Airdrieonians 1 - 0 Albion Rovers

Monday 2nd January 2012
J Stevenson (71)

Stevenson goal sinks Rovers

Jamie Stevenson netted his first goal since November as Airdrie beat Albion 1-0 to maintain their place in the Division Two play-off places.

Airdrie had the first chance after three minutes, but William McLaren's close-range effort was well saved by Derek Gaston

Albion should have taken the lead after 21 minutes when Michael O'Byrne connected with Anthony Stevenson's floated corner, but his bullet header went wide.

The home side threatened again after the break, Paul Lovering's drilled effort was saved by Gaston.

Airdrie finally broke the deadlock with 20 minutes remaining thanks to a great strike by Jamie Stevenson, who volleyed into the bottom corner from the edge of the area after good work by David Lilley.

OfficialSteve Conroy
Attendance1,490
VenueExcelsior Stadium
Kick Off
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Albion Rovers
1:10
Foul on Nathan Blockley
1:16
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
1:42
Foul on John Gemmell
1:53
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
2:38
Foul on Kevin Green
2:45
Free Kick taken by David Lilley
3:01
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left penalty area
3:32
Save made by Derek Gaston
3:38
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
3:49
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
4:52
Foul on Anthony Stevenson
4:59
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
5:58
Offside flag raised against Jamie Bain
6:00
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
8:45
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
10:33
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
10:57
Clearance by Kevin Green
11:42
Cross from William McLaren
12:50
Foul on Kieron Stallard
12:59
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
13:23
Foul on Steven Lawless
13:28
Free Kick taken by Steven Lawless
14:34
Offside flag raised against Steven Lawless
14:39
Free Kick taken by Kieron Stallard
15:13
Cross from James Stevenson
15:21
Save made by Derek Gaston
18:53
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
18:55
Free Kick taken by Kevin Green
19:29
Cross from William McLaren
19:33
Clearance by Anthony Stevenson
20:36
Foul on John Gemmell
20:48
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
21:29
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
22:21
Shot taken by Micheal O'Byrne from the centre penalty area
24:00
Foul on Kieron Stallard
24:07
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
24:41
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot
25:16
Foul on Kevin Green
25:26
Free Kick taken by Kieron Stallard
26:15
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
26:17
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
27:01
Foul on Steven Lawless
27:07
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson from the left wing
27:27
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
28:16
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
28:18
Free Kick taken by Kevin Green
32:14
Foul on Robert Love
32:19
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
33:09
Foul on David Lilley
33:14
Free Kick taken by David Lilley
33:40
Cross from Steven Lawless
33:46
Clearance by David Lilley
33:56
Cross from Steven Lawless
34:01
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain from the right six yard line
34:38
Offside flag raised against William McLaren
34:39
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
35:24
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot
35:48
Save made by Derek Gaston
36:37
Foul on John Gemmell
36:43
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly
37:33
Cross from Kevin Green
37:35
Clearance by Todd Lumsden
37:38
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
37:59
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
38:26
Cross from Anthony Stevenson
38:34
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
40:42
Cross from William McLaren
41:22
Cross from Anthony Stevenson
41:26
Clearance by Sean Lynch
43:20
Foul on Kevin Green
43:31
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane from the right penalty area
43:52
Foul on Jamie Bain
43:59
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the right wing
44:27
Shot taken by Nathan Blockley from the right wing
44:44
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
Half Time
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Albion Rovers
Second Half Started
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Albion Rovers
45:45
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
45:51
Free Kick taken by William McLaren from the right wing
46:05
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
46:24
Clearance by Alan Reid
47:13
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
48:25
Shot taken by Nathan Blockley with his right foot
48:45
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
48:56
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
49:01
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
49:25
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
49:35
Save made by Derek Gaston
51:29
Cross from William McLaren
51:32
Clearance by Todd Lumsden
51:51
Cross from Steven Lawless
51:54
Clearance by David Lilley
53:58
Foul on Jamie Bain
54:03
Free Kick taken by William McLaren from the right wing
55:11
Shot taken by Paul Lovering using his left foot from the left penalty area
55:22
Save made by Derek Gaston
55:28
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
55:56
Cross from Jamie Bain
56:31
Clearance by Derek Gaston
56:49
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline
57:25
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
57:30
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
58:39
Cross from William McLaren
59:19
Foul on Jamie Bain
59:24
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain from the right wing
60:41
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
60:46
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
60:49
BOOKING: Micheal O'Byrne of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
61:32
Shot taken by Sean Lynch with his right foot
61:57
Save made by Derek Gaston
62:28
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline
63:13
Clearance by John Gemmell
64:42
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Thomas Reilly on for Robert Love
68:37
Shot taken by Nathan Blockley with his right foot
69:21
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right penalty area
69:36
Save made by Derek Gaston
69:41
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
70:03
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
70:41
Cross from David Lilley
70:52
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
70:55
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left penalty area
70:55
Airdrieonians 1 - 0 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
74:33
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
74:35
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
74:50
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Simon Marriott on for Ryan McStay
76:32
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
76:37
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the left wing
77:55
Foul on John Gemmell
77:59
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid from the right wing
78:43
Cross from Ryan Donnelly
78:54
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right six yard line
79:32
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Andrew Scott on for Steven Lawless
80:50
Foul on Jamie Bain
80:55
Free Kick taken by William McLaren from the right wing
81:42
Shot taken by Jamie Bain from the centre penalty area
82:14
Offside flag raised against James Stevenson
82:15
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
82:44
Save made by Derek Gaston
83:21
Cross from Scott Chaplain
83:30
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
83:46
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson using his left foot from the left byline
86:42
Cross from John Gemmell
86:52
Clearance by David Lilley
86:56
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
87:15
Clearance by Paul Lovering
87:18
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
88:13
Foul on Paul Lovering
88:17
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
89:04
Cross from Jamie Bain
89:09
Save made by Derek Gaston
89:22
Foul on Jamie Bain
89:26
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
90:00+2:03
Cross from Alan Reid
Full Time
Airdrieonians 1 - 0 Albion Rovers

Airdrieonians

vs

Albion Rovers

1
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
13
Shots
2
8
On Target
0
5
Off Target
2
11
Crosses
8
7
Corners
6
35
Throw Ins
30
0
Saves
9
6
Clearances
10
4
Goal Kicks
2
21
Free Kicks
13
5
Offside
3
0
Yellow Cards
1

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Paul McKane
02.Kevin Green
03.Paul Lovering
04.Kieron Stallard
05.David Lilley
06.Sean Lynch
07.Nathan Blockley
08.William McLaren
09.Jamie Bain
10.James Stevenson
11.Ryan Donnelly

Substitutes

12.Connor Fairley
13.Fraser Keast
14.Rhys Devlin
15.John Boyle
16.Scott Morton

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Derek Gaston
04.Anthony Stevenson
06.Micheal O'Byrne (61+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Todd Lumsden
02.Alan Reid
05.Ciaran Donnelly
10.Scott Chaplain
14.Ryan McStay 75+0' Tactical
09.Steven Lawless 80+0' Tactical
10.Robert Love 65+0' Tactical
11.John Gemmell

Substitutes

12.Christopher Fahey
13.Christopher Fahey
14.Simon Marriott 75+0' Tactical
15.Christopher Boyle
16.Thomas Reilly 65+0' Tactical
17.Andrew Scott 80+0' Tactical

Airdrie out for derby revenge

Airdrie welcome back skipper Paul Lovering and defender Rhys Devlin from suspension as they look for revenge for November's 7-2 defeat against Lanarkshire neighbours Albion.

Winger Graeme Owens and striker Derek Holmes are missing through injury, with Diamonds boss Jimmy Boyle telling his men they will need to work as hard as they did when they won at Forfar last week to take anything from the Coatbridge side.

Boyle said: "The last game was a sore one to take but it would be great to bounce back and win this one to record our first back-to-back victories of the season.

"We worked really hard to come from two goals down to defeat Forfar 3-2 and we will need to work as hard again."

Albion striker John Gemmell returns into contention after missing the club's Boxing Day defeat against Brechin due to work commitments.

Rovers are, however, again missing Barry Russell through injury as they look to leapfrog their local rivals in the table with victory at the Excelsior Stadium.

Manager Paul Martin said: "I was really proud of the players when we won the last game 7-2 in terms of not only how they played but how they quietly celebrated what was the club's first win in over 30 years in derby games.

"We kept ourselves to ourselves and there was no gloating and looked upon it as gathering just another three points. Airdrie will no doubt be out for revenge and we will need to guard against that."

Shots

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 18 23 38
2 Arbroath 17 12 32
3 Stenhousemuir 18 5 28
4 Airdrieonians 19 -2 24
5 Up Brechin City 18 -3 24
6 Up Dumbarton 17 -3 22
7 Down Albion Rovers 18 -5 21
8 East Fife 16 -12 19
9 Up Stirling Albion 15 -8 15
10 Down Forfar Athletic 16 -7 14

Updated 2/01/2012 at 17:05

 

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