Forfar Athletic 4 - 0 Albion Rovers

Saturday 28th April 2012
K Byers (3, 30)
G Ross (28)
B Coyne (84)

Loons thump eight-man Wee Rovers

Forfar secured a vital three points with a 4-0 win over Albion in a match that included three red cards.

Kevin Byers fired the hosts ahead after just three minutes before Anthony Stevenson saw red for the visitors for using foul and abusive language.

Greg Ross doubled the advantage just before the half-hour mark when he converted a cross from Byers.

Victory was all but ensured two minutes later, Ross turning provider as he teed up Byers for his second goal.

Chris Templeman was denied from the penalty spot as Derek Gaston pushed his kick away after John Gemmell handled in the box.

The visitors were reduced to nine men when Christopher Boyle was dismissed just before the whistle for the same offence as Stevenson.

Loons striker Dale Hilson saw red on the hour mark, the third player to be dismissed for foul language, before Bradley Coyne added a late fourth.

OfficialDavid Somers
Attendance554
VenueStation Park
Kick Off
Forfar Athletic 0 - 0 Albion Rovers
2:27
Shot taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot
2:38
Save made by Derek Gaston
2:47
Forfar Athletic 1 - 0 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Kevin Byers using his left foot from the right penalty area to the top left of the goal.
4:27
Cross from Nicky Low
4:32
Save made by Derek Gaston
4:36
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline
5:07
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
5:16
Cross from Nicky Low
5:20
Foul on Micheal O'Byrne
5:27
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
5:52
Corner taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
6:12
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
6:51
Foul on Christopher Templeman
6:56
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low
7:23
Shot taken by Nicky Low using his left foot
7:32
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
8:13
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
8:14
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
8:50
Foul on John Gemmell
8:55
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the left wing
9:14
Cross from Ryan McStay
10:27
Foul on Anthony Stevenson
10:30
DISMISSAL: Anthony Stevenson of Albion Rovers sent off for foul & abusive language
10:42
BOOKING: Kevin Motion of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
11:42
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne
13:10
Foul on Robert Love
13:15
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly from the right wing
14:04
Offside flag raised against Robert Love
14:07
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
14:25
Foul on Todd Lumsden
14:28
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell
17:30
Foul on Dale Hilson
17:43
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
18:15
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
19:50
Foul on Robert Love
20:05
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly from the right wing
21:11
Cross from Nicky Low
21:20
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot from the right six yard line
21:30
Save made by Derek Gaston
22:14
Foul on Kevin Byers
22:22
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
27:27
Shot taken by Greg Ross using his left foot from the centre penalty area
27:27
Forfar Athletic 2 - 0 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Greg Ross using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
29:41
Shot taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the centre penalty area
29:41
Forfar Athletic 3 - 0 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
31:39
Foul on Micheal O'Byrne
31:46
Free Kick taken by Todd Lumsden
32:08
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot
32:25
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
32:51
Foul on Micheal O'Byrne
32:55
Free Kick taken by Todd Lumsden
33:17
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
35:08
Foul on John Gemmell
35:14
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly
35:34
Shot taken by Micheal O'Byrne from the centre penalty area
35:43
Save made by Greg Paterson
38:04
Cross from Ciaran Donnelly
38:07
Shot taken by John Gemmell from the left six yard line
38:26
Corner taken by Christopher Boyle using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
38:56
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
39:37
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
41:23
Shot taken by Kevin Byers using his left foot from the centre penalty area
41:49
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
44:00
BOOKING: Ryan McStay of Albion Rovers given yellow card for dissent
44:03
Foul on John Gemmell
44:09
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the left wing
44:53
Cross from Ryan McStay
44:56
Save made by Greg Paterson
45:00+0:39
Foul on Michael Bolochoweckyj
45:00+0:42
DISMISSAL: Christopher Boyle of Albion Rovers sent off for foul & abusive language
45:00+1:12
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
Half Time
Forfar Athletic 3 - 0 Albion Rovers
45:01
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Barry Sellars on for Michael Bolochoweckyj
45:01
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Joseph Acquah on for Scott Chaplain
Second Half Started
Forfar Athletic 3 - 0 Albion Rovers
45:34
Hand Ball taken by John Gemmell
45:37
BOOKING: Micheal O'Byrne of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
46:16
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Christopher Templeman and saved with his right foot to the bottom left
46:16
Save made by Derek Gaston
46:22
Corner taken by Dale Hilson using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
46:33
Cross from Dale Hilson
46:38
Foul on Ciaran Donnelly
46:42
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
47:16
Corner taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
47:37
Shot taken by Dale Hilson from the right six yard line
47:48
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
48:19
Foul on Christopher Templeman
48:26
Free Kick taken by Barry Sellars
48:30
BOOKING: Todd Lumsden of Albion Rovers given yellow card for dissent
49:05
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
50:11
Offside flag raised against Joseph Acquah
50:13
Free Kick taken by Joseph Shaughnessy
51:36
Cross from Nicky Low
51:49
Corner taken by Kevin Byers using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
52:00
Clearance by Simon Marriott
53:56
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
54:03
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
54:09
BOOKING: Christopher Templeman of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for dissent
55:09
Corner taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the left byline
55:20
Clearance by Barry Russell
57:08
Cross from Kevin Byers
57:13
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman from the centre penalty area
57:29
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline
57:52
BOOKING: Iain Campbell of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
58:22
Foul on John Gemmell
58:29
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the right wing
58:58
BOOKING: Joseph Shaughnessy of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
60:16
Shot taken by Greg Ross using his left foot
60:28
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Bradley Coyne on for Christopher Templeman
60:51
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
62:00
Foul on Derek Gaston
62:02
DISMISSAL: Dale Hilson of Forfar Athletic sent off for foul & abusive language
62:11
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
64:08
Offside flag raised against Nicky Low
64:12
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
67:21
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
67:58
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
68:43
Cross from Iain Campbell
70:28
Foul on Todd Lumsden
70:34
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne
70:36
BOOKING: Bradley Coyne of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for dissent
73:13
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
75:05
Cross from Greg Ross
75:08
Foul on Barry Russell
75:12
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
75:37
Foul on Todd Lumsden
75:41
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
78:08
Foul on Jack Werndly
78:11
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly
79:26
BOOKING: Simon Marriott of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
79:31
Foul on Kevin Byers
79:35
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
81:29
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
82:19
Foul on Barry Russell
82:23
Free Kick taken by Todd Lumsden
83:15
Shot taken by Bradley Coyne with his right foot from the centre penalty area
83:15
Forfar Athletic 4 - 0 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Bradley Coyne with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
84:35
Foul on Barry Russell
84:39
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne
87:31
Offside flag raised against Nicky Low
87:32
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
89:09
Shot taken by Christopher Hegarty with his right foot
89:23
Save made by Derek Gaston
89:29
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
90:00+0:10
Foul on Ryan McStay
90:00+0:20
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
Full Time
Forfar Athletic 4 - 0 Albion Rovers

Forfar Athletic

vs

Albion Rovers

4
Goals
0
3
Assists
0
10
Shots
4
5
On Target
2
5
Off Target
2
8
Crosses
3
8
Corners
1
8
Throw Ins
9
2
Saves
5
1
Clearances
4
5
Goal Kicks
8
8
Free Kicks
24
4
Offside
2
1
Penalties
0
0
Hand Balls
1
5
Yellow Cards
4
1
Red Cards
2

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Greg Paterson
02.Mark McCulloch
03.Joseph Shaughnessy (59+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Iain Campbell (58+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Greg Ross
06.Kevin Byers
07.Kevin Motion (11+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Nicky Low
09.Michael Bolochoweckyj 45+0' Tactical
10.Michael Bolocheweckyj
11.Christopher Templeman (55+0: Dissent) 61+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Dale Hilson (63+0: Foul & Abusive Language)
13.Paul McKane
14.Christopher Hegarty
15.Barry Sellars 45+0' Tactical
16.Graham Gibson
17.Bradley Coyne (71+0: Dissent) 61+0' Tactical

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-2-3-1

01.Derek Gaston
02.Barry Russell
03.Anthony Stevenson (11+0: Foul & Abusive Language)
04.Micheal O'Byrne (45+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Todd Lumsden (49+0: Dissent)
06.Christopher Boyle (45+1: Foul & Abusive Language)
07.Ciaran Donnelly
08.Scott Chaplain 45+0' Tactical
09.Ryan McStay (44+0: Dissent)
10.Robert Love
11.John Gemmell

Substitutes

12.Christopher Fahey
13.Christopher Fahey
14.Simon Marriott (80+0: Unsporting behaviour)
15.Daniel Ferry
16.Jack Werndly
17.Joseph Acquah 45+0' Tactical

Injury doubts concern Campbell

Forfar have Iain Campbell available after suspension against an Albion side that sits one place and one point above them in the relegation zone.

Station Park boss Dick Campbell will finalise his side after fitness tests on five players, with Mark McCulloch, Jamie Bishop and Kevin Byers rated as having the best chances of playing.

Campbell is keeping the identity of the two other players close to his chest.

He said: "Albion have done really well recently with 11 points in five games, but this game is all about what we do.

"We know if we win the next two games we will stay in this league and that's a huge incentive."

Albion defender Alan Reid will miss his first league game of the season through suspension as the Coatbridge men look to secure their Second Division status.

Reid sits out a one-game ban, but on-loan Rangers striker Jack Werndley is available after suspension, while manager Paul Martin is waiting on news of striker John Gemmell's back problem before finalising his side.

Martin said: "Eight games ago we were down and out and now it's in our own hands to stay up. It's been a great turnaround, but we now face a cup final at Station Park.

"Our players have the chance to make history by being the first Albion Rovers side since before the Second World War to stay in a division following promotion."

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As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 35 39 70
2 Arbroath 35 23 60
3 Dumbarton 35 -2 55
4 Airdrieonians 35 8 51
5 Stenhousemuir 35 6 51
6 East Fife 35 0 48
7 Brechin City 35 -13 41
8 Up Forfar Athletic 35 -14 39
9 Down Albion Rovers 35 -22 37
10 Stirling Albion 35 -25 31

Updated 28/04/2012 at 17:02

 
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