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WATCH: Dunlop goal keeps Albion Rovers promotion dream alive

| 12.04.2016

Albion Rovers recorded a first Ladbrokes League 1 victory in nine attempts against Ayr, with Michael Dunlop’s goal enough to give the Wee Rovers their first win at Somerset Park since 2009 on Saturday.

Gary Fisher’s free-kick was intelligently headed down by Scott McBride, finding veteran defender Dunlop in space, and his volleyed effort rocketed into the United net via a deflection.

The Honest Men may feel unfortunate to have lost a very even contest, but after slipping out of the play-off places, it’s a welcome return to form for Albion.

Darren Young’s team are now just three points behind Stranraer, with the Stair Park club occupying the final play-off spot.

Ayr United, meanwhile, have already secured their post-season spot, with strikers Craig Moore and Jordan Preston having both hit double figures in this Ladbrokes League 1 campaign.

The Ayrshire club will be looking to return to winning ways this weekend, though, as they look to make up ground on second-placed Peterhead. United travel to Stenhousemuir and the visitors are evens to secure all three points.

Rovers, meanwhile, host Cowdenbeath – a side they beat 2-1 in the last meeting at Cliftonhill in November.

The hosts are 21/20 to win and increase the pressure on Stranraer.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.