Forfar Athletic 2 - 3 Airdrieonians

Monday 26th December 2011
C Templeman (15)
K Motion (18)
S Lynch (42)
W McLaren (45+2)
S Morton (90+3)

United late show steals it

Airdrie left it late to complete a dramatic comeback and claim all three points after downing 10-man Forfar 3-2.

Forfar's Christopher Templeman broke the deadlock after just 15 minutes, weaving his way into the area to tap home from six yards.

The Loons doubled their advantage three minutes later as Kevin Motion seized on Graham Gibson's crossfield ball to volley beyond Paul McKane from the edge of the area.

But Sean Lynch reduced the deficit shortly before the break as he collected William McLaren's pass to coolly beat Jamie Langfield,

and McLaren had the Diamonds level on the stroke of half-time, finishing Jamie Stevenson's looping cross at the near post.

Christopher Hegarty was then dismissed for a professional foul on Lynch in the 64th minute, but Stevenson was unable to make the resulting free-kick count, Langfield being equal to the task.

And the visitors' numerical advantage ultimately paid dividends three minutes into added time, substitute Scott Morton clipping home left-footed to seal a last-gasp victory.

OfficialKevin Clancy
Attendance579
VenueStation Park
Kick Off
Forfar Athletic 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
0:24
Foul on Nathan Blockley
0:27
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
1:24
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
3:08
Foul on Iain Campbell
3:14
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty
3:29
Cross from Christopher Hegarty
3:37
Offside flag raised against Graham Gibson
3:40
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
6:18
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot
7:05
BOOKING: Michael Bolochoweckyj of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
7:12
Foul on James Stevenson
7:16
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
7:38
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
7:48
Block taken by Joseph Shaughnessy
8:51
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
9:44
Corner taken by Greg Ross with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
9:59
Clearance by Nathan Blockley
11:04
Foul on Michael Bolochoweckyj
12:41
Free Kick taken by Jamie Langfield
14:24
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot from the right penalty area
14:24
Forfar Athletic 1 - 0 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Christopher Templeman with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
17:37
Shot taken by Kevin Motion using his left foot
17:37
Forfar Athletic 2 - 0 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Kevin Motion using his left foot to the bottom left of the goal.
20:41
Foul on Graeme Goodall
20:45
Free Kick taken by Graeme Goodall
23:20
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
23:22
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
26:16
Shot taken by Jamie Bain with his right foot
26:43
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Langfield
28:16
Cross from Kevin Green
28:23
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
28:37
Save made by Jamie Langfield
28:43
Foul on Jamie Bain
28:48
Free Kick taken by David Lilley
29:16
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Langfield
31:50
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
32:31
Shot taken by Kevin Motion with his right foot
32:40
Save made by Paul McKane
32:48
Foul on Christopher Hegarty
33:13
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
33:16
BOOKING: Sean Lynch of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
33:45
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
33:47
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
34:21
Corner taken by Christopher Hegarty with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
34:53
Clearance by Kieron Stallard
35:34
Foul on Jamie Bain
35:55
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain
36:30
Cross from Jamie Bain
36:32
Clearance by David Lilley
36:35
Offside flag raised against William McLaren
36:37
Free Kick taken by Jamie Langfield
38:06
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Langfield
39:50
Foul on Greg Ross
40:02
Free Kick taken by Jamie Langfield
40:33
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
41:45
Shot taken by Sean Lynch using his left foot from the left penalty area
41:45
Forfar Athletic 2 - 1 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Sean Lynch using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
43:08
Foul on James Stevenson
43:12
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
43:42
Corner taken by William McLaren with his right foot from the left byline
44:28
Clearance by Jamie Langfield
45:00+0:14
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
45:00+0:46
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
45:00+1:27
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left penalty area
45:00+1:27
Forfar Athletic 2 - 2 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by William McLaren using his left foot from the left penalty area to the top left of the goal.
45:00+2:34
Foul on Kevin Green
45:00+2:37
Free Kick taken by David Lilley
Half Time
Forfar Athletic 2 - 2 Airdrieonians
Second Half Started
Forfar Athletic 2 - 2 Airdrieonians
45:03
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: David Mowat on for Michael Bolochoweckyj
45:50
Foul on Jamie Bain
46:02
Free Kick taken by William McLaren
46:30
Cross from William McLaren
46:53
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Langfield
47:56
Foul on James Stevenson
48:03
Free Kick taken by Graeme Goodall
48:55
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
49:15
Save made by Jamie Langfield
49:27
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Langfield
50:52
Corner taken by Kevin Motion using his left foot from the right byline
51:22
Clearance by Jamie Bain
53:04
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
53:07
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
55:07
Foul on Christopher Hegarty
55:20
Free Kick taken by Jamie Langfield
55:58
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
56:31
Shot taken by David Lilley from the left penalty area
57:54
Foul on James Stevenson
58:10
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
59:01
Foul on Ross Campbell
59:14
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty
59:41
Cross from Ross Campbell
59:49
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
60:59
Foul on Graham Gibson
61:11
BOOKING: Kevin Green of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
61:36
Free Kick taken by Jamie Langfield
63:06
Foul on Sean Lynch
63:08
DISMISSAL: Christopher Hegarty of Forfar Athletic sent off for professional foul
63:44
Free Kick taken by David Lilley
65:10
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
65:26
Save made by Jamie Langfield
68:29
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Langfield
68:54
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
69:00
Free Kick taken by Jamie Langfield
69:03
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Nicky Low on for Graham Gibson
70:40
Foul on Jamie Bain
70:49
Free Kick taken by William McLaren
70:51
BOOKING: Joseph Shaughnessy of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
71:35
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot
71:45
Save made by Jamie Langfield
72:41
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
72:44
Free Kick taken by Joseph Shaughnessy
75:50
Foul on Nathan Blockley
75:55
Free Kick taken by Graeme Goodall
76:45
Shot taken by Ross Campbell using his left foot from the centre penalty area
77:05
Save made by Paul McKane
78:06
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Langfield
78:44
Shot taken by William McLaren with his right foot from the right penalty area
79:12
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Langfield
80:32
Shot taken by Sean Lynch using his left foot
81:16
Foul on Christopher Templeman
81:24
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
82:05
Foul on Kevin Motion
82:14
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
82:27
Cross from Mark McCulloch
82:30
Save made by Paul McKane
82:34
Goal Kick taken by Paul McKane
82:45
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Langfield
82:53
Hand Ball taken by Graeme Goodall
82:56
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
83:23
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman using his left foot from the centre penalty area
83:40
Save made by Paul McKane
85:05
Foul on Ross Campbell
85:12
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross
86:13
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
86:37
Clearance by Ross Campbell
86:49
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Scott Morton on for Ryan Donnelly
87:30
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
87:48
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
87:55
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
89:13
Hand Ball taken by Graeme Goodall
89:16
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross
90:00+0:03
Foul on Kieron Stallard
90:00+0:10
Free Kick taken by Paul McKane
90:00+1:32
Hand Ball taken by Joseph Shaughnessy
90:00+1:35
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain
90:00+1:53
Cross from Jamie Bain
90:00+1:55
Clearance by Christopher Templeman
90:00+2:11
Corner taken by Jamie Bain using his left foot from the left byline
90:00+2:36
Shot taken by Scott Morton with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+2:36
Forfar Athletic 2 - 3 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Scott Morton using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
90:00+3:02
Corner taken by Kevin Motion using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
90:00+4:26
Clearance by David Lilley
Full Time
Forfar Athletic 2 - 3 Airdrieonians

Forfar Athletic

vs

Airdrieonians

2
Goals
3
2
Assists
3
5
Shots
13
5
On Target
8
0
Off Target
5
3
Crosses
4
4
Corners
6
31
Throw Ins
29
4
Saves
4
4
Clearances
5
9
Goal Kicks
6
1
Blocks
0
16
Free Kicks
19
4
Offside
4
1
Hand Balls
2
2
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
0

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Jamie Langfield
02.Mark McCulloch
03.Joseph Shaughnessy (71+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Iain Campbell
05.Greg Ross
06.Christopher Hegarty (64+0: Professional Foul)
07.Kevin Byers
08.Kevin Motion
09.Michael Bolochoweckyj (8+0: Unsporting behaviour) 45+0' Tactical
10.Michael Bolocheweckyj
11.Graham Gibson 70+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Christopher Templeman
13.Greg Paterson
14.Stephen Tulloch
15.David Mowat 45+0' Tactical
16.Nicky Low 70+0' Tactical
17.Ross Campbell

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Paul McKane
02.Kevin Green (62+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Graeme Goodall
04.Kieron Stallard
05.David Lilley
06.Jamie Bain
07.Sean Lynch (34+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.James Stevenson
09.Nathan Blockley
10.William McLaren
11.Ryan Donnelly 87+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Connor Fairley
13.Graeme Owens
14.Fraser Keast
15.John Boyle
16.Scott Morton 87+0' Tactical

McCulloch back for Forfar

Forfar's experienced defender Mark McCulloch is over the groin problem that has kept him out for over two months and has been listed in manager Dick Campbell's squad for the visit of Airdrie.

Campbell is telling his players that he is expecting a push up the table between now and May. He said: "I am not happy with where we are and the players have been told that being second bottom represents a really disappointing return from us.

"A win over Airdrie would be a good start to putting that right. We played Montrose in a friendly in midweek to ensure that the players are not ring rusty in anyway against an Airdrie side that like to attack you constantly."

Airdrie will need to shuffle things around in defence as both centre-back Rhys Devlin and left-back Paul Lovering are missing through suspension.

David Lilley is a doubt with a groin strain and his former Queen of the South colleague, striker Derek Holmes, is definitely out with an ankle problem.

Diamonds boss Jimmy Boyle is hoping for another sparkling attacking display from his men against the Loons but with a different outcome this time.

He explained: "We have scored six times against Forfar this season but only picked up one point so it would be good to score some goals and win this time. We still have play-off aims but we have to start winning consistently."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 17 19 35
2 Arbroath 17 13 33
3 Stenhousemuir 17 7 28
4 Up Airdrieonians 18 -3 21
5 Down Albion Rovers 17 -4 21
6 Up Brechin City 17 -4 21
7 Down Dumbarton 16 -4 19
8 Down East Fife 15 -8 19
9 Forfar Athletic 15 -6 14
10 Stirling Albion 15 -10 13

Updated 26/12/2011 at 16:53