East Fife 1 - 3 Stenhousemuir

Saturday 3rd December 2011
R Linn (80)S Kean (15)
A Rodgers (48)
P Quinn (90)

Warriors on the march

Stenhousemuir closed the gap on the top two to four points with a comfortable 3-1 victory at East Fife.

The Warriors started brightly with Stephen Murray forcing Mark Ridgers to smartly tip over his strike from just inside the box.

They were ahead moments later when Andy Rodgers nodded down to Stewart Kean, who curled his eighth of the season past the diving Ridgers.

Roles were reversed after half-time when Kean teed up Rodgers to slot home his 10th of the campaign.

East Fife briefly rallied and halved the deficit with 10 minutes left as Robert Linn poked past Alistair Brown from close range.

But the visitors secured the points in the final moments, substitute Paul Quinn latching on to William Lyle's through-ball to calmly seal the win with a low finish.

OfficialBrian Winter
Attendance508
VenueBayview Stadium
Kick Off
East Fife 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir
0:47
Foul on Stephen Murray
0:52
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
1:14
Cross from Eric Paton
1:17
Clearance by Steven Campbell
2:18
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
2:22
Clearance by Robert Linn
2:43
Foul on Eric Paton
2:47
Free Kick taken by Martyn Corrigan
3:11
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
7:07
Cross from Stephen Murray
7:09
Clearance by Matthew Park
7:36
Shot taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot
10:22
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
11:48
Shot taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the left penalty area
12:08
Save made by Mark Ridgers
12:15
Corner taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the left byline
12:35
Clearance by Steven Campbell
12:51
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
13:02
Shot taken by Ross McMillan from the right six yard line
13:56
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot
14:50
Shot taken by Stewart Kean using his left foot
14:50
East Fife 0 - 1 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Stewart Kean using his left foot to the top left of the goal.
17:48
Substitution for East Fife: Robert Sloan on for Matthew Park
19:13
Foul on Scott Durie
19:18
Free Kick taken by Scott Durie
20:31
Foul on Scott Durie
20:43
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan from the left wing
21:14
Cross from Robert Sloan
21:19
Shot taken by John Ovenstone from the left six yard line
23:12
Cross from Steven Campbell
23:18
Clearance by Martyn Corrigan
24:52
Shot taken by Eric Paton with his right foot
27:15
Offside flag raised against Robert Sloan
27:18
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
28:11
Offside flag raised against Robert Ogleby
28:12
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
28:43
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline
29:06
Shot taken by Kevin McKinlay from the right six yard line
30:19
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline
30:52
Shot taken by David Muir from the left six yard line
31:11
Save made by Alistair Brown
31:42
Cross from Brown Ferguson
31:48
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot
32:14
Save made by Mark Ridgers
32:35
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
32:46
Save made by Alistair Brown
34:12
Cross from Scott Durie
34:19
Clearance by Ross McMillan
35:00
Corner taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the left byline
35:35
Save made by Mark Ridgers
36:25
Cross from Robert Linn
36:30
Clearance by Iain Thomson
37:45
Cross from Scott Durie
38:24
Cross from Stephen Murray
38:33
Clearance by Steven Campbell
39:32
Cross from William Lyle
39:45
Offside flag raised against Andrew Rodgers
39:51
Free Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
40:33
Foul on Robert Ogleby
40:44
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan
41:26
Shot taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot
41:33
Save made by Alistair Brown
43:03
Offside flag raised against Stewart Kean
43:04
Free Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
43:56
Cross from Robert Ogleby
44:05
Block taken by Martyn Corrigan
44:09
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
44:28
Clearance by Ross McMillan
45:00+1:01
Offside flag raised against Stewart Kean
45:00+1:08
Free Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
Half Time
East Fife 0 - 1 Stenhousemuir
Second Half Started
East Fife 0 - 1 Stenhousemuir
46:14
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
47:27
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot from the right penalty area
47:27
East Fife 0 - 2 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot from the right penalty area going centre low of the goal.
48:47
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
49:03
Shot taken by Robert Sloan with his right foot from the left penalty area
49:35
Block taken by Martyn Corrigan
52:31
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
54:19
Shot taken by Darren Smith using his left foot
54:42
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
54:44
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Paul Quinn on for Andrew Rodgers
55:19
Foul on David Muir
55:24
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith
56:35
Foul on Stephen Murray
56:39
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
57:25
Cross from Stewart Kean
57:32
Clearance by Ryan Wallace
58:13
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
59:26
Corner taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
62:44
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
64:38
Cross from Brown Ferguson
65:08
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
65:41
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
67:17
Substitution for East Fife: Paul McQuade on for Robert Ogleby
68:26
Foul on Robert Linn
68:57
Free Kick taken by Robert Linn
69:13
Cross from Robert Linn
69:20
Save made by Alistair Brown
69:48
Foul on Alistair Brown
69:55
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
72:25
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
72:41
Clearance by Robert Sloan
73:05
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the right byline
73:24
Clearance by Eric Paton
73:42
Shot taken by John Ovenstone using his left foot
74:21
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the right six yard line
76:54
Foul on Darren Smith
77:00
Free Kick taken by Ryan Wallace
77:16
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
77:37
Block taken by Ross McMillan
77:42
Shot taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot
79:51
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left penalty area
79:51
East Fife 1 - 2 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
80:59
Foul on Ryan Wallace
81:06
Free Kick taken by Ryan Wallace
81:48
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
82:00
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Sean Dickson on for Stephen Murray
82:47
Foul on Paul Quinn
82:56
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
83:33
Cross from Eric Paton
83:40
Save made by Mark Ridgers
85:02
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
85:53
Shot taken by Paul McQuade with his right foot
86:19
Substitution for East Fife: Steven Hislop on for Darren Smith
88:44
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
89:39
Shot taken by Paul Quinn using his left foot from the right penalty area
89:39
East Fife 1 - 3 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Paul Quinn using his left foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
Full Time
East Fife 1 - 3 Stenhousemuir

East Fife

vs

Stenhousemuir

1
Goals
3
1
Assists
3
13
Shots
10
5
On Target
4
8
Off Target
6
7
Crosses
9
5
Corners
5
17
Throw Ins
18
4
Saves
4
7
Clearances
5
5
Goal Kicks
6
0
Blocks
3
10
Free Kicks
7
2
Offside
3

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Mark Ridgers
02.Scott Durie
03.Steven Campbell
04.David White
05.John Ovenstone
06.David Muir
07.Matthew Park 18+0' Serious Injury
08.Darren Smith 87+0' Tactical
09.Ryan Wallace
10.Robert Linn
11.Robert Ogleby 68+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Michael Brown
13.Craig Johnstone
14.Robert Sloan 18+0' Serious Injury
15.Paul McQuade 68+0' Tactical
16.Steven Hislop 87+0' Tactical

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.William Lyle
03.Martyn Corrigan
04.Ross McMillan
05.Eric Paton
06.Kevin McKinlay
07.Iain Thomson
08.Brown Ferguson
09.Stephen Murray 82+0' Tactical
10.Stewart Kean
11.Andrew Rodgers 55+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Christopher McCluskey
13.Paul McHale
14.Colin Hamilton
15.Sean Dickson 82+0' Tactical
16.Paul Quinn 55+0' Tactical

Fifers and Warriors set for showdown

Fourth-placed East Fife will be without injured pair Andrew Cook and Craig Johnstone as they host third-placed Stenhousemuir.

Attacking duo Robert Sloan and Paul McQuade will hope to pass fitness tests and be included in the Fifers line-up.

Manager John Robertson said: "Stenhousemuir are genuine title contenders so the closer to them we are the better our season will be.

"This is a crucial game for us as we want to close in on a play-off spot and it is also crucial for them as they want to keep close to Cowdenbeath and Arbroath, so it should be a great contest."

Stenhousemuir are looking to defeat their fellow promotion rivals and claim their first away win in over three months.

They will have to do it without midfielder Paul McHale, however, as he continues to be absent with a foot problem.

Ochilview boss David Irons said: "We moved closer to both Cowdenbeath and Arbroath last week by winning at home and now we need to start winning away from home.

"Defeating East Fife would be a great game to win however I know it will not be easy as they are a top side, but we will give it a real go.

"The last meeting between the sides was a great game with three great goals in it and we came out on top 2-1. I will gladly settle for that again."

end

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As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 15 17 31
2 Arbroath 15 13 31
3 Stenhousemuir 15 9 27
4 Up Dumbarton 15 -2 19
5 Down East Fife 15 -8 19
6 Albion Rovers 15 -5 18
7 Airdrieonians 15 -3 17
8 Brechin City 15 -6 15
9 Forfar Athletic 14 -5 14
10 Stirling Albion 14 -10 12

Updated 3/12/2011 at 17:07

 
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