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  • Date:09 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Cliftonhill Stadium
  • Attendance:396
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90:02 +0.02

Inswinging corner taken by Steven Lawless from the right by-line, clearance made by Chris Jardine.

87:28

The referee blows for offside against Steven Lawless. Free kick taken by Kevin Neilson.

86:13

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Steven Lawless, clearance by Neil Macfarlane.

85:07

Corner taken by Bryan Felvus played to the near post.

81:01

Unfair challenge on James Gilmartin by Aaron Muirhead results in a free kick. Ciaran Donnelly restarts play with the free kick.

80:27

Anthony Stevenson leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Hamilton.

77:17

Corner taken right-footed by Bryan Felvus from the left by-line, Michael McGowan makes a clearance.

76:34

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Lawless from the left by-line, Andrew Aitken makes a clearance.

74:39

Bryan Felvus takes the inswinging corner, Andrew Aitken produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

73:35

Jack Steele goes off and Bryan Felvus comes on. Chris Jardine is brought on as a substitute for Steven Sloan.

72:39

Alan Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Sloan. Mark Docherty restarts play with the free kick.

69:29

Foul by Christopher Boyle on Andrew Aitken, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Craig Summersgill.

68:03

Caution for James Gilmartin. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Aitken by James Gilmartin. Steven Lawless joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Love. Craig Summersgill takes the free kick.

66:33

Anthony Stevenson takes the outswinging corner, Headed effort from inside the box by James Gilmartin misses to the right of the target.

65:39

Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson, clearance by Kevin Neilson.

65:08

Floated corner taken by Anthony Stevenson, Kevin Neilson makes a clearance.

61:30

Ciaran Donnelly fouled by Sean O'Connor, the ref awards a free kick. Derek Gaston takes the free kick.

58:22

Mark Docherty gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Gilmartin. Mark Docherty is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Alan Benton takes the indirect free kick.

57:04

Unfair challenge on Jack Steele by Scott Chaplain results in a free kick. Scott Chaplain receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Mark Docherty delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Scott Chaplain.

55:40

James Gilmartin comes on in place of John Gemmell.

54:14

Peter Innes concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Steele. Peter Innes is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Mark Docherty crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Christopher Boyle.

52:42

Corner taken left-footed by Aaron Muirhead, save made by Derek Gaston.

52:09

Foul by Ciaran Donnelly on Aaron Muirhead, free kick awarded. Aaron Muirhead has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Derek Gaston.

50:36

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ian Harty. Free kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly.

44:05

The referee blows for offside. Craig Summersgill restarts play with the free kick.

43:25

Unfair challenge on John Gemmell by Andrew Aitken results in a free kick. Anthony Stevenson takes the free kick.

42:17

Effort from just outside the area by Steven Sloan goes over the bar.

39:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Macfarlane on Alan Reid. Anthony Stevenson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Andrew Aitken makes a clearance.

38:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean O'Connor by Ciaran Donnelly. Steven Sloan has an effort direct from the free kick, comfortable save by Derek Gaston.

35:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Docherty by John Gemmell. Craig Summersgill restarts play with the free kick.

28:54

Michael McGowan has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

26:27

Sean O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Ciaran Donnelly. Ciaran Donnelly takes the indirect free kick.

22:36

The referee blows for offside against Ian Harty. Derek Gaston takes the free kick.

21:28

Drilled left-footed shot by Scott Chaplain. Comfortable save by Craig Summersgill.

12:35

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Docherty, Ciaran Donnelly manages to make a clearance.

12:07

Anthony Stevenson takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Mark Docherty.

7:28

Ian Harty concedes a free kick for a foul on Ciaran Donnelly. Derek Gaston restarts play with the free kick.

5:58

Foul by Peter Watson on Christopher Boyle, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael McGowan.

4:55

Corner taken left-footed by Mark Docherty from the right by-line, save by Derek Gaston.

3:30

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Christopher Boyle, clearance by Mark Docherty.

2:17

A cross is delivered by Robert Love, John Gemmell produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

1:27

Aaron Muirhead takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save made by Derek Gaston.

0:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Benton on Jack Steele. Free kick crossed right-footed by Aaron Muirhead, blocked by Michael McGowan.

Match Preview

Wee Rovers looking to leapfrog Annan Albion Rovers are without suspended Steven Canning and the injured duo of Todd Lumsden and Iain Smith as they look to overtake visitors Annan in the Third Division. Striker John Gemmell is struggling with a knee injury and will require a fitness test before he can be included in manager Paul Martin's plans. Martin reckons that his side can relax and enjoy themselves, saying: "There is no pressure on us as we have exceeded expectations already by challenging for the title so late into the season. "Annan's expectations are a bit different as they stated they wanted the top four quite early in the season and to be fair to them they have handled that pressure well." Second-placed Annan Athletic will be without the injured John MacBeth and Graeme Bell as they look to win for the seventh time in eight games. Manager Harry Cairney is expecting an unpredictable clash, saying: "Albion Rovers are always a tough team to play and they are going into this game full of confidence on the back of beating the league leaders 3-0. "Both sides are capable of beating each other and it will all be about which side turns up on the day." "We had to show a lot of grit to get the three points against Clyde last Saturday and this one will be exactly the same."

Formation:442Manager: Paul Martin

Albion

Formation: 352Manager: Harry Cairney

Annan Athletic

  • Derek Gaston
  • Alan Reid
  • Peter Innes
  • Alan Benton
  • Michael McGowan
  • Robert Love
  • Ciaran Donnelly
  • Anthony Stevenson
  • Christopher Boyle
  • John Gemmell
  • Scott Chaplain
  • SUBS
  • Thomas Flynn
  • Daniel Ferry
  • Chris Hamilton
  • Steven Lawless
  • James Gilmartin

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Match Report

Stalemate for rivals Promotion rivals Albion Rovers and Annan Athletic managed to cancel each other out at Cliftonhill, as they had to settle for a goalless draw. Rovers had the better of the early exchanges, with John Gemmell heading wide after just three minutes and Scott Chaplain drilling a left-foot shot straight at goalkeeper Craig Summersgill. Annan, though, could have gone into the break in front, but midfielder Steven Sloan's lobbed shot from outside the box sailed over the crossbar. Few chances were created by either side in the second half, although both could have grabbed all three points. An Anthony Stevenson corner was headed wide by James Gilmartin for Albion and Andrew Aitken headed over for Annan.

Form Guide

    LWWDDW
  • Albion
  • VS
  • Annan Athletic
  • WWWWLW

Last Meetings

  • Annan Athletic
  • 2 - 2
  • Albion
  • 19/02/2011
  • Albion
  • 0 - 0
  • Annan Athletic
  • 25/01/2011
  • Annan Athletic
  • 4 - 1
  • Albion
  • 16/10/2010
  • Albion
  • 1 - 0
  • Annan Athletic
  • 27/03/2010
  • Annan Athletic
  • 1 - 2
  • Albion
  • 17/02/2010
  • Albion
  • 0 - 0
  • Annan Athletic
  • 21/11/2009

Top Scorers

Albion

  • R Love 9
  • S Chaplain 6
  • J Gemmell 6
  • C Hamilton 6
  • C Boyle 4
  • P McLeod 3
  • I Smith 3
  • S Canning 2
  • C Donnelly 2
  • T Lumsden 1
  • A Benton 1
  • P Innes 1
  • M McGowan 1
  • S Lawless 1

Annan Athletic

  • I Harty 11
  • BJ Gilfillan 6
  • S O'Connor 5
  • K Neilson 5
  • D Cox 4
  • S Sloan 4
  • A Muirhead 2
  • G Bell 1
  • B Felvus 1
  • M Docherty 1
  • M Jack 1
  • J Steele 1
  • C Jardine 1
  • N Macfarlane 1

Goals

Albion

    • Total goals 85
    • Goals per game 50
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 11 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Annan Athletic

    • Total goals 87
    • Goals per game 52
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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