Division Two

March 19, 2013

Full-time

Albion Rovers

1 - 1

East Fife

Division Two

19:45 +00:00, March 19, 2013

Cliftonhill Stadium, Scotland

Referee: G Aitken

Albion staring down the barrel

Albion's slim hopes of avoiding relegation from the Irn-Bru Scottish Second Division have all-but ended after they were held to a 1-1 home draw against East Fife.

It was the visitors, nine points clear and a place above Todd Lumsden's strugglers, who made the first clear opening when Paul McManus brought Ryan Scully into action with an arrowed effort after 17 minutes.

The Wee Rovers then went ahead thanks to Christopher Dallas who broke the deadlock with a close-range finish in the 31st minute.

The hosts were unable to go into half-time with their lead intact as Paul Willis found the top corner with an audacious long-range drive.

Billy Brown's men should have completed the turnaround six minutes after the interval but David White failed to beat Alan Reid with a six-yard header.

McManus then spurned the final chance six minutes from time when he was unable to hit the target with a right-footed effort when well placed as both sides were made to settle for a draw.

Scoring Summary

Albion Rovers East Fife
Christopher Dallas (31')Paul Willis (44')

Teams

Albion Rovers East Fife
Ryan Scully1 Michael Brown
Ciaran Donnelly5 David White
2 Alan Reid3 Craig Johnstone
3 Barry RussellDavid Muir
5 Marvin AndrewsDarren McCormack
David Crawford2 Scott Durie
11 Gary. PhillipsBobby Barr
Patrick Walker10 Darren Smith
4 Simon Marriott9 Paul McManus
Sally Scott11 Scott McBride
10 Christopher DallasPaul Willis
Substitutes
17 Matthew McGinleyCallum Antell 17
14 Chris BoyleRobert Sloan 16
15 Connor StevensonDale Keenan 14
16 Glenn ThomsonSean Jamieson 12
12 Ryan TiffenyLiam Gormley 15
Substitutions
Matthew McGinley for Ryan Scully (46)
Robert Sloan for Scott McBride (82)
Chris Boyle for Simon Marriott (59)
 
Ryan Tiffeny for Patrick Walker (77)
 
Yellow Cards
Simon Marriott (45)
Craig Johnstone (42)
Gary. Phillips (51)
 
Alan Reid (67)
 
· Squads: Albion Rovers | East Fife