Scottish League Two
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Montrose 0-2 Albion Rovers

Albion Rovers went top of Scottish League Two after their cause was made simpler by Montrose goalkeeper Stuart McKenzie's exit after four minutes.

It was always going to be an uphill struggle after the keeper's red card.

And Rovers took advantage of the extra man to find the net on the half-hour through Ross McNeil's header.

The hosts held their own for another 50 minutes, but Mark McGuigan eventually secured the points after a long raking pass from Darren Young.

Line-ups

Montrose

  • 1McKenzieBooked at 4mins
  • 5Campbell
  • 4Crawford
  • 3RobbSubstituted forCavanaghat 77'minutes
  • 2Masson
  • 11DaySubstituted forMcCaffertyat 5'minutes
  • 6Watson
  • 8McCord
  • 7Deasley
  • 9WoodBooked at 45mins
  • 10HarkinsSubstituted forJohnstonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Webster
  • 14O'Neill
  • 15Wilson
  • 16Bell
  • 17Johnston
  • 18Cavanagh
  • 21McCafferty

Albion

  • 1Parry
  • 2Reid
  • 3Turnbull
  • 5DunlopBooked at 21mins
  • 6Dunlop
  • 11Phillips
  • 8FisherSubstituted forMullinat 60'minutes
  • 7McKenzie
  • 4Young
  • 9McGuigan
  • 10McNeilSubstituted forCusackat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Donnelly
  • 14Cusack
  • 15Pollock
  • 16Love
  • 17Hughes
  • 18Mullin
  • 19Chaplain
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
348

Match Stats

Home TeamMontroseAway TeamAlbion
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home8
Away17
Shots on Target
Home1
Away10
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Montrose 0, Albion Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Montrose 0, Albion Rovers 2.

Attempt blocked. Danny Cavanagh (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ross McCord (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Marc McKenzie (Albion Rovers) header from very close range misses to the left.

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

Foul by Terry Masson (Montrose).

Kyle Turnbull (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Mark McGuigan (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Montrose 0, Albion Rovers 2. Mark McGuigan (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Darren Young.

Bryan Deasley (Montrose) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam Cusack (Albion Rovers).

Garry Wood (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Dunlop (Albion Rovers).

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Danny Cavanagh replaces Steven Robb.

Attempt blocked. Garry Wood (Montrose) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Josh Mullin (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Alan Reid (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Liam Cusack replaces Ross McNeil.

Attempt saved. Ross McNeil (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Darren Young.

Attempt blocked. Paul Watson (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Gary Phillips (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Josh Mullin (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Terry Masson (Montrose).

Marc McKenzie (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Neil Parry.

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Jonathan Crawford.

Attempt saved. Michael Dunlop (Albion Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Paul Watson.

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Josh Mullin replaces Gary Fisher.

Garry Wood (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Dunlop (Albion Rovers).

Attempt saved. Marc McKenzie (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Gary Fisher (Albion Rovers).

Paul Watson (Montrose) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gary Fisher (Albion Rovers).

Scott Johnston (Montrose) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Montrose 0, Albion Rovers 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Albion540172512
2Arbroath540184412
3Berwick521212937
4Elgin52127707
5Montrose42027616
6East Fife52037706
7Queen's Park520346-26
8East Stirlingshire5203513-86
9Clyde411256-14
10Annan Athletic511368-24
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