• Scottish Division 1
  • Date: Sat 16 March 2013
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: Cliftonhill Stadium

Albion Rovers vs East Fife


Team Lineups

Albion Rovers

1 Scully
2 Reid
5 Andrews
6 Donnelly
3 Russell
7 Crawford
4 Marriott
9 Walker
11 Phillips
8 Sally
10 Dallas
Substitutes
17 McGinley
12 Tiffeny
14 Boyle
15 Stevenson
16 Thomson

East Fife

1 Brown
4 Muir
5 White
6 McCormack
2 Durie
7 Willis
8 Barr
10 Smith
3 Johnstone
9 McManus
11 McBride
Substitutes
17 Antell
12 Jamieson
14 Keenan
15 Gormley
16 Sloan

Form Guide - Scottish Division 1

Albion Rovers

L L D L W D W W

East Fife

L L L W W L D L
Head to Head
East Fife
2-0
Albion 05-Jan-2013
Albion
0-3
East Fife 17-Nov-2012
East Fife
1-2
Albion 01-Sep-2012
East Fife
1-2
Albion 14-Apr-2012
Albion
1-1
East Fife 11-Feb-2012
East Fife
2-0
Albion 24-Jan-2012



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Suspensions rock Rovers' hopes

Albion will be without suspended pair Kevin Green and Peter Innes for the visit of an East Fife side who sit closest to them in the table.

Bottom-of-the-table Albion are still without Mick O'Byrne (ankle) and Tony Stevenson, who has a knee problem, leaving manager Todd Lumsden to rally his troops.

Lumsden said: "This is a massive game for us and we have to repeat the fine form that we showed when we beat Stenhousemuir in our last home game.

"We have shown high quality at times this season and this would be a terrific game to do it in again.

"If we can get the three points the gap between us and East Fife goes down to six and becomes a lot easier to close."

East Fife will be without both Stevie Campbell and Gareth Wardlaw as the Fifers look to send hosts Albion closer to the drop.

Campbell remains sidelined with an ankle problem and Wardlaw is struggling with illness.

New Bayview manager Billy Brown said: "Despite not winning in our last eight games I have to be fair to the lads and say that they've carried absolutely no luck.

"If we had got a break against Arbroath last week we would have beaten them 1-0 as opposed to the other way around.

"There is so little between the teams in this league, with the exception of Queen of the South, that quite often a piece of luck can swing games.

"Hopefully we can get that break against Albion and get the win that will lift our season."



Scottish Division 1 table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Airdrieonians 0 0 0
2 Albion 0 0 0
3 Alloa 0 0 0
4 Brechin 0 0 0
5 East Fife 0 0 0
6 Livingston 0 0 0
7 Peterhead 0 0 0
8 Queen's Park 0 0 0
9 Stenhousemuir 0 0 0
10 Stranraer 0 0 0

Full Scottish Division 1 Table