Edinburgh City FC vs Albion Rovers


Match Info

Date Time Competition Season Full Time
August 4, 2018 3:00 pm SPFL League 2 2018/19 90'


Ainslie Park
94 Pilton Dr, Edinburgh EH5 2HF, UK


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Edinburgh City134Win
Albion Rovers000Loss

Match Report

Our league campaign began with a comprehensive victory against Albion Rovers on a sunny afternoon at Ainslie Park.

The early stages were scrappy with neither team able to control the play; City’s rhythm was further interrupted by an early injury to Gareth Roger who seemed to strain a hamstring, his replacement was Kieron Stewart. Shortly after the breakthrough came after the referees assistant awarded a penalty for what was a clear hand ball and Blair Henderson duly sent the keeper the wrong way to open the scoring. City huffed and puffed for the rest of the half but couldn’t add to their advantage despite having two excellent chances for Danny Handling and Allan Smith.

City upped their intensity in the second period and doubled their advantage through Blair Henderson again, as the big man matched on to an excellent through ball by Andy Black and lobbed the advancing keeper. It wasn’t long until the hat trick was complete, a cool flicked finish into the bottom corner following an old fashioned stramash in the Albion box.

With the game winding down, Allan Smith got his reward for an excellent performance by nodding in a cut back from substitute John Dunn to cap a good day at the office for City.

Albeit tougher tests lie ahead, it made a welcome change for City to open with a win and with only 35 games to play, sit top of the league!

Man of the match: Blair Henderson

A fantastic start to our league campaign saw us 4-0 winners against Albion Rovers

Edinburgh City

1Calum Antell Goalkeeper
2Craig Thomson Midfielder
3Robbie McIntyre Defender
4Andrew Black Midfielder
5Conrad Balatoni Defender
6Marc Laird Midfielder
7Allan Smith Forward
9Blair Henderson Forward
10Danny Handling 17 Midfielder
11Graham Taylor 18 Midfielder
14Gareth Rodger 16 Defender
16Keiran Stewart 14 Defender
17Calum Hall 10 Defender
18John Dunn 11 Midfielder
21Fraser Morton Goalkeeper
39Regan Lumsden Forward
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Albion Rovers

1Gareth Hallford Goalkeeper
2Steven Smith Midfielder
3Scott Forrester Defender
4Bryan Wharton Defender
5Alan Murdoch Defender
6Paul McGeough Midfielder
7Lewis McLear Forward
8Gary Fisher 14 Midfielder
9Graham Gracie 15 Forward
10Jamie Watson Midfielder
11Ronan Kearney 12 Defender
12Ryan Watters 11 Defender
14Jamie Gallacher 8 Forward
15John Cunningham 9 Forward
16Larry McMahon Forward
17Daniel Potts Goalkeeper
18Robbie McCann Defender
19Mark Greene Midfielder
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

KO KO 9 62 62 71 78 83 FT