Scottish League Two
ArbroathArbroath1AlbionAlbion Rovers0

Arbroath 1-0 Albion Rovers

Arbroath are top of Scottish League Two following a narrow victory over Albion Rovers.

After no goals in the first half, the hosts forced their way into the lead through Paul McManus.

Mark Whatley was the architect of the only goal, angling a pass into the area for McManus to shoot right-footed into the bottom right corner.

Gary Phillips and Gary Fisher had Rovers' best chances as they suffered a first league defeat of the season.

Line-ups

Arbroath

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Crawford
  • 2Travis
  • 3Whatley
  • 8Hunter
  • 4NicollBooked at 88mins
  • 5El-Zubaidi
  • 7Linn
  • 6Stewart
  • 10BuchanSubstituted forMurrayat 85'minutes
  • 9McManus
  • 11McBride

Substitutes

  • 12Murray
  • 14Smith
  • 15Fisher
  • 16Scott
  • 17Birse
  • 18McWalter
  • 21Morrison

Albion

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Parry
  • 2Reid
  • 3Turnbull
  • 4Young
  • 5Dunlop
  • 6Maguire
  • 7MullinSubstituted forCusackat 72'minutes
  • 8FisherSubstituted forDonnellyat 65'minutes
  • 10McGuigan
  • 9Gemmell
  • 11PhillipsSubstituted forLoveat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Pollock
  • 14McKenzie
  • 15Love
  • 16Donnelly
  • 17Hughes
  • 18Cusack
  • 19McNeil
Referee:
Nick Walsh
Attendance:
598

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamAlbion
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Arbroath 1, Albion Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Arbroath 1, Albion Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Michael Travis (Arbroath).

  4. Post update

    Ciaran Donnelly (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Booking

    Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Hunter (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ciaran Donnelly (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Simon Murray replaces Kevin Buchan.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Keiran Stewart (Arbroath).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Albion Rovers. Ally Love replaces Gary Phillips.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Buchan (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Darren Young (Albion Rovers).

  15. Post update

    Keiran Stewart (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Darren Young (Albion Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  18. Post update

    Mark Whatley (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Mark McGuigan (Albion Rovers).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Albion Rovers. Liam Cusack replaces Josh Mullin.