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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Gemmell by Stuart Malcolm. Todd Lumsden crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Darren Hill.
Caution for Stuart Malcolm. Foul by Stuart Malcolm on John Gemmell, free kick awarded. Ciaran Donnelly takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Sheerin, John Gemmell makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Adam Strachan by Peter Innes results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kieran McAnespie.
Peter Innes goes into the referee's book.
Lee Sibanda comes on in place of Keith Gibson.
Gavin Swankie fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arbroath 3-0 Albion.Assist by Paul Sheerin.
The assistant referee signals for offside against David McGowan. Derek Barnes takes the direct free kick.
David Dimilta replaces Daniel Griffin.
Unfair challenge on John Gemmell by Daniel Griffin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Innes.
Shot by Gavin Swankie from just outside the area goes over the net.
Corner taken right-footed by Christopher Boyle, Effort from the edge of the area by Ciaran Donnelly goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Chaplain on Gavin Swankie. Darren Hill takes the free kick. Inswinging corner taken by Robert Love, save by Darren Hill.
Derek Barnes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Love.
Derek Gaston is sent off.
Derek Gaston challenges Gavin Swankie unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Placed penalty scored by Paul Sheerin. Arbroath 2-0 Albion.
Steven Canning leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Hamilton.
David McGowan comes on in place of Steven Doris. Ciaran Donnelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Doris. Darren Hill takes the direct free kick.
Steven Canning takes the inswinging corner, Steven Doris manages to make a clearance.
Robert Love takes a shot. Save made by Darren Hill.
Craig Wedderburn is adjudged to have handled the ball. Ciaran Donnelly takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Robert Love. Free kick taken by Darren Hill.
The referee shows Gavin Swankie a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Steven Canning takes the inswinging corner, Steven Doris makes a clearance.
Booking for Christopher Boyle for unsporting behaviour. John Gemmell goes into the book. Foul by John Gemmell on Stuart Malcolm, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Darren Hill.
John Gemmell concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McMullan. Daniel Griffin takes the free kick.
Foul by Christopher Boyle on Keith Gibson, free kick awarded. Daniel Griffin restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Christopher Boyle from the right by-line, Stuart Malcolm manages to make a clearance.
John Gemmell has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Shot by Adam Strachan from outside the box goes over the target.
Todd Lumsden receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Steven Doris by Todd Lumsden results in a free kick. Daniel Griffin crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Peter Innes makes a clearance.
Steven Canning has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.
Effort on goal by Robert Love from 20 yards.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Todd Lumsden on Gavin Swankie. Kevin McMullan takes the free kick.
Peter Innes takes a shot. Darren Hill makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Robert Love by Daniel Griffin results in a free kick. Ciaran Donnelly restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by John Gemmell on Daniel Griffin, free kick awarded. Daniel Griffin takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Gemmell on Stuart Malcolm. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Griffin.
Corner taken right-footed by Steven Canning from the left by-line, clearance made by Steven Doris.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Steven Canning, Kevin McMullan manages to make a clearance.
Stuart Malcolm challenges Scott Chaplain unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Innes.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Christopher Boyle.
Gavin Swankie fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arbroath 1-0 Albion.Assist by Paul Sheerin.
Steven Canning takes the inswinging corner, Daniel Griffin makes a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Christopher Boyle from the right by-line, clearance by Keith Gibson.
Foul by Keith Gibson on Christopher Boyle, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Steven Canning from left wing.
Table topping Arbroath are not in the best of shape for their clash with Albion Rovers.
The Gayfield men will be without midfield pair Ross Chisholm and Josh Falkingham through suspension, while injury will rule out defender Alan Rattray.
Player/ boss Paul Sheerin is also a major doubt with a calf problem and with full back Marc McCulloch leaving for East Fife earlier in the week, Sheerin's resources are stretched.
The Red Lichties player-boss said: "We are not in the best of shape, however the players that come in have the chance to impress in a game that looks like being really meaningful in the Championship race.
"I would expect Albion Rovers to go all out to try and wrestle top spot away from us."
Third placed Albion Rovers will be without on-loan Motherwell midfielder Steven Lawless for the trip through injury.
However, they have received a boost with striker John Gemmell being declared fit after picking up a knock against Elgin last weekend.
Coatbridge boss Paul Martin reckons that the game at Gayfield will tell him just how good his side are.
He said: "Arbroath are top of the table and therefore a yardstick to be compared to.
"I will know after this game if we are in the hunt for the Championship or the play-offs or something else."
"Arbroath are a good footballing side and I would like to think we are as well so it should be an intriguing contest.
Gaston off as Arbroath cruise
Arbroath stayed at the top of the Third Division after a 3-0 win at home to 10-man Albion Rovers, who missed out on the chance to overtake their opponents.
The key incident came in the 66th minute when Albion goalkeeper Derek Gaston was dismissed for a foul in the box on Gavin Swankie.
Paul Sheerin slotted home the resulting penalty to make it 2-0.
Swankie had given Arbroath the lead with a 12-yard strike from Paul Sheerin's pass from the left in the seventh minute.
The match remained in the balance until the red card with John Gemmell going close for Albion six minutes before the interval.
Swankie scored his second and Arbroath's third with six minutes remaining with a fierce drive into the bottom-right corner from 12 yards to seal the win.
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