Losing the Rovers battle

pressedfrom the Sunday Mail

PAUL MARTIN hailed his Albion battlers after the basement boys stunned high-flying Arbroath.

John Gemmell's first goal of the season earned Rovers their first win in eight tries.

Martin said: "We've played better but lost - but we needed to scrap hard and get back to basics. There is a long way to go but that's a start for us."

Gavin Swankie had an offside goal chalked off and Steven Doris threatened for the Red Lichties but boss Paul Sheerin said: "We deserved more. We pinned them back but couldn't get a goal."