Albion Rovers 1 - 0 Stenhousemuir

Tuesday 6th March 2012
J Werndly (83)

Albion survive late scare

Bottom side Albion recorded a vital 1-0 win over play-off hopefuls Stenhousemuir, who missed an injury-time penalty.

Chances were at a premium in the first half as neither side managed to fashion any threatening attempts on goal.

Stewart Kean came closest for the visitors in the opening minutes but was denied by a fine save from Derek Gaston.

It was Alistair Brown's turn to impress next as he foiled Jack Werndly with an excellent stop.

But the deadlock was finally broken seven minutes from time when Werndly produced a fine strike from the edge of the box.

The Warriors missed a golden chance to equalise in the final minute, Eric Paton's penalty brilliantly saved by Gaston after the keeper fouled Andy Rodgers.

Victory means Paul Martin's side are now a point adrift of safety whilst Stenhousemuir remain in the play-off places.

OfficialCharlie Richmond
Attendance268
VenueCliftonhill Stadium
Kick Off
Albion Rovers 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir
2:55
Foul on Eric Paton
3:02
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
3:33
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot
3:44
Save made by Derek Gaston
4:28
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers using his left foot from the left penalty area
4:36
Save made by Derek Gaston
5:07
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
6:10
Shot taken by Christopher Boyle with his right foot
6:20
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
6:45
Foul on Paul McHale
7:04
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
8:32
Shot taken by Jack Werndly with his right foot
8:39
Save made by Alistair Brown
11:18
Foul on Sean Fitzharris
11:23
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
11:33
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
13:05
Foul on Sean Fitzharris
13:12
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton from the right wing
14:23
Shot taken by Christopher Boyle using his left foot
14:38
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
14:57
Foul on Jack Werndly
15:03
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
16:39
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
20:36
Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris with his right foot from the right byline going out of play
21:10
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
22:36
Offside flag raised against Daniel McKay
22:37
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
23:38
Corner taken by Christopher Boyle using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
24:08
Shot taken by Micheal O'Byrne from the centre penalty area
24:26
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
26:43
Foul on Iain Thomson
26:59
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
28:12
Foul on Alan Reid
28:16
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
30:17
Shot taken by Daniel McKay with his right foot
30:28
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
30:48
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
30:53
Free Kick taken by Iain Thomson from the left wing
31:04
Cross from Iain Thomson
31:06
Clearance by Alan Reid
31:58
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
32:44
Foul on Paul McHale
32:51
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
33:16
Foul on Micheal O'Byrne
33:21
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
34:09
Offside flag raised against Stewart Kean
34:11
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne
34:39
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
34:48
BOOKING: Ryan McStay of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
34:51
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
35:19
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
35:51
Shot taken by Daniel McKay with his right foot from the right penalty area
36:04
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
37:48
Foul on Jack Werndly
37:54
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
39:01
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
42:20
Shot taken by Paul McHale with his right foot from the centre penalty area
42:34
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
44:37
Corner taken by Christopher Boyle using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
45:00+0:11
Shot taken by Jack Werndly from the centre penalty area
45:00+0:35
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
Half Time
Albion Rovers 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir
45:01
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Stephen Murray on for Sean Fitzharris
Second Half Started
Albion Rovers 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir
45:50
Corner taken by Christopher Boyle using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
46:02
Save made by Alistair Brown
46:31
Foul on Daniel McKay
46:38
Free Kick taken by Christopher Boyle from the right wing
46:51
Cross from Christopher Boyle
46:53
Clearance by Alan Lawson
47:14
Foul on Stephen Murray
47:20
Free Kick taken by Alan Lawson
49:43
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
50:54
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
51:15
Foul on Jack Werndly
51:21
Free Kick taken by John Gemmell from the left wing
51:40
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot from the left wing
51:50
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
54:22
Corner taken by Iain Thomson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
54:52
Save made by Derek Gaston
54:58
Foul on Derek Gaston
55:04
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
56:33
Shot taken by Christopher Boyle using his left foot
56:42
Save made by Alistair Brown
56:45
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
57:48
Clearance by Ross McMillan
58:02
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
59:51
Cross from Eric Paton
59:59
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers from the centre penalty area
60:06
Save made by Derek Gaston
60:14
Corner taken by Iain Thomson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
60:39
Clearance by Alan Reid
61:20
Foul on John Gemmell
61:38
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Robert Love on for Daniel McKay
62:18
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
62:35
Foul on Ross McMillan
62:39
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
64:27
Shot taken by Robert Love with his right foot from the right penalty area
64:34
Save made by Alistair Brown
65:34
Foul on Barry Russell
66:05
BOOKING: Paul McHale of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
66:11
Free Kick taken by Christopher Boyle
66:45
Shot taken by Christopher Boyle using his left foot
66:56
Hand Ball taken by Christopher Boyle
68:12
Corner taken by Iain Thomson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
68:31
Clearance by Alan Reid
69:46
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Anthony Stevenson on for Daniel Ferry
72:55
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
73:22
Foul on Jack Werndly
73:28
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell from the left wing
74:46
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
75:50
Hand Ball taken by Eric Paton
75:53
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the left wing
76:19
Cross from Ryan McStay
76:22
Clearance by Kenny Deuchar
77:44
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
78:27
Shot taken by Christopher Boyle with his right foot
79:18
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
81:17
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot
81:29
Save made by Alistair Brown
81:33
Offside flag raised against Gary Smith
81:39
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
82:19
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
82:55
Shot taken by Jack Werndly with his right foot from the centre penalty area
82:55
Albion Rovers 1 - 0 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Jack Werndly with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
85:08
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
87:07
Corner taken by Jack Werndly with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
87:24
Clearance by Alan Lawson
90:00+0:03
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
90:00+0:17
BOOKING: Derek Gaston of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+0:55
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Eric Paton and saved with his right foot to the bottom left
90:00+0:55
Save made by Derek Gaston
90:00+1:47
Foul on Stephen Murray
90:00+1:53
Free Kick taken by Alan Lawson from the left wing
90:00+2:59
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
Full Time
Albion Rovers 1 - 0 Stenhousemuir

Albion Rovers

vs

Stenhousemuir

1
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
14
Shots
4
6
On Target
3
8
Off Target
1
2
Crosses
2
7
Corners
4
31
Throw Ins
31
5
Saves
5
3
Clearances
4
9
Goal Kicks
14
13
Free Kicks
12
1
Offside
2
0
Penalties
1
1
Hand Balls
1
2
Yellow Cards
1

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Derek Gaston (90+1: Unsporting behaviour)
02.Barry Russell
03.Micheal O'Byrne
04.Simon Marriott
05.Daniel McKay 62+0' Tactical
06.Alan Reid
07.Christopher Boyle
08.Daniel Ferry 70+0' Tactical
09.Jack Werndly
10.Ryan McStay (35+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.John Gemmell

Substitutes

12.Derek Barnes
13.Jordan Halsman
14.Anthony Stevenson 70+0' Tactical
15.Scott Chaplain
16.Robert Love 62+0' Tactical

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.Alan Lawson
03.Ross McMillan
04.Eric Paton
05.Kevin McKinlay
06.Iain Thomson
07.Paul McHale (67+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Sean Fitzharris 45+0' Tactical
09.Andrew Rodgers
10.Stewart Kean
11.Kenny Deuchar

Substitutes

12.Sean Diamond
13.Jack Hamilton
14.Jamie Campbell
15.Stephen Murray 45+0' Tactical
16.Gary Smith

Martin to shuffle pack

Albion have slumped to the bottom of the table and boss Paul Martin will make changes for the visit of Stenhousemuir after goalkeeper Chris Fahey and defender Ciaran Donnelly picked up knocks.

Todd Lumsden and on-loan Motherwell player Jordan Halsman are unlikely to make it as well with Martin demanding a much better performance following Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Stirling.

Martin said: "I still believe we are just one win away from turning things around but we will not get that win if we do not work for it and we did not work for it at the weekend.

"We let our fans down in that game and hopefully we can make it up to them with a stirring display against Stenhousemuir."

Stenhousemuir defender Willie Lyle drops out through suspension as the fourth-placed side travel to Albion looking to build on Saturday's 2-1 success at Forfar.

The Warriors will also be without the injured Brown Ferguson and Sean Dickson but Michael Devlin returns.

Assistant manager Kevin McGoldrick reckons his men will need to repeat the determination they showed against the Loons at the weekend to pick up another three points.

McGoldrick said: "It was a real hard-working performance from the players on Saturday and we will need that same work-rate and rolled-up-sleeves effort against Albion Rovers.

"They will be fired up after losing at the weekend and dropping into bottom spot but we have ambitions of our own and winning this game will help them."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 27 33 56
2 Arbroath 27 26 52
3 Dumbarton 27 6 45
4 Stenhousemuir 27 1 37
5 East Fife 27 -6 35
6 Brechin City 27 -5 34
7 Airdrieonians 27 -7 30
8 Forfar Athletic 27 -14 27
9 Stirling Albion 27 -15 27
10 Albion Rovers 27 -19 26

Updated 6/03/2012 at 21:42