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  • Date:18 May 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:
  • Attendance:1,014
  • Love (13) Love (66)
    Love (75)
  • Harty (41)
    Harty (41)
Goal!

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93:06 +3.06

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Steven Canning.

92:18 +2.18

Steven Canning takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Kevin Neilson manages to make a clearance.

91:07 +1.07

Foul by Bryan Gilfillan on Michael McGowan, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael McGowan.

90:27 +0.27

Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harty from the left by-line, Anthony Stevenson makes a clearance.

89:33

Peter Innes challenges Jack Steele unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Aitken takes the direct free kick.

87:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Gemmell on Peter Watson. Peter Watson takes the free kick.

86:33

Peter Watson fouled by John Gemmell, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Watson.

84:03

The official flags Ian Harty offside. Bryan Felvus is brought on as a substitute for Aaron Muirhead. Peter Innes is brought on as a substitute for Robert Love. Derek Gaston restarts play with the free kick.

83:32

The ball is crossed by Robert Love, Peter Watson makes a clearance.

82:10

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Canning.

81:46

Foul by Mark Docherty on Anthony Stevenson, free kick awarded. Steven Canning takes the free kick.

80:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Chaplain on Aaron Muirhead. Aaron Muirhead produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Craig Summersgill.

78:20

Unfair challenge on Kevin Neilson by John Gemmell results in a free kick. Kevin Neilson restarts play with the free kick.

77:27

Neil Macfarlane goes off and Bryan Gilfillan comes on.

75:58

Robert Love finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Albion 3-1 Annan Athletic.John Gemmell provided the assist for the goal.

74:49

Foul by Sean O'Connor on Todd Lumsden, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly.

73:39

Daniel Ferry on for Steven Lawless.

70:10

A cross is delivered by Mark Docherty, Todd Lumsden manages to make a clearance.

69:27

The ball is swung over by Steven Canning, clearance by Mark Docherty.

66:58

Robert Love fires in a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Albion 2-1 Annan Athletic.Anthony Stevenson provided the assist for the goal.

66:15

Foul by Sean O'Connor on Michael McGowan, free kick awarded. Michael McGowan takes the direct free kick.

64:07

Foul by John Gemmell on Andrew Aitken, free kick awarded. Mark Docherty takes the free kick.

63:55

Anthony Stevenson takes a shot. Save by Craig Summersgill.

63:22

Corner taken by Mark Docherty, save made by Derek Gaston.

62:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Harty by Todd Lumsden. Aaron Muirhead crosses the ball in from the free kick, Todd Lumsden manages to make a clearance.

60:24

Aaron Muirhead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael McGowan. Indirect free kick taken by Derek Gaston.

57:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Stevenson on Jack Steele. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Aaron Muirhead from left by-line, John Gemmell manages to make a clearance.

57:10

Corner taken by Mark Docherty from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Anthony Stevenson.

55:38

Mark Docherty challenges Alan Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Derek Gaston takes the indirect free kick.

54:16

Corner taken by Steven Canning from the right by-line played to the near post, Aaron Muirhead makes a clearance.

53:13

Unfair challenge on Steven Lawless by Jack Steele results in a free kick. Booking for Jack Steele for unsporting behaviour. Steven Canning crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Kevin Neilson manages to make a clearance.

50:52

The assistant referee flags for offside against Sean O'Connor. Indirect free kick taken by Todd Lumsden.

48:50

Robert Love is ruled offside. Craig Summersgill takes the indirect free kick.

48:20

Effort on goal by Sean O'Connor from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

46:30

Steven Sloan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael McGowan. Direct free kick taken by Todd Lumsden.

45:27

Neil Macfarlane challenges Scott Chaplain unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Canning shoots direct from the free kick.

44:50

Peter Watson fouled by Steven Lawless, the ref awards a free kick. Andrew Aitken restarts play with the free kick.

43:14

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jack Steele from the left by-line.

43:02

Aaron Muirhead takes a shot. Scott Chaplain gets a block in.

41:22

Ian Harty finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Albion 1-1 Annan Athletic.Assist on the goal came from Aaron Muirhead.

40:06

Aaron Muirhead takes a shot. Save made by Derek Gaston.

39:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Docherty by Steven Lawless. Craig Summersgill takes the direct free kick.

37:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Muirhead on Michael McGowan. Free kick taken by Todd Lumsden.

36:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Gemmell on Kevin Neilson. Kevin Neilson restarts play with the free kick.

34:14

The offside flag is raised against John Gemmell. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Aitken.

33:51

Steven Sloan produces a cross.

31:48

Ian Harty delivers the ball, clearance by Ciaran Donnelly.

29:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Steele by Robert Love. Free kick taken by Mark Docherty.

28:00

Robert Love challenges Mark Docherty unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Docherty.

26:15

Todd Lumsden takes a shot. Kevin Neilson gets a block in.

25:38

Unfair challenge on Steven Lawless by Andrew Aitken results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Canning from left wing.

22:14

Aaron Muirhead delivers the ball, save by Derek Gaston.

18:16

Unfair challenge on Scott Chaplain by Neil Macfarlane results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Steven Canning, clearance made by Aaron Muirhead.

14:59

Foul by Ian Harty on Michael McGowan, free kick awarded. Derek Gaston restarts play with the free kick.

14:13

The assistant referee flags for offside against Sean O'Connor. Alan Reid takes the free kick.

13:15

Robert Love finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Albion 1-0 Annan Athletic.Assist by John Gemmell.

12:48

Sean O'Connor takes a shot. Derek Gaston makes a save.

11:19

The ball is sent over by Sean O'Connor.

8:54

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Mark Docherty from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Alan Reid.

5:17

Unfair challenge on John Gemmell by Kevin Neilson results in a free kick. Steven Canning crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, blocked by Scott Chaplain.

3:48

Shot from deep inside the area by Ian Harty clears the bar.

2:42

Alan Reid produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

2:08

Steven Lawless fouled by Peter Watson, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Canning restarts play with the free kick.

1:37

Steven Lawless takes a shot. Save made by Craig Summersgill.

1:09

The official flags Ian Harty offside. Derek Gaston takes the free kick.

Match Preview

No Boyle for Rovers Albion midfielder Chris Boyle has been ruled out of the visit of Annan for the first leg of the Second Division play-off final with a hamstring problem. However, on-loan Motherwell striker Steven Lawless could return after a thigh strain. Rovers boss Paul Martin is looking forward to taking on the Galabank side, saying: "I think it is a great story for Scottish football that Albion Rovers are meeting Annan with promotion to Division Two at stake. It gives hope to underdogs everywhere. "Annan will be tough opponents and whilst we have not beaten them so far this season we beat them twice last season and drew the other two games so we know we can do it." Annan manager Harry Cairney is hoping that player/assistant manager Andy Aitken and striker Sean O'Connor are both passed fit for the trip. The pair picked up injuries at Alloa at the weekend, and striker David Cox is definitely out of contention with a broken metatarsal. Cairney said: "We rested both players from training on Monday night to give them the best chance of being available. To reach the play-offs was a great achievement for the club and to defeat Alloa over the two legs was fantastic. It shows the progress this club is making. "It will be a really tight affair at Cliftonhill and I do not think that either Paul Martin's side or mine will have the game won after the first leg."

Formation:433Manager: Paul Martin

Albion

Formation: 442Manager: Harry Cairney

Annan Athletic

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

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Match Report

Love tears Annan apart Robert Love hit a hat-trick as Albion put themselves on course for a place in the Second Division with a 3-1 first-leg final play-off victory over Annan. Love added two goals in the second half to his first-half opener as Albion gave themselves the advantage heading into Sunday`s second leg. It was a bright start with both sides exchanging chances, but Albion were the team to make the breakthrough in the 13th minute when Robert Love struck into the bottom corner from John Gemmell`s cross. Albion continued to dominate and Todd Lumsden could have extended their lead, but he saw his shot blocked. Annan levelled four minutes before the break as a neat finish by Ian Harty from Aaron Muirhead`s accurate cross beat Derek Gaston. Albion were back on top after the break, though, and their lead was restored midway through the second period through Love`s second of the match as he smashed home from close range. And Love put the game to bed with 15 minutes remaining, completing a fine hat-trick with another cool finish.

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