Airdrieonians 3 - 3 Arbroath

Saturday 26th November 2011
P Lovering (pen 6)
R Donnelly (68, 71)
G Swankie (2)
S Doris (pen 42)
J Falkingham (56)

Donnelly at the double

Ryan Donnelly's brace earned his side a point as Airdrie and Arbroath played out a 3-3 thriller at New Broomfield.

Airdrie came in to the game following their recent 11-0 cup victory over Gala Fairydean, but fell behind when Gavin Swankie curled a 25-yard free-kick home after two minutes.

Paul Lovering made it 1-1 from the penalty spot four minutes later after Brian Kerr handled in the area, before Arbroath regained the lead three minutes before half-time; Steven Doris converting a penalty after Kevin Green handled inside the box.

Josh Falkingham made it 3-1 on 56 minutes with a clinical right-footed effort before Donnelly scored his first of the game, heading home Derek Holmes' cross after 68 minutes.

Three minutes later Donnelly scored Airdrie's equaliser, again with his head, this time Sean Lynch was the provider.

OfficialCharlie Richmond
Attendance687
VenueExcelsior Stadium
Kick Off
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Arbroath
0:25
Foul on Gavin Swankie
0:39
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
1:17
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot
1:17
Airdrieonians 0 - 1 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Gavin Swankie with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
1:56
Foul on Kevin Green
2:02
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
4:00
Hand Ball taken by Brian Kerr
5:01
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Paul Lovering and scored using his left foot going centre low
5:01
Airdrieonians 1 - 1 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Paul Lovering using his left foot from the penalty spot going centre low of the goal.
5:33
Foul on Paul Lovering
5:42
Free Kick taken by Kieron Stallard
6:11
Foul on James Stevenson
6:19
Free Kick taken by Sean Lynch
7:26
Shot taken by James Stevenson using his left foot
8:03
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
9:08
Cross from William McLaren
9:13
Clearance by Brian Kerr
10:26
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
11:00
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
11:27
Save made by Connor Fairley
11:34
Clearance by James Stevenson
13:09
Foul on Sean Lynch
13:16
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
13:38
Shot taken by William McLaren with his right foot
13:50
Save made by Darren Hill
14:13
Cross from Mark Baxter
14:17
Shot taken by Lee Sibanda with his right foot
14:30
Save made by Connor Fairley
15:09
Hand Ball taken by Lee Sibanda
15:11
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the right wing
15:21
Cross from James Stevenson
15:34
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
16:23
Cross from Joshua Falkingham
16:40
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
17:08
Foul on Liam Caddis
17:14
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
17:45
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
17:48
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
18:34
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot
18:41
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
20:00
Foul on William McLaren
20:08
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
21:00
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
21:09
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
21:32
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
22:02
Clearance by James Stevenson
22:17
Foul on Connor Fairley
22:42
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
23:19
Foul on John Boyle
23:26
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
24:03
Cross from James Stevenson
24:10
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
25:34
Foul on Kieron Stallard
25:40
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
26:55
Foul on John Boyle
27:02
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the right wing
28:45
Foul on Lee Sibanda
28:50
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
29:14
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
30:00
Foul on Connor Fairley
30:06
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
30:22
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
30:23
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
31:41
Cross from Phillip Johnston
31:46
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
31:57
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot
32:10
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
32:40
Foul on William McLaren
32:45
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering from the left wing
33:14
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline
33:55
Clearance by Paul Lovering
34:14
Cross from Mark Baxter
34:17
Save made by Connor Fairley
34:38
Foul on James Stevenson
34:48
BOOKING: Lee Sibanda of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
35:07
Free Kick taken by Kevin Green
35:28
Cross from Paul Lovering
35:32
Clearance by Beau Busch
36:09
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline
36:36
Save made by Connor Fairley
36:55
Shot taken by Brian Kerr using his left foot
37:07
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
37:35
Foul on Beau Busch
37:43
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
38:12
Cross from Sean Lynch
38:19
Clearance by Brian Kerr
38:40
Shot taken by William McLaren with his right foot
39:08
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
41:29
Hand Ball taken by Kevin Green
41:50
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Steven Doris and scored with his right foot to the bottom left
41:50
Airdrieonians 1 - 2 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Steven Doris with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom left of the goal.
43:46
Cross from Joshua Falkingham
43:54
Clearance by Paul Lovering
43:58
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the right penalty area
44:22
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
44:33
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
45:00+0:16
Foul on Liam Caddis
45:00+0:20
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie from the left wing
45:00+0:38
Cross from Gavin Swankie
45:00+0:40
Shot taken by Steven Doris from the centre penalty area
45:00+0:55
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
Half Time
Airdrieonians 1 - 2 Arbroath
Second Half Started
Airdrieonians 1 - 2 Arbroath
45:17
Shot taken by Kieron Stallard with his right foot
45:29
Save made by Darren Hill
46:11
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
48:28
Cross from Phillip Johnston
48:30
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
49:10
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
49:12
Free Kick taken by Kevin Green
49:33
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
49:35
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
50:17
Cross from William McLaren
50:19
Shot taken by Phillip Johnston from the centre penalty area
50:30
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
51:03
Cross from Phillip Johnston
51:09
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
53:38
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Graeme Owens on for James Stevenson
55:10
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the left penalty area
55:10
Airdrieonians 1 - 3 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
56:35
Foul on John Boyle
56:58
Free Kick taken by Phillip Johnston
57:12
Cross from Phillip Johnston
57:15
Clearance by Beau Busch
57:22
Cross from William McLaren
57:25
Shot taken by Phillip Johnston with his right foot
57:46
BOOKING: Steven Doris of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
58:19
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Derek Holmes on for Phillip Johnston
58:57
Substitution for Arbroath: Keith Gibson on for Lee Sibanda
60:03
Foul on Liam Caddis
60:17
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie from the right wing
60:28
Offside flag raised against Craig Wedderburn
60:32
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
61:18
Foul on Steven Doris
61:27
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie from the left wing
61:38
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
62:06
BOOKING: Craig Wedderburn of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
62:25
Free Kick taken by William McLaren
63:05
Shot taken by William McLaren with his right foot
63:33
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
67:04
Offside flag raised against Liam Caddis
67:05
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
67:32
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly from the centre penalty area
67:32
Airdrieonians 2 - 3 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Ryan Donnelly from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
68:52
Corner taken by William McLaren with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
69:29
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline
70:25
Save made by Darren Hill
70:37
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly from the centre penalty area
70:37
Airdrieonians 3 - 3 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Ryan Donnelly from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
71:11
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
71:15
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
71:19
Substitution for Arbroath: Paul Sheerin on for Liam Caddis
71:50
Foul on Gavin Swankie
71:57
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
72:35
Foul on Steven Doris
72:43
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
73:25
Cross from Gavin Swankie
73:26
Save made by Connor Fairley
73:45
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot
74:03
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Rhys Devlin on for John Boyle
74:36
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
74:55
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the right penalty area
75:12
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
75:33
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
75:34
Free Kick taken by Kieron Stallard
76:02
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
77:12
Foul on Sean Lynch
77:18
Free Kick taken by Kieron Stallard
77:49
BOOKING: Paul Lovering of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
78:33
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
79:13
Cross from Gavin Swankie
79:22
BOOKING: Jamie Bain of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
79:42
Clearance by Paul Lovering
79:48
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
80:00
Clearance by Kevin Green
80:06
Cross from Joshua Falkingham
80:12
Clearance by Jamie Bain
80:34
Shot taken by Graeme Owens with his right foot
80:43
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
81:51
Cross from Paul Lovering
81:57
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
82:06
Corner taken by William McLaren with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
82:44
Save made by Darren Hill
82:58
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
83:01
Clearance by Kevin Green
83:51
Cross from Paul Sheerin
83:54
Clearance by Kevin Green
84:02
Cross from Gavin Swankie
84:04
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot
84:13
Block taken by Kieron Stallard
84:22
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie using his left foot from the left penalty area
84:36
Save made by Connor Fairley
84:45
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
85:01
Save made by Connor Fairley
85:04
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
85:20
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie from the centre penalty area
85:37
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
86:42
Cross from Joshua Falkingham
86:51
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the centre penalty area
86:59
Save made by Connor Fairley
87:32
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot from the right penalty area
87:43
Save made by Darren Hill
87:46
Corner taken by William McLaren with his right foot from the left byline
87:57
Shot taken by Kevin Green from the centre penalty area
88:23
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
88:24
Free Kick taken by Sean Lynch
89:11
Foul on Jamie Bain
89:15
Free Kick taken by William McLaren
89:36
Cross from William McLaren
89:37
Clearance by Beau Busch
89:41
Shot taken by Graeme Owens with his right foot
89:55
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
90:00+0:05
Foul on Kevin Green
90:00+0:12
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
90:00+1:59
Cross from Graeme Owens
90:00+2:17
Shot taken by William McLaren with his right foot from the right penalty area
90:00+2:29
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
90:00+2:35
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot
90:00+2:41
Save made by Connor Fairley
Full Time
Airdrieonians 3 - 3 Arbroath

Airdrieonians

vs

Arbroath

3
Goals
3
2
Assists
1
17
Shots
13
5
On Target
7
12
Off Target
6
14
Crosses
12
5
Corners
9
18
Throw Ins
32
9
Saves
5
9
Clearances
8
6
Goal Kicks
15
1
Blocks
0
25
Free Kicks
12
1
Offside
7
1
Hand Balls
2
1
Penalties
1
2
Yellow Cards
3

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Connor Fairley
02.Kevin Green
03.Paul Lovering (78+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Kieron Stallard
05.Jamie Bain (80+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Phillip Johnston 59+0' Tactical
07.Sean Lynch
08.James Stevenson 54+0' Injury
09.William McLaren
10.John Boyle 75+0' Tactical
11.Ryan Donnelly

Substitutes

12.Paul McKane
13.Fraser Keast
14.Graeme Owens 54+0' Injury
15.Rhys Devlin 75+0' Tactical
16.Derek Holmes 59+0' Tactical

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
02.Craig Wedderburn (63+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Beau Busch
04.Liam Caddis 72+0' Tactical
05.Mark Baxter
06.Mark Baxter
07.Kieran McAnespie
08.Joshua Falkingham
09.Brian Kerr
10.Lee Sibanda (35+0: Unsporting behaviour) 59+0' Tactical
11.Gavin Swankie

Substitutes

12.Steven Doris (58+0: Unsporting behaviour)
13.Darryl Burns
14.Stuart Malcolm
15.Keith Gibson 59+0' Tactical
16.Paul Sheerin 72+0' Tactical
17.Lee Bryce

Last 5 Meetings

Lilley sits out Arbroath clash

Airdrie have been forced into one change from the side that netted 11 times without reply against Gala Fairydean in the Scottish Cup last weekend for the visit of league leaders Arbroath.

Central defender David Lilley misses out through suspension, but Diamonds manager Jimmy Boyle remained philosophical regarding Lilley`s ban.

He said: "Ideally you would not change a side that had won 11-0, however having to make one change is a lot less than we have been doing recently due to injuries and suspensions.

"We will go into the game with confidence after our performance last week but Arbroath are a right good side who we cannot stand off and let pass the ball about.

"We will need to work them hard, but if we attack like we did last week we will give them problems."

Arbroath player-boss Paul Sheerin is likely to be on the bench, as he continues his recovery from knee surgery.

Liam Caddis, who arrived on loan from St Johnstone this week, is expected to start but striker Jordan Elfverson is out with an ankle injury.

Sheerin said: "Airdrie would admit themselves that they have been inconsistent, but our players have been warned that on their day they can really hurt you. Scoring 11 times against anyone is a great achievement and they will come out against flying.

"That result will have done wonders for their confidence and we have to guard against them looking to build on it at our expense."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 14 17 30
2 Arbroath 14 13 30
3 Stenhousemuir 14 7 24
4 Up East Fife 14 -6 19
5 Down Dumbarton 14 -2 18
6 Down Albion Rovers 14 -5 17
7 Up Airdrieonians 14 -6 14
8 Down Brechin City 14 -6 14
9 Down Forfar Athletic 13 -5 13
10 Stirling Albion 13 -7 12

Updated 26/11/2011 at 17:11

 

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