Edinburgh University suffered late heartache as they conceded a goal after being reduced to ten men by injury in their Lowland trip to Stirling University.
With the score at 1-1, both teams were pressing for a winner when Edinburgh’s Hamish Flett suffered a knock. And with boss Dorian Ogunro having used all three substitutions, the Capital side played the remainder of the match a man down during which Stirling grabbed a late winner.
The first good chance of the match had fallen to Edinburgh in the 12th minute when a Hodgson header from a free-kick brought out a great save from Marshall. Stirling’s Chris Geddes opened the scoring for them in 31 minutes with a strong finish from a cutback by Gillen. Guthrie had the chance to equalize for Edinburgh but once again Marshall saved well.
Stirling went close to adding to their score in 42 minutes when Armstrong was caught out by a through ball, but Tait saved well twice and the ball was cleared. Tait was unfortunately hurt and had to be substituted by Tufail. Edinburgh produced a more fluent and energetic second-half performance and created several good chances. Gillen and Geddes continued to look dangerous for Stirling. Armstrong was injured in defending a corner and had to be substituted by Black.
Edinburgh scored a fine equaliser in 84 minutes when good combined play down the left freed Sutherland who crossed for Finn Daniels to slide home at the back post.
Stirling pushed forward strongly after Flett’s exit and, after a failed clearance, Ollie Monguel headed in the winner.
Stirling University: Marshall, Burns, Monguel, Cuff, Leigh, Jones, Crooks, Geddes, Kelly, Gillen, Green. Subs: Hughes, Kessie, MacDonald, Docherty.
Edinburgh University: Tait, MacFarlane, Sutherland, Flett, Armstrong, Daniels, Coleman, Maelger, Guthrie, Nikolaidis, Hodgson. Subs: Black, Duffy, Macmillan, Evans, Tufail.