Arbroath 6-1 Albion Rovers

Scottish Football League

Arbroath closed the gap on Scottish Second Division leaders Cowdenbeath to five points with a resounding victory against Albion Rovers.

Lee Sibanda's early opener was cancelled out by John Gemmell's leveller for Albion Rovers.

Howeber, goals by Gavin Swankie and Josh Falkingham gave the hosts a 3-1 half-time lead.

Swankie's second and player/manager Paul Sheerin's effort continued to rout.

And new signing Collin Samuel completed the scoring in the final minute.

Arbroath: Hill, Busch, Malcolm, Wedderburn, Baxter, Falkingham (Gibson 74), Kerr, Sibanda (Samuel 67), Sheerin, Doris, Swankie (Caddis 75). Subs Not Used: Burns, McAnespie.

Booked: Falkingham.

Goals: Sibanda 5, Swankie 28, Falkingham 34, Swankie 56, Sheerin 85, Samuel 90.

Albion: Gaston, Reid, Ciaran Donnelly, Lumsden, Halsman, Canning (Marriott 75), Stevenson, McStay, Boyle (Paul Quinn 63), Pierce (Love 57), Gemmell. Subs Not Used: Fahey, Chaplain.

Booked: Reid, Canning.

Goals: Gemmell 24.

Att: 616

Ref: Kevin Clancy

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