Albion Rovers 2 - 2 Forfar Athletic

Saturday 25th February 2012
J Gemmell (5)
R Love (78)
D Hilson (2)
C Templeman (22)

Love saves the day for Wee Rovers

Robert Love rescued a point for Albion as they drew 2-2 with relegation rivals Forfar at Cliftonhill.

Dale Hilson put Forfar ahead inside two minutes when he struck a spectacular effort into the top-left hand corner from Christopher Templeman's header, but the hosts levelled three minutes later.

Jordan Halsman crossed from the right-hand side and John Gemmell connected to send a header into the roof of the net from around the penalty spot.

Albion goalkeeper Christopher Fahey parried Bradley Coyne's shot in the 16th minute before the visitors regained the lead six minutes later.

Greg Ross found space on the right wing to cross for Templeman, who volleyed left-footed into the bottom corner from six yards.

The home side went in search of a second equaliser and Love levelled matters 12 minutes from time with right-footed strike from the edge of the area.

OfficialGreg Aitken
Attendance312
VenueCliftonhill Stadium
Kick Off
Albion Rovers 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
2:00
Shot taken by Dale Hilson using his left foot
2:00
Albion Rovers 0 - 1 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Dale Hilson using his left foot to the top left of the goal.
3:46
Foul on Daniel McKay
3:54
Free Kick taken by Jordan Halsman
4:21
Cross from Jordan Halsman
4:23
Shot taken by John Gemmell from the centre penalty area
4:23
Albion Rovers 1 - 1 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by John Gemmell from the centre penalty area going centre high of the goal.
6:54
Foul on Todd Lumsden
7:09
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
9:31
Shot taken by Daniel McKay with his right foot
9:53
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
11:39
Shot taken by John Gemmell from the centre penalty area
11:49
Save made by Marc McCallum
12:34
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
16:06
Shot taken by Bradley Coyne with his right foot from the right penalty area
16:21
Save made by Christopher Fahey
16:26
Corner taken by Kevin Motion using his left foot from the right byline
16:46
Save made by Christopher Fahey
16:59
Foul on Mark McCulloch
17:11
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
17:54
Foul on Kevin Motion
18:02
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty from the left wing
18:26
Cross from Christopher Hegarty
18:32
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
20:18
Foul on John Gemmell
20:30
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson from the left wing
20:48
Cross from Anthony Stevenson
20:57
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
21:30
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman using his left foot from the left penalty area
21:30
Albion Rovers 1 - 2 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Christopher Templeman using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
22:49
Foul on John Gemmell
22:58
Free Kick taken by John Gemmell
23:32
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
24:06
Offside flag raised against Daniel McKay
24:07
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
25:11
Foul on Alan Reid
25:39
BOOKING: Michael Bolochoweckyj of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
25:51
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
27:51
Corner taken by Jordan Halsman using his left foot from the right byline
28:30
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
28:36
Corner taken by Jordan Halsman using his left foot from the right byline
28:52
Clearance by Greg Ross
28:59
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
29:24
Foul on Marc McCallum
29:34
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum from the centre penalty area
31:02
Foul on Alan Reid
31:09
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly
33:43
Offside flag raised against Bradley Coyne
33:45
Free Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
34:10
Foul on Michael Bolochoweckyj
34:15
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
35:09
Foul on Christopher Hegarty
35:16
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
35:55
Corner taken by Kevin Motion using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
36:22
Clearance by John Gemmell
36:28
Foul on Simon Marriott
36:35
BOOKING: Dale Hilson of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
36:55
Free Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
37:54
Foul on Anthony Stevenson
38:03
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
38:46
Offside flag raised against Bradley Coyne
38:48
Free Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
41:39
Shot taken by Jordan Halsman using his left foot
41:51
Save made by Marc McCallum
41:58
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
42:12
Clearance by Greg Ross
42:29
Foul on Michael Bolochoweckyj
42:36
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
43:08
Corner taken by Iain Campbell using his left foot from the right byline
43:33
Save made by Christopher Fahey
43:48
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
44:19
Shot taken by Daniel McKay with his right foot from the right penalty area
44:29
Save made by Marc McCallum
44:55
Foul on Scott Chaplain
45:00+0:02
Free Kick taken by Scott Chaplain
45:00+0:43
Corner taken by Iain Campbell using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
Half Time
Albion Rovers 1 - 2 Forfar Athletic
Second Half Started
Albion Rovers 1 - 2 Forfar Athletic
45:46
Corner taken by Kevin Motion using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
46:27
Clearance by Ciaran Donnelly
46:42
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
49:42
Foul on John Gemmell
49:49
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly
50:08
Cross from Ciaran Donnelly
50:10
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
51:35
Foul on Christopher Hegarty
51:42
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
52:28
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
54:56
Shot taken by John Gemmell from the centre penalty area
55:16
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
56:35
Foul on Simon Marriott
56:42
Free Kick taken by Jordan Halsman
57:27
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
57:53
Clearance by Kevin Motion
58:32
Foul on Alan Reid
58:42
Free Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
60:13
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Robert Love on for Daniel McKay
63:59
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Ryan McStay on for Todd Lumsden
66:24
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
67:09
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot
67:20
Save made by Marc McCallum
67:33
Foul on Kevin Motion
67:40
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell from the left wing
67:54
Cross from Iain Campbell
68:41
Foul on Anthony Stevenson
68:48
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
71:24
Shot taken by Bradley Coyne with his right foot from the right penalty area
71:35
Save made by Christopher Fahey
72:23
Foul on Robert Love
72:29
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the left wing
72:41
Cross from Ryan McStay
72:46
Save made by Marc McCallum
75:34
Shot taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot
75:46
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
76:37
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Lee Bryce on for Bradley Coyne
77:27
Shot taken by Robert Love with his right foot from the left penalty area
77:27
Albion Rovers 2 - 2 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Robert Love with his right foot from the left penalty area to the top right of the goal.
79:04
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
79:43
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot from the right penalty area
79:56
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
80:29
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
80:31
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
82:13
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
84:22
Shot taken by John Gemmell from the left penalty area
84:35
Save made by Marc McCallum
84:38
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
85:08
Clearance by Greg Ross
85:43
Foul on Barry Russell
85:53
BOOKING: Christopher Hegarty of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
86:07
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell
86:15
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Martin Fotheringham on for Christopher Hegarty
87:04
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
87:21
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
88:04
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot
88:17
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
88:36
Foul on David Mowat
88:41
Free Kick taken by Martin Fotheringham
90:00+2:03
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
Full Time
Albion Rovers 2 - 2 Forfar Athletic

Albion Rovers

vs

Forfar Athletic

2
Goals
2
2
Assists
2
11
Shots
5
7
On Target
4
4
Off Target
1
4
Crosses
2
7
Corners
5
19
Throw Ins
4
4
Saves
6
2
Clearances
8
6
Goal Kicks
9
17
Free Kicks
11
2
Offside
2
0
Yellow Cards
3

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Christopher Fahey
17.Christopher Fahey
03.Barry Russell
04.Alan Reid
05.Ciaran Donnelly
06.Todd Lumsden 64+0' Injury
07.Jordan Halsman
08.Anthony Stevenson
09.Scott Chaplain
10.Simon Marriott
11.Daniel McKay 61+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.John Gemmell
13.Derek Gaston
14.Christopher Boyle
15.Ryan McStay 64+0' Injury
16.Robert Love 61+0' Tactical
17.Sean Pierce

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Marc McCallum
02.Greg Ross
03.Mark McCulloch
04.Iain Campbell
05.Michael Bolochoweckyj (26+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Michael Bolocheweckyj
07.Dale Hilson (37+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.David Mowat
09.Christopher Hegarty (86+0: Unsporting behaviour) 87+0' Tactical
10.Kevin Motion
11.Christopher Templeman

Substitutes

12.Bradley Coyne 77+0' Tactical
13.Greg Paterson
14.Craig Wilson
15.Kevin Byers
16.Martin Fotheringham 87+0' Tactical
17.Lee Bryce 77+0' Tactical

Albion Rovers will be without defender Mick O'Byrne through suspension as they face Forfar looking to complete a hat-trick of wins over the Station Park side this season.

Manager Paul Martin continues to be absent through illness.

Martin's assistant Todd Lumsden said: "We have had good displays against Forfar already this season and a third one would be a great lift to everyone at the club.

"They will be smarting from losing to us twice, where they are in the league and also from losing to Arbroath in midweek so we need to be ready to face a highly motivated side.

"We need to get points on board and to start winning again. In this game the first goal could be vital."

Forfar Athletic have a number of injury doubts as they head to Coatbridge.

Michael Bolochoweckyj, Martin Fotheringham and Barry Sellars all face fitness tests.

Defender Jamie Bishop remains out and Station Park assistant manager Ian Campbell said: "There are a couple of other guys that were the feeling the after effects of the midweek game at Arbroath so we will delay naming the team until close to kick-off time."

Campbell added: "This is a huge game as there is a lot of pressure on both sides to get a win and move away from the foot of the table.

"You need players to stand up to that pressure and then go and win the game. Hopefully we have players that can do that."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 25 31 52
2 Arbroath 25 26 50
3 Dumbarton 24 5 41
4 Stenhousemuir 24 4 34
5 Up East Fife 24 -5 33
6 Down Brechin City 24 -3 32
7 Airdrieonians 25 -7 28
8 Forfar Athletic 24 -14 23
9 Albion Rovers 25 -17 23
10 Stirling Albion 24 -20 20

Updated 25/02/2012 at 17:05