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Foul by Steven Lawless on Ross McCord, free kick awarded. Ross McCord restarts play with the free kick.
Christopher Hegarty takes the inswinging corner, Aaron Sinclair takes a shot. Save made by Derek Gaston. Corner taken by Christopher Hegarty from the left by-line, Michael McGowan makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Steven McNalley, Aaron Sinclair scores a headed goal from close in. Albion 3-1 Montrose.The assist for the goal came from Steven McNalley.
Peter Innes concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross McCord. The referee shows Peter Innes a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Gordon Pope.
John Gemmell scores a headed goal from close range. Albion 3-0 Montrose.The assist for the goal came from Peter Innes.
Unfair challenge on Alan Cambell by John Gemmell results in a free kick. Caution for John Gemmell. Free kick taken by Gordon Pope.
Foul by Steven McNalley on Ciaran Donnelly, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Michael McGowan.
The assistant referee signals for offside against John Gemmell. Free kick taken by Christopher Hegarty.
Alan Cambell concedes a free kick for a foul on John Gemmell. Free kick taken by Alan Benton.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Reid on Aaron Sinclair. Paul McLeod goes off and John Gemmell comes on. Ross McCord produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Peter Innes replaces Anthony Stevenson.
Steven Lawless comes on in place of Chris Hamilton.
Anthony Stevenson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross McCord. Free kick taken by John Crawford. Daryl Nicol replaces Paul Watson.
Paul Watson takes a shot. Save by Derek Gaston.
Alan Cambell fouled by Robert Love, the ref awards a free kick. Christopher Hegarty restarts play with the free kick.
Chris Hamilton produces a cross, save by Michael Fraser.
Chris Hamilton delivers the ball.
The ball is sent over by Ciaran Donnelly.
Michael McGowan fouled by Connor Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Derek Gaston takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Connor Thompson. Outswinging corner taken by Christopher Hegarty, clearance by Ciaran Donnelly. Inswinging corner taken by Connor Thompson from the left by-line, John Crawford has a header from close in and clears the crossbar. Ross McCord comes on in place of Fraser Milligan.
Connor Thompson is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Benton.
Shot from just outside the penalty box by Paul McLeod misses to the left of the target.
Fraser Milligan takes a shot from close in that bounces off the post.
Robert Love is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Michael Fraser.
Steven McNalley fouled by Steven Canning, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Cambell takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Alan Benton takes the indirect free kick.
Paul McLeod takes a shot. Save by Michael Fraser.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Connor Thompson. Indirect free kick taken by Todd Lumsden.
Shot from just outside the box by Paul McLeod goes over the crossbar.
The official flags Paul Tosh offside. Alan Benton restarts play with the free kick.
Paul McLeod takes a shot. Save made by Michael Fraser.
Sean Crighton goes off and John Crawford comes on.
Paul McLeod takes a shot. Save by Michael Fraser. Corner taken right-footed by Anthony Stevenson, Alan Cambell makes a clearance.
Robert Love takes a shot. Blocked by Sean Crighton. Corner taken right-footed by Anthony Stevenson from the right by-line, clearance by Alan Cambell. Corner taken right-footed by Anthony Stevenson.
The official flags Chris Hamilton offside. Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Love by Alan Cambell. The referee shows Alan Cambell a yellow card. Shot comes in from Anthony Stevenson from the free kick, save made by Michael Fraser. Anthony Stevenson takes a corner.
Robert Love grabs a goal from just outside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Albion 2-0 Montrose.
Unfair challenge on Michael McGowan by Fraser Milligan results in a free kick. Derek Gaston takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Paul Tosh, Christopher Hegarty takes a shot. Save by Derek Gaston.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Hamilton by Gordon Pope. Gordon Pope goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Alan Benton takes the free kick.
Chris Hamilton delivers the ball, Alan Cambell manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Michael Fraser on Ciaran Donnelly, Penalty awarded. Anthony Stevenson scores a placed penalty. Albion 1-0 Montrose.
Todd Lumsden produces a cross, Chris Hamilton produces a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Paul Tosh delivers the ball, Connor Thompson takes a shot. Blocked by Derek Gaston.
Connor Thompson challenges Alan Benton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Anthony Stevenson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Steven Canning gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Sinclair. Free kick taken by Michael Fraser.
Connor Thompson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Derek Gaston takes the indirect free kick.
Effort from inside the six-yard box by Robert Love goes wide right of the target.
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson from the right by-line.
Foul by Paul Tosh on Todd Lumsden, free kick awarded. Derek Gaston takes the free kick.
Paul Tosh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ciaran Donnelly. Direct free kick taken by Derek Gaston.
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Christopher Hegarty.
The referee starts the second half.
The referee starts the match.
The match has reached half-time.
The referee ends the match.
Albion and Montrose look for edge in tight tussle
Albion Rovers manager Paul Martin has a selection headache of the right kind for the visit of Montrose as he decides what changes to make to a team who have won their last two games.
Hugh Kerr is unavailable as his loan deal with Alloa has ended, however player/assistant manager Todd Lumsden is fit again after injury.
The Cliftonhill boss could also draft in John Gemmell, who impressed as a substitute in their 2-1 win at Clyde, or by fielding any of his three recent loan signings from Motherwell - Steven Meechan, Peter Innes and Steven Lawless.
Midfielder Chris Boyle and striker Marc Pollock remain on the sidelines through injury.
Martin said: "I will have to get the selection right as the games between ourselves and Montrose are very tight affairs."
Montrose have drafted in a goalkeeper on trial for the encounter after Sandy Wood was ruled out with a broken finger.
They have also added midfielder Paul Watson to their ranks for a second time on loan from Forfar.
Player/manager Steven Tweed is still out through injury and he is joined on the sidelines by Hugh Davidson and Terry Masson, with Chris Hegarty requiring a late fitness test to determine his availability.
The games between the sides last season saw only goal scored and Tweed is expecting another close contest, saying: "It will be tight between us but I am hoping that the competition that we now have for places all over the park pushes us on to a result."
Albion too hot for Montrose
Albion Rovers deservedly beat a lacklustre Montrose 3-1.
The hosts started on the front foot right from the off and were two goals up at the break.
The opener came courtesy of Anthony Stevenson`s penalty after 17 minutes, coming when Ciaran Donnelly was felled in the box.
The home side's lead was doubled just five minutes later thanks to a fine strike from Robert Love.
Montrose improved in the second period and only the woodwork denied them from pulling a goal back, Fraser Milligan's right-footed shot beating Derek Gaston but not the post.
Albion then got a third when substitutes Peter Innes and John Gemmell combined with the latter heading home from close range.
Aaron Sinclair's header handed Montrose a consolation goal in the 88th minute.
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