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                                                    Arbroath
                                                    Derek Holmes (19 mins)
                                                    Steven Doris ((90 + 4 mins) mins)
                                                    2-1
                                                    Albion
                                                    Ciaran Donnelly (27 mins)

                                                    The Irn-Bru Scottish Football League Championship Second , Dec 29, 2012
                                                    Ground: Gayfield Park , Kickoff: 15:00 , Att 569

                                                    Team news

                                                    Morrison sidelined for Rovers clash Arbroath, who have won only once in eight league games, entertain Albion Rovers with goalkeeper Scott Morrison struggling to make the game due to a a wrist injury.

                                                    Midfielder Danny Rennie is a doubt with a leg knock as Gayfield boss Paul Sheerin looks for the right blend that will give him a consistency from his side.

                                                    Sheerin said: "We have been patchy this season in terms of performances and that is because we are inconsistent during games. We have spells when we are very good and other spells when we struggle.

                                                    "We need to hit a high standard and stick there.

                                                    "Albion Rovers gave us a going over at their place when they won 4-0 and they beat Ayr in midweek so we will need to play well to win." Bottom of the table Albion Rovers will be without on-loan Partick Thistle striker Christie Elliot as they look for a second win of the season.

                                                    Elliot starts a two-game ban after being dismissed during the 2-0 victory over Ayr on Boxing Day.

                                                    Defender Michael O'Byrne is also out through an ankle injury, with Coatbridge manager Todd Lumsden telling his men that they can transform their season with a run of good results.

                                                    Lumsden said: "We are just two wins away from fifth place and that is how we should be looking at things as opposed to thinking that we are at the bottom of the table.

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                                                    Last modified 18:10 29/12/12

                                                    Ninth win in nick of time Arbroath sealed a ninth straight league win with a 2-1 defeat over Albion at Gayfield Park, courtesy of a last-minute penalty from Steven Doris.

                                                    Derek Holmes' close-range shot after 18 minutes put the home side ahead, after he latched onto a Colin Hamilton cross.

                                                    But Albion levelled on 26 minutes when Ciaran Donnelly's header found the corner of the Arbroath net.

                                                    Just before half-time Albion substituted injured defender Kevin Green with midfielder Simon Marriott. And after the break Daniel Rennie replaced Lee Sibanda for Arbroath.

                                                    Albion's Christopher Boyle found the book for unsporting behaviour before being replaced by Ryan Tiffeny.

                                                    But it was Arbroath who always looked the likely winners with Derek Holmes making way for Darren Gribben, and Brian Kerr being replaced by Paul Currie.

                                                    Paul Sheerin saw yellow, for unsporting behaviour, following a challenge on Albion's Alan Reid, but it was his 92nd-minute corner that led to Donnelly handling, and Doris stepping forward to secure all three points from the spot.

                                                    Team Line-ups

                                                    ArbroathRating
                                                    Player rating out of ten Player name Substitution Did they score? Player's disciplinary record Rating
                                                    1 Darren Hill
                                                    2 Mark Baxter
                                                    3 Colin Hamilton
                                                    5 Stuart Malcolm
                                                    6 Alexander Keddie
                                                    7 Lee Sibanda(sub 45)
                                                    4 Brian Kerr(sub 76)
                                                    8 Scott Robertson
                                                    11 Paul Sheerin
                                                    9 Steven Doris Goal
                                                    10 Derek Holmes(sub 68) Goal
                                                    Substitutes
                                                    21 Antony Bullock
                                                    12 Darren Gribben(sub 68)
                                                    14 Paul Currie(sub 76)
                                                    15 Daniel Rennie(sub 45)
                                                    16 Connor Birse
                                                    AlbionRating
                                                    Player rating out of ten Player name Did they score? Player's disciplinary record Substitution Rating
                                                    1 Matthew McGinley
                                                    2 Alan Reid
                                                    3 Barry Russell
                                                    5 Kevin Green(sub 45)
                                                    6 Ciaran Donnelly Goal
                                                    7 David Crawford
                                                    4 Anthony Stevenson
                                                    8 Bradley Halsman
                                                    11 Gary Phillips
                                                    9 Christopher Boyle(sub 79)
                                                    10 Steven Howarth(sub 52)
                                                    Substitutes
                                                    17 Ryan McWilliams
                                                    12 Jason Crooks(sub 52)
                                                    14 Connor Stevenson
                                                    15 Ryan Tiffeny(sub 79)
                                                    16 Simon Marriott(sub 45)

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