Airdrieonians 1 - 3 East Fife

Saturday 29th October 2011
R Donnelly (74)R Wallace (34)
C Johnstone (81)
R Linn (85)

Fifers continue good run

East Fife recorded their fourth straight league victory in a 3-1 win at Airdrie.

Diamonds midfielder Jamie Stevenson saw his 19th-minute penalty saved by Mark Ridgers after David White fouled Jamie Bain in the area before John Robertson's men took the lead in the 34th minute.

Ryan Wallace was the scorer, producing a low right-footed finish following Robert Ogleby's through ball.

Airdrie came back into the game in the 74th minute when Ryan Donnelly converted Rhys Devlin's pass with a neat left-footed effort.

Craig Johnstone's confident strike then regained the lead for the visitors on 81 minutes.

Airdrie's Paul Lovering was sent off moments later for violent conduct before Robert Linn struck home from the edge of the area to seal East Fife's second away league win.

OfficialFrank McDermott
Attendance849
VenueExcelsior Stadium
Kick Off
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 East Fife
1:34
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
2:23
Foul on Fraser Keast
2:41
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain
3:11
Shot taken by Robert Ogleby with his right foot from the right penalty area
3:37
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
7:18
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
7:33
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
7:55
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
9:13
Corner taken by Robert Linn using his left foot from the left byline
9:45
Offside flag raised against David Muir
9:49
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
12:35
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
15:38
Foul on Craig Johnstone
16:06
Free Kick taken by Craig Johnstone from the right wing
17:20
Shot taken by David White using his left foot from the left penalty area
17:35
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
18:11
Foul on Jamie Bain
19:04
PENALTY: Penalty taken by James Stevenson and saved with his right foot to the bottom left
19:04
Save made by Mark Ridgers
20:39
Offside flag raised against Craig Johnstone
21:00
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
22:24
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline
22:47
Clearance by Derek Holmes
24:43
Foul on James Stevenson
25:00
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the left wing
25:16
Offside flag raised against Robert Ogleby
25:19
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
26:53
Offside flag raised against Ryan Wallace
26:56
Free Kick taken by David Lilley
27:22
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
27:38
Clearance by David White
27:49
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
33:02
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
33:40
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the centre penalty area
33:40
Airdrieonians 0 - 1 East Fife
GOAL scored by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
36:45
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
38:23
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
39:16
Shot taken by Robert Ogleby using his left foot
39:42
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
39:54
Offside flag raised against Robert Ogleby
39:55
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
40:19
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone using his left foot from the right byline
40:50
Clearance by Connor Fairley
41:35
Shot taken by Rhys Devlin using his left foot
41:48
Save made by Mark Ridgers
43:22
Foul on Ryan Wallace
43:38
Free Kick taken by David White
43:59
Shot taken by James Stevenson using his left foot from the centre penalty area
Half Time
Airdrieonians 0 - 1 East Fife
Second Half Started
Airdrieonians 0 - 1 East Fife
46:23
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
46:56
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline
47:22
Foul on Fraser Keast
47:31
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
50:20
Shot taken by Robert Ogleby with his right foot
50:49
Save made by Connor Fairley
51:10
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
53:17
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
54:28
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
54:50
Clearance by Matthew Park
55:01
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
56:00
Foul on John Ovenstone
56:24
Free Kick taken by Matthew Park
56:31
BOOKING: Ryan Donnelly of Airdrieonians given yellow card for dissent
57:11
Offside flag raised against Robert Ogleby
57:16
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
57:48
Shot taken by David Muir with his right foot from the centre penalty area
58:02
Save made by Connor Fairley
59:31
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
59:36
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Scott Morton on for Derek Holmes
61:07
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
62:08
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Graeme Owens on for Fraser Keast
62:37
Corner taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the left byline
62:52
Clearance by David Lilley
63:48
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
64:07
Free Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
65:03
Shot taken by David White using his left foot
65:16
Clearance by Craig Hill
65:26
Corner taken by Robert Linn using his left foot from the left byline
65:53
Foul on Scott Morton
66:04
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the right wing
66:46
Offside flag raised against Robert Ogleby
66:49
Free Kick taken by Craig Hill
66:54
Substitution for East Fife: Steven Hislop on for Robert Ogleby
67:43
Foul on David White
67:50
Free Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
68:19
Foul on Craig Hill
68:29
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
68:51
Foul on Jamie Bain
69:00
Free Kick taken by Graeme Owens from the right wing
69:32
Foul on Jamie Bain
69:38
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
70:00
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
70:11
Save made by Mark Ridgers
70:18
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
71:09
Offside flag raised against Graeme Owens
71:15
Free Kick taken by Matthew Park
71:26
Substitution for East Fife: Darren Smith on for Robert Sloan
72:18
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
72:44
Foul on Craig Johnstone
72:48
Free Kick taken by John Ovenstone
73:34
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly using his left foot from the centre penalty area
73:34
Airdrieonians 1 - 1 East Fife
GOAL scored by Ryan Donnelly using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
74:59
Foul on Sean Lynch
75:04
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
75:48
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
76:52
Cross from Jamie Bain
77:28
Foul on Paul Lovering
77:38
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
78:33
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
78:55
Save made by Connor Fairley
80:06
Foul on Robert Linn
80:38
Shot taken by James Stevenson using his left foot from the centre penalty area
80:38
Airdrieonians 1 - 2 East Fife
GOAL scored by Craig Johnstone using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
81:24
Free Kick taken by Scott Durie
81:36
DISMISSAL: Paul Lovering of Airdrieonians sent off for violent conduct
83:14
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone using his left foot from the right byline
84:43
Shot taken by Robert Linn using his left foot from the right penalty area
84:43
Airdrieonians 1 - 3 East Fife
GOAL scored by Robert Linn using his left foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
85:53
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
87:52
Substitution for East Fife: Paul McQuade on for Ryan Wallace
90:00+1:56
Foul on Jamie Bain
90:00+2:05
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the right wing
Full Time
Airdrieonians 1 - 3 East Fife

Airdrieonians

vs

East Fife

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

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Connor Fairley
02.Craig Hill
03.Paul Lovering (82+0: Violent Conduct)
04.David Lilley
05.Jamie Bain
06.Fraser Keast 63+0' Tactical
07.Sean Lynch
08.James Stevenson
09.Rhys Devlin
10.Derek Holmes 60+0' Tactical
11.Ryan Donnelly (57+0: Dissent)

Substitutes

12.Andrew Duncan
13.Christopher Malone
14.Graeme Owens 63+0' Tactical
15.Phillip Johnston
16.Scott Sally
17.Scott Morton 60+0' Tactical

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Mark Ridgers
02.Scott Durie
03.David White
04.John Ovenstone
05.Matthew Park
06.David Muir
07.Craig Johnstone
08.Robert Sloan 72+0' Tactical
09.Ryan Wallace 88+0' Tactical
10.Robert Linn
11.Robert Ogleby 67+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Michael Brown
13.Andrew Cook
14.Darren Smith 72+0' Tactical
15.Paul McQuade 88+0' Tactical
16.Steven Hislop 67+0' Tactical

Problems mount for Diamonds

Airdrie have been hit by injury and suspension ahead of the visit of East Fife.

Kieron Stallard and Kevin Green are banned while Graeme Goodall, Alastair Woodburn and John Boyle will be missing due to knocks.

Diamonds manager Jimmy Boyle said: "This was always going to be a tough game for us and it is a shade more difficult with a few players not being available.

"I watched East Fife in midweek against Kilmarnock and I thought they did very well, even when they went down to 10 men before half time.

"Draws have been hurting our chances of moving up the table so it would be great to get a win in this one and get a full three points on board."

Robert Ogleby will be available for the visitors. Ogleby`s suspension for his dismissal against Kilmarnock in midweek is restricted to Scottish Communities League Cup games.

However, fellow forward Scott Dalziel remains out with a pelvic problem.

Manager John Robertson has told his players to ensure there is no cup hangover this time round.

"After beating Dunfermline and then Aberdeen we lost the subsequent league game and we do not want that to happen again, especially as we have generated a bit of momentum with three wins in a row," Robertson explained.

"There are a few tired legs after the Kilmarnock game so I may freshen things up a bit to give us the best chance of making it four wins out of four."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 11 13 23
2 Arbroath 11 11 23
3 Stenhousemuir 11 2 18
4 East Fife 11 -3 16
5 Up Dumbarton 11 -4 14
6 Up Brechin City 11 -1 13
7 Down Airdrieonians 11 -1 12
8 Down Stirling Albion 11 -2 12
9 Down Forfar Athletic 11 -5 11
10 Albion Rovers 11 -10 11

Updated 29/10/2011 at 17:00

 
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