Scottish League Two
Albion2Annan Athletic0

Albion Rovers 2-0 Annan Athletic

Albion Rovers closed the gap on League Two leaders Arbroath to four points with a hard-fought victory over Annan.

Marc McKenzie was twice denied by Annan goalkeeper Alex Mitchell before he broke the deadlock after the break.

Stuart McColm and Ryan McStay were both kept out by home keeper Neil Parry as they threatened to level.

With the visitors pressing late on, Rovers broke up the park and Josh Mullins sealed the win, finishing from John Gemmell's centre.

Line-ups

Albion

  • 1Parry
  • 2Reid
  • 5Dunlop
  • 6DunlopBooked at 45mins
  • 3Mullin
  • 11Phillips
  • 4Davidson
  • 8ChaplainSubstituted forLoveat 72'minutes
  • 7McKenzieSubstituted forGemmellat 84'minutes
  • 10Fisher
  • 9McGuigan

Substitutes

  • 12Donnelly
  • 14Turnbull
  • 15Love
  • 16Gemmell
  • 17Hughes
  • 18McCluskey
  • 19Dallas

Annan Athletic

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2Brannan
  • 4McNiff
  • 5Watson
  • 3Chisholm
  • 7Todd
  • 6McStaySubstituted forWoodat 81'minutes
  • 8Logan
  • 11McColm
  • 9DavidsonSubstituted forOmarat 69'minutes
  • 10Hopkirk

Substitutes

  • 12Omar
  • 14Brown
  • 15Wood
  • 16McAnespie
  • 17Wadge
  • 18Liddell
  • 21Gemmell
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
677

Match Stats

Home TeamAlbionAway TeamAnnan Athletic
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home21
Away12
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Albion Rovers 2, Annan Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Albion Rovers 2, Annan Athletic 0.

Michael Dunlop (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rabin Omar (Annan Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Albion Rovers 2, Annan Athletic 0. Josh Mullin (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John Gemmell.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Alan Reid.

John Gemmell (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Watson (Annan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. John Gemmell replaces Marc McKenzie.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Daniel Wood replaces Ryan McStay.

Ally Love (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieran Brannan (Annan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Peter Watson (Annan Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

Attempt blocked. Stuart McColm (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ross Dunlop (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic).

Foul by Josh Mullin (Albion Rovers).

Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gary Phillips (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers).

Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Ally Love replaces Scott Chaplain.

Attempt missed. Marc McKenzie (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Rabin Omar replaces Scott Davidson.

Attempt saved. Kieran Brannan (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Scott Chaplain (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Alex Mitchell.

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

Attempt saved. Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Martin McNiff.

Attempt missed. David Hopkirk (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Peter Watson (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Gary Fisher.

Attempt saved. Ryan McStay (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers).

Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Albion Rovers 1, Annan Athletic 0. Marc McKenzie (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark McGuigan.

Foul by Marc McKenzie (Albion Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arbroath19142346192744
2Albion19124331121940
3Queen's Park19114430141637
4Annan Athletic196672326-324
5Berwick186573124723
6East Fife185582528-320
7Clyde1954102233-1119
8Montrose1954102240-1819
9East Stirlingshire1851122042-2216
10Elgin163581527-1214
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