Albion Rovers reached the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup for the first time in 80 years after beating Stenhousemuir.

Having stunned Premiership side Motherwell in the previous round, League Two Rovers were keen to take another scalp.

Ross McMillan's headed own goal edged the hosts ahead in the first half.

Gary Phillips fired a second for John Ward's side after the break and League One Stenny could not recover.

Sean Higgins did have a late chance to reduce the visitors' deficit, but his effort came back off the crossbar.

Albion Rovers manager James Ward: "It's been a long time coming - 80 years is a long time not have achieved that.

"By no means a classic game but it was a thoroughly deserved result.

"It gives a huge lift to everyone involved. Most people would associate Albion Rovers with a negative side of things, and Coatbridge itself as well.

"There are a lot of people here with great ideas to take it forward and days like this help people appreciate how much work we put in and where we want to go.

"There's nothing like a run in the Cup. We all love a dream. We all wonder where it's going to take us.

(Jokingly) "Now that Aberdeen have taken Celtic out the way it smoothes our path to the final.

"I know the chairman wants us to go into Europe so he'll be wanting a home draw to make sure we get to the semi-finals.

"We are here, I want to enjoy today and what we've achieved and we'll see what the draw brings."

Stenhousemuir caretaker manager Brown Ferguson: "We never asked enough questions of Albion Rovers. They got the early goal and did what they needed to do to hang on.

"They defended well and we congratulate them and wish them all the best in the next round.

"We created chances and hit the bar and what have you but we never created enough and that is the most disappointing thing.

"It's a dejected changing room.

"You want to step off the park thinking that we gave it our best and we are disappointed that we didn't give ourselves the best chance possible.

"We look to next week and there needs to be a reaction from every single player."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Albion Rovers

  • 01 Parry
  • 02 Reid
  • 04 Russell
  • 05 Donnelly
  • 06 Dunlop
  • 03 Dunlop
  • 08 Cusack
  • 07 Chaplain
  • 10 Dallas (Tiffney - 77' )
  • 09 McGuigan (Crawford - 93' )
  • 11 Phillips

Substitutes

  • 12 Crawford
  • 14 Tiffney
  • 15 Flood
  • 16 Maguire
  • 17 McGinley
  • 18 Innes
  • 19 Walker

Stenhousemuir

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Devlin
  • 04 McKinlay (Nimmo - 84' )
  • 06 Faulds Booked
  • 05 McMillan
  • 03 Malone
  • 07 Lynch (McNeil - 45' )
  • 08 Rowson
  • 09 Higgins
  • 10 Smith (Douglas - 72' )
  • 11 Dickson

Substitutes

  • 12 McNeil
  • 14 Douglas
  • 15 Nimmo
  • 16 Ferguson
  • 17 Shaw
Ref: Brian Colvin
Att: 748

Match Stats

Shots

5 9

On target

3 1

Corners

1 5

Fouls

6 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Albion Rovers 2, Stenhousemuir 0.

90:00 +3:35 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Albion Rovers 2, Stenhousemuir 0.

90:00 +3:10

Sean Higgins (Stenhousemuir) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

90:00 +2:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Albion Rovers. David Crawford replaces Mark McGuigan.

88:57

Scott Chaplain (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:57

Foul by Sean Dickson (Stenhousemuir).

88:36

Attempt missed. Errol Douglas (Stenhousemuir) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

86:48

Foul by Mark McGuigan (Albion Rovers).

86:48

Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:51

Attempt missed. Sean Higgins (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

84:02

Hand ball by Daniel Nimmo (Stenhousemuir).

83:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Daniel Nimmo replaces Kevin McKinlay.

82:44

Attempt saved. Ryan Tiffney (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

80:42

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Alan Reid.

80:00

Attempt missed. Errol Douglas (Stenhousemuir) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

76:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Albion Rovers. Ryan Tiffney replaces Chris Dallas.

71:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Errol Douglas replaces Darren Smith.

71:00

Ciaran Donnelly (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:59

Foul by Ross McNeil (Stenhousemuir).

66:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Albion Rovers 2, Stenhousemuir 0. Gary Phillips (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

64:52

Foul by Chris Dallas (Albion Rovers).

64:52

Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:41

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

62:40

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

59:51

Attempt saved. Ross McMillan (Stenhousemuir) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

58:41

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Alan Reid.

57:33

Attempt missed. Ross McMillan (Stenhousemuir) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

57:20

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Barry Russell.

57:09

Attempt missed. Kevin McKinlay (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

56:28

Foul by Barry Russell (Albion Rovers).

56:28

Darren Smith (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:19

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Kevin McKinlay.

45:26

Attempt missed. Scott Chaplain (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Albion Rovers 1, Stenhousemuir 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Ross McNeil replaces Sean Lynch.

45:00 +0:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Albion Rovers 1, Stenhousemuir 0.

44:37

Mark McGuigan (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:37

Foul by Kevin McKinlay (Stenhousemuir).

39:43

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Ross Dunlop.

38:26

Attempt saved. Ciaran Donnelly (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

30:15 Booking

Booking Kristopher Faulds (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

30:15

Liam Cusack (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:15

Foul by Kristopher Faulds (Stenhousemuir).

23:02 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Ross McMillan, Stenhousemuir. Albion Rovers 1, Stenhousemuir 0.

19:32

Attempt missed. Chris Dallas (Albion Rovers) header from very close range is too high.

17:54

Foul by David Rowson (Stenhousemuir).

17:54

Alan Reid (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:56

Attempt missed. Sean Lynch (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

16:20

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Barry Russell.

13:52

Sean Lynch (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:52

Foul by Barry Russell (Albion Rovers).

11:50

Kristopher Faulds (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:50

Foul by Liam Cusack (Albion Rovers).

8:11

Attempt missed. Sean Lynch (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

3:18

Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:18

Foul by Chris Dallas (Albion Rovers).

2:12

Foul by David Rowson (Stenhousemuir).

2:12

Liam Cusack (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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