Albion Rovers 3 - 1 Dumbarton

Saturday 10th December 2011
J Gemmell (5, 25)
R Love (60)
B Prunty (37)

Gemmell at the double

John Gemmell scored twice to help Albion leapfrog Dumbarton with a 3-1 win at Cliftonhill Stadium.

Gemmell was on the scoresheet after just five minutes when he let fly from 20 yards to send a stunning effort into the top left-hand corner after the visitors had failed to clear Anthony Stevenson's corner.

Gemmell then recorded his fifth goal in seven games to double his side's lead when he converted Steven Lawless' cross from close-range after 25 minutes.

Bryan Prunty's eighth goal of the season brought Dumbarton back into the game eight minutes before half-time, bundling home from six yards to give the Sons hope.

Any chance of a comeback was extinguished on the hour mark when Robert Love re-established Albion's two-goal advantage with a tidy right-footed finish from 12 yards out.

OfficialBrian Colvin
Attendance489
VenueCliftonhill Stadium
Kick Off
Albion Rovers 0 - 0 Dumbarton
0:09
Foul on Bryan Prunty
0:18
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
0:44
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
0:49
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
0:54
Free Kick taken by Mark Gilhaney
1:40
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney using his left foot
2:01
Foul on Steven Lawless
2:11
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly
2:52
Foul on Ciaran Donnelly
3:02
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne
4:21
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain using his left foot
4:39
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
4:57
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot
4:57
Albion Rovers 1 - 0 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by John Gemmell with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
7:37
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
7:41
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right wing
8:01
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
9:14
Foul on Anthony Stevenson
9:22
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid from the right wing
9:53
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot from the centre penalty area
11:07
Foul on John Gemmell
11:12
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly
11:36
Foul on Patrick Walker
11:42
Free Kick taken by Paul Nugent
11:52
Foul on Steven Lawless
11:58
BOOKING: Paul Nugent of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
12:23
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly
12:36
Shot taken by Micheal O'Byrne from the centre penalty area
13:14
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
13:21
Free Kick taken by Paul Nugent from the right wing
14:51
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot from the centre penalty area
15:02
Block taken by Paul Nugent
15:32
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
15:38
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
15:53
BOOKING: Todd Lumsden of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
18:06
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
20:01
BOOKING: Scott Agnew of Dumbarton given yellow card for dissent
22:43
Foul on John Gemmell
22:52
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly from the left wing
23:17
Shot taken by Anthony Stevenson using his left foot
23:47
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
24:03
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot from the centre penalty area
24:03
Albion Rovers 2 - 0 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by John Gemmell with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
25:20
Shot taken by Robert Love with his right foot from the centre penalty area
25:43
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
26:11
Foul on Ryan Borris
26:16
Free Kick taken by Paul Nugent
27:16
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
27:31
Clearance by Dominic Kennedy
27:52
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
28:27
Clearance by Derek Gaston
28:31
Shot taken by Patrick Walker with his right foot from the centre penalty area
28:48
Save made by Derek Gaston
29:38
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
32:16
Foul on Patrick Walker
32:25
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
32:51
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
33:12
Cross from Scott Agnew
33:19
Save made by Derek Gaston
33:54
Offside flag raised against Bryan Prunty
33:57
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
35:31
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
35:32
Free Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
36:32
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area
36:32
Albion Rovers 2 - 1 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
38:12
Foul on Scott Agnew
38:16
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
38:21
BOOKING: Simon Marriott of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
39:04
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
41:44
Foul on Micheal O'Byrne
41:49
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly from the left wing
43:38
Foul on Ryan Borris
43:45
Free Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
44:19
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area
44:40
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline
44:58
Clearance by Alan Reid
Half Time
Albion Rovers 2 - 1 Dumbarton
Second Half Started
Albion Rovers 2 - 1 Dumbarton
45:51
Foul on Anthony Wallace
45:56
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
46:55
Foul on Anthony Wallace
46:59
Free Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
48:23
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
49:48
Foul on Ryan Borris
49:55
Free Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
52:24
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
55:36
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot from the right penalty area
56:00
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
57:03
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
57:59
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
58:00
Free Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
58:27
Foul on Bryan Prunty
58:33
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
58:50
Shot taken by Paul Nugent from the right penalty area
59:07
Save made by Derek Gaston
59:12
Albion Rovers 3 - 1 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Robert Love with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
60:23
Foul on Patrick Walker
60:27
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the left wing
61:14
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
61:29
Substitution for Dumbarton: Kieran Brannan on for Ryan Borris
65:41
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
66:00
Shot taken by Paul Nugent using his left foot
66:49
BOOKING: Anthony Wallace of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
67:05
Foul on Simon Marriott
67:21
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne
68:04
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
68:57
Foul on Scott Chaplain
69:14
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid from the right wing
72:41
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
73:56
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
74:20
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
74:52
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Ryan McStay on for Simon Marriott
75:40
Foul on John Gemmell
75:51
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson from the left wing
77:23
Shot taken by James Creaney using his left foot
77:39
Save made by Derek Gaston
79:06
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
80:28
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the right byline
80:54
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
81:25
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
83:48
Substitution for Dumbarton: James Lyden on for James Creaney
85:48
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
85:58
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
86:17
Foul on John Gemmell
86:23
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
86:27
Substitution for Albion Rovers: James Gilmartin on for John Gemmell
88:35
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
88:44
Free Kick taken by Mark Gilhaney
88:45
BOOKING: Anthony Stevenson of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+0:04
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
90:00+1:08
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
90:00+1:31
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
Full Time
Albion Rovers 3 - 1 Dumbarton
Result
Albion Rovers 3 - 1 Dumbarton

Albion Rovers

vs

Dumbarton

3
Goals
1
2
Assists
0
9
Shots
8
2
On Target
1
7
Off Target
7
0
Crosses
2
3
Corners
4
24
Throw Ins
27
4
Saves
0
4
Clearances
1
13
Goal Kicks
7
0
Blocks
1
12
Free Kicks
18
2
Offside
1
3
Yellow Cards
3

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-2-3-1

01.Derek Gaston
04.Anthony Stevenson (89+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Micheal O'Byrne
06.Todd Lumsden (16+0: Unsporting behaviour)
16.Simon Marriott (39+0: Unsporting behaviour) 75+0'
02.Alan Reid
05.Ciaran Donnelly
10.Scott Chaplain
09.Steven Lawless
10.Robert Love
11.John Gemmell 87+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Christopher Fahey
13.Christopher Fahey
14.James Gilmartin 87+0' Tactical
15.Christopher Boyle
16.Ryan McStay 75+0'
17.Thomas Reilly

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

19.Jamie Ewings
02.Paul Nugent (12+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.James Creaney 84+0' Injury
04.Alan Lithgow
07.Anthony Wallace (67+0: Unsporting behaviour)
16.Dominic Kennedy
07.Ryan Borris 62+0' Tactical
08.Ryan Borris
09.Scott Agnew (21+0: Dissent)
10.Mark Gilhaney
11.Bryan Prunty

Substitutes

12.Patrick Walker
13.Stephen Grindlay
14.James Lyden 84+0' Injury
15.David Winters
16.Graeme Ramage
17.Kieran Brannan 62+0' Tactical

Last 5 Meetings

Rovers squad hit with flu

Albion Rovers boss Paul Martin will have to wait before finalising his his starting line-up for the visit of Dumbarton.

A number of Martin's first-choice players are at home in bed after a flu bug hit the Coatbridge side.

Defender Barry Russell is definitely out with a hamstring problem but there was some good news for Martin after Chris Boyle and Steven Canning came through training on Thursday night after recent knocks.

Martin said: "Some of the players missed training they are still struggling. I do not want to name who they are but they are all big players for us.

"Whatever side I send out on the park should have a number of former Dumbarton players in it who will be looking to gain the bragging rights over their former pals."

Dumbarton goalkeeper Jamie Ewings is unavailable for the trip so Stephen Grindlay takes the gloves.

The Sons are hopeful midfielder Kevin Nicoll will return after a groin problem but Martin McNiff is a major doubt due to a foot injury.

Boss Alan Adamson said: "Albion Rovers have turned their season around since we defeated them a couple of months ago.

"They will be out to gain revenge for that and with a number of former Dumbarton players in their ranks we know we will be facing a highly-motivated side."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 16 17 32
2 Arbroath 16 13 32
3 Stenhousemuir 16 9 28
4 Up Albion Rovers 16 -3 21
5 Down Dumbarton 16 -4 19
6 Down East Fife 15 -8 19
7 Airdrieonians 16 -3 18
8 Brechin City 15 -6 15
9 Forfar Athletic 14 -5 14
10 Stirling Albion 14 -10 12

Updated 10/12/2011 at 17:02

 

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