Stenhousemuir 1 - 2 Albion Rovers

Saturday 24th March 2012
A Rodgers (25)J Werndly (33)
R McStay (50)

McStay inspire Albion comeback

Ryan McStay's sixth goal of the season helped Albion come from behind to defeat Stenhousemuir 2-1 and move off the bottom of the Scottish Second Division table.

Stenhousemuir had held leaders Cowdenbeath last weekend and the Ochilview side looked like they were going to follow that result up with a victory when Andy Rodgers fired them into a 25th-minute lead.

The forward smashed into the roof of the goal from Paul McHale's cross.

However, Albion replied seven minutes later when McStay's ball found Jack Werndly on the edge of the box and his cute finish was too much for goalkeeper Alistair Brown.

And four minutes after the restart McStay went from provider to scorer with a superb 25-yard free-kick after Kevin McKinlay was adjudged to have fouled Werndly.

OfficialJohn McKendrick
Attendance486
VenueOchilview Park
Kick Off
Stenhousemuir 0 - 0 Albion Rovers
0:12
Foul on Ross McMillan
0:31
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
2:25
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the right byline
2:53
Clearance by Stewart Kean
3:43
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
4:07
Clearance by Alan Reid
4:47
Cross from Jack Werndly
4:56
Save made by Alistair Brown
5:03
Offside flag raised against Andrew Rodgers
5:05
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
5:35
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot
5:53
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
6:27
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
8:18
Cross from Jack Werndly
8:54
Shot taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot
9:05
Save made by Derek Gaston
9:16
Shot taken by Robert Love using his left foot
9:34
Save made by Alistair Brown
10:50
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
11:27
Cross from Andrew Rodgers
11:31
Clearance by Alan Reid
11:39
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
11:40
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
12:02
Cross from Jamie Campbell
12:07
Clearance by Alan Reid
12:35
Cross from Barry Russell
12:41
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
12:58
Foul on Stephen Murray
13:07
Free Kick taken by Paul McHale
13:32
Cross from Paul McHale
13:41
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
14:08
Cross from Stephen Murray
14:11
Clearance by Barry Russell
16:36
Shot taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the left penalty area
16:52
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
18:10
Shot taken by Kenny Deuchar with his right foot from the centre penalty area
18:21
Block taken by Derek Gaston
18:54
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
19:03
Free Kick taken by Paul McHale from the left wing
19:31
Cross from Paul McHale
19:34
Shot taken by Ross McMillan from the centre penalty area
19:48
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
20:17
Cross from William Lyle
20:20
Save made by Derek Gaston
21:00
Cross from Andrew Rodgers
21:02
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
21:32
Foul on Stephen Murray
21:38
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
21:47
Offside flag raised against Andrew Rodgers
21:48
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
22:23
Foul on Micheal O'Byrne
22:27
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell
23:55
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain using his left foot
24:10
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
24:22
Foul on Stephen Murray
24:26
Free Kick taken by Paul McHale from the left wing
24:44
Cross from Paul McHale
24:50
Clearance by John Gemmell
24:55
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers using his left foot from the left penalty area
24:55
Stenhousemuir 1 - 0 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Andrew Rodgers using his left foot from the left penalty area to the top right of the goal.
26:13
Cross from Barry Russell
26:17
Clearance by Kevin McKinlay
29:46
Foul on Scott Chaplain
29:50
Free Kick taken by John Gemmell
30:20
Cross from John Gemmell
30:31
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
31:43
Foul on Jack Werndly
31:46
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
32:22
Shot taken by Jack Werndly using his left foot from the left penalty area
32:22
Stenhousemuir 1 - 1 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Jack Werndly using his left foot from the left penalty area going centre low of the goal.
33:33
Foul on Kevin McKinlay
33:38
Free Kick taken by Paul McHale from the left wing
33:52
Cross from Paul McHale
33:55
Clearance by John Gemmell
33:59
Cross from Stewart Kean
34:05
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
34:52
Shot taken by Jack Werndly with his right foot
35:02
Block taken by Ross McMillan
35:45
Cross from Stephen Murray
35:48
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers from the centre penalty area
35:57
Save made by Derek Gaston
36:26
Cross from Jack Werndly
36:31
Block taken by Ross McMillan
36:36
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
36:48
Clearance by Paul McHale
36:56
Shot taken by Barry Russell using his left foot
37:07
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
38:20
Cross from Jamie Campbell
38:22
Save made by Derek Gaston
38:43
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
38:47
Free Kick taken by Andrew Rodgers
38:54
Shot taken by Kenny Deuchar with his right foot from the centre penalty area
39:05
Save made by Derek Gaston
39:17
Foul on Micheal O'Byrne
39:21
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell
40:00
Foul on Stewart Kean
40:06
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
41:50
Cross from Stephen Murray
41:54
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers from the centre penalty area
42:12
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
42:52
Shot taken by Kenny Deuchar with his right foot from the centre penalty area
43:02
Block taken by Micheal O'Byrne
43:42
Cross from Stephen Murray
43:44
Clearance by Ryan McStay
44:43
Cross from Andrew Rodgers
44:46
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
Half Time
Stenhousemuir 1 - 1 Albion Rovers
45:01
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Simon Marriott on for James McGowan
Second Half Started
Stenhousemuir 1 - 1 Albion Rovers
45:25
Cross from Barry Russell
45:29
Save made by Alistair Brown
46:16
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
46:20
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray from the right wing
46:31
Cross from Stephen Murray
46:46
Cross from Jamie Campbell
46:49
Save made by Derek Gaston
47:09
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot
47:22
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
47:36
Foul on Kenny Deuchar
47:42
Free Kick taken by Paul McHale
48:03
Cross from Paul McHale
48:15
Shot taken by Kenny Deuchar from the right penalty area
48:30
Save made by Derek Gaston
48:35
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline
48:46
Save made by Derek Gaston
48:54
Foul on Jack Werndly
48:59
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
49:08
Foul on John Gemmell
49:13
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
49:35
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot
49:35
Stenhousemuir 1 - 2 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Ryan McStay with his right foot to the top left of the goal.
50:49
Shot taken by Paul McHale with his right foot
50:58
Save made by Derek Gaston
51:30
Shot taken by Robert Love with his right foot
51:42
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
51:52
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot
52:06
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
52:51
Cross from Andrew Rodgers
52:53
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
54:19
Foul on John Gemmell
54:24
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
55:14
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot
55:24
Save made by Alistair Brown
55:34
Cross from Stephen Murray
55:37
Foul on Derek Gaston
55:42
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
56:18
BOOKING: Ross McMillan of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for dissent
58:24
Offside flag raised against Andrew Rodgers
58:25
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
58:29
BOOKING: Andrew Rodgers of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for dissent
58:52
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Gary Smith on for Stephen Murray
59:30
Foul on Ross McMillan
59:35
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
59:38
BOOKING: John Gemmell of Albion Rovers given yellow card for dissent
60:01
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
60:09
Foul on John Gemmell
60:21
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
60:29
BOOKING: Paul McHale of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for dissent
60:54
Foul on Ross McMillan
61:00
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
64:03
Foul on John Gemmell
64:07
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the left wing
64:35
Cross from Ryan McStay
64:38
Clearance by Alistair Brown
64:45
Corner taken by Jack Werndly with his right foot from the right byline
64:55
Clearance by Kevin McKinlay
65:03
Cross from Ryan McStay
65:05
Clearance by Kevin McKinlay
68:32
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Sean Fitzharris on for William Lyle
69:09
Foul on Sean Fitzharris
69:15
Free Kick taken by Paul McHale from the left wing
69:23
Cross from Paul McHale
69:28
Save made by Derek Gaston
70:47
Foul on Kenny Deuchar
70:55
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
71:30
Cross from John Gemmell
71:33
Clearance by Kevin McKinlay
71:38
Cross from Scott Chaplain
71:41
Save made by Alistair Brown
72:08
Cross from Andrew Rodgers
72:19
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
73:14
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
73:19
Block taken by Micheal O'Byrne
73:31
Cross from Paul McHale
73:34
Save made by Derek Gaston
73:50
Shot taken by Kevin McKinlay using his left foot
74:01
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
74:51
Foul on Sean Fitzharris
74:57
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
75:37
Foul on Barry Russell
75:43
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the left wing
75:57
Cross from Ryan McStay
76:01
Save made by Alistair Brown
76:37
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
77:09
Foul on John Gemmell
77:15
Free Kick taken by Scott Chaplain
77:30
Cross from Barry Russell
77:33
Clearance by Kevin McKinlay
77:36
Foul on Stewart Kean
77:41
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
78:16
Cross from Anthony Stevenson
78:26
Offside flag raised against Jamie Campbell
78:27
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
78:29
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Alan Lawson on for Sean Fitzharris
79:15
Shot taken by Kenny Deuchar from the centre penalty area
79:25
Save made by Derek Gaston
79:30
Corner taken by Alan Lawson using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
79:50
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers from the left penalty area
80:09
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
83:10
Hand Ball taken by Kevin McKinlay
83:13
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the right wing
83:43
Cross from Ryan McStay
83:45
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain from the centre penalty area
84:01
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
84:40
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
84:42
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
88:22
Cross from Alan Lawson
88:27
Block taken by John Gemmell
88:30
Corner taken by Alan Lawson using his left foot from the left byline
88:46
Shot taken by Kevin McKinlay from the centre penalty area
88:55
Save made by Derek Gaston
89:06
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
89:33
Foul on Ross McMillan
89:39
Free Kick taken by Stewart Kean
90:00+1:28
Shot taken by Robert Love with his right foot from the right penalty area
90:00+1:38
Save made by Alistair Brown
90:00+1:51
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot
90:00+1:59
Save made by Derek Gaston
Full Time
Stenhousemuir 1 - 2 Albion Rovers

Stenhousemuir

vs

Albion Rovers

1
Goals
2
1
Assists
1
16
Shots
13
11
On Target
6
5
Off Target
7
25
Crosses
15
4
Corners
3
30
Throw Ins
20
7
Saves
14
8
Clearances
10
12
Goal Kicks
10
2
Blocks
4
19
Free Kicks
17
4
Offside
2
1
Hand Balls
0
3
Yellow Cards
1

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.William Lyle 69+0' Tactical
03.Ross McMillan (57+0: Dissent)
04.Iain Thomson
05.Kevin McKinlay
06.Jamie Campbell
07.Paul McHale (61+0: Dissent)
08.Stephen Murray 59+0' Tactical
09.Andrew Rodgers (59+0: Dissent)
10.Kenny Deuchar
11.Stewart Kean

Substitutes

12.Sean Diamond
13.Jack Hamilton
14.Alan Lawson 79+0' Injury
15.Gary Smith 59+0' Tactical
16.Sean Fitzharris 69+0' Tactical 79+0' Injury

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Derek Gaston
02.James McGowan 45+0' Tactical
03.Barry Russell
04.Anthony Stevenson
05.Micheal O'Byrne
06.Alan Reid
07.Scott Chaplain
08.Jack Werndly
09.Ryan McStay
10.Robert Love
11.John Gemmell (60+0: Dissent)

Substitutes

12.Christopher Fahey
13.Christopher Fahey
14.Simon Marriott 45+0' Tactical
15.James Gilmartin
16.Daniel McKay
17.Daniel Ferry

McHale returns for Warriors

Stenhousemuir welcome back midfielder Paul McHale to their squad following an injury as they look to see off Albion and move closer to clinching a play-off place.

Not such good news for the Warriors is that they will be without Michael Devlin, Eric Paton, Brown Ferguson and Sean Dickson through knocks.

The Ochilview side held leaders Cowdenbeath last Saturday and assistant manager Kevin McGoldrick is looking for the same battling qualities that were on display in that game this time around.

McGoldrick said: "We worked incredibly hard and fought for everything to get a point at Central Park and we will need to adopt the same approach against a side battling for Second Division survival."

Bottom-of-the-table Albion will be without captain Ciaran Donnelly due to a shoulder injury as they look to repeat a recent 1-0 success over their hosts.

The Coatbridge side are also without Chris Boyle through university commitments and player-assistant manager Todd Lumsden is a major doubt due to a calf injury, with former Queen of the South youngster James McGowan likely to be involved again in a trialist capacity.

Lumsden said: "We suffered a real kick in the teeth at Brechin when we lost to a last-minute goal last week and we will need to bounce back from that.

"We had played well in the game and we need to take that form into this game and hope for better fortune."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 30 37 63
2 Arbroath 30 26 56
3 Dumbarton 30 -3 45
4 Stenhousemuir 30 4 41
5 East Fife 30 -1 41
6 Up Airdrieonians 30 -1 39
7 Down Brechin City 30 -9 37
8 Forfar Athletic 30 -13 33
9 Up Albion Rovers 30 -20 29
10 Down Stirling Albion 30 -20 28

Updated 24/03/2012 at 16:59