Airdrieonians 5 - 2 Stenhousemuir

Saturday 1st October 2011
R Donnelly (10, 66)
P Lovering (27)
J Boyle (45+2)
N Blockley (83)
C Hamilton (51)
S Kean (56)

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Ryan Donnelly scored twice as Airdrie thrashed Stenhousemuir 5-2.

Striker Donnelly broke the deadlock after 10 minutes, firing home from the edge of the box before a stunning strike from Paul Lovering after 27 minutes doubled their lead.

The game looked to be over when John Boyle headed home in first-half stoppage time to give Airdrie a 3-0 lead.

But Stenhousemuir were revitalised following the restart and the comeback looked on when Colin Hamilton headed in after 51 minutes and Stewart Kean drilled home five minutes later.

Donnelly restored Airdrie's two-goal cushion after 66 minutes and Nathan Blockley sealed the win with seven minutes left.

United had defender David Lilley sent off late on for a professional foul on Andy Rodgers but the points were already in the bag by then.

OfficialAlan Muir
Attendance698
VenueExcelsior Stadium
Kick Off
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir
6:26
Foul on James Stevenson
6:34
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
7:45
Shot taken by Kieron Stallard with his right foot
8:03
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
9:44
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot
9:44
Airdrieonians 1 - 0 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
11:27
BOOKING: Andrew Rodgers of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
12:57
Foul on Kieron Stallard
13:00
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
14:25
Corner taken by John Boyle using his left foot from the right byline
14:53
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
16:42
Corner taken by John Boyle using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
18:41
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
20:21
Foul on Paul Lovering
20:26
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
20:41
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
21:15
Foul on Alistair Brown
21:21
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
21:55
Corner taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the left byline
22:17
Clearance by Paul Lovering
23:30
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly from the centre penalty area
23:53
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
25:08
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline
25:27
Clearance by David Lilley
26:13
Shot taken by Paul Lovering using his left foot
26:13
Airdrieonians 2 - 0 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Paul Lovering using his left foot going centre low of the goal.
27:02
Corner taken by John Boyle using his left foot from the right byline
27:21
Shot taken by David Lilley from the centre penalty area
27:30
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
27:52
Foul on Stewart Kean
27:58
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray
28:49
Foul on Brown Ferguson
28:59
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
29:42
Foul on Stewart Kean
29:46
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray
30:19
Shot taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot
30:29
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
31:37
Foul on John Boyle
31:40
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
32:08
Foul on Martyn Corrigan
32:34
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
32:35
BOOKING: Rhys Devlin of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
33:17
Foul on Kieron Stallard
33:39
BOOKING: Stephen Murray of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
33:48
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain
34:44
Foul on Paul Lovering
34:51
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the left wing
34:56
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Sean Dickson on for Eric Paton
35:46
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
37:06
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
37:53
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
38:40
Foul on Colin Hamilton
38:44
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
38:49
BOOKING: Ryan Donnelly of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
39:32
Foul on John Boyle
39:40
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain
41:02
Foul on Fraser Keast
41:06
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
42:07
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
43:02
Foul on Fraser Keast
43:07
BOOKING: Brown Ferguson of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
43:27
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
43:46
Foul on Colin Hamilton
43:50
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
45:00
Offside flag raised against Colin Hamilton
45:00+0:02
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
45:00+0:31
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
45:00+0:38
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
45:00+1:04
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
45:00+1:36
Shot taken by John Boyle from the centre penalty area
45:00+1:36
Airdrieonians 3 - 0 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by John Boyle from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
Half Time
Airdrieonians 3 - 0 Stenhousemuir
45:01
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Phillip Johnston on for Fraser Keast
Second Half Started
Airdrieonians 3 - 0 Stenhousemuir
45:31
Foul on William Lyle
45:36
Free Kick taken by Ross McMillan
46:07
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
47:13
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
49:07
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
49:48
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the left byline
50:06
Shot taken by Colin Hamilton from the centre penalty area
50:06
Airdrieonians 3 - 1 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Colin Hamilton from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
51:17
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
51:23
Offside flag raised against Stephen Murray
51:48
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
53:00+4:16
Corner taken by James Stevenson using his left foot from the right byline
53:36
Corner taken by John Boyle with his right foot from the right byline
54:35
Foul on Brown Ferguson
54:42
Free Kick taken by Martyn Corrigan
54:51
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
55:25
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot from the centre penalty area
55:25
Airdrieonians 3 - 2 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Stewart Kean with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
56:31
Shot taken by Jamie Bain with his right foot from the right penalty area
56:52
Save made by Alistair Brown
57:12
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
57:21
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray
57:22
BOOKING: Kieron Stallard of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
58:15
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
58:16
BOOKING: Alistair Brown of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
58:47
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Derek Holmes on for John Boyle
59:50
Foul on William Lyle
59:54
Free Kick taken by William Lyle
60:47
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot
61:09
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
61:34
Shot taken by Iain Thomson using his left foot
61:53
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
62:33
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline
62:51
Foul on David Lilley
62:59
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
63:43
Offside flag raised against Andrew Rodgers
63:44
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain
65:25
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly using his left foot from the centre penalty area
65:25
Airdrieonians 4 - 2 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Ryan Donnelly using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
66:26
BOOKING: Ross McMillan of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
67:45
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
68:34
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
68:57
Foul on Brown Ferguson
69:00
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray
69:38
Shot taken by Iain Thomson with his right foot from the right penalty area
69:56
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
71:40
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Shaun Fraser on for Stephen Murray
72:25
Hand Ball taken by Andrew Rodgers
72:29
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
73:01
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
73:05
Shot taken by Phillip Johnston with his right foot
73:33
Save made by Alistair Brown
73:52
Foul on Alistair Brown
73:56
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
74:16
Foul on James Stevenson
74:22
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
74:24
BOOKING: Stewart Kean of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
75:49
Foul on Ross McMillan
75:56
Free Kick taken by Martyn Corrigan
76:12
Foul on Martyn Corrigan
76:39
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
77:04
Corner taken by Sean Dickson using his left foot from the right byline
78:06
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
78:15
Foul on Brown Ferguson
78:20
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
80:20
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
81:13
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Nathan Blockley on for Sean Lynch
81:41
Foul on David Lilley
81:48
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
82:10
Airdrieonians 5 - 2 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Nathan Blockley with his right foot from the left six yard line going centre low of the goal.
83:22
Shot taken by Jamie Bain with his right foot
83:31
Save made by Alistair Brown
84:12
Offside flag raised against Phillip Johnston
84:13
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
87:15
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the right byline
87:43
Clearance by James Stevenson
89:01
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
89:21
Free Kick taken by Stewart Kean
89:23
DISMISSAL: David Lilley of Airdrieonians sent off for professional foul
90:00+0:33
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+1:00
Shot taken by Martyn Corrigan from the centre penalty area
90:00+1:06
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
90:00+2:05
Foul on Phillip Johnston
90:00+2:15
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain
Full Time
Airdrieonians 5 - 2 Stenhousemuir

Airdrieonians

vs

Stenhousemuir

5
Goals
2
4
Assists
2
11
Shots
6
7
On Target
2
4
Off Target
4
6
Corners
7
17
Throw Ins
19
0
Saves
3
3
Clearances
0
9
Goal Kicks
17
18
Free Kicks
18
1
Offside
3
0
Hand Balls
1
3
Yellow Cards
6
1
Red Cards
0

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Paul McKane
02.Paul Lovering
03.Kieron Stallard (58+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.David Lilley (90+0: Professional Foul)
05.Jamie Bain
06.Fraser Keast 45+0' Tactical
07.Sean Lynch 82+0' Tactical
08.James Stevenson
09.Rhys Devlin (33+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Ryan Donnelly (39+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.John Boyle 59+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Connor Fairley
13.Craig Hill
14.Phillip Johnston 45+0' Tactical
15.Nathan Blockley 82+0' Tactical
16.Derek Holmes 59+0' Tactical

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown (59+0: Unsporting behaviour)
02.William Lyle
03.Martyn Corrigan
04.Ross McMillan (67+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Colin Hamilton
06.Brown Ferguson (44+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Eric Paton 35+0' Tactical
08.Iain Thomson
09.Stephen Murray (34+0: Unsporting behaviour) 72+0' Tactical
10.Stewart Kean (75+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Andrew Rodgers (12+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

12.Christopher McCluskey
13.Joe McCafferty
14.Sean Dickson 35+0' Tactical
15.Shaun Fraser 72+0' Tactical
16.Paul Quinn

Lovering missing for Airdrie

Experienced Airdrie defender Paul Lovering has been ruled out of the home clash with Stenhousemuir.

Lovering has a hip problem and, subsequently, will join fellow full-back Graeme Goodhall and winger Ally Woodburn - who are suffering from knocks - on the sidelines.

Diamonds manager Jimmy Boyle has challenged his players to grab their third home win of the season and move towards the play-off places.

He said: "This will be a tough game against a side packed with experience, although it is a game we can win. Three points would start moving us in the right direction.

"We have shown that we can play to a really high standard but we have not shown that we can consistently play to a high standard."

Stenhousemuir make the trip missing Kevin McKinlay and Paul McHale for a fourth game in a row.

The Warriors are hoping to close the gap at the top of the Second Division table by picking up three points on their travels and coming off the field to hear top-two Arbroath and Cowdenbeath have drawn in their meeting.

Assistant manager Kevin McGoldrick said: "It would be great to end this run of games tucked in beside the leaders.

"That would provide an excellent platform to build on when we resume playing. We can beat anyone on our day but only if we take our chances.

"We created loads of chances last week against East Fife and missed them all before winning with a wonder goal."

Shots

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Arbroath 8 11 19
2 Cowdenbeath 8 10 17
3 Stenhousemuir 8 1 14
4 Up Stirling Albion 8 2 12
5 Up Airdrieonians 8 1 10
6 Down Forfar Athletic 8 -1 10
7 Down Brechin City 8 -2 8
8 Dumbarton 7 -4 7
9 Up East Fife 8 -9 7
10 Down Albion Rovers 7 -9 5

Updated 1/10/2011 at 17:04