Mar 14 2011 By Colin Paterson
John Gemmell, Albion Rovers
IRN-BRU THIRD DIVISION:
ALBION ROVERS 2
INJURY-HIT Albion Rovers pulled out all the stops to pick up a crucial win.
The Cliftonhill men travelled to Links Park on Saturday missing five players, with another four not fully match-fit.
But goals from John Gemmell and Scott Chaplain ensured they headed back to Coatbridge with all three points in the kit hamper.
Gemmell, who looked set to miss the game with a hamstring injury, netted his fifth goal of the season in the seventh minute to set Rovers on their way.
And former Dumbarton midfielder Scott Chaplain sealed a 13th league win of the campaign in the 76th minute to leave boss Paul Martin purring.
He told Advertiser Sport: "It was a great team performance. The players showed unbelievable bottle and I’m delighted with the three points.
"We had enough chances in the first half to make the game safe. We got a bit nervy in the second half but settled down once we got that second goal.
"This was an important game for our morale as I felt we should have taken something from the match with Arbroath as we’d played well and created enough.
"We are now unbeaten in our last five games away from home and the players deserve a lot of credit for the way they are performing."
Montrose manager Steven Tweed moaned: "We had a great chance in the first minute and then fell out of it."
Montrose: Gonzalez; Crighton, Cameron, Campbell, Pope; Crawford, Thomson, McCord, McNally; Tosh (Boyle 45), Smith (Sinclair 45).
Subs not used: Nicol, Hegarty, Wood(gk).
Albion Rovers: Flynn; Reid, Donnelly, Benton, McGowan; Ferry (Hamilton 80), Chaplain, Stevenson, Canning; Love, Gemmell (Gilmartin 77).
Subs not used: Smith, Lumsden, Gaston(gk).
Referee: Des Roache.