Raith Rovers have a six-point advantage at the summit of Ladbrokes League 1 after thrashing Queen’s Park 5-0 at Hampden as Lewis Vaughan scored for the 11th match in a row.
Arbroath also won 5-0 on their travels, hammering local rivals Forfar Athletic at Station Park helped by a Ryan McCord brace. Scott Agnew grabbed a hat-trick as Stranraer cruised to a 4-0 win at Albion Rovers and East Fife beat Airdrieonians 1-0 at the Excelsior Stadium. Lawrence Shankland scored twice for Ayr United as they drew 3-3 with Alloa in a Somerset Park thriller.
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Forfar Athletic 0 v 2 Albion Rovers.
Goals from Alan Trouten and Connor Shields brought the three points back to Coatbridge. Match Stats HERE
Division One Round up
Lewis Vaughan scored a double as Raith Rovers moved to the top of Ladbrokes League 1 with a 5-0 win over local rivals East Fife at Bayview as Ayr United were knocked off the summit, going down 2-1 to Arbroath at Somerset Park.
Airdrieonians defeated Alloa Athletic 2-0 at the Excelsior Stadium to move into the top four, Albion Rovers saw off Forfar Athletic 2-0 at Station Park and Queen’s Park hit back to draw 2-2 with Stranraer at Hampden.
Further to yesterday’s SPFL disciplinary hearing:
Albion Rovers regret the registration error that precipitated the removal of the club from the Irn Bru cup. We would like to state “it was an honest mistake” and we have since tightened up on administration procedures.
We are naturally disappointed the club will not be progressing to the next round and would like to take this time to apologise to the players and fans for the offence that took place..
In accordance with paragraph 14.4 of the Judicial Panel Protocol, there is no right of appeal in respect of the decision taken by the Tribunal to annul the match.
Accepting and respecting this ruling the club would like to move on and effect more positive outcomes in the future, we thank everyone for their support during a challenging time.
The club looks forward to successful season and thanks all our fans for their continued support.
Albion Rovers FC
At a disciplinary hearing held today (Thursday, 24 August 2017) the SPFL Board charged Albion Rovers FC with a breach of the IRN-BRU Cup Regulations.
The charge arose from the participation of player Liam McGuigan as a used substitute during Albion Rovers’ match against Spartans in the First Round of the IRN-BRU Cup on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Liam McGuigan was, at that time, not registered with Albion Rovers and was therefore not eligible to play in that match.
The tie finished 0-0 after extra time, with Albion Rovers then winning the resulting penalty shoot-out 5-4.
Albion Rovers pleaded guilty to the breach of the IRN-BRU Cup Regulations.
The SPFL has annulled the result of the Albion Rovers v Spartans match and instead awarded the match as a 0-3 win to Spartans. Albion Rovers were also fined £2,000.
Spartans therefore progress to the Second Round of the 2017/18 IRN-BRU Cup in place of Albion Rovers and will now play Linfield at home.
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