a bit more urgency and got their reward after 15 minutes. A good corner by Jordan White found Adam Sharp on the edge of the box, who then fired a fine shot beyond the otherwise excellent City goalkeeper.

Athletic were well on top afterwards, playing the better football, and it eventually paid off as they went ahead 10 minutes later through a brilliant solo effort by Garry Laird.

Despite further chances for both teams, the home side managed to hold out for a well-deserved victory which put them up to ninth place in the league table.

Full time: Riverside Athletic FC 2 Stirling City FC 1

Aaran Blackley again played well as stand-in goalkeeper for Athletic and there were good performances from Callum Peebles and Aarron Stevenson at the back.

The man of the match award goes to Luke Forsyth, who had another solid performance on the left.

Jonas Joedecke | YFS Intern
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