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Edinburgh City 1-2 Albion Rovers

Edinburgh City 1-2 Albion Rovers

By Connor Ryan – ConnorRyan120

Albion Rovers line-up: 1. Harry Stone, 2. Aaron Lynas ©, 3. Blair Malcolm, 4. James McGowan, 5. Sean Fagan, 6. Jamie Leslie, 7. Callum Wilson, 8. David Wilson, 9. Max Wright, 10. Declan Byrne, 11. Charlie Reilly

Subs: 12. Scott Roberts (replaced Callum Wilson on 85’), 14. Alfie Robinson, 15. Kyle Doherty (replaced Max Wright on 66’), 16. Josh Jack (replaced Declan Byrne on 66’), 17. Cameron Binnie, 18. Adam Fernie, 19. Lewis Wilson

Edinburgh City line-up: 21. Brian Schwake, 15. Cameron Logan, 16. Jack Brydon, 29. Michael Travis, 22. Ciaran Brian, 7. Anthony McDonald, 5. Ben Stirling, 23. Innes Murray, 10. Daniel Handling, 26. John Robertson, 19. Ryan Shanley

Subs: 4. Lee Hamilton, 6. Daniel Jardine (replaced Anthony McDonald on 63’), 9. Ouzy See (replaced Ryan Shanley on 69’), 12. Lucas Berry, 14. James Farrell, 20. Jack Leighfield

Rovers put in a brilliant second-half performance to ensure they left Edinburgh with 3 points once again this season.

A 2-1 with a wonder strike from Kyle Doherty late on as well as an awkward own goal from Edinburgh City defender Michael Travis saw Rovers put an end to their recent poor run of form as they hopped above Elgin City into 8th in the table.

It would be Rovers who would see the first big chance of the game in the 6th minute as Blair Malcolm saw his cross from the left-hand side agonisingly strike the bar.

Max Wright would then have another chance for Rovers just 2 minutes later as his header was flicked towards goal, but Brian Scwake was left with a comfortable save.

Edinburgh City’s first chance of the game would arrive on the 16th minute as the ball was cut back into the box, but Sean Fagan managed to do well and clear the ball to safety.

Harry Stone would be called into action for the first time just 3 minutes later as he easily saved Daniel Harding’s volley from the edge of the box.

Daniel Harding would whip a dangerous ball into the box just before the halfway point of the first half, but Cameron Logan was unlucky not to connect at the back post.

Charlie Reilly would then have a go from a free-kick from distance on 25 minutes, but his shot went narrowly over Schwake’s goal.

Schwake would be called into action once more before the end of the second half as he done well to save another Rovers free-kick this time taken by David Wilson.

Harry Stone would face the Edinburgh attack for the first time in the second half as he pulled off a brilliant low left hand save to deny Edinburgh City taking the lead just before halftime.

It would take up until the hour mark for the second half to get going but it would be Rovers again who would see the first big chances as Declan Byrne’s header was saved after a good flick on from Fagan which was followed by another save by Schwake to deny Charlie Reilly’s shot from the edge of the box.

Schwake would be called into action again as Max Wright’s shot from the edge of the box was well held on 64 minutes.

Rovers would change up their attacking options on the 66th minute as Josh Jack and Kyle Doherty were brought on to replace Declan Byrne and Max Wright who both put in great shifts of pressuring the Edinburgh City defence.

With just under 20 minutes to play Rover’s pressure would finally pay off but not in the way they were expecting as a Michael Travis pass back to Schwake went horribly wrong and ended up in the back of the Edinburgh City net to put Rovers 1-0 up.

It wouldn’t take long before Edinburgh City would grab their equaliser against the run of play as John Robertson was played through on goal and chipped the ball over the oncoming Harry Stone to level the scores going into the last 15 minutes of the match.

Kyle Doherty would make himself the super sub with 5 minutes remaining as his outstanding strike from the edge of the box would float into the top right corner to give Rovers a deserved 2-1 lead.

Rovers would see out the game to give themselves a brilliant 2-1 win away from home as they made it 3 wins out of 3 against Edinburgh City in the league this season.

Rovers now travel to Stirling Albion on Saturday as their run of 4 away games in a row continues as they look to gather up some form and further distance themselves from the bottom of the table.

Goalscorers: Michael Travis (OG), John Robertson, Kyle Doherty

Bookings: Innes Murray (yellow card)

Referee: Matthew MacDermid

Click the link down below to listen to Brian Reid’s reaction to his team’s performance.

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