East Fife 2 - 0 Airdrieonians

Saturday 13th August 2011
C Johnstone (36)
R Linn (64)

Fifers at the double

Goals from Craig Johnstone and Robert Linn secured East Fife's first win of their Irn-Bru Second Division season as they beat Airdrie 2-0 at Bayview Stadium.

Johnstone gave the hosts the lead in the 36th minute, with the defender easing the ball past Airdrie goalkeeper Paul McKane following good work from Scott Durie on the right-wing.

Robert Linn then slammed home substitute Steven Hislop's cross from close range, to give East Fife a two goal lead after 64 minutes

Airdrie mounted a sustained attack on the home side's goal following defender David Muir's sending off for a clash with Kieron Stallard in the 71st minute.

But wasteful finishing from David Lilley and Rhys Devlin meant the hosts were able to complete their deserved victory.

OfficialFrank McDermott
Attendance759
VenueBayview Stadium
Kick Off
East Fife 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
0:16
Offside flag raised against Robert Linn
0:18
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
0:55
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
1:16
Save made by Mark Ridgers
2:37
Shot taken by Derek Holmes with his right foot
2:56
Save made by Mark Ridgers
4:15
Offside flag raised against Fraser Keast
4:16
Free Kick taken by Steven Campbell
5:31
Foul on Ryan Wallace
5:37
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith
6:11
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
6:38
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
7:21
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace using his left foot
7:35
Save made by Paul McKane
7:45
Foul on Graeme Owens
7:50
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
9:05
Offside flag raised against Robert Ogleby
9:06
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
12:11
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
14:12
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot
14:33
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
15:27
Shot taken by Darren Smith using his left foot
17:32
Foul on Mark Ridgers
17:47
Free Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
18:50
Offside flag raised against Robert Ogleby
18:51
Free Kick taken by Kieron Stallard
20:05
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
20:17
Shot taken by Derek Holmes from the centre penalty area
20:37
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
21:01
Foul on Matthew Park
21:09
Free Kick taken by John Ovenstone
24:05
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
24:22
Foul on Kieron Stallard
24:26
Free Kick taken by Kieron Stallard
26:18
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
27:19
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the centre penalty area
28:42
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
29:15
Foul on Robert Ogleby
29:20
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith
29:56
Offside flag raised against Scott Durie
29:57
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
30:35
Offside flag raised against Derek Holmes
31:09
Free Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
31:40
Substitution for East Fife: Steven Hislop on for Robert Ogleby
32:58
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot
35:30
Shot taken by Craig Johnstone using his left foot from the left penalty area
35:30
East Fife 1 - 0 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Craig Johnstone using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
37:33
Foul on Fraser Keast
37:46
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
38:42
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
39:18
Substitution for East Fife: Michael Brown on for Mark Ridgers
39:48
Clearance by Steven Campbell
41:09
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
41:30
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
41:58
Clearance by Phillip Johnston
42:11
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
42:46
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
45:00+1:22
Offside flag raised against Steven Hislop
45:00+1:23
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
Half Time
East Fife 1 - 0 Airdrieonians
45:01
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Rhys Devlin on for Fraser Keast
Second Half Started
East Fife 1 - 0 Airdrieonians
46:33
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
46:54
Save made by Scott Durie
47:18
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left penalty area
49:34
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
49:56
Clearance by Matthew Park
52:56
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
53:12
Save made by Paul McKane
54:29
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
54:47
Save made by Paul McKane
54:57
Shot taken by Steven Hislop with his right foot from the left byline
55:32
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
56:07
Shot taken by Jamie Bain with his right foot from the right penalty area
56:27
Save made by Scott Durie
58:14
Foul on Craig Johnstone
58:21
Free Kick taken by Matthew Park
59:14
Foul on Robert Linn
59:23
Free Kick taken by Craig Johnstone from the right wing
60:43
Substitution for Airdrieonians: John Boyle on for Phillip Johnston
61:59
Shot taken by James Stevenson using his left foot
62:35
Foul on Ryan Wallace
62:40
Free Kick taken by Steven Campbell
63:17
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left six yard line
63:17
East Fife 2 - 0 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left six yard line going centre high of the goal.
65:50
BOOKING: David Lilley of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
66:21
Foul on Robert Linn
66:26
Free Kick taken by Robert Linn
66:38
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
66:57
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Scott Sally on for Ryan Donnelly
70:01
DISMISSAL: David Muir of East Fife sent off for violent conduct
70:32
BOOKING: Kieron Stallard of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
73:31
Foul on Rhys Devlin
73:40
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
73:58
Shot taken by David Lilley with his right foot from the centre penalty area
74:24
Substitution for East Fife: David Cowan on for Craig Johnstone
76:30
Hand Ball taken by Christopher Malone
76:33
Free Kick taken by Scott Durie
80:07
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
81:22
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
81:35
Save made by Scott Durie
81:42
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
82:26
Shot taken by Rhys Devlin with his right foot from the centre penalty area
84:31
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
84:39
Save made by Michael Brown
85:36
BOOKING: Ryan Wallace of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
86:00
Foul on Kieron Stallard
86:05
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
88:57
BOOKING: James Stevenson of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
89:32
Foul on Christopher Malone
89:38
Free Kick taken by Kieron Stallard from the left byline
90:00+0:50
Shot taken by Rhys Devlin with his right foot
90:00+1:13
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
90:00+2:10
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
Full Time
East Fife 2 - 0 Airdrieonians

East Fife

vs

Airdrieonians

2
Goals
0
2
Assists
0
9
Shots
11
5
On Target
3
4
Off Target
8
6
Corners
8
21
Throw Ins
16
6
Saves
3
2
Clearances
1
3
Goal Kicks
6
11
Free Kicks
11
5
Offside
2
0
Hand Balls
1
1
Yellow Cards
3
1
Red Cards
0

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Mark Ridgers 40+0' Injury
02.Scott Durie
03.John Ovenstone
04.Steven Campbell
05.David Muir (71+0: Violent Conduct)
06.Craig Johnstone 75+0' Tactical
07.Matthew Park
08.Darren Smith
09.Robert Linn
10.Ryan Wallace (86+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Robert Ogleby 32+0' Injury

Substitutes

12.Robert Ogleby
13.Michael Brown 40+0' Injury
14.David Cowan 75+0' Tactical
15.Lloyd Young
16.Robert Sloan
17.Robert Sloan
18.Steven Hislop 32+0' Injury

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Paul McKane
02.Kieron Stallard (71+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.David Lilley (66+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Jamie Bain
05.Christopher Malone
06.Phillip Johnston 61+0' Tactical
07.Graeme Owens
08.Fraser Keast 45+0' Tactical
09.James Stevenson (89+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Ryan Donnelly 67+0' Tactical
11.Derek Holmes

Substitutes

12.Andrew Duncan
13.Paul Lovering
14.Rhys Devlin 45+0' Tactical
15.John Boyle 61+0' Tactical
16.Scott Sally 67+0' Tactical

Cook blow for Fife

East Fife are again without defender Andrew Cook, who is representing Great Britain in the World University Games in China, when Airdrie United visit.

The New Bayview side are also without the unavailable defender David White and striker Scott Dalziel who has picked up a knock.

However, manager John Robertson will be able to include goalkeeper Mark Ridgers and striker Robert Ogleby after Under-21 international duty.

Robertson is expecting an open contest against the Diamonds and said: "They had a great result against Dumbarton last week and they achieved that through open attacking play.

"We are looking to adopt the same approach so it should be a really exciting game.

"They started with a bang last week and we need to guard against that."

Airdrie are again without the injured full-back Graeme Goodall, midfielder Sean Lynch and winger Alastair Woodburn.

Diamonds boss Jimmy Boyle reckons that there is no way that this game will finish goalless.

He said: "East Fife like to bomb forward at pace and so do we so there should definitely be goals.

"As long as score more than them I am not worried about the final score, but no doubt it will be a goalless draw after me saying that.

"We worked hard during pre-season to get into a good shape and we are all feeling positive after a good start to the season.

"Hopefully we will still be feeling that way once this game is over."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Stirling Albion 2 5 6
2 Up Cowdenbeath 2 2 4
3 Down Arbroath 2 2 3
4 Down Airdrieonians 2 1 3
5 Up East Fife 2 1 3
6 Down Brechin City 2 0 3
7 Up Stenhousemuir 2 0 3
8 Up Albion Rovers 2 -3 3
9 Down Forfar Athletic 2 -1 1
10 Down Dumbarton 2 -7 0

Updated 13/08/2011 at 17:13

 

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