Albion Rovers 4-0 Arbroath

Albion Rovers cruised to a home victory over Arbroath thanks to David Crawford's fifth goal in four games.

Todd Lumsden's men went ahead after 16 minutes when Crawford curled a left-footed effort into the top corner.

The Wee Rovers were then inches away from doubling their lead in the 58th minute when Gary Phillips' impressive shot struck the crossbar.

Cliftonhill's home crowd were eventually given the second goal they craved when Steven Howarth tucked away Simon Marriott's 72nd-minute cross.

Victory was secured five minutes later, as Anthony Stevenson smashed home a penalty kick after Stuart Malcolm had upended Howarth.

Arbroath were reduced to 10 men when Paul Currie received his second yellow card in stoppage time for a foul on Ryan Tiffeny.

Crawford applied the finish to Stevenson's subsequent free-kick to cap a fine performance for the Coatbridge side.

Albion Rovers: McGinley, Reid, O'Byrne, Donnelly, Boyle, Crawford, Marriott, Anthony Stevenson, Phillips, Howarth (Tiffeny 86), McGuigan. Subs Not Used: McCluskey, Crooks, Brannan, Dick.

Booked: Phillips, Crawford, Anthony Stevenson.

Goals: Crawford 16, Howarth 72, Anthony Stevenson 77 pen, Crawford 90.

Arbroath: Morrison, Baxter, Scott Robertson, Malcolm, Keddie, Rennie, Banjo (Holmes 49), Kerr, Sheerin (Sibanda 74), Currie, Doris. Subs Not Used: Bullock, Gribben, Hamilton.

Sent Off: Currie (90). Booked: Baxter, Currie, Malcolm, Scott Robertson, Kerr.

Att: 313

Ref: Barry Cook

Top Stories