Albion Rovers 1 - 2 Stirling Albion

Saturday 5th May 2012
J Gemmell (5)S Day (61)
G Brass (75)

Albion slip up against Stirling

Albion missed out on the chance to secure their Second Division safety after a 2-1 defeat to already relegated Stirling.

The Wee Rovers had to beat Stirling and hope that Forfar lost at Stenhousemuir to secure safety, but victory for the Loons at Ochilview Park decided Albion's fate even if they had won.

It had all started so well for Rovers when John Gemmell headed them in front after just five minutes, but Stirling struck back to draw level just after the hour mark when Stephen Day side-footed home Joshua Flood's centre.

With Albion pushing forward for the much-needed win, Stirling stole the points with 15 minutes remaining when Gary Brass slotted home to complete a third victory in four games against Rovers this season.

OfficialBobby Madden
Attendance462
VenueCliftonhill Stadium
Kick Off
Albion Rovers 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
2:16
Foul on Barry Russell
2:24
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne from the left wing
2:41
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
4:28
Cross from Alan Reid
4:30
Clearance by Sean Dillon
4:40
Shot taken by John Gemmell from the left six yard line
4:40
Albion Rovers 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by John Gemmell from the left six yard line going centre high of the goal.
6:29
Cross from Gavin McPherson
6:40
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
7:28
BOOKING: John Gemmell of Albion Rovers given yellow card for dissent
7:58
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
8:46
Cross from Joshua Flood
8:50
Clearance by Todd Lumsden
9:11
Foul on Gavin McPherson
9:14
Free Kick taken by John Crawley from the left wing
9:26
Cross from John Crawley
10:16
Foul on Barry Russell
10:22
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell
12:33
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot
12:46
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
13:42
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot
14:03
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
15:50
Cross from Barry Russell
15:56
Clearance by Jamie McCunnie
16:06
Cross from Jack Werndly
16:14
Clearance by John Crawley
16:25
Foul on Gary Thom
16:33
Free Kick taken by Mark Ferry
16:45
Corner taken by John Crawley using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
17:09
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
17:32
Hand Ball taken by Joshua Flood
17:42
BOOKING: Joshua Flood of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
17:56
Free Kick taken by Todd Lumsden
18:49
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot
18:57
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
19:18
Foul on Joshua Flood
19:29
Free Kick taken by Jamie McCunnie from the right wing
22:16
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
23:07
Foul on Ross McGeachie
23:14
Free Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
23:47
Shot taken by Jack Werndly using his left foot from the left penalty area
23:58
Save made by Jamie Cleland
24:28
Foul on John Gemmell
24:34
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the left wing
24:48
Cross from Ryan McStay
24:57
Shot taken by Micheal O'Byrne with his right foot from the right six yard line
25:21
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
26:16
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
26:48
Clearance by Ross McGeachie
27:04
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
27:16
Save made by Derek Gaston
27:22
Corner taken by John Crawley using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
27:33
Clearance by Alan Reid
30:44
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
33:50
Shot taken by Robert Love with his right foot from the right six yard line
34:07
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
37:08
BOOKING: Mark Ferry of Stirling Albion given yellow card for dissent
38:12
Shot taken by Jamie McCunnie with his right foot
38:28
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
40:24
Foul on Ross McGeachie
40:30
Free Kick taken by Ross McGeachie from the right wing
42:03
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
42:35
Foul on Gary Thom
42:44
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
44:15
Foul on Gavin McPherson
44:23
Free Kick taken by John Crawley
45:00+0:34
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
45:00+0:35
Free Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
Half Time
Albion Rovers 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
45:01
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Stephen Day on for Mark Ferry
Second Half Started
Albion Rovers 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
45:26
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the left byline
45:48
Shot taken by John Gemmell from the right six yard line
47:49
Offside flag raised against Joshua Flood
47:51
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
48:24
Foul on Ryan McStay
49:10
BOOKING: Daly McSorley of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
49:42
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
50:34
Foul on Micheal O'Byrne
50:48
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
54:04
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
54:18
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Scott Chaplain on for Simon Marriott
55:30
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
56:39
Offside flag raised against Gary Brass
56:43
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
57:09
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
58:36
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
59:21
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
60:01
Cross from Stephen Day
60:09
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
60:36
Shot taken by Stephen Day with his right foot from the right six yard line
60:36
Albion Rovers 1 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Stephen Day with his right foot from the right six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
62:44
Cross from Gary Brass
62:47
Clearance by Daniel Ferry
63:13
Offside flag raised against Stephen Day
63:15
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
63:24
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Larry Acqua on for Jack Werndly
64:04
Foul on Daniel Ferry
64:14
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
64:50
Offside flag raised against Joshua Flood
64:51
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
66:10
Foul on Stephen Day
66:17
BOOKING: Todd Lumsden of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
66:44
Free Kick taken by Gavin McPherson
67:01
Shot taken by Gavin McPherson with his right foot
68:12
Foul on Scott Chaplain
68:15
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the left wing
68:41
Cross from Ryan McStay
68:43
Clearance by Sean Dillon
68:58
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
70:07
Foul on John Gemmell
70:11
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid from the right wing
71:53
Corner taken by Joshua Flood with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
72:16
Clearance by Alan Reid
72:33
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the right byline
73:03
Clearance by Gary Thom
73:18
Shot taken by Micheal O'Byrne from the centre penalty area
73:35
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
74:06
Shot taken by Gary Brass with his right foot from the right six yard line
74:06
Albion Rovers 1 - 2 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Gary Brass with his right foot from the right six yard line going centre low of the goal.
75:20
Substitution for Albion Rovers: James Gilmartin on for Robert Love
76:01
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
76:52
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the right byline
77:18
Clearance by Sean Dillon
78:26
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the centre penalty area
78:43
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
78:59
Foul on Gavin McPherson
79:05
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
80:40
Foul on Stephen Day
80:43
Free Kick taken by John Crawley
81:45
Shot taken by Micheal O'Byrne with his right foot from the centre penalty area
82:12
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
82:51
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Scott Davidson on for Gavin McPherson
84:01
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the left byline
84:10
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain from the left penalty area
84:24
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
84:37
Foul on James Gilmartin
84:51
BOOKING: Sean Dillon of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
85:20
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
85:38
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot
85:48
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Cleland
89:16
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
90:00+1:19
Hand Ball taken by Alan Reid
90:00+1:21
Free Kick taken by Daly McSorley
90:00+1:57
Shot taken by Daly McSorley with his right foot
Full Time
Albion Rovers 1 - 2 Stirling Albion

Albion Rovers

vs

Stirling Albion

1
Goals
2
1
Assists
2
13
Shots
6
2
On Target
4
11
Off Target
2
5
Crosses
5
7
Corners
4
35
Throw Ins
31
1
Saves
1
5
Clearances
7
5
Goal Kicks
18
14
Free Kicks
12
1
Offside
4
1
Hand Balls
1
2
Yellow Cards
4

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Derek Gaston
02.Barry Russell
03.Micheal O'Byrne
04.Todd Lumsden (67+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Simon Marriott 55+0' Tactical
06.Alan Reid
07.Daniel Ferry
08.Ryan McStay
09.Robert Love 76+0' Tactical
10.John Gemmell (8+0: Dissent)
11.Jack Werndly 64+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Christopher Fahey
13.Christopher Fahey
14.James Gilmartin 76+0' Tactical
15.Ciaran Donnelly
16.Scott Chaplain 55+0' Tactical
17.Larry Acqua 64+0' Tactical

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Jamie Cleland
02.Ross McGeachie
03.Sean Dillon (85+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Gary Thom
05.John Crawley
06.Jamie McCunnie
07.Daly McSorley (50+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Mark Ferry (38+0: Dissent) 45+0' Tactical
09.Joshua Flood (18+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Gavin McPherson 83+0' Tactical
11.Gary Brass

Substitutes

12.Devon Jacobs
13.Daniel Ashe
14.Stephen Day 45+0' Tactical
15.Kevin Kelbie
16.Scott Davidson 83+0' Tactical

Last chance for Wee Rovers

Albion need to defeat Stirling and hope that Forfar slip up against Stenhousemuir to avoid the Scottish Division Two relegation play-offs

The Wee Rovers welcome back Alan Reid from suspension as they take on the already-relegated Binos.

The bad news for the Coatbridge side is that Chris Boyle and Tony Stevenson are both banned following their dismissals against Forfar, with goalkeeper Derek Gaston doubtful thanks to a virus.

Albion boss Paul Martin said: "Stirling Albion are the only team we have not beaten this season so this would be a great time to put that right.

"We had the chance to secure our status last weekend but a lot of exceptional things went against us."

"We have another chance, albeit a reduced chance, but we need to get a win for that to remain a chance."

Stirling will give teenager Jamie Cleland a debut in goal.

Cleland will get his chance given that Callum Reidford has been ruled out with an ankle injury, with Sam Filler also absent due to a broken thumb.

Brian Allison and Graeme Weir are both struggling after catching a virus and Binos boss Greig McDonald will also be without Andy Hunter (knee).

Craig McLeish and Alan Cook are also doubtful, leaving McDonald to say: "We will be a wee bit patched up but we will go out and give it a real go.

"There is no pressure on us at all and we have beaten Albion twice already this season so completing the hat-trick would be a nice way to end the season."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 36 39 71
2 Arbroath 36 25 63
3 Dumbarton 36 0 58
4 Airdrieonians 36 8 52
5 Stenhousemuir 36 5 51
6 East Fife 36 -2 48
7 Up Forfar Athletic 36 -13 42
8 Down Brechin City 36 -15 41
9 Albion Rovers 36 -23 37
10 Stirling Albion 36 -24 34

Updated 5/05/2012 at 17:10

 

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