Albion Rovers 1 - 0 Arbroath

Saturday 22nd October 2011
J Gemmell (13)

Gemmell gives Albion win

John Gemmell's first goal of the season gave bottom-placed Albion a 1-0 victory over Arbroath.

Gemmell broke the deadlock in the 13th minute when he latched onto Christopher Boyle's through ball before drilling a low right-footed effort past Arbroath goalkeeper Darren Hill from 12 yards out.

Hill then tipped Anthony Stevenson's 25-yard driven effort round the post in the 26th minute.

Two minutes into the second half Hill was again on hand to deny Gemmell his second goal of the game with a great save after Gemmell had volleyed Boyle's cross goalwards.

Arbroath's best opportunity to equalise fell to Gavin Swankie but he saw his 58th-minute volley fantastically saved by Derek Gaston.

The Albion keeper also kept out Kieran McAnespie's header late on as the home side held on for the points.

OfficialJohn Beaton
Attendance338
VenueCliftonhill Stadium
Kick Off
Albion Rovers 0 - 0 Arbroath
1:51
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
1:56
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
2:24
Foul on Steven Lawless
2:30
Free Kick taken by Christopher Boyle from the left wing
2:52
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
2:56
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
3:40
Foul on Lee Sibanda
3:48
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
4:07
Cross from Brian Kerr
4:10
Clearance by Robert Love
4:34
Cross from Mark Baxter
4:42
Save made by Derek Gaston
5:33
Foul on Steven Doris
5:48
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
6:03
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
6:05
Clearance by Anthony Stevenson
6:20
Offside flag raised against Steven Doris
6:22
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
7:19
Offside flag raised against Steven Doris
7:20
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
8:47
Foul on Stuart Malcolm
8:57
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
10:00
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline
10:20
Foul on Derek Gaston
10:27
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston from the centre penalty area
12:11
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot from the centre penalty area
12:11
Albion Rovers 1 - 0 Arbroath
GOAL scored by John Gemmell with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
14:13
Shot taken by Steven Doris from the centre penalty area
14:24
Save made by Derek Gaston
14:41
Foul on Gavin Swankie
14:49
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
15:23
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot
15:34
Block taken by Robert Love
16:22
Cross from Alan Reid
16:32
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
17:13
Cross from Gavin Swankie
17:24
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
18:00
Shot taken by Steven Lawless using his left foot from the left penalty area
18:46
Cross from Mark Baxter
18:53
Shot taken by Lee Sibanda from the centre penalty area
19:09
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
19:57
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
19:59
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
20:32
Foul on Christopher Boyle
20:38
Free Kick taken by Todd Lumsden
23:51
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie with his right foot
24:20
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
25:03
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
25:14
Block taken by Kieran McAnespie
25:25
Shot taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot
25:43
Save made by Darren Hill
26:19
Foul on Robert Love
26:32
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
27:31
Cross from Anthony Stevenson
27:34
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
28:39
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
28:41
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
30:12
Foul on John Gemmell
30:22
Free Kick taken by Christopher Boyle from the left wing
30:34
Cross from Christopher Boyle
30:36
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
31:55
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
32:06
Shot taken by Lee Sibanda with his right foot
32:24
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
33:51
Foul on Steven Lawless
34:01
Free Kick taken by Christopher Boyle from the left wing
34:13
Cross from Christopher Boyle
34:16
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
34:36
Cross from Alan Reid
34:39
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
34:47
Offside flag raised against Steven Lawless
34:50
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
36:03
Cross from John Gemmell
36:05
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
36:10
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain using his left foot from the centre penalty area
36:29
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
37:57
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
38:00
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
38:03
BOOKING: Steven Doris of Arbroath given yellow card for dissent
40:24
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right penalty area
40:51
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
41:44
Foul on Steven Lawless
41:51
Free Kick taken by Christopher Boyle
42:16
Cross from Christopher Boyle
42:25
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
43:52
BOOKING: John Gemmell of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
44:56
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
45:00+0:23
Save made by Derek Gaston
45:00+0:52
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
Half Time
Albion Rovers 1 - 0 Arbroath
Second Half Started
Albion Rovers 1 - 0 Arbroath
47:24
Cross from Christopher Boyle
47:42
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot from the right byline
47:55
Corner taken by Christopher Boyle with his right foot from the right byline
48:10
Shot taken by John Gemmell from the centre penalty area
48:28
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
49:14
Save made by Darren Hill
50:51
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
51:13
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter
51:15
BOOKING: Simon Marriott of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
51:39
Cross from Mark Baxter
51:42
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm from the right penalty area
55:04
Cross from Alan Reid
55:13
Shot taken by Robert Love with his right foot from the right penalty area
55:29
Substitution for Arbroath: Jordan Elfverson on for Pedram Ardallany
56:43
BOOKING: Jordan Elfverson of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
56:48
Foul on Micheal O'Byrne
56:57
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
57:15
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie using his left foot from the left penalty area
57:32
Save made by Derek Gaston
57:53
Foul on Jordan Elfverson
58:27
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
58:30
BOOKING: Todd Lumsden of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
59:09
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
59:29
Cross from Gavin Swankie
59:36
Save made by Derek Gaston
59:42
Corner taken by Christopher Boyle using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
60:10
Clearance by Darren Hill
60:17
Foul on Darren Hill
60:31
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill from the centre penalty area
60:39
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
61:12
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie with his right foot from the left penalty area
62:12
Foul on Craig Wedderburn
63:33
Foul on Micheal O'Byrne
63:41
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
64:05
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
64:11
Free Kick taken by Craig Wedderburn
64:53
Foul on Scott Chaplain
64:58
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
65:04
BOOKING: Stuart Malcolm of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
65:38
Cross from Alan Reid
65:41
Clearance by Mark Baxter
65:44
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot from the centre penalty area
65:55
Save made by Darren Hill
66:02
Foul on Kieran McAnespie
66:10
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
66:17
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
66:25
Shot taken by Craig Wedderburn from the right penalty area
66:29
Clearance by Todd Lumsden
67:49
Foul on Scott Chaplain
67:55
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
68:38
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
70:38
Cross from Gavin Swankie
70:45
Shot taken by Steven Doris from the centre penalty area
71:04
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Andrew Scott on for Robert Love
73:06
Foul on Jordan Elfverson
73:13
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie from the right wing
73:28
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
73:32
Save made by Derek Gaston
74:44
Cross from Christopher Boyle
74:46
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
75:29
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
77:20
Foul on Gavin Swankie
77:28
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie from the left wing
77:42
Cross from Gavin Swankie
77:47
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
77:53
Cross from Keith Gibson
77:57
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie from the centre penalty area
78:12
Save made by Derek Gaston
78:37
Shot taken by Lee Sibanda with his right foot from the right penalty area
78:47
Save made by Derek Gaston
79:12
Cross from Steven Doris
79:16
Clearance by Todd Lumsden
79:29
Substitution for Albion Rovers: James Gilmartin on for Steven Lawless
81:00
Offside flag raised against Jordan Elfverson
81:01
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
81:43
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
81:46
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
83:20
Cross from Gavin Swankie
83:31
Shot taken by Steven Doris from the centre penalty area
83:45
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
84:35
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
86:11
Foul on Steven Doris
86:17
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter from the right wing
86:27
Cross from Mark Baxter
86:29
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right penalty area
86:49
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
87:25
Save made by Derek Gaston
88:36
Foul on John Gemmell
88:51
BOOKING: Keith Gibson of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
89:15
Free Kick taken by Scott Chaplain from the right wing
90:00+0:36
Cross from Steven Doris
90:00+0:46
Offside flag raised against Stuart Malcolm
90:00+0:48
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
90:00+1:00
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Larry Acqua on for Scott Chaplain
90:00+2:52
Corner taken by James Gilmartin with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
90:00+3:49
BOOKING: Andrew Scott of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
Full Time
Albion Rovers 1 - 0 Arbroath

Albion Rovers

vs

Arbroath

1
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
8
Shots
16
4
On Target
6
4
Off Target
10
11
Crosses
17
3
Corners
5
32
Throw Ins
41
9
Saves
3
6
Clearances
9
9
Goal Kicks
5
1
Blocks
1
20
Free Kicks
14
2
Offside
8
4
Yellow Cards
4

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Derek Gaston
04.Anthony Stevenson
06.Todd Lumsden (59+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Micheal O'Byrne
16.Simon Marriott (52+0: Unsporting behaviour)
02.Alan Reid
03.Christopher Boyle
10.Scott Chaplain 90+1' Tactical
09.Steven Lawless 80+0' Tactical
10.Robert Love 72+0' Tactical
11.John Gemmell (44+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

12.Christopher Fahey
13.Christopher Fahey
14.James Gilmartin 80+0' Tactical
15.Ryan McStay
16.Andrew Scott (90+4: Unsporting behaviour) 72+0' Tactical
17.Larry Acqua 90+1' Tactical

Arbroath

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Darren Hill
02.Craig Wedderburn
03.Stuart Malcolm (66+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Mark Baxter
05.Mark Baxter
06.Kieran McAnespie
07.Joshua Falkingham
08.Brian Kerr
09.Pedram Ardallany 56+0' Tactical
10.Lee Sibanda
11.Gavin Swankie

Substitutes

12.Steven Doris (39+0: Dissent)
13.Michael White
14.Beau Busch
15.Graham Girvan
16.Graham Girvan
17.Keith Gibson (89+0: Unsporting behaviour)
18.Jordan Elfverson (57+0: Unsporting behaviour) 56+0' Tactical

Chaplain resumes normal service

Bottom-of-the-table Albion Rovers welcome back midfielder Scott Chaplain following a two-game ban as they look to record only their second win of the season.

But manager Paul Martin is still without injured pair Ciaran Donnelly and Danny Ferry through injury and defenders Alan Reid and Todd Lumsden, plus striker Chris Boyle and John Gemmell all require late fitness tests.

Martin said: "Arbroath may have adapted to the Second Division quicker than we have, but our players can take confidence from how close we were to them last season.

"Our next win is crucial and will change our season and it would be great to get it in this game."

Arbroath player/manager Paul Sheerin will miss out due a knee injury.

The Red Lichties boss, the only absentee from his squad, is not getting taken in by his opponents' lowly position at the foot of the table.

Sheerin said: "I saw Albion in midweek at Dumbarton and I thought they were unlucky to get beaten.

"They probably held the upper hand over us last season in games in the Third Division and beat us 3-0 the last time we were there, so this will be a really tough game.

"It's not the greatest of grounds to go to and our players will need to have the right approach if we are to take the three points."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 10 14 23
2 Arbroath 10 10 20
3 Stenhousemuir 10 3 18
4 Up East Fife 10 -5 13
5 Airdrieonians 10 1 12
6 Down Stirling Albion 10 -1 12
7 Down Forfar Athletic 10 -3 11
8 Down Dumbarton 10 -5 11
9 Brechin City 10 -2 10
10 Albion Rovers 10 -12 8

Updated 22/10/2011 at 17:03

 

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