Arbroath 3 - 0 East Fife

Saturday 20th August 2011
G Swankie (28)
S Doris (69, pen 81)

Doris double downs Fifers

A Steven Doris double and another goal from Gavin Swankie helped Arbroath continue their excellent home form with a 3-0 win over East Fife.

Midfielder Swankie picked up a pass from Lee Sibanda and squeezed a right-footed drive into the bottom corner from 25 yards out to open the scoring in the 28th minute.

Sibanda then fed his strike partner Doris to coolly slot home from 12 yards out in the 69th minute.

Doris was presented with a chance to grab his second and the home side's third after the inspirational Sibanda was brought down in the penalty box.

The 23-year-old, who scored 22 league goals last term, again opted for a placed finish and converted his spot-kick to complete a miserable afternoon for the visitors.

OfficialJohn McKendrick
Attendance723
VenueGayfield Park
Kick Off
Arbroath 0 - 0 East Fife
0:36
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone with his right foot from the right byline
1:02
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
1:06
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
2:17
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
2:47
Clearance by Scott Durie
2:49
Corner taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the right byline
3:09
Clearance by Steven Campbell
5:49
Foul on Keith Gibson
5:58
Free Kick taken by Stuart Malcolm
6:54
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot
7:13
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the right penalty area
10:00
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline
16:17
Corner taken by Keith Gibson with his right foot from the right byline
18:18
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline
19:17
Clearance by Scott Durie
23:46
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone with his right foot from the right byline
24:34
Foul on Steven Doris
24:39
Free Kick taken by Craig Wedderburn
27:27
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right penalty area
27:27
Arbroath 1 - 0 East Fife
GOAL scored by Gavin Swankie with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
28:54
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
29:19
Clearance by Craig Johnstone
29:35
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot
29:46
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
31:18
Corner taken by Darren Smith with his right foot from the right byline
31:42
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
31:46
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone with his right foot from the right byline
32:21
Foul on Keith Gibson
32:30
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
38:06
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot from the right byline
41:45
Foul on Matthew Park
41:49
Free Kick taken by Matthew Park
43:42
Foul on Steven Doris
43:55
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter
Half Time
Arbroath 1 - 0 East Fife
Second Half Started
Arbroath 1 - 0 East Fife
47:36
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie using his left foot
47:56
Save made by Michael Brown
49:36
Foul on Steven Doris
49:40
Free Kick taken by Steven Doris
49:57
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot
50:05
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
51:43
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
56:27
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
57:47
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
58:17
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm from the right six yard line
62:11
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
62:34
Clearance by Mark Baxter
63:15
Substitution for East Fife: Scott Dalziel on for Lloyd Young
64:10
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
68:05
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the right penalty area
68:05
Arbroath 2 - 0 East Fife
GOAL scored by Steven Doris with his right foot from the right penalty area to the top right of the goal.
69:13
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
70:23
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
70:30
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone with his right foot from the right byline
70:53
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
71:23
Shot taken by Scott Durie with his right foot
71:34
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
76:35
Substitution for Arbroath: Brian Kerr on for Keith Gibson
77:03
Substitution for East Fife: Robert Sloan on for Matthew Park
80:01
Foul on Lee Sibanda
80:53
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Steven Doris and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
80:53
Arbroath 3 - 0 East Fife
GOAL scored by Steven Doris with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
81:15
BOOKING: Darren Smith of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
83:31
Substitution for Arbroath: Jordan Elfverson on for Gavin Swankie
84:55
Foul on Steven Hislop
85:02
Free Kick taken by Craig Johnstone from the left wing
85:11
Cross from Craig Johnstone
85:14
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
85:44
Foul on Scott Dalziel
85:51
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith from the right wing
86:02
Cross from Darren Smith
86:04
Clearance by Jordan Elfverson
86:07
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
90:00+0:25
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
90:00+0:30
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
90:00+0:46
Cross from Paul Sheerin
90:00+0:47
Clearance by Scott Durie
Full Time
Arbroath 3 - 0 East Fife

Arbroath

vs

East Fife

3
Goals
0
3
Assists
0
7
Shots
2
3
On Target
0
4
Off Target
2
1
Crosses
2
10
Corners
8
18
Throw Ins
4
0
Saves
1
6
Clearances
5
3
Goal Kicks
3
6
Free Kicks
3
1
Penalties
0
0
Yellow Cards
1

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
02.Craig Wedderburn
03.Stuart Malcolm
04.Beau Busch
05.Mark Baxter
06.Mark Baxter
07.Joshua Falkingham
08.Keith Gibson 77+0' Tactical
09.Paul Sheerin
10.Gavin Swankie 84+0' Tactical
11.Lee Sibanda

Substitutes

12.Steven Doris
13.Michael White
14.Graham Girvan
15.Graham Girvan
16.Brian Kerr 77+0' Tactical
17.Jordan Elfverson 84+0' Tactical
18.Jordan Elfverson
19.Lee Bryce

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Brown
02.Scott Durie
03.John Ovenstone
04.Steven Campbell
05.Craig Johnstone
06.Matthew Park 78+0' Tactical
07.Robert Linn
08.David Cowan
09.Lloyd Young 64+0' Tactical
10.Steven Hislop
11.Darren Smith (82+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

12.Andrew Collier
13.Ross Brewster
14.Robert Sloan 78+0' Tactical
15.Robert Sloan
16.Gordon Durie
17.Scott Dalziel 64+0' Tactical
18.Scott Dalziel

Arbroath aim to fire out warning

Arbroath full-back Kieran McAnespie is a doubt for the visit of East Fife.

McAnespie is battling to be fit for the clash although he is the only concern with every other member of Paul Sheerin`s squad fit and free of suspension.

The Arbroath boss is keen to see his side show their Second Division rivals that Gayfield is going to be a fortress this season by seeing off one of the sides tipped to be involved in the race for promotion.

Sheerin said: "Our home form was the basis of winning the Third Division and I am looking for that to be case for a successful time in the Second Division as well.

"I expect East Fife to be chasing the Championship so it would be great if we could show that we are going to be extremely strong at home by getting a result in this game."

East Fife have selection worries ahead of the encounter with goalkeeper Mark Ridgers joining a handful of absentees having been ruled out with an elbow injury.

Andrew Cook, David White and Scott Dalziel continue to be sidelined while Robert Ogleby has also picked up a knock and is in the treatment room.

Nevertheless, manager John Robertson was being upbeat, and said: "That leaves us with 13 fit players and I jokingly told my assistant Gordon Durie he is on the bench.

"With squad sizes the way they are now, the players available are all what can be considered first-team players. It is not ideal to be short but we will just have to get on with things."

Shots

As it stood

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

Updated 20/08/2011 at 16:58

 
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