Airdrieonians 2 - 3 Brechin City

Saturday 17th December 2011
R Donnelly (69, 83)J Lister (34)
P McManus (79)
D McKenna (82)

United lose despite Donnelly double

Ryan Donnelly's brace proved in vain as 10-man Airdrie crashed to a 3-2 defeat against Brechin.

Brechin went ahead after 39 minutes, James Lister prodding home Charlie King's cross, but John Boyle almost equalised seconds after the restart as he headed against the crossbar.

Things got worse for United as Rhys Devlin was dismissed for a professional foul five minutes later for hauling down Lister, but they equalised 20 minutes from time when Donnelly curling into the bottom corner.

Paul McManus restored Brechin's lead 10 minutes later, drilling into the top corner, and David McKenna added a third eight minutes from time after slotting home Derek Carcary's centre.

Donnelly gave Airdrie hope a minute later by volleying in a Jamie Bain cross, but Brechin held on.

OfficialKevin Clancy
Attendance643
VenueExcelsior Stadium
Kick Off
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Brechin City
0:03
Foul on John Boyle
0:22
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the left wing
2:52
Foul on Scott Smith
3:02
Free Kick taken by Scott Smith from the left wing
3:46
Shot taken by Phillip Johnston with his right foot from the centre penalty area
4:33
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
5:00
Foul on James Lister
5:07
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop from the left wing
5:46
Foul on Craig Molloy
6:01
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
6:46
Shot taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot
6:54
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
7:05
Foul on John Boyle
7:15
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain
8:06
Cross from David Crawford
8:14
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
8:47
Foul on John Boyle
8:55
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
9:23
Cross from James Stevenson
9:25
Clearance by Paul McLean
9:28
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
9:50
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
12:23
Cross from William McLaren
12:30
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly from the right six yard line
12:53
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
13:29
Shot taken by Paul Lovering using his left foot
13:39
Block taken by David Crawford
14:13
Shot taken by James Lister with his right foot from the centre penalty area
14:23
Save made by Connor Fairley
16:02
Cross from David Lilley
16:05
Clearance by David Crawford
16:12
Shot taken by Paul Lovering using his left foot
16:35
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
16:46
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
17:20
Foul on James Lister
17:34
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
17:59
Foul on Kieron Stallard
18:07
Free Kick taken by Kieron Stallard
18:18
Cross from William McLaren
18:24
Save made by Craig Nelson
18:35
Offside flag raised against James Lister
18:39
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
20:13
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
20:14
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
23:15
Foul on Jamie Bain
23:35
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
24:48
Cross from William McLaren
24:53
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
25:02
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline
26:26
Foul on Craig Nelson
26:35
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson from the right six yard line
26:58
Shot taken by Craig Molloy with his right foot
27:22
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
28:08
Corner taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the left byline
28:45
Shot taken by James Lister from the right six yard line
29:21
Block taken by Connor Fairley
29:40
Clearance by Scot Buist
30:45
Cross from William McLaren
30:50
Save made by Craig Nelson
31:49
Corner taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
32:24
Cross from Charlie King
32:32
Shot taken by Craig Molloy with his right foot
32:51
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
33:48
Cross from Charlie King
33:58
Shot taken by James Lister with his right foot from the left six yard line
33:58
Airdrieonians 0 - 1 Brechin City
GOAL scored by James Lister with his right foot from the left six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
35:08
Foul on James Lister
35:18
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
38:19
Foul on Phillip Johnston
38:50
BOOKING: James Lister of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
38:55
Free Kick taken by John Boyle
40:21
Foul on John Boyle
40:29
Free Kick taken by David Lilley
43:00
Cross from James Lister
43:04
Clearance by Jamie Bain
43:59
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Rhys Devlin on for David Lilley
44:43
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
45:00+0:07
Foul on James Stevenson
45:00+0:14
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
45:00+1:15
Back Pass taken by Phillip Johnston
45:00+1:31
Free Kick taken by James Lister from the left penalty area
45:00+2:18
Shot taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the centre penalty area
45:00+2:23
Corner taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the left byline
45:00+2:56
Block taken by Jamie Bain
45:00+3:23
Clearance by Kieron Stallard
Half Time
Airdrieonians 0 - 1 Brechin City
Second Half Started
Airdrieonians 0 - 1 Brechin City
45:18
Cross from Paul Lovering
45:24
Shot taken by John Boyle from the centre penalty area
46:17
Foul on Craig Molloy
46:22
Free Kick taken by Scot Buist
47:09
Cross from Scott Smith
47:35
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
47:43
Foul on Phillip Johnston
47:52
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain from the right wing
48:30
Cross from David Crawford
48:39
Clearance by Kieron Stallard
49:23
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
49:30
Shot taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right penalty area
49:42
Save made by Connor Fairley
49:59
Foul on James Lister
50:14
DISMISSAL: Rhys Devlin of Airdrieonians sent off for professional foul
51:15
Free Kick taken by Charlie King
51:31
Shot taken by Charlie King with his right foot
53:00
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
53:09
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
53:41
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
53:58
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Graeme Owens on for Phillip Johnston
54:46
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
55:11
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
55:41
Substitution for Brechin City: David McKenna on for Charlie King
57:30
Shot taken by Paul McLean with his right foot from the right penalty area
57:49
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
58:35
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
58:42
Free Kick taken by William McLaren
59:05
Cross from William McLaren
59:10
Clearance by Scot Buist
59:36
Offside flag raised against John Boyle
59:39
Free Kick taken by Scot Buist
60:09
Cross from David Crawford
60:24
Corner taken by David McKenna with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
61:16
Clearance by Kieron Stallard
63:39
Cross from Jamie Bain
63:44
Clearance by Scot Buist
64:30
Cross from David Crawford
64:37
Shot taken by James Lister from the centre penalty area
64:47
Save made by Connor Fairley
65:58
Cross from David Crawford
66:05
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
66:19
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Fraser Keast on for John Boyle
67:34
Cross from William McLaren
67:36
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
68:28
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot
68:28
Airdrieonians 1 - 1 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
70:09
Substitution for Brechin City: Paul McManus on for James Lister
70:43
Shot taken by Craig Molloy with his right foot
71:01
Substitution for Brechin City: Derek Carcary on for David Crawford
72:19
Cross from David McKenna
72:31
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
72:47
Foul on Derek Carcary
72:55
Free Kick taken by Derek Carcary
74:08
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
75:16
Shot taken by Scott Smith using his left foot
75:24
Save made by Connor Fairley
76:43
Foul on Kieron Stallard
76:50
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering from the left wing
77:16
Cross from Paul Lovering
77:18
Clearance by Scott Smith
77:44
Foul on James Stevenson
78:07
BOOKING: Paul McManus of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
78:19
Free Kick taken by Graeme Owens
78:26
Cross from Graeme Owens
78:28
Clearance by Scott Smith
78:44
Shot taken by Paul McManus with his right foot from the left penalty area
78:44
Airdrieonians 1 - 2 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Paul McManus with his right foot from the left penalty area to the top right of the goal.
80:48
Foul on Paul McLean
80:57
BOOKING: Paul Lovering of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
81:13
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean
81:57
Shot taken by David McKenna with his right foot from the centre penalty area
81:57
Airdrieonians 1 - 3 Brechin City
GOAL scored by David McKenna with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
82:59
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot from the right penalty area
82:59
Airdrieonians 2 - 3 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
85:04
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
88:26
Clearance by Scot Buist
88:48
Shot taken by Paul Lovering using his left foot from the left penalty area
89:11
Save made by Craig Nelson
89:50
Corner taken by Craig Molloy with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
90:00+1:36
Foul on Craig Molloy
90:00+1:46
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
90:00+2:07
Foul on Paul McManus
90:00+2:18
Free Kick taken by David McKenna from the right byline
90:00+2:43
Corner taken by David McKenna with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
90:00+3:56
Shot taken by Paul McManus with his right foot from the right penalty area
Full Time
Airdrieonians 2 - 3 Brechin City

Airdrieonians

vs

Brechin City

2
Goals
3
2
Assists
3
11
Shots
16
4
On Target
9
7
Off Target
7
12
Crosses
10
2
Corners
6
27
Throw Ins
34
4
Saves
3
4
Clearances
10
10
Goal Kicks
7
2
Blocks
1
1
Back Passes
0
14
Free Kicks
15
2
Offside
1
1
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
0

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Connor Fairley
02.Paul Lovering (81+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Kieron Stallard
04.David Lilley 44+0' Injury
05.Jamie Bain
06.Phillip Johnston 54+0' Tactical
07.Sean Lynch
08.James Stevenson
09.William McLaren
10.Ryan Donnelly
11.John Boyle 67+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Paul McKane
13.Graeme Owens 54+0' Tactical
14.Fraser Keast 67+0' Tactical
15.Rhys Devlin (51+0: Professional Foul) 44+0' Injury
16.Scott Morton

Brechin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Craig Nelson
02.Paul McLean
03.Michael Dunlop
04.Scot Buist
05.Scott Smith
06.David Crawford 72+0' Tactical
07.Craig Molloy
08.Garry Brady
09.Bryan Hodge
10.Charlie King 56+0' Tactical
11.James Lister (39+0: Unsporting behaviour) 71+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.David Scott
13.David McClune
14.David McKenna 56+0' Tactical
15.Paul McManus (79+0: Unsporting behaviour) 71+0' Tactical
16.Derek Carcary 72+0' Tactical

Holmes missing for Airdrie

Derek Holmes will be missing for Airdrie against Brechin.

The striker had to be carried off on a stretcher after suffering an ankle injury against Stenhousemuir last Saturday and, subsequently, will miss out when City come to town.

Winger Alastair Woodburn was released earlier in the week to reduce Jimmy Boyle's options, but the Diamonds boss is looking forward to Saturday`s contest.

Boyle said: "This should be a great game as the two sides are itching to get the points on board that will move them into a position where they can challenge for a play-off place.

"A win will move us into the top half of the table, whereas Brechin will be want a win to get their season up and running."

Brechin are again without defender Gerry McLachlan.

The goalkeeper continues to be sidelined with a knee injury and, therefore, will watch on from the sidelines.

Manager Jim Weir also has doubts over two unnamed players, with decisions to be made on their participation at the last possible opportunity.

He said: "They are big players for us and I do not want them to miss out."

Weir believes Willie McLaren is Airdrie`s main danger, saying: "We cannot allow him to get on top of us during the game as, if he does, we will struggle to contain them.

"They have good strikers and Willie should be playing at a higher level so we need to stop him getting on the ball."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 16 17 32
2 Arbroath 16 13 32
3 Stenhousemuir 16 9 28
4 Albion Rovers 16 -3 21
5 Dumbarton 16 -4 19
6 East Fife 15 -8 19
7 Airdrieonians 17 -4 18
8 Brechin City 16 -5 18
9 Forfar Athletic 14 -5 14
10 Stirling Albion 14 -10 12

Updated 17/12/2011 at 17:05