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  • Date:15 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Cliftonhill Stadium
  • Attendance:403
  • Johnstone (37) Johnstone (50)
    Linn (82)
Goal!

Live Commentary

90:56 +0.56

Short corner worked by Larry Acqua.

88:42

Darren Smith leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Hislop.

84:00

Ryan Wallace leaves the field to be replaced by Paul McQuade.

82:18

Robert Linn gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Albion 0-3 East Fife.The assist for the goal came from Matthew Park.

80:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Gilmartin by John Ovenstone. Indirect free kick taken by Anthony Stevenson. Andrew Cook on for Craig Johnstone.

77:11

Robert Ogleby concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Scott. Anthony Stevenson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

75:43

Robert Love is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mark Ridgers takes the direct free kick.

71:42

(Albion) makes a substitution, with Larry Acqua coming on for Ryan McStay.

69:29

Unfair challenge on David Muir by Anthony Stevenson results in a free kick. Ryan Wallace takes the free kick.

67:13

David White fouled by John Gemmell, the ref awards a free kick. John Gemmell receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Ridgers. James Gilmartin comes on in place of John Gemmell.

64:59

Alan Reid challenges Robert Linn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Reid goes into the referee's book. Ryan Wallace delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Derek Gaston.

64:18

Robert Linn decides to take a short corner.

62:29

Inswinging corner taken by Ryan McStay from the left by-line. Andrew Scott is brought on as a substitute for Chris Hamilton.

60:02

Darren Smith has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

58:42

Ryan Wallace has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

56:45

The referee blows for offside against Darren Smith. Derek Gaston takes the direct free kick.

56:04

Short corner taken by Craig Johnstone.

55:31

Matthew Park has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

54:32

David Muir gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Gemmell. Barry Russell restarts play with the free kick.

53:12

The offside flag is raised against Darren Smith. Derek Gaston takes the direct free kick.

50:23

Barry Russell concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Linn. Craig Johnstone crosses the ball in from the free kick, Goal scored by Craig Johnstone from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Albion 0-2 East Fife.

49:17

Corner taken by Robert Linn from the left by-line, Micheal O'Byrne makes a clearance.

48:46

Corner taken left-footed by Craig Johnstone, John Gemmell manages to make a clearance.

46:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Muir by Todd Lumsden. Strike comes in from Robert Linn from the free kick.

43:57

Corner taken left-footed by Craig Johnstone from the right by-line, Todd Lumsden makes a clearance.

42:48

Short corner worked by Robert Linn.

42:28

Robert Linn produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 18 yards. Derek Gaston makes a save.

40:49

Robert Ogleby fouled by Robert Love, the ref awards a free kick. David White takes the free kick.

37:26

The ball is crossed by Robert Linn, Craig Johnstone grabs a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Albion 0-1 East Fife.Assist by Robert Linn.

35:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Wallace by Robert Love. Robert Linn restarts play with the free kick.

35:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Wallace by Micheal O'Byrne. Ryan Wallace takes the indirect free kick.

33:31

Unfair challenge on John Ovenstone by John Gemmell results in a free kick. Matthew Park takes the indirect free kick.

31:32

The offside flag is raised against Darren Smith. Direct free kick taken by Derek Gaston.

31:07

Foul by John Gemmell on David Muir, free kick awarded. Scott Durie takes the indirect free kick.

29:53

Corner taken by Christopher Boyle from the left by-line, David White manages to make a clearance.

29:14

Corner taken by Christopher Boyle, clearance made by David Muir.

28:56

Robert Love takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Mark Ridgers.

24:42

Ryan Wallace takes a shot. Derek Gaston makes a save.

24:05

Robert Linn takes a shot. Save made by Derek Gaston.

18:27

The assistant referee signals for offside against John Gemmell. Free kick taken by Matthew Park.

16:03

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Johnstone, save made by Derek Gaston.

15:14

Christopher Boyle fouled by Craig Johnstone, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Russell restarts play with the free kick. Craig Johnstone is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

14:24

Corner taken by Robert Linn from the left by-line, clearance made by John Gemmell.

12:47

Corner taken left-footed by Craig Johnstone from the right by-line, Todd Lumsden makes a clearance.

12:20

Robert Linn takes a shot. Save by Derek Gaston.

9:16

Craig Johnstone takes the inswinging corner, Micheal O'Byrne manages to make a clearance.

8:45

Craig Johnstone takes the inswinging corner, Micheal O'Byrne makes a clearance.

7:14

John Gemmell fouled by David White, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Russell takes the free kick.

4:49

Chris Hamilton takes a shot. Save by Mark Ridgers.

3:25

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Christopher Boyle from the right by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Ridgers by John Gemmell. Mark Ridgers takes the indirect free kick.

Match Preview

Basement battle at Coatbridge Bottom club Albion will be without suspended midfielder Scott Chaplain as they look to leapfrog over fellow strugglers East Fife at the foot of the Second Division table. Player/coach Danny Ferry, captain Ciaran Donnelly and midfielder Steven Canning have also been ruled out through injury, however manager Paul Martin is hopeful that Joseph Acquah will be fit enough to take his place on the substitutes` bench. Martin said, "We believe we should have more points than we have and are frustrated at not playing recently after slipping to the bottom when our game at Dumbarton was called off. "We now have the opportunity to show that we should not be there by beating East Fife and we aim to take it." East Fife are hopeful that fit-again defender Steven Campbell and striker Paul McQuade can feature at Coatbridge. Striker Scott Dalziel misses out with a pelvic injury as the division`s bottom two go head to head. Fifers boss John Robertson has warned his players they will have to battle if they are to stay off bottom spot come Saturday evening. "We got off there when we beat Forfar a couple of weeks ago and Albion Rovers' game at Dumbarton was postponed," he said. "It is not a nice place to be and I am sure they will see this as a great opportunity to make their stay there a short one at our expense. "We are off the bottom and want to keep it that way but we will have to battle to take anything home from this game."

Formation:433Manager: Paul Martin

Albion

Formation: 442Manager: John Robertson

East Fife

  • Derek Gaston
  • Alan Reid
  • Micheal O'Byrne
  • Todd Lumsden
  • Barry Russell
  • Anthony Stevenson
  • Christopher Boyle
  • Ryan McStay
  • Robert Love
  • John Gemmell
  • Chris Hamilton
  • SUBS
  • Christopher Fahey
  • Larry Acqua
  • James Gilmartin
  • Simon Marriott
  • Andrew Scott

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Match Report

Johnstone at the double for Fifers Craig Johnstone's double saw East Fife to a comfortable 3-0 win which keeps Albion rooted to the bottom of Scottish Second Division. The hosts almost went ahead in the 29th minute but Robert Love's drilled effort from the edge of the area was tipped wide by the Fifers' goalkeeper Mark Ridgers. Rovers were made to pay for that miss eight minutes later when Robert Linn found Johnstone from the right channel and the midfielder calmly converted from 12 yards. Johnstone notched his second in the 51st minute when his curled free-kick from the right wing evaded everyone, including Albion goalkeeper Derek Gaston. Matthew Park found Linn eight minutes from time and the midfielder drilled his shot from the edge of the area into the bottom corner to put the game to bed.

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