Apr 22 2012 By Colin Paterson
IRN-BRU SECOND DIVISION:
ALBION ROVERS 1
ALBION ROVERS are one win away from guaranteeing survival after holding Arbroath.
Robert Love put the Cliftonhill men ahead on Saturday before substitute Lee Sibanda earned the Smokies a point.
The result lifted Rovers out of the relegation zone after Forfar Athletic lost 2-0 to newly-crowned SFL2 champions Cowdenbeath.
Rovers are now a point clear of the Loons and go to Station Park next Saturday knowing victory will see them safe with a match to spare.
Boss Paul Martin said: "The players are showing good spirit and performing well so hopefully we can keep this run going.
"We are just trying to keep our heads above water at the moment. The guys want another 36 games in this league next season."
Smokies player/manager Paul Sheerin added: "Congratulations to Cowdenbeath. They are worthy of being champions.
"We now need to get our momentum back so we are ready for the play-offs."
Albion Rovers: Gaston; Reid, O'Byrne, Lumsden, Russell; Stevenson, McStay; Love (Acquah 77), Chaplain, Boyle (McKay 77); Gemmell.
Subs not used: Donnelly, Gilmartin, Fahey(gk).
Booked: Reid, O'Byrne, Stevenson.
Arbroath: Hill; Baxter, Malcolm, Innes (Wedderburn 66), McAnespie; Caddis, Kerr, Gibson (Sheerin 60), Falkingham; Doris, Swankie (Sibanda 60).
Subs not used: Birse, White(gk).
Referee: Paul Robertson.