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The Wild Rovers

The other night I took in the Albion Rovers v Annan Athletic third division play off final first leg at Cliftonhill. I have a few friends who support the Rovers, one of whom is involved in the running of the club. It was a good game considering the gale force wind and rain, with Rovers running out convincing 3-1 winners, courtesy of three goals by Robert Love.

Robert Love with the match ball.

Here’s a few more photies I took with my new shiny iPod.

It's a relief to find it's a sponsorship notice (albeit one that's 9 years out of date)

You want razamataz? We got razamataz! The Rovers Cheerleaders.


Rovers celebrate the first goal

Other managers were there

At one stage with the ball pinging about in the wind and with possession changing five or six times in as many seconds, a Rovers player had a spectacular overhead kick in midfield “Silky soccer, boys!!” shouted one wag.

The second leg of the final is on Sunday at Annan, scene of Sons 2009 third division triumph. Annan is a great club which holds fond memories for this blogger, but I’ll be hoping Rovers will finish the job they started on Wednesday and win promotion for the first time since 1989 (clinched in a match v Sons as I recall)