Ryan Donnelly hit a double as Albion Rovers boss James Ward celebrated his new deal with a win over East Stirlingshire.

Fresh from penning a contract extension that will keep him at the club until at least the summer of 2015, Ward saw his side take an early lead.

Donnelly's close-range finish was followed by another in the second half as Rovers took control.

Scott Maxwell replied to give Shire hope but they could not level.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Albion Rovers

  • 01 Parry
  • 02 Reid Booked
  • 11 Phillips
  • 05 Kennedy (Flood - 31' )
  • 03 Dunlop
  • 06 Dunlop
  • 07 Cusack
  • 08 Chaplain
  • 10 Donnelly (Innes - 87' Booked )
  • 09 Walker (Tiffney - 83' )
  • 04 Russell

Substitutes

  • 12 Tiffney
  • 14 Innes
  • 15 McGuigan
  • 16 Flood
  • 17 McGinley

East Stirlingshire

  • 01 Hay
  • 07 MacGregor
  • 03 Maxwell
  • 06 Lamie Booked
  • 04 Townsley
  • 02 Tapping
  • 05 Miller (O'Donoghue - 72' )
  • 11 Devlin
  • 10 Quinn (Wright - 66' )
  • 09 Turner (Glasgow - 66' )
  • 08 Greenhill

Substitutes

  • 12 Thomson
  • 14 O'Donoghue
  • 15 Glasgow
  • 16 Shepherd
  • 17 Gordon
  • 18 Wright
Ref: Kevin Graham
Att: 287

Match Stats

Shots

5 8

On target

3 3

Corners

3 5

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Albion Rovers 2, East Stirling 1.

90:00 +3:20 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Albion Rovers 2, East Stirling 1.

90:00 +2:58

Liam Cusack (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +2:58

Foul by Scott Maxwell (East Stirling).

89:56

Attempt missed. Ross O'Donoghue (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

88:06 Booking

Booking Peter Innes (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

87:59

Foul by Peter Innes (Albion Rovers).

87:59

Rhys Devlin (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Albion Rovers. Peter Innes replaces Ryan Donnelly.

85:46

Attempt saved. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

82:55

Attempt missed. Jamie Glasgow (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

82:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Albion Rovers. Ryan Tiffney replaces Patrick Walker.

81:43 Booking

Booking Alan Reid (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

81:37

Foul by Alan Reid (Albion Rovers).

81:37

Jamie Glasgow (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Albion Rovers 2, East Stirling 1. Scott Maxwell (East Stirling) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Max Wright.

77:19

Attempt saved. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

74:59

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Scott Chaplain.

74:27

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

73:35

Foul by Michael Dunlop (Albion Rovers).

73:35

Chris Townsley (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:12 Booking

Booking Ricki Lamie (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

72:26

Joshua Flood (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:26

Foul by Ricki Lamie (East Stirling).

71:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Ross O'Donoghue replaces Ricky Miller.

71:21

Attempt missed. Jamie Glasgow (East Stirling) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

70:53

Foul by Alan Reid (Albion Rovers).

70:53

Max Wright (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:01

Scott Chaplain (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:01

Foul by Graeme MacGregor (East Stirling).

67:28

Attempt missed. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

65:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Jamie Glasgow replaces Kevin Turner.

65:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Max Wright replaces Paul Quinn.

56:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Albion Rovers 2, East Stirling 0. Ryan Donnelly (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Patrick Walker.

53:45

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Liam Cusack.

53:24

Attempt blocked. Rhys Devlin (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

51:59

Patrick Walker (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:59

Foul by Ricky Miller (East Stirling).

50:19

Foul by Patrick Walker (Albion Rovers).

50:19

Ricky Miller (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Albion Rovers 1, East Stirling 0.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Albion Rovers 1, East Stirling 0.

44:36

Ryan Donnelly (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

44:36

Foul by Ricki Lamie (East Stirling).

40:43

Attempt missed. Barry Russell (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

38:07

Attempt saved. Ryan Donnelly (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

35:53

Attempt missed. Michael Dunlop (Albion Rovers) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.

35:26

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Grant Hay.

34:55

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Chris Townsley.

31:47

Ryan Donnelly (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:47

Foul by Ricky Miller (East Stirling).

30:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Albion Rovers. Joshua Flood replaces Dominic Kennedy because of an injury.

29:04

Foul by Ryan Donnelly (Albion Rovers).

29:04

Jordan Tapping (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

27:21

Foul by Ryan Donnelly (Albion Rovers).

27:21

Jordan Tapping (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:50

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Scott Maxwell.

25:05

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

16:55

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Barry Russell.

13:47

Foul by Michael Dunlop (Albion Rovers).

13:47

Paul Quinn (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:10

Ryan Donnelly (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:10

Foul by Jordan Tapping (East Stirling).

8:49

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

8:49

Foul by Kevin Turner (East Stirling).

5:40

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

5:40

Foul by Kevin Turner (East Stirling).

4:58

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

4:58

Foul by Rhys Devlin (East Stirling).

3:04

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

3:04

Foul by Rhys Devlin (East Stirling).

0:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Albion Rovers 1, East Stirling 0. Ryan Donnelly (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alan Reid.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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