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  • Date:22 May 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Galabank Stadium
  • Attendance:1,165
( agg 3 - 4 )
  • Gilfillan (50)
    Gilfillan (64)
  • Donnelly (23)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:39 +4.39

Ciaran Donnelly challenges Bryan Felvus unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Muirhead fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Derek Gaston.

92:11 +2.11

Bryan Gilfillan sent off.

90:48 +0.48

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrew Aitken, clearance made by Todd Lumsden.

89:48

Andrew Aitken challenges Robert Love unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael McGowan.

89:18

Unfair challenge on Bryan Gilfillan by Scott Chaplain results in a free kick. Andrew Aitken takes the free kick.

85:42

Kevin Neilson concedes a free kick for a foul on John Gemmell. Free kick taken by Todd Lumsden, Kevin Neilson produces a cross.

84:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Chaplain by Bryan Gilfillan. Derek Gaston takes the free kick.

83:40

Andrew Aitken concedes a free kick for a foul on John Gemmell. Alan Reid restarts play with the free kick.

82:12

Aaron Muirhead takes the inswinging corner, Peter Watson replaces Mark Docherty. John Gemmell makes a clearance.

81:35

John Gemmell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Muirhead. John Gemmell receives a yellow card. Indirect free kick taken by Andrew Aitken.

79:59

Mark Docherty handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by John Gemmell.

75:23

John MacBeth joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Steele.

72:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Steele by John Gemmell. Craig Summersgill takes the free kick.

69:41

Christopher Boyle comes on in place of Steven Lawless.

67:40

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Mark Docherty.

64:16

Bryan Gilfillan scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Annan Athletic 2 (3)-(4) 1 Albion.

63:37

John Gemmell concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Muirhead. Andrew Aitken takes the free kick.

62:39

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Docherty.

61:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Gemmell on Andrew Aitken. Aaron Muirhead takes the indirect free kick.

59:03

Jack Steele gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Lawless. Indirect free kick taken by Michael McGowan.

58:01

John Gemmell has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

54:37

Michael McGowan fouled by Sean O'Connor, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Derek Gaston.

50:55

Goal scored by Bryan Gilfillan from outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Annan Athletic 1 (2)-(4) 1 Albion.

50:12

Ian Harty is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Derek Gaston takes the free kick.

49:29

Steven Lawless is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Craig Summersgill.

48:22

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Mark Docherty from the right by-line, Shot from close range by Aaron Muirhead clears the bar.

47:09

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Lawless. Craig Summersgill takes the indirect free kick.

45:06 +0.06

Foul by John Gemmell on Kevin Neilson, free kick awarded. Craig Summersgill restarts play with the free kick.

44:21

Kevin Neilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Love. Kevin Neilson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Steven Canning restarts play with the free kick.

40:32

Foul by Scott Chaplain on Bryan Gilfillan, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Mark Docherty, clearance made by John Gemmell.

39:41

The referee shows Ciaran Donnelly a yellow card.

38:24

Steven Lawless takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Kevin Neilson manages to make a clearance.

37:43

John Gemmell takes a shot. Craig Summersgill makes a save.

36:39

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Mark Docherty.

35:37

Scott Chaplain gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bryan Gilfillan. Free kick taken by Mark Docherty.

33:51

Unfair challenge on Alan Reid by Sean O'Connor results in a free kick. Sean O'Connor goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Alan Reid takes the free kick.

31:13

Corner taken by Steven Canning.

30:40

Foul by Sean O'Connor on Steven Canning, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Derek Gaston.

28:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Steele on John Gemmell. Steven Canning takes the direct free kick.

25:28

Foul by John Gemmell on Kevin Neilson, free kick awarded. Kevin Neilson takes the indirect free kick.

21:56

Corner taken by Steven Lawless from the right by-line played to the near post, Kevin Neilson manages to make a clearance. Steven Lawless takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Mark Docherty makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Canning, Ciaran Donnelly finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Annan Athletic 0 (1)-(4) 1 Albion.Steven Canning provided the assist for the goal.

18:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bryan Gilfillan on Scott Chaplain. Derek Gaston takes the indirect free kick.

15:54

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

14:17

Mark Docherty handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Steven Canning has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

13:29

Bryan Gilfillan has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

12:06

Unfair challenge on Sean O'Connor by Ciaran Donnelly results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Mark Docherty from left channel.

10:59

Unfair challenge on Steven Lawless by Kevin Neilson results in a free kick. Steven Canning delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Aaron Muirhead manages to make a clearance.

6:28

Anthony Stevenson challenges Mark Docherty unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Docherty restarts play with the free kick.

5:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Chaplain by Aaron Muirhead. The referee cautions Aaron Muirhead for unsporting behaviour. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Steven Canning, save made by Craig Summersgill.

3:33

Foul by Andrew Aitken on John Gemmell, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Todd Lumsden, Aaron Muirhead makes a clearance.

2:32

Steven Lawless fouled by Bryan Gilfillan, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from John Gemmell from the free kick.

0:53

Aaron Muirhead challenges Steven Canning unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Derek Gaston.

Match Preview

Cox out for Annan Striker David Cox, who suffered a broken metatarsal recently, is Annan's only absentee as they look to overturn a 3-1 deficit from their first meeting with Albion and win promotion to the Second Division. The experienced pair of Andy Aitken and Sean O'Connor are both expected to feature at Galabank despite carrying knocks with manager Harry Cairney preaching patience to both players and fans. Cairney said: "We have a Cup final at our ground and it is a Cup final we are starting two goals down in. "It would be great to get an early goal but what we cannot do is panic if one does not come as there are 90 minutes available to force extra time or win the game." Albion may well be in the driving seat, but they will be missing defender Alan Benton through suspension. The hard-working Steven Canning is a doubt after cutting his foot while the creative pair of Chris Boyle and Steven Lawless are both struggling with knocks. Manager Paul Martin said: "This game will be won or lost by the team that does best what they have been doing all season." "It has been 22 years since Albion won anything and we are one of only two clubs that have never been out of the Third Division since it was created so it is a massive occasion. "This game is all about focus and ensuring you win your headers and tackles."

Formation:442Manager: Harry Cairney

Annan Athletic

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Martin

Albion

  • Craig Summersgill
  • Aaron Muirhead
  • Kevin Neilson
  • Andrew Aitken
  • Mark Docherty
  • Steven Sloan
  • Neil Macfarlane
  • Jack Steele
  • Bryan Gilfillan
  • Ian Harty
  • Sean O'Connor
  • SUBS
  • Jonny Jamieson
  • Peter Watson
  • Chris Jardine
  • John MacBeth
  • Bryan Felvus

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Match Report

Albion cling on despite Gilfillan double Bryan Gilfillan scored twice but was sent off late on as Annan won 2-1 but fell agonisingly short to ensure Albion Rovers were promoted to the Irn Bru Second Division with a 4-3 aggregate play-off final win. Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, Annan fell further behind as Albion led through Ciaran Donnelly and not even Gilfillan's second-half double could rescue the tie. The visitors struck the opening blow in the 22nd minute when midfielder Steven Canning crossed from the left flank and Donnelly arrived to plant a firm header past Annan goalkeeper Craig Summersgill from the edge of the six-yard box. But Annan were level in the 51st minute when Gilfillan collected possession and hit a right-foot shot from 25 yards. He then headed his side in front in the 65th minute, but saw red in the last minute for foul and abusive language.

possession


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