Albion Rovers 0 - 1 Airdrieonians

Saturday 10th March 2012
C McDonald (27)

Wee Rovers stay bottom

Albion missed the chance to move off the foot of the table after going down 1-0 to Airdrie in the Lanarkshire derby.

The home side should have gone in front in the ninth minute but Jack Werndly sliced his shot wide.

Airdrie went ahead after 27 minutes when Derek Holmes' header dropped to Cameron McDonald to lash a volley into the top corner of the net from close range.

Rovers had only won once in 11 games and were largely restricted to wayward long-range efforts before John Gemmell's 79th-minute effort was well saved by Grant Adam.

And with the hosts pushing to create a chance of an equaliser, the Diamonds held on to record their first win in six games.

OfficialEuan Anderson
Attendance1,134
VenueCliftonhill Stadium
Kick Off
Albion Rovers 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
4:01
Foul on Robert Love
4:09
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
5:35
Foul on Micheal O'Byrne
5:44
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
6:10
Offside flag raised against Robert Love
6:12
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
7:18
Foul on John Gemmell
7:24
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell
8:07
Shot taken by Jack Werndly with his right foot from the right penalty area
8:24
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
9:12
Cross from Jack Werndly
9:18
Clearance by David Lilley
10:02
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
11:11
Foul on John Boyle
11:24
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
12:08
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
12:23
Clearance by Derek Gaston
12:32
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
13:44
Clearance by Robert Love
15:03
Foul on Nathan Blockley
15:11
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
16:22
Foul on Nathan Blockley
16:28
Free Kick taken by Ricki Lamie
17:34
Foul on David Lilley
17:38
Free Kick taken by David Lilley
18:20
Cross from John Boyle
18:33
Save made by Derek Gaston
20:14
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
20:25
Save made by Derek Gaston
20:30
Foul on Paul Lovering
20:35
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
21:05
Offside flag raised against John Boyle
21:08
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
22:05
Offside flag raised against John Boyle
22:07
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne
22:46
Shot taken by Derek Holmes with his right foot from the centre penalty area
22:58
Save made by Derek Gaston
23:06
Foul on Jordan Halsman
23:15
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell
23:40
Foul on Barry Russell
23:47
Free Kick taken by Jordan Halsman from the left wing
24:11
Shot taken by Robert Love with his right foot from the centre penalty area
24:31
Foul on Jamie Bain
24:36
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the right wing
24:47
Foul on John Gemmell
24:57
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne
25:29
Offside flag raised against Derek Holmes
25:31
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne
26:28
Foul on Sean Lynch
26:45
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
27:00
Shot taken by Cameron McDonald using his left foot from the left penalty area
27:00
Albion Rovers 0 - 1 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Cameron McDonald using his left foot from the left penalty area to the top left of the goal.
28:12
Foul on Robert Love
28:18
Free Kick taken by Jordan Halsman from the right wing
28:29
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
29:00
Foul on Jamie Bain
29:09
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
29:16
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
30:13
Foul on Barry Russell
30:20
Free Kick taken by Jordan Halsman
30:22
BOOKING: James Stevenson of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
33:09
Foul on Alan Reid
33:17
Free Kick taken by Jordan Halsman from the right wing
36:56
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
38:51
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
39:12
Clearance by Alan Reid
39:21
Foul on James Stevenson
39:28
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the left wing
42:46
Foul on John Gemmell
42:56
Free Kick taken by Jordan Halsman from the right wing
43:26
Corner taken by Jordan Halsman using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
43:42
Clearance by Sean Lynch
44:05
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
44:42
Foul on James Stevenson
44:50
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the left wing
44:51
BOOKING: Larry Acqua of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
45:00+0:30
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
Half Time
Albion Rovers 0 - 1 Airdrieonians
45:01
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Christopher Boyle on for Scott Chaplain
Second Half Started
Albion Rovers 0 - 1 Airdrieonians
45:20
Corner taken by Christopher Boyle using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
45:44
Save made by Grant Adam
47:42
Cross from Jack Werndly
48:06
Clearance by Ricki Lamie
48:16
Foul on Alan Reid
48:22
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
48:49
Cross from Christopher Boyle
48:59
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
49:16
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Fraser Keast on for John Boyle
50:27
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
50:39
Clearance by John Gemmell
51:34
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
51:48
Cross from Alan Reid
51:54
Save made by Grant Adam
54:24
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
54:37
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
55:48
Corner taken by Christopher Boyle using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
56:26
Save made by Grant Adam
57:25
Offside flag raised against Jack Werndly
57:28
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
58:06
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
58:08
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
58:17
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Kieron Stallard on for Cameron McDonald
59:33
Foul on Sean Lynch
59:44
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
60:58
Offside flag raised against Robert Love
61:02
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
61:25
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
63:04
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
64:16
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
64:33
BOOKING: Jack Werndly of Albion Rovers given yellow card for dissent
67:23
Foul on John Gemmell
67:29
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
67:34
BOOKING: Ricki Lamie of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
69:14
Shot taken by Barry Russell using his left foot
69:27
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
70:23
Offside flag raised against James Stevenson
70:25
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
71:15
Shot taken by Christopher Boyle with his right foot
71:28
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
73:12
Foul on Christopher Boyle
73:18
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the left wing
74:12
Foul on Jack Werndly
74:18
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
75:04
Foul on James Stevenson
75:16
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
76:47
Foul on Jamie Bain
77:08
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Daniel McKay on for Robert Love
77:26
Free Kick taken by Kieron Stallard
77:51
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
78:31
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot
78:42
Save made by Grant Adam
79:32
Offside flag raised against Fraser Keast
79:34
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
80:04
Foul on Nathan Blockley
80:17
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
81:08
Corner taken by Christopher Boyle using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
81:25
Clearance by Jamie Bain
81:51
Substitution for Airdrieonians: William McLaren on for James Stevenson
84:08
Foul on Kieron Stallard
84:15
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
85:49
Foul on Anthony Stevenson
85:55
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
87:19
Cross from Fraser Keast
87:24
Save made by Derek Gaston
87:29
Foul on Micheal O'Byrne
87:34
Free Kick taken by Daniel McKay
88:28
Shot taken by Daniel McKay with his right foot
88:50
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
Full Time
Albion Rovers 0 - 1 Airdrieonians

Albion Rovers

vs

Airdrieonians

0
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
6
Shots
4
1
On Target
3
5
Off Target
1
4
Crosses
2
4
Corners
4
34
Throw Ins
32
4
Saves
4
4
Clearances
4
8
Goal Kicks
9
21
Free Kicks
19
4
Offside
5
2
Yellow Cards
2

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Derek Gaston
02.Barry Russell
03.Jordan Halsman
04.Anthony Stevenson
05.Micheal O'Byrne
06.Simon Marriott
07.Alan Reid
08.Scott Chaplain 45+0' Tactical
09.Robert Love 78+0' Tactical
10.John Gemmell
11.Jack Werndly (65+0: Dissent)

Substitutes

12.Jonathan Grier
13.Daniel McKay 78+0' Tactical
14.Christopher Boyle 45+0' Tactical
15.Daniel Ferry
16.Ryan McStay

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Grant Adam
02.Cameron McDonald 59+0' Tactical
03.Paul Lovering
04.David Lilley
05.Jamie Bain
06.Ricki Lamie (68+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Sean Lynch
08.James Stevenson (31+0: Unsporting behaviour) 82+0' Tactical
09.Nathan Blockley
10.John Boyle 50+0' Tactical
11.Derek Holmes

Substitutes

12.Andrew Duncan
13.Kieron Stallard 59+0' Tactical
14.Phillip Johnston
15.Fraser Keast 50+0' Tactical
16.William McLaren 82+0' Tactical

Rovers defensive duo out

Albion Rovers face Airdrie in the last Lanarkshire Derby of the season without centre-halves Todd Lumsden and Ciaran Donnelly.

Player-assistant manager Lumsden is carrying a calf injury and captain Donnelly has dislocated a shoulder.

Joseph Acquah is also set to miss out while manager Paul Martin has a number of players reporting aches and pains after their 1-0 success over Stenhousemuir in midweek.

Martin said: "The players and fans have enjoyed having these Derbies this season.

"Winning this game gives us an increased chance of having another four next season."

Airdrie will be without striker Ryan Donnelly while boss Jimmy Boyle also has doubts over Kieron Stallard and Jamie Stevenson as his side look to avenge a 7-2 defeat on their last visit to Cliftonhill.

Boyle said: "If we have any aspirations of being involved in the play-offs then we have to win most of the nine games left, starting with this one.

"It will not be easy as I watched Rovers in midweek and they deservedly beat Stenhousemuir, so between that and what happened last time we are well warned."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 28 34 59
2 Arbroath 28 28 55
3 Dumbarton 28 4 45
4 Stenhousemuir 28 5 40
5 East Fife 28 -7 35
6 Brechin City 28 -8 34
7 Airdrieonians 28 -6 33
8 Forfar Athletic 28 -11 30
9 Stirling Albion 28 -19 27
10 Albion Rovers 28 -20 26

Updated 10/03/2012 at 17:01