Albion Rovers 1 - 1 Stenhousemuir

Saturday 17th September 2011
L Acqua (83)S Murray (67)

Acqua rescues point for Albion

Substitute Larry Acqua scored a late equaliser as Albion drew 1-1 with Stenhousemuir in the Scottish Second Division.

An even first half saw both sides restricted largely to long-range attempts before John Gemmell's volley from Steven Canning's free kick was straight at Warriors keeper Alistair Brown in the 42nd minute.

A minute later Derek Gaston had to be alert to keep out Iain Thomas' effort, and the goalkeeper had a let-off just after the break when he fumbled Stewart Kean's cross but Albion cleared.

Stephen Murray broke the deadlock in the 67th minute when he was picked out by Brown Ferguson and found the bottom corner from the edge of the area to put Stenhousemuir ahead.

But Chris Hamilton's cross found Acqua who directed his header into the bottom corner for the equaliser on 82 minutes.

OfficialGary Hilland
Attendance369
VenueCliftonhill Stadium
Kick Off
Albion Rovers 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir
1:44
Cross from William Lyle
1:48
Clearance by Alan Reid
2:27
Cross from Alan Reid
2:33
Block taken by Sean Dickson
4:48
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
5:53
Foul on Steven Canning
6:02
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne
6:41
Foul on Andrew Scott
6:45
Free Kick taken by Christopher Boyle
9:12
Foul on Robert Love
9:18
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid from the right wing
10:48
Foul on Eric Paton
10:55
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
11:22
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot
11:41
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
12:02
Foul on Stephen Murray
12:13
Free Kick taken by Ross McMillan from the right wing
13:07
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
14:30
Shot taken by Andrew Scott with his right foot
14:39
Save made by Alistair Brown
14:54
Foul on Eric Paton
14:56
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
15:32
Cross from Eric Paton
15:33
Clearance by Christopher Boyle
16:17
Cross from Stephen Murray
16:22
Clearance by Anthony Stevenson
16:34
Corner taken by Steven Canning with his right foot from the left byline
17:06
Clearance by Eric Paton
17:14
Cross from Simon Marriott
17:19
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain from the right six yard line
17:28
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
18:45
Cross from Andrew Rodgers
20:21
Shot taken by Robert Love using his left foot
20:33
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
21:18
Foul on Micheal O'Byrne
21:24
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
21:40
Cross from Alan Reid
21:42
Clearance by Sean Dickson
22:09
Shot taken by Andrew Scott from the centre penalty area
22:19
Save made by Alistair Brown
23:57
Cross from William Lyle
23:59
Block taken by Micheal O'Byrne
24:29
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot
24:41
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
25:12
Cross from Stephen Murray
25:19
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers from the right six yard line
26:21
Foul on Robert Love
26:28
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid from the right wing
26:31
BOOKING: Sean Dickson of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
26:58
Cross from Alan Reid
27:08
Shot taken by John Gemmell from the centre penalty area
27:19
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
28:16
Cross from Sean Dickson
28:35
Foul on John Gemmell
28:40
Free Kick taken by Christopher Boyle from the left wing
29:08
Cross from Christopher Boyle
29:10
Clearance by William Lyle
29:34
Foul on Stephen Murray
29:47
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray
30:34
Cross from Brown Ferguson
30:38
Save made by Derek Gaston
31:37
Cross from Brown Ferguson
31:47
Clearance by Christopher Boyle
32:01
Cross from Eric Paton
32:08
Save made by Derek Gaston
33:10
Foul on Sean Dickson
33:16
Free Kick taken by Sean Dickson
35:01
Cross from William Lyle
35:09
Block taken by Micheal O'Byrne
35:12
Shot taken by Stewart Kean from the right six yard line
35:26
Save made by Derek Gaston
35:42
Offside flag raised against Andrew Rodgers
35:47
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
37:41
Foul on Ross McMillan
37:51
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
39:33
Cross from Stephen Murray
39:40
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
39:50
Corner taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the left byline
40:19
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
40:23
Cross from Stephen Murray
40:33
Shot taken by Martyn Corrigan from the centre penalty area
40:47
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
41:10
Cross from William Lyle
41:20
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
41:40
Foul on John Gemmell
41:51
Free Kick taken by Steven Canning
41:59
Cross from Steven Canning
42:08
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot from the left six yard line
42:27
Save made by Alistair Brown
42:45
Cross from Stephen Murray
42:52
Shot taken by Iain Thomson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
43:24
Save made by Derek Gaston
43:30
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
43:40
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray
43:50
Cross from Stephen Murray
43:52
Save made by Derek Gaston
44:12
Offside flag raised against Martyn Corrigan
44:22
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
Half Time
Albion Rovers 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir
Second Half Started
Albion Rovers 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir
45:30
Cross from Iain Thomson
45:34
Clearance by Simon Marriott
46:17
Cross from Stewart Kean
46:23
Save made by Derek Gaston
47:10
Cross from Andrew Rodgers
47:19
Clearance by Simon Marriott
47:22
Corner taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
48:47
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot
49:45
Cross from Iain Thomson
49:53
Save made by Derek Gaston
50:28
Corner taken by Steven Canning with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
50:57
Clearance by Sean Dickson
51:10
Foul on Sean Dickson
51:22
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
51:50
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
51:53
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton from the left wing
52:30
Cross from John Gemmell
52:33
Clearance by Iain Thomson
54:32
Cross from Martyn Corrigan
54:36
Clearance by Simon Marriott
55:13
Cross from Andrew Rodgers
55:44
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
57:17
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot from the left penalty area
57:31
Block taken by Simon Marriott
57:33
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline
57:52
Save made by Derek Gaston
58:16
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot from the centre penalty area
58:38
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
59:14
Cross from Andrew Scott
61:11
Hand Ball taken by John Gemmell
61:14
Free Kick taken by William Lyle
62:26
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
62:35
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Chris Hamilton on for Andrew Scott
63:48
Shot taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot
64:08
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
64:27
Cross from Chris Hamilton
64:36
Clearance by Ross McMillan
64:42
Cross from Alan Reid
64:48
Clearance by Brown Ferguson
65:12
Cross from Stephen Murray
65:26
Block taken by Alan Reid
66:27
Shot taken by Stephen Murray with his right foot
66:27
Albion Rovers 0 - 1 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Stephen Murray with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
67:44
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Daniel Ferry on for Christopher Boyle
68:48
Cross from John Gemmell
69:03
Cross from Daniel Ferry
69:04
Save made by Alistair Brown
69:23
Cross from Stewart Kean
69:29
Shot taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot
69:42
Save made by Derek Gaston
70:02
Cross from Stewart Kean
70:06
Clearance by Alan Reid
70:21
Cross from Stephen Murray
70:26
Clearance by Anthony Stevenson
70:31
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline
70:50
Shot taken by Eric Paton with his right foot
71:04
Block taken by Daniel Ferry
71:45
Foul on Sean Dickson
71:50
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
72:16
Cross from Stephen Murray
72:19
Save made by Derek Gaston
72:26
Foul on John Gemmell
72:33
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
72:49
Cross from Anthony Stevenson
72:54
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
74:08
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
74:59
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline
75:28
Clearance by John Gemmell
75:37
Cross from Stephen Murray
75:40
Clearance by Alan Reid
75:56
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
76:26
Cross from Chris Hamilton
76:28
Block taken by Sean Dickson
76:42
Corner taken by Chris Hamilton with his right foot from the right byline
77:09
Shot taken by Micheal O'Byrne from the centre penalty area
77:19
Save made by Alistair Brown
77:39
Cross from Stewart Kean
77:55
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot from the left six yard line
78:11
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
78:21
Cross from Chris Hamilton
78:44
Block taken by Eric Paton
78:46
Corner taken by Chris Hamilton with his right foot from the right byline
79:00
Shot taken by Micheal O'Byrne from the left six yard line
79:07
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
82:01
Cross from Chris Hamilton
82:02
Shot taken by Larry Acqua from the left penalty area
82:02
Albion Rovers 1 - 1 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Larry Acqua from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
83:14
Foul on Stephen Murray
83:19
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton from the left wing
83:59
Shot taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the left wing
84:35
Cross from Brown Ferguson
84:38
Clearance by Scott Chaplain
84:46
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline
85:43
Shot taken by William Lyle with his right foot
85:53
Block taken by Daniel Ferry
85:57
Corner taken by Stephen Murray with his right foot from the right byline
86:09
Clearance by Simon Marriott
86:22
Cross from Stephen Murray
86:28
Shot taken by Ross McMillan from the right six yard line
87:49
Cross from Iain Thomson
87:51
Clearance by Simon Marriott
88:03
Shot taken by Eric Paton with his right foot
88:20
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
90:00+1:30
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Paul Quinn on for Ross McMillan
90:00+2:43
Hand Ball taken by Andrew Rodgers
90:00+2:58
BOOKING: Andrew Rodgers of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for dissent
90:00+3:06
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne
90:00+3:57
Cross from Chris Hamilton
90:00+4:12
Save made by Alistair Brown
Full Time
Albion Rovers 1 - 1 Stenhousemuir

Albion Rovers

vs

Stenhousemuir

1
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
11
Shots
16
5
On Target
8
6
Off Target
8
17
Crosses
32
4
Corners
7
29
Throw Ins
30
10
Saves
6
16
Clearances
7
13
Goal Kicks
6
6
Blocks
3
11
Free Kicks
12
0
Offside
2
1
Hand Balls
1
0
Yellow Cards
2

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Derek Gaston
04.Anthony Stevenson
06.Micheal O'Byrne
16.Simon Marriott
02.Alan Reid
03.Christopher Boyle 68+0' Tactical
08.Steven Canning
08.Andrew Scott 63+0' Tactical
09.Robert Love
10.John Gemmell
11.Scott Chaplain

Substitutes

12.Christopher Fahey
13.Christopher Fahey
14.Larry Acqua
15.Daniel Ferry 68+0' Tactical
16.James Gilmartin
17.Chris Hamilton 63+0' Tactical

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.William Lyle
03.Ross McMillan 90+2' Injury
04.Martyn Corrigan
05.Eric Paton
06.Sean Dickson (27+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Brown Ferguson
08.Iain Thomson
09.Stephen Murray
10.Stewart Kean
11.Andrew Rodgers (90+3: Dissent)

Substitutes

12.Christopher McCluskey
13.Alan Lawson
14.Grant Plenderleith
15.Shaun Fraser
16.Paul Quinn 90+2' Injury

Injuries pile up for Albion

Albion could be without seven players when Stenhousemuir visit.

Ciaran Donnelly and Ryan McStay are banned, while injury is keeping Todd Lumsden and Barry Russell sidelined.

Simon Marriot, Michael O'Byrne and John Gemmell face fitness tests, although Joseph Acquah is available again after injury.

Rovers lost 4-0 to neighbours Aidrie last Saturday but manager Paul Martin is determined to enjoy life in the Second Division following promotion.

He said: "We still love life in this division and have been looking forward to this game since the final whistle last week.

"We will use it as an opportunity to show that we are a better side than recent results have shown."

Stenhousemuir are again without Kevin McKinlay (broken shoulder) and manager David Irons is awaiting news on the fitness of Sean Dickson, Paul McHale and Eric Paton before finalising his squad.

Irons is looking for an improvement in his side's performance after being left with a feeling of disappointment after last weekend's 2-2 draw at Stirling.

Irons said: "We were certainly not at our best and need to get back to that against Albion Rovers.

"They will be coming out highly motivated after a number of disappointments and looking to get a win to move them up that table.

"We need to play at the standard we set before the Stirling game as Albion are not going to sit back and let us take the points."

Shots

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As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Arbroath 6 10 15
2 Cowdenbeath 6 9 13
3 Stenhousemuir 6 3 11
4 Up Forfar Athletic 6 2 10
5 Down Stirling Albion 6 1 8
6 Down Brechin City 6 0 8
7 Airdrieonians 6 -2 6
8 Up Albion Rovers 6 -8 5
9 Down Dumbarton 6 -6 4
10 East Fife 6 -9 4

Updated 17/09/2011 at 17:02

 
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