Stenhousemuir 2 - 0 Arbroath

Saturday 13th August 2011
B Ferguson (13)
A Rodgers (56)

Warriors ease to win

Goals either side of half-time gave Stenhousemuir a 2-0 Irn-Bru Second Division victory over Arbroath.

Paul Sheerin tried to catch out Chris McCluskey with an early long-range effort but the Stenhousemuir stopper was alert to save.

Instead it was the hosts that took the lead after 13 minutes. Paul McHale hung up a cross for his midfield partner Brown Ferguson who steered a header into the bottom corner.

The hosts were controlling the play and extended their lead early in the second half through Andy Rodgers. The ball broke for the striker inside the area and he shot beyond the reach of Darren Hill in the Arbroath goal.

Rodgers could have netted a spectacular second soon after but miscued with his overhead kick.

Gavin Swankie came closest to pulling a goal back for the visitors by drawing a fine save out of McCluskey, but the Warriors were rarely troubled as they held out for three points.

OfficialGary Hilland
Attendance492
VenueOchilview Park
Kick Off
Stenhousemuir 0 - 0 Arbroath
0:32
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
1:07
Foul on Brown Ferguson
1:16
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray from the right wing
1:31
Cross from Stephen Murray
1:53
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline
2:16
Clearance by Gavin Swankie
2:49
Offside flag raised against Andrew Rodgers
2:50
Free Kick taken by Stuart Malcolm
3:13
Foul on Stewart Kean
3:19
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
5:11
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
5:42
Foul on Brian Kerr
5:50
Free Kick taken by Stuart Malcolm
7:20
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
7:39
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot
7:52
Save made by Christopher McCluskey
8:57
Foul on Stephen Murray
9:06
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton from the left wing
9:24
Cross from Eric Paton
9:30
Block taken by Mark Baxter
9:36
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline
10:14
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
11:56
Foul on Eric Paton
12:03
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
12:26
Shot taken by Brown Ferguson from the centre penalty area
12:26
Stenhousemuir 1 - 0 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Brown Ferguson from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
13:45
Cross from Stephen Murray
13:51
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers from the centre penalty area
14:06
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
15:36
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the left byline
15:59
Clearance by Brown Ferguson
16:24
Foul on Sean Dickson
16:29
Free Kick taken by Sean Dickson from the left wing
18:28
Foul on Stephen Murray
18:36
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton from the left wing
19:15
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie from the centre penalty area
19:31
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
20:12
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
23:52
Foul on Kevin McKinlay
23:56
Free Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
24:47
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
26:08
Corner taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the left byline
26:35
Save made by Darren Hill
26:57
Foul on Lee Sibanda
27:06
Free Kick taken by Beau Busch
27:13
Offside flag raised against Joshua Falkingham
27:15
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
27:30
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
27:37
Free Kick taken by Graham Girvan
28:14
Offside flag raised against Stewart Kean
28:16
Free Kick taken by Beau Busch
29:18
Foul on Stephen Murray
29:29
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray from the right wing
29:57
Offside flag raised against Andrew Rodgers
29:58
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
30:38
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline
31:11
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
33:27
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot
33:42
Save made by Darren Hill
34:43
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
34:59
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
35:10
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
36:01
Foul on Mark Baxter
36:05
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
37:55
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
39:34
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
40:02
Foul on Lee Sibanda
40:10
Free Kick taken by Stuart Malcolm
40:51
Foul on Brown Ferguson
40:56
BOOKING: Mark Baxter of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
41:16
Free Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
41:42
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
44:02
Foul on Gavin Swankie
44:14
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter from the left wing
Half Time
Stenhousemuir 1 - 0 Arbroath
Second Half Started
Stenhousemuir 1 - 0 Arbroath
46:03
Foul on Gavin Swankie
46:09
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
46:27
Cross from Gavin Swankie
46:29
Save made by Christopher McCluskey
46:56
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
47:04
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton from the left wing
47:33
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline
47:52
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline
48:59
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
51:00
Foul on William Lyle
51:06
Free Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
51:50
Foul on Sean Dickson
51:55
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
52:31
Foul on Lee Sibanda
52:35
Free Kick taken by Beau Busch
52:44
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
53:54
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot from the centre penalty area
54:06
Save made by Darren Hill
55:35
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers using his left foot from the centre penalty area
55:35
Stenhousemuir 2 - 0 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Andrew Rodgers using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
57:36
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline
58:10
BOOKING: Gavin Swankie of Arbroath given yellow card for dissent
59:15
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
59:20
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
60:11
Cross from Paul Sheerin
60:15
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm from the centre penalty area
60:27
Save made by Christopher McCluskey
61:46
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline
62:22
Clearance by Keith Gibson
62:31
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot from the centre penalty area
62:44
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
63:10
Substitution for Arbroath: Craig Wedderburn on for Beau Busch
64:08
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
64:17
Free Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
66:09
Offside flag raised against Andrew Rodgers
66:10
Free Kick taken by Stuart Malcolm
67:19
Shot taken by Lee Bryce with his right foot from the centre penalty area
67:29
Save made by Christopher McCluskey
67:43
Shot taken by Brian Kerr with his right foot
67:53
Save made by Christopher McCluskey
69:02
Shot taken by Keith Gibson with his right foot
69:20
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
70:38
Foul on Eric Paton
70:43
Free Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
71:19
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot from the left penalty area
72:47
Foul on William Lyle
73:01
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton from the right wing
73:21
Foul on Mark Baxter
73:25
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
74:43
Cross from Paul Sheerin
74:57
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie using his left foot
75:07
Save made by Christopher McCluskey
75:25
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
77:19
BOOKING: Paul Sheerin of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
77:49
Substitution for Arbroath: Jake Mair on for Keith Gibson
79:43
Cross from Graham Girvan
79:54
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
81:25
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
82:43
Cross from Sean Dickson
82:47
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers from the centre penalty area
82:55
Save made by Darren Hill
83:00
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Iain Thomson on for Brown Ferguson
84:17
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
84:58
Foul on Sean Dickson
85:03
BOOKING: Jake Mair of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
85:19
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray
85:49
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers from the centre penalty area
85:58
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
87:07
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot
87:15
Save made by Darren Hill
87:23
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
87:49
Foul on Stephen Murray
88:27
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray
88:28
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Paul Quinn on for Andrew Rodgers
88:50
BOOKING: Graham Girvan of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+0:02
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
90:00+0:04
Free Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
90:00+1:18
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline
90:00+1:34
Shot taken by Lee Bryce from the centre penalty area
90:00+1:48
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
90:00+2:56
Foul on Craig Wedderburn
90:00+3:04
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
90:00+3:20
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
Full Time
Stenhousemuir 2 - 0 Arbroath

Stenhousemuir

vs

Arbroath

2
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
9
Shots
9
6
On Target
5
3
Off Target
4
4
Crosses
4
7
Corners
4
29
Throw Ins
20
6
Saves
5
1
Clearances
2
13
Goal Kicks
11
0
Blocks
1
20
Free Kicks
15
4
Offside
3
0
Yellow Cards
5

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Christopher McCluskey
02.William Lyle
03.Martyn Corrigan
04.Kevin McKinlay
05.Sean Dickson
06.Brown Ferguson 83+0' Tactical
07.Paul McHale
08.Eric Paton
09.Stephen Murray
10.Andrew Rodgers 89+0' Tactical
11.Stewart Kean

Substitutes

12.Sean Diamond
13.Jack Hamilton
14.Joe McCafferty
15.Iain Thomson 83+0' Tactical
16.Chris McCafferty
17.Paul Quinn 89+0' Tactical

Arbroath

Formation: 4-2-3-1

01.Darren Hill
02.Stuart Malcolm
03.Beau Busch 64+0' Tactical
04.Graham Girvan (89+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Mark Baxter (41+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Graham Girvan
07.Mark Baxter
08.Keith Gibson 78+0' Tactical
09.Brian Kerr
10.Joshua Falkingham
11.Paul Sheerin (78+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

12.Lee Sibanda
13.Gavin Swankie (59+0: Dissent)
14.Michael White
15.Craig Wedderburn 64+0' Tactical
16.Kieran McAnespie
17.Lee Bryce
18.Jake Mair (86+0: Unsporting behaviour) 78+0' Tactical

Plenderleith blow for Stenny

Stenhousemuir will be without Grant Plenderleith when Arbroath visit Ochilview.

The young midfielder is starting a four-game ban incurred when he was on-loan last season at junior side Bo'ness.

Goalkeeper Ally Brown will not feature due to a thigh knock and centre-half Ross McMillan is a doubt.

The Warriors are out to make up for a disappointing start to their season at Brechin last Saturday, with assistant manager Kevin McGoldrick saying: "We had an opportunity to win last week at Glebe Park and never took it.

"We want our season to get going now and the players have been asked to make it happen, as if we stand off Arbroath, they have players that can hurt us."

Arbroath are without striker Steven Doris as he completes the final game of his two-match ban.

Australian defender Beau Busch is set to feature after missing out last weekend through injury, however Kieran McAnespie and Jordan Elverson are both facing a race against time to feature.

Gayfield boss Paul Sheerin is warning his men to be wary and said: "Everyone is desperate to do well in their home games so I expect Stenhousemuir to really come at us in this game.

"After meeting Albion Rovers, who were in the Third Division with us last season, this is our first game against an established Second Division side so I am looking forward to seeing how we match up."

Shots

Saves

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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