East Fife 2 - 0 Albion Rovers

Tuesday 24th January 2012
R Sloan (77)
R Linn (88)

Sloan leads Fifers to victory

East Fife recorded their second win in the space of three days as they scored twice late on to beat Albion 2-0.

Scott Dalziel squandered two good chances for the home side in the first half while John Gemmell went close with a header at the other end.

Substitute Robert Sloan had been on the pitch for just over a minute when he provided an instant impact to break the deadlock.

The midfielder latched onto Craig Johnstone's flick-on and lashed the ball into the bottom corner from 12 yards in the 77th minute.

The hosts made sure of the points two minutes from time when Johnstone cut the ball across for Robert Linn, who slammed home from the edge of the area.

OfficialGary Hilland
Attendance390
VenueBayview Stadium
Kick Off
East Fife 0 - 0 Albion Rovers
0:45
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
2:13
Foul on Robert Love
2:25
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
2:53
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot
2:57
Save made by Michael Brown
4:34
Foul on Paul McQuade
4:43
BOOKING: Micheal O'Byrne of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
5:00
Free Kick taken by David White
7:01
Shot taken by Paul McQuade with his right foot
7:18
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
10:07
Cross from Andrew Cook
10:08
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel from the centre penalty area
10:17
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
12:18
Foul on David Muir
12:31
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
12:49
Cross from Neil Janczyk
12:50
Clearance by Steven Canning
13:10
Shot taken by David Muir with his right foot from the left penalty area
13:22
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
13:48
Foul on Neil Janczyk
13:53
Free Kick taken by Andrew Cook
15:16
Cross from Robert Linn
15:20
Shot taken by David Muir with his right foot from the centre penalty area
15:29
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
18:22
Offside flag raised against Paul McQuade
18:22
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly
19:09
Foul on Robert Love
19:21
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
19:42
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot
19:47
Save made by Michael Brown
20:42
Corner taken by Christopher Boyle using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
21:04
Clearance by John Ovenstone
23:00
Foul on Ciaran Donnelly
23:12
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
24:11
Foul on David White
24:23
BOOKING: Steven Canning of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
24:37
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
25:11
Cross from Robert Linn
25:13
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel from the centre penalty area
25:21
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
30:05
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
30:28
Clearance by John Gemmell
34:53
Shot taken by Roddy Hunter using his left foot from the left penalty area
35:09
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
37:43
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot
37:49
Save made by Michael Brown
38:49
Offside flag raised against John Ovenstone
38:51
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
41:24
Hand Ball taken by Neil Janczyk
41:27
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne
41:53
Shot taken by Robert Love with his right foot from the right penalty area
42:03
Save made by Michael Brown
43:08
Shot taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the right penalty area
43:26
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
Half Time
East Fife 0 - 0 Albion Rovers
Second Half Started
East Fife 0 - 0 Albion Rovers
45:42
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot
45:55
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
47:28
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
49:22
Foul on Ryan McStay
49:30
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly
49:55
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot from the left penalty area
50:10
Save made by Michael Brown
50:19
Corner taken by Christopher Boyle using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
50:42
Clearance by Neil Janczyk
51:16
Foul on Ryan McStay
51:44
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
52:14
Cross from Robert Love
52:17
Shot taken by John Gemmell from the right six yard line
52:27
Save made by Michael Brown
52:53
Foul on Paul McQuade
52:56
Free Kick taken by John Ovenstone
54:35
Shot taken by Roddy Hunter from the centre penalty area
54:46
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
57:40
Shot taken by Robert Linn using his left foot from the left penalty area
57:58
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
60:17
Substitution for East Fife: Craig Johnstone on for Neil Janczyk
60:55
Corner taken by Ciaran Donnelly with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
61:12
Shot taken by John Gemmell from the right six yard line
61:54
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Daniel Ferry on for Roddy Hunter
63:14
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot
63:29
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
65:53
Foul on John Gemmell
65:56
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
68:20
Foul on Andrew Cook
68:24
BOOKING: Robert Love of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
68:36
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith from the right wing
68:58
Cross from Darren Smith
69:02
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
69:20
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
70:09
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Paul Quinn on for Robert Love
71:10
Corner taken by Ciaran Donnelly with his right foot from the left byline
71:19
Clearance by John Ovenstone
74:58
Foul on Daniel Ferry
75:03
BOOKING: Craig Johnstone of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
75:18
Substitution for East Fife: Robert Sloan on for Paul McQuade
75:34
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne
76:21
Shot taken by Robert Sloan with his right foot from the right penalty area
76:21
East Fife 1 - 0 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Robert Sloan with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
79:06
Offside flag raised against Paul Quinn
79:07
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
81:37
Foul on John Ovenstone
81:46
BOOKING: Daniel Ferry of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
82:05
Free Kick taken by John Ovenstone
84:10
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot
84:22
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
84:50
Foul on Scott Dalziel
85:08
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith
85:56
BOOKING: Ryan McStay of Albion Rovers given yellow card for dissent
86:41
Foul on Ciaran Donnelly
86:47
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
87:14
Foul on Daniel Ferry
87:21
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
87:55
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left penalty area
87:55
East Fife 2 - 0 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
89:43
Substitution for East Fife: James Martin on for Robert Linn
90:00+2:05
Shot taken by Paul Quinn with his right foot from the left penalty area
Full Time
East Fife 2 - 0 Albion Rovers

East Fife

vs

Albion Rovers

2
Goals
0
2
Assists
0
9
Shots
13
2
On Target
5
7
Off Target
8
5
Crosses
1
2
Corners
4
11
Throw Ins
5
6
Saves
0
3
Clearances
3
5
Goal Kicks
9
9
Free Kicks
12
2
Offside
1
1
Hand Balls
0
1
Yellow Cards
5

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Brown
02.Andrew Cook
03.Steven Campbell
04.David White
05.John Ovenstone
06.David Muir
07.Neil Janczyk 61+0' Tactical
08.Darren Smith
09.Paul McQuade 76+0' Tactical
10.Robert Linn 90+0' Tactical
11.Scott Dalziel

Substitutes

12.Andrew Collier
13.Craig Johnstone (76+0: Unsporting behaviour) 61+0' Tactical
14.Ross Brown
15.Robert Sloan 76+0' Tactical
16.James Martin 90+0' Tactical

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-4-1-1

01.Derek Gaston
04.Anthony Stevenson
06.Micheal O'Byrne (5+0: Unsporting behaviour)
02.Alan Reid
03.Christopher Boyle
05.Ciaran Donnelly
08.Steven Canning (25+0: Unsporting behaviour)
14.Ryan McStay (86+0: Dissent)
09.Roddy Hunter 62+0' Tactical
10.Robert Love (69+0: Unsporting behaviour) 71+0' Tactical
11.John Gemmell

Substitutes

12.Christopher Fahey
13.Christopher Fahey
14.Simon Marriott
15.Scott Chaplain
16.Daniel Ferry (82+0: Unsporting behaviour) 62+0' Tactical
17.Paul Quinn 71+0' Tactical

Last 5 Meetings

McCormack banned for Fifers

New defensive signing Darren McCormack will miss East Fife's clash with Albion through suspension following his dismissal at Stirling on Saturday.

David Muir could come as a replacement if he shakes off a back injury and the Fifers manager John Robertson has a major doubt over striker Ryan Wallace.

Robertson knows that a win for his side will start talk of a play-off place again, saying: "We have been playing well in our last couple of games and a win in this one can move us right to the fringes of the play-offs.

"Win this one and we have a great platform, but it will not be easy as Albion will be sore after losing heavily on Saturday and be out to make up for that."

Albion are searching for their first win in five games, with manager Paul Martin on the look-out for an on-loan defender to bolster his rearguard after Saturday's 6-1 defeat at Arbroath.

Left-back Barry Russell remains out with a hamstring injury, with Martin saying: "It was a sore one at Gayfield but we have to look to get going again at East Fife.

"I will have to alter things around in defence but our midfield played well and the strikers will get another chance to take their chances.

"East Fife have been inconsistent this season but they beat us 3-0 at our place. A bit like the Arbroath game, they punished us with lethal finishing after we made mistakes in defence."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 20 24 41
2 Arbroath 19 17 36
3 Stenhousemuir 19 4 28
4 Dumbarton 19 -1 28
5 Up East Fife 19 -9 26
6 Down Brechin City 19 -4 24
7 Down Airdrieonians 21 -5 24
8 Up Forfar Athletic 19 -5 21
9 Down Albion Rovers 21 -13 21
10 Stirling Albion 18 -8 19

Updated 24/01/2012 at 21:41

 

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