East Fife 2 - 2 Arbroath

Saturday 14th January 2012
A Cook (6)
S Hislop (52)
S Malcolm (31)
G Swankie (78)

Arbroath bounce back

Arbroath twice came from behind to battle to a 2-2 draw at East Fife.

The Fifers, who had lost their last three, flew out of the blocks and Andrew Cook fired in at the near post to give his side the lead after six minutes.

Arbroath, on a winless streak of five themselves, responded on the half-hour mark when Stuart Malcolm lost his marker at the near post to nod a Josh Falkingham cross into the bottom corner.

The hosts started the second half with purpose, Craig Johnstone finding Steven Hislop at the far post, who restored his side's lead with a cool finish.

But they had to settle for a draw when substitute Gavin Swankie's inch-perfect free-kick found the bottom corner to grab Arbroath a point.

OfficialGary Hilland
Attendance617
VenueBayview Stadium
Kick Off
East Fife 0 - 0 Arbroath
0:10
Cross from Ryan Wallace
0:16
Clearance by Beau Busch
1:50
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
4:05
Cross from Craig Johnstone
4:11
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
4:45
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot
4:56
Save made by Darren Hill
5:00
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline
5:30
East Fife 1 - 0 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Andrew Cook with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
6:43
Cross from Robert Linn
6:46
Clearance by Beau Busch
8:12
Foul on Lee Sibanda
8:24
Free Kick taken by Joshua Falkingham
8:59
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot
9:17
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
9:52
Foul on Neil Janczyk
9:56
Free Kick taken by Steven Campbell
11:13
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
11:19
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
11:51
Cross from Beau Busch
12:00
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
12:26
Foul on Steven Hislop
12:31
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
13:29
Shot taken by Steven Hislop using his left foot
13:36
Save made by Darren Hill
14:18
Foul on Lee Sibanda
14:24
BOOKING: Andrew Cook of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
14:41
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
15:06
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot
15:21
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
15:37
Foul on Stuart Malcolm
15:42
Free Kick taken by Stuart Malcolm
16:00
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
16:09
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
17:06
Cross from Brian Kerr
17:18
Clearance by David White
17:20
Corner taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
17:46
Shot taken by Lee Sibanda with his right foot from the right penalty area
17:56
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
19:37
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot
19:48
Block taken by Kevin Brown
19:50
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline
20:28
Foul on Stuart Malcolm
20:32
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
21:03
Foul on Kevin Brown
21:09
Free Kick taken by Kevin Brown
21:39
Foul on Darren McCormack
21:47
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
23:50
Offside flag raised against Ryan Wallace
23:51
Free Kick taken by Stuart Malcolm
25:28
Cross from Ryan Wallace
25:44
BOOKING: Stuart Malcolm of Arbroath given yellow card for dissent
28:50
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace using his left foot
28:56
Save made by Darren Hill
29:36
Cross from Kevin Brown
29:46
Clearance by Andrew Cook
29:48
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
30:09
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm from the right penalty area
30:09
East Fife 1 - 1 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Stuart Malcolm from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
31:09
Offside flag raised against Steven Hislop
31:11
Free Kick taken by Craig Wedderburn
31:20
Foul on Brian Kerr
33:45
Foul on Steven Doris
33:50
Free Kick taken by Beau Busch
34:16
Shot taken by Robert Linn using his left foot
34:31
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
35:40
Cross from Robert Linn
35:47
Shot taken by Craig Johnstone with his right foot from the left penalty area
36:03
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
36:55
Cross from Lee Sibanda
37:00
Block taken by Andrew Cook
37:02
Corner taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the right byline
37:20
Clearance by David White
37:25
Cross from Paul Sheerin
37:32
Clearance by Scott Durie
37:49
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
37:55
Free Kick taken by Joshua Falkingham
39:24
Foul on Lee Sibanda
39:32
BOOKING: Neil Janczyk of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
39:46
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
41:26
Foul on Steven Doris
41:29
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
41:41
Cross from Kevin Brown
41:47
Save made by Michael Brown
43:14
Offside flag raised against Steven Hislop
43:16
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
43:39
Cross from Steven Hislop
43:51
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
44:06
Foul on Lee Sibanda
44:12
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
44:29
Cross from Brian Kerr
44:31
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm from the left penalty area
44:43
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
Half Time
East Fife 1 - 1 Arbroath
Second Half Started
East Fife 1 - 1 Arbroath
45:47
Foul on Steven Hislop
45:53
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
46:00
Cross from Neil Janczyk
46:02
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
46:54
Cross from Mark Baxter
46:59
Save made by Michael Brown
49:27
Cross from Beau Busch
49:32
Clearance by Steven Campbell
49:40
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
49:57
Shot taken by Beau Busch from the right penalty area
50:05
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
50:36
Cross from Lee Sibanda
50:40
Clearance by Andrew Cook
51:08
Shot taken by Steven Hislop with his right foot from the right penalty area
51:08
East Fife 2 - 1 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Steven Hislop with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
53:28
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
54:17
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
54:36
Clearance by Neil Janczyk
54:46
Cross from Paul Sheerin
54:53
Clearance by Neil Janczyk
54:55
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
55:06
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm from the right penalty area
55:15
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
55:42
Substitution for Arbroath: Liam Caddis on for Kevin Brown
56:39
Cross from Paul Sheerin
56:43
Clearance by Andrew Cook
56:49
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot
56:56
Save made by Michael Brown
57:17
Foul on Neil Janczyk
57:24
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
58:28
Foul on Paul Sheerin
58:32
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
59:27
Substitution for East Fife: Robert Sloan on for Craig Johnstone
60:31
Offside flag raised against Steven Hislop
60:32
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
60:55
Cross from Mark Baxter
61:06
Offside flag raised against Lee Sibanda
61:08
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
61:57
Cross from Steven Hislop
62:03
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
63:06
Shot taken by Scott Durie with his right foot from the right penalty area
63:14
Save made by Darren Hill
63:22
Foul on Lee Sibanda
63:31
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
63:50
Cross from Brian Kerr
64:00
Clearance by Scott Durie
64:50
Cross from Paul Sheerin
64:53
Clearance by Scott Durie
65:02
Cross from Liam Caddis
65:21
Save made by Michael Brown
67:38
Foul on Steven Hislop
67:42
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
67:51
Cross from Neil Janczyk
68:23
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
68:54
Cross from Lee Sibanda
68:57
Clearance by Steven Campbell
69:24
Cross from Liam Caddis
69:32
Substitution for Arbroath: Gavin Swankie on for Lee Sibanda
70:00
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
70:35
Foul on Robert Linn
70:56
BOOKING: Mark Baxter of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
71:01
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan
71:43
Shot taken by Robert Sloan with his right foot
72:40
Foul on Steven Hislop
72:47
BOOKING: Craig Wedderburn of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
73:08
Free Kick taken by Andrew Cook
73:17
Cross from Andrew Cook
73:32
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
73:37
Corner taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
73:57
Cross from Ryan Wallace
74:01
Shot taken by David White from the right penalty area
74:09
Save made by Darren Hill
74:16
Substitution for Arbroath: Keith Gibson on for Stuart Malcolm
75:10
Shot taken by Keith Gibson with his right foot
75:24
Substitution for East Fife: Scott Dalziel on for Steven Hislop
75:36
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
76:04
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel with his right foot
76:17
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
76:43
Foul on Gavin Swankie
76:48
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
77:41
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot
77:41
East Fife 2 - 2 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Gavin Swankie with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
78:46
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot
78:51
Save made by Scott Durie
79:40
Shot taken by Darren McCormack with his right foot
79:47
Save made by Darren Hill
79:58
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
80:00
Free Kick taken by David White
80:33
Cross from Robert Linn
80:38
Clearance by Mark Baxter
80:41
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline
80:52
Save made by Darren Hill
81:14
Cross from Gavin Swankie
81:19
Block taken by David White
81:22
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline
81:48
Clearance by Neil Janczyk
81:56
Cross from Paul Sheerin
82:00
Clearance by Scott Dalziel
82:52
Cross from Mark Baxter
83:01
Block taken by Neil Janczyk
83:02
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline
83:15
Clearance by David White
83:58
Cross from Robert Linn
84:05
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace from the right penalty area
84:15
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
84:45
Cross from Paul Sheerin
84:49
Save made by Michael Brown
85:01
Cross from Robert Linn
85:10
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel from the centre penalty area
85:21
Block taken by Beau Busch
85:23
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline
85:31
Clearance by Mark Baxter
85:42
Foul on Beau Busch
85:48
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
86:37
Foul on Steven Doris
86:48
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
86:57
Cross from Gavin Swankie
87:14
Clearance by Scott Dalziel
87:53
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot
88:01
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
88:20
Foul on Scott Dalziel
88:23
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
88:32
Cross from Neil Janczyk
88:42
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
89:17
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel with his right foot
89:26
Save made by Darren Hill
89:37
Cross from Robert Linn
89:54
Foul on Liam Caddis
90:00+0:13
BOOKING: Darren McCormack of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+0:27
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
90:00+0:31
Cross from Paul Sheerin
90:00+0:43
Clearance by Neil Janczyk
90:00+1:06
Cross from Liam Caddis
90:00+1:08
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
90:00+1:32
Cross from Robert Linn
90:00+1:39
Clearance by Beau Busch
90:00+1:40
Corner taken by Robert Sloan with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+2:15
Shot taken by Steven Campbell with his right foot from the right penalty area
90:00+2:29
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
90:00+2:45
Offside flag raised against Ryan Wallace
90:00+2:45
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter
Full Time
East Fife 2 - 2 Arbroath

East Fife

vs

Arbroath

2
Goals
2
2
Assists
1
17
Shots
12
11
On Target
4
6
Off Target
8
17
Crosses
25
6
Corners
8
19
Throw Ins
29
6
Saves
8
17
Clearances
10
13
Goal Kicks
8
3
Blocks
2
11
Free Kicks
22
5
Offside
2
3
Yellow Cards
3

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Brown
02.Scott Durie
03.Steven Campbell
04.David White
05.Andrew Cook (15+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Darren McCormack (90+1: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Craig Johnstone 60+0' Injury
08.Neil Janczyk (40+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Ryan Wallace
10.Robert Linn
11.Steven Hislop 76+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Andrew Collier
13.John Ovenstone
14.Paul McQuade
15.Robert Sloan 60+0' Injury
16.Scott Dalziel 76+0' Tactical

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
02.Beau Busch
03.Stuart Malcolm (26+0: Dissent) 75+0' Tactical
04.Craig Wedderburn (73+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Kevin Brown 56+0' Tactical
06.Mark Baxter (71+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Mark Baxter
08.Brian Kerr
09.Joshua Falkingham
10.Paul Sheerin
11.Lee Sibanda 70+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Steven Doris
13.Darryl Burns
14.Liam Caddis 56+0' Tactical
15.Kieran McAnespie
16.Gavin Swankie 70+0' Tactical
17.Keith Gibson 75+0' Tactical

Last 5 Meetings

Duo given time to prove fitness

East Fife boss John Robertson will give defender David Muir and midfielder Darren Smith as long as possible to shake off the knocks they picked up in the Scottish Cup defeat to Falkirk last weekend ahead of the league clash with Arbroath on Saturday.

Striker Scott Dalziel could return on the Fifers bench after three months out with a pelvic problem.

Manager Robertson has challenged his players to see off Arbroath and start heading towards the play-offs, saying: "We have 20 games left this season in which to achieve what we wanted to achieve when we started out.

"We are in eighth place and deserve to be there after losing our last couple of games, but beating an Arbroath side that have done well this year would a big step forward."

Arbroath player-manager Paul Sheerin lists the same squad that lost 4-0 to Rangers in the Scottish Cup last Sunday for the clash.

Goalkeeper Michael White and striker Jordan Elfverson remain out with knee and back knocks respectively, and Sheerin said he will look to freshen things up after being disappointed with his side's display against the Glasgow side.

Sheerin said: "The effort was there but I feel that we did not make as much of a game of it as we could and I will freshen things up as a result.

"East Fife have been a bit up and down this season but on their day, especially at home, they are a really good side so we need to be at our best."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 19 25 41
2 Arbroath 18 12 33
3 Stenhousemuir 19 4 28
4 Up Dumbarton 18 -2 25
5 Down Airdrieonians 20 -4 24
6 Down Brechin City 19 -4 24
7 Albion Rovers 19 -6 21
8 East Fife 17 -12 20
9 Stirling Albion 16 -7 18
10 Forfar Athletic 17 -6 17

Updated 14/01/2012 at 16:59

 
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