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Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dougie Cameron from the right by-line, Steven Canning makes a clearance.
Martin Boyle produces a cross, Aaron Sinclair takes a shot. Save made by Thomas Flynn.
Unfair challenge on James Gilmartin by Dougie Cameron results in a free kick. Alan Reid takes the free kick.
Booking for Alan Reid. Alan Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Sinclair. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven McNalley from left channel, Steven Canning makes a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Dougie Cameron to the near post, Steven Canning manages to make a clearance.
Gordon Pope takes a shot. Thomas Flynn makes a save.
Chris Hamilton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Daniel Ferry.
Alan Reid challenges Ross McCord unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gordon Pope.
Scott Chaplain scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Montrose 0-2 Albion.John Gemmell leaves the field to be replaced by James Gilmartin. The assist for the goal came from Robert Love.
Martin Boyle is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ciaran Donnelly takes the free kick.
Close range shot by Robert Love goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Short corner worked by Steven Canning, Anthony Stevenson takes a shot. Blocked by Ramiro Gonzalez.
Shot from deep inside the area by Martin Boyle clears the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Canning from the left by-line, clearance by Aaron Sinclair.
The offside flag is raised against John Gemmell. Ramiro Gonzalez takes the indirect free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Dougie Cameron, save by Thomas Flynn.
Steven McNalley takes a shot. Save by Thomas Flynn.
The official flags John Gemmell offside. Gordon Pope takes the free kick.
John Gemmell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ramiro Gonzalez takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Reid on Connor Thompson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Steven McNalley.
Dougie Cameron concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Ferry. Alan Reid restarts play with the free kick.
Ross McCord fouled by Michael McGowan, the ref awards a free kick. Steven McNalley takes the free kick.
Paul Tosh goes off and Aaron Sinclair comes on. Martin Boyle is brought on as a substitute for Nicky Smith.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Steven Canning, clearance made by Paul Tosh.
Robert Love takes a shot. Blocked by Ramiro Gonzalez.
Scott Chaplain challenges Ross McCord unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross McCord.
Robert Love has a volleyed shot. Save by Ramiro Gonzalez.
The offside flag is raised against Paul Tosh. Alan Benton restarts play with the free kick.
The official flags Nicky Smith offside. Thomas Flynn takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Smith by Anthony Stevenson. Direct free kick taken by Gordon Pope.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Canning, Dougie Cameron manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Paul Tosh. Indirect free kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly.
The official flags Steven McNalley offside. Ciaran Donnelly takes the indirect free kick.
Paul Tosh is caught offside. Ciaran Donnelly takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Ciaran Donnelly restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Tosh challenges Ciaran Donnelly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ciaran Donnelly restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Steven Canning from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
The referee gives a free kick against Michael McGowan for handball. The ball is crossed by Dougie Cameron, Header from deep inside the area by Sean Crighton goes over the bar.
Gordon Pope concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Ferry. Steven Canning takes the direct free kick.
Steven McNalley concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Canning. Direct free kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly.
John Gemmell produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
Paul Tosh is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Canning.
John Gemmell gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Montrose 0-1 Albion.Assist on the goal came from Alan Reid.
John Gemmell takes a shot. Save made by Ramiro Gonzalez.
Unfair challenge on Robert Love by Alan Cambell results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Steven Canning from left channel, Paul Tosh manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Ramiro Gonzalez takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Thomas Flynn.
Tweed has Tosh doubt
Montrose striker Paul Tosh is a major doubt for the visit of promotion-chasing Albion Rovers.
Player-manager Steven Tweed is already without the services of midfielder Hugh Davidson through suspension.
However, Terry Masson is available following a ban and is added to the squad that won 2-1 at East Stirling last week with Tweed looking for more of the same.
He said: "It was really pleasing that we picked up 3 points last week thanks to our second half display.
"We had been poor in the first half and we have to start this game where we stopped last week as Albion Rovers will be looking to bounce back after losing to Arbroath in midweek."
Albion Rovers boss Paul Martin considered requesting that the game be postponed as he could be without 10 players for the trip to Links Park.
Todd Lumsden, John Gemmell, Chris Boyle, Peter Innes, Steven Lawless and Iain Smith have all been ruled out, while goalkeeper Thomas Flynn, Alan Reid, Steven Canning and Tony Stevenson are all facing fitness tests.
Martin is trying to add trialists and loan players to his squad, with the Cliftonhill boss saying: "We looked into postponing the game, but we have taken the view that it would not have been allowed so we are just getting on with things.
"At the moment I can put out 11 players including a goalkeeper but we will have no substitutes. It is not ideal when you are chasing promotion."
Albion on the up
A goal in each half saw Albion Rovers improve their mediocre away record with a 2-0 win at Montrose.
Striker John Gemmell had already forced Montrose goalkeeper Ramiro Gonzalez into a save before he slotted a seventh-minute strike into the bottom-corner.
Montrose briefly threatened an equaliser when Sean Crighton headed over a Dougie Cameron cross after a handball by Albion's Michael McGowan.
Montrose made two substitutions at half time in an attempt to reverse the deficit but Scott Chaplain fired home from six yards in the 76th minute to double Rovers' advantage and secure all three points.