Albion Rovers 1-0 Arbroath

Scottish Football League

John Gemmell's first goal of the season gave bottom-placed Albion Rovers a victory over Arbroath.

Gemmell broke the deadlock in the 13th minute when he latched on to Christopher Boyle's through ball before drilling a low right-footed effort past Arbroath goalkeeper Darren Hill from 12 yards out.

Hill then tipped Anthony Stevenson's 25-yard driven effort round the post in the 26th minute.

Two minutes into the second half Hill was again on hand to deny Gemmell his second goal of the game with a great save from the striker's volley.

Arbroath's best opportunity to equalise fell to Gavin Swankie but he saw his 58th-minute volley fantastically saved by Derek Gaston.

The Albion keeper also kept out Kieran McAnespie's header late on as the home side held on for all three points.

Albion: Gaston, Reid, Lumsden, O'Byrne, Lawless (Gilmartin 80), Love (Scott 72), Stevenson, Boyle, Marriott, Gemmell, Chaplain (Acqua 90). Subs Not Used: Fahey, McStay.

Booked: Gemmell, Marriott, Lumsden, Scott.

Goals: Gemmell 13.

Arbroath: Hill, Baxter, Wedderburn, Malcolm, McAnespie, Falkingham (Gibson 72), Kerr, Ardallany (Elfverson 56), Sibanda, Doris, Swankie. Subs Not Used: White, Girvan, Busch.

Booked: Doris, Elfverson, Malcolm, Gibson.

Att: 338

Ref: John Beaton

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