Albion Rovers 1 - 1 Dumbarton

Saturday 7th April 2012
D Ferry (20)S Agnew (38)

Wee Rovers share points with Sons

Albion and Dumbarton were both made to settle for a point each from a 1-1 draw at Cliftonhill.

The hosts were looking to record a third straight league win in their attempts to avoid relegation and went ahead after 20 minutes when Daniel Ferry found the top corner with a right-footed volley from the edge of the area.

The Wee Rovers were then pegged back by Scott Agnew's 13th goal of the season seven minutes before half-time.

Ryan McStay almost put the hosts back in front five minutes later, but his 25-yard strike rattled the crossbar.

Bryan Prunty should have given Dumbarton the lead moments into the second half, but he was unable to beat Derek Gaston when well-placed to score.

The Sons' best chance to steal a late victory fell to substitute Patrick Walker, but his close-range volley was again saved by Gaston.

OfficialDes Roache
Attendance471
VenueCliftonhill Stadium
Kick Off
Albion Rovers 0 - 0 Dumbarton
0:21
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
0:42
Clearance by Stephen Grindlay
2:08
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
2:49
Foul on Scott Agnew
2:58
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the left wing
4:11
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
6:06
Foul on Ryan Finnie
6:14
BOOKING: Ryan McStay of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
6:31
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right wing
6:46
Cross from Scott Agnew
8:54
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
10:18
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the centre penalty area
10:35
Save made by Derek Gaston
11:17
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
11:46
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
11:48
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
13:56
Foul on Alan Lithgow
14:04
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
15:32
Shot taken by Daniel Ferry from the centre penalty area
15:52
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
16:43
Cross from Ryan Finnie
16:51
Shot taken by Craig Dargo from the centre penalty area
17:07
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
17:22
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
17:50
Clearance by Kevin Nicoll
18:11
Cross from Ryan McStay
18:17
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
19:08
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
19:10
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
19:55
Shot taken by Daniel Ferry with his right foot
19:55
Albion Rovers 1 - 0 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Daniel Ferry with his right foot to the top left of the goal.
22:37
Cross from Jack Werndly
22:45
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
23:53
Cross from Ryan Finnie
23:56
Block taken by Barry Russell
24:28
Foul on Robert Love
24:33
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
26:32
Shot taken by James Creaney using his left foot
26:45
Save made by Derek Gaston
27:46
Offside flag raised against Jack Werndly
27:48
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
29:35
Substitution for Dumbarton: Paul Nugent on for Ryan Finnie
31:01
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
31:05
Save made by Derek Gaston
31:56
Offside flag raised against Bryan Prunty
31:57
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
32:21
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
33:17
Offside flag raised against Ryan McStay
33:18
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
35:59
Foul on Kevin Nicoll
36:04
Free Kick taken by Mark Gilhaney
37:02
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
37:32
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right wing
37:32
Albion Rovers 1 - 1 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right wing to the bottom right of the goal.
38:44
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the right byline
39:16
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
39:53
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the right penalty area
40:03
Save made by Derek Gaston
40:32
Foul on Robert Love
40:37
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the right wing
41:47
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
42:24
Cross from Jack Werndly
42:27
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
42:55
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot
43:23
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
43:50
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
Half Time
Albion Rovers 1 - 1 Dumbarton
Second Half Started
Albion Rovers 1 - 1 Dumbarton
45:43
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the right penalty area
45:54
Save made by Derek Gaston
46:02
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
48:25
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
48:34
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right wing
49:02
BOOKING: Barry Russell of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
49:21
Cross from Scott Agnew
49:27
Clearance by Anthony Stevenson
51:30
Foul on Anthony Wallace
51:37
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
55:38
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
56:14
Foul on Bryan Prunty
56:20
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
58:07
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
59:22
Cross from Barry Russell
59:26
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
59:48
Foul on Kevin Nicoll
59:55
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
60:19
Foul on Robert Love
60:25
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
61:02
Substitution for Dumbarton: Mark Lamont on for Anthony Wallace
63:12
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the right penalty area
63:34
Save made by Derek Gaston
64:20
Foul on Alan Reid
64:28
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the right wing
66:08
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
66:24
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Scott Chaplain on for Daniel Ferry
67:23
Shot taken by Craig Dargo using his left foot
67:44
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
68:33
Cross from Larry Acqua
68:41
Shot taken by Jack Werndly from the right six yard line
68:54
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
69:14
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
70:26
Offside flag raised against Scott Chaplain
70:28
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
71:22
Foul on Mark Lamont
71:30
BOOKING: Jack Werndly of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
71:41
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the left wing
71:50
Cross from Scott Agnew
71:53
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
72:23
Foul on Ryan McStay
72:29
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
72:43
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
73:46
Foul on Mark Lamont
73:55
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
74:58
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
75:59
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
77:29
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the right byline
77:52
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Simon Marriott on for Todd Lumsden
78:19
Clearance by Kevin Nicoll
78:58
Foul on Paul Nugent
79:03
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
80:10
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
81:06
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
81:10
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right wing
81:44
Offside flag raised against Jack Werndly
81:46
Free Kick taken by James Creaney
82:30
Shot taken by Craig Dargo with his right foot from the centre penalty area
82:42
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
83:41
Foul on Micheal O'Byrne
83:52
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the left wing
84:04
Cross from Larry Acqua
84:11
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
84:52
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
85:12
BOOKING: Micheal O'Byrne of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
85:17
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right wing
85:35
Cross from Scott Agnew
85:39
Save made by Derek Gaston
86:13
Substitution for Dumbarton: Patrick Walker on for Bryan Prunty
87:42
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain using his left foot from the centre penalty area
88:00
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
88:22
Shot taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot
88:32
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
89:24
Shot taken by Patrick Walker using his left foot from the left six yard line
89:33
Save made by Derek Gaston
90:00+1:04
Shot taken by Jack Werndly using his left foot from the left six yard line
90:00+1:24
Block taken by Dominic Kennedy
90:00+1:28
Corner taken by Ryan McStay using his left foot from the left byline
90:00+1:47
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
Full Time
Albion Rovers 1 - 1 Dumbarton

Albion Rovers

vs

Dumbarton

1
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
7
Shots
10
4
On Target
7
3
Off Target
3
6
Crosses
7
6
Corners
2
30
Throw Ins
33
8
Saves
6
2
Clearances
4
9
Goal Kicks
13
1
Blocks
1
9
Free Kicks
17
4
Offside
3
4
Yellow Cards
0

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-2-3-1

01.Derek Gaston
02.Barry Russell (50+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Alan Reid
04.Micheal O'Byrne (86+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Todd Lumsden 78+0' Tactical
06.Anthony Stevenson
07.Robert Love
08.Daniel Ferry 67+0' Tactical
09.Jack Werndly (72+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Ryan McStay (7+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.John Gemmell

Substitutes

12.Christopher Fahey
13.Christopher Fahey
14.Simon Marriott 78+0' Tactical
15.James Gilmartin
16.Scott Chaplain 67+0' Tactical
17.Larry Acqua

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-2-3-1

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Ryan Finnie 30+0' Tactical
03.James Creaney
04.Alan Lithgow
16.Dominic Kennedy
06.Kevin Nicoll
06.Mark Gilhaney
07.Anthony Wallace 62+0' Tactical
08.Kevin Nicoll
10.Scott Agnew
11.Craig Dargo

Substitutes

09.Bryan Prunty 87+0' Tactical
19.Jamie Ewings
02.Paul Nugent 30+0' Tactical
12.Patrick Walker 87+0' Tactical
14.Mark Lamont 62+0' Tactical
15.Ally Graham

Lumsden leads from front

Albion Rovers player/assistant manager Todd Lumsden has been passed fit to face Dumbarton after overcoming a calf injury.

The Coatbridge side have won their last two games in their battle to avoid relegation and striker John Gemmell is expected to shake off a back problem.

Lumsden said: "It's really important that having battled to get moving up the way and grabbing six very important points that we don't stop now.

"Dumbarton will be looking to consolidate their play-off place, so it will be a tough task to win, but we have beaten them at our place already this season so we know we can do it."

Dumbarton's on-loan St Mirren winger Mark Lamont hopes to return to the squad.

Lamont returned to full training this week after an Achilles injury and if he makes it, Sons manager Alan Adamson will have a full-strength squad to choose from as Dumbarton look to make up for a 3-1 defeat at Cliftonhill earlier in the season.

Adamson said: "That was a shocker of a performance and we want to banish it from our memories with a win.

"Rovers have won their last two and are battling for survival, so we have plenty of reasons to play well.

"We're in a good position in terms of securing a play-off place, but a win puts us even closer."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 32 35 63
2 Arbroath 32 26 59
3 Dumbarton 32 -2 49
4 Up Airdrieonians 32 4 45
5 Up East Fife 32 2 45
6 Down Stenhousemuir 32 1 42
7 Brechin City 32 -9 40
8 Forfar Athletic 32 -17 33
9 Albion Rovers 32 -19 33
10 Stirling Albion 32 -21 31

Updated 7/04/2012 at 17:01