Stenhousemuir 1 - 0 East Fife

Saturday 28th January 2012
A Rodgers (59)

Rodgers lifts Stenny to win

Andy Rodgers' 59th-minute goal was enough for Stenhousemuir to secure their third win of the campaign over East Fife.

In a tight first half, Paul McQuade went closest for East Fife with a volley that flew just over the crossbar.

Stenhousemuir responded and Stephen Murray should have done better when he hit a shot wide from the edge of the box.

The hosts grabbed the initiative close to the hour mark when Brown Ferguson played the ball on for Rodgers, who volleyed home from close range.

East Fife piled on the pressure and Robert Linn forced Alistair Brown into a full-stretch save around the post.

And Brown was soon the hero again, producing a fantastic reflex save from substitute Scott Dalziel to preserve the win.

OfficialSteve Conroy
Attendance687
VenueOchilview Park
Kick Off
Stenhousemuir 0 - 0 East Fife
1:01
Foul on Brown Ferguson
1:07
Free Kick taken by William Lyle
1:24
Offside flag raised against Andrew Rodgers
1:26
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
5:48
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
7:17
Corner taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
7:45
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
10:15
Shot taken by Paul McQuade with his right foot from the centre penalty area
10:46
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
14:03
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
14:08
Free Kick taken by Paul McHale
14:19
Foul on Kevin McKinlay
14:28
Free Kick taken by Alan Lawson
15:00
Foul on William Lyle
15:08
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
17:04
Shot taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot
17:47
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
19:47
Foul on Darren Smith
20:01
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
21:27
Foul on Stewart Kean
21:36
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton from the left wing
22:07
Cross from Eric Paton
22:09
Clearance by Neil Janczyk
22:56
Foul on David White
23:05
Free Kick taken by David White
23:49
Shot taken by David Muir with his right foot from the right six yard line
24:13
Save made by Alistair Brown
25:02
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the left byline
25:27
Clearance by Brown Ferguson
27:22
Foul on Stewart Kean
27:40
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
28:32
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
28:37
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
28:56
Shot taken by Eric Paton with his right foot
29:06
Save made by Michael Brown
34:00
Foul on Alan Lawson
34:06
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton from the left wing
35:15
Shot taken by David Muir with his right foot
35:29
Save made by Alistair Brown
38:00
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
38:32
Offside flag raised against Stewart Kean
38:33
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
41:54
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the left byline
42:17
Save made by Alistair Brown
43:06
Foul on Darren Smith
43:13
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk from the right wing
43:38
Cross from Neil Janczyk
43:40
Clearance by Kevin McKinlay
43:48
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
43:57
BOOKING: David White of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
43:59
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
Half Time
Stenhousemuir 0 - 0 East Fife
45:01
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Sean Dickson on for Eric Paton
Second Half Started
Stenhousemuir 0 - 0 East Fife
49:24
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
50:25
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
53:38
Foul on Robert Linn
53:45
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
54:34
Shot taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot
54:38
Save made by Alistair Brown
54:44
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the left byline
54:59
Shot taken by John Ovenstone from the centre penalty area
55:09
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
56:14
Offside flag raised against Steven Hislop
56:16
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
58:47
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot from the centre penalty area
58:47
Stenhousemuir 1 - 0 East Fife
GOAL scored by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
60:30
Foul on Paul McHale
60:38
Free Kick taken by William Lyle from the right wing
63:52
Shot taken by Stewart Kean from the left six yard line
64:11
Save made by Michael Brown
64:28
Offside flag raised against Steven Hislop
64:30
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
65:26
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the left byline
65:54
Clearance by Neil Janczyk
67:02
Substitution for East Fife: Scott Dalziel on for Steven Hislop
68:40
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Gary Smith on for Stephen Murray
68:59
Offside flag raised against Scott Dalziel
69:19
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
69:56
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
70:59
Foul on John Ovenstone
71:07
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
74:07
Foul on Scott Dalziel
74:14
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan
74:57
Shot taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot
75:07
Save made by Alistair Brown
75:20
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the left byline
75:22
Clearance by Kevin McKinlay
76:48
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
76:49
Save made by Alistair Brown
76:50
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline
77:18
Clearance by Andrew Rodgers
78:06
Offside flag raised against Gary Smith
78:08
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
79:45
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
80:33
Shot taken by Robert Linn using his left foot from the left penalty area
81:02
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
81:10
Foul on Stewart Kean
81:13
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
81:43
Hand Ball taken by Brown Ferguson
81:47
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
82:07
Cross from Neil Janczyk
82:09
Save made by Alistair Brown
82:52
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
83:37
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel using his left foot from the centre penalty area
83:52
Save made by Alistair Brown
83:57
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the left byline
84:24
Clearance by Kevin McKinlay
84:43
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
86:33
Offside flag raised against Craig Johnstone
86:35
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
87:05
Foul on Gary Smith
87:09
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
89:39
Shot taken by Gary Smith with his right foot from the centre penalty area
89:54
Save made by Michael Brown
90:00+0:50
Offside flag raised against Robert Linn
90:00+0:54
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
90:00+1:25
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
90:00+1:55
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
Full Time
Stenhousemuir 1 - 0 East Fife

Stenhousemuir

vs

East Fife

1
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
5
Shots
9
4
On Target
6
1
Off Target
3
1
Crosses
2
3
Corners
6
22
Throw Ins
27
8
Saves
3
5
Clearances
2
6
Goal Kicks
8
17
Free Kicks
10
3
Offside
5
1
Hand Balls
0
0
Yellow Cards
1

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.William Lyle
03.Alan Lawson
04.Eric Paton 45+0' Tactical
05.Iain Thomson
06.Kevin McKinlay
07.Brown Ferguson
08.Paul McHale
09.Stephen Murray 69+0' Tactical
10.Stewart Kean
11.Andrew Rodgers

Substitutes

12.Christopher McCluskey
13.Jack Hamilton
14.Jamie Campbell
15.Sean Dickson 45+0' Tactical
16.Gary Smith 69+0' Tactical

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Brown
02.Andrew Cook
03.Steven Campbell
04.David White (44+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.John Ovenstone
06.David Muir
07.Neil Janczyk
08.Darren Smith
09.Paul McQuade
10.Robert Linn
11.Steven Hislop 68+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Andrew Collier
13.Scott Durie
14.Craig Johnstone
15.Robert Sloan
16.Scott Dalziel 68+0' Tactical

Stenhousemuir seek overdue win

Stenhousemuir entertain East Fife at Ochilview looking for their first win since the sides' last meeting back in early December.

They welcome fit-again Stevie Murray, Eric Paton and Iain Thomson back to their squad, though, with on-loan Motherwell striker Gary Smith in line to make his debut.

The Warriors have suffered a pre-match blow as they will be without experienced defender Martyn Corrigan through an ankle injury.

Assistant boss Kevin McGoldrick said: "Not having Martin available is disappointing news especially against an East Fife side that are very good at breaking forward.

"We have been on a disappointing run and it is time that we got back to making our home a bit of a fortress. Winning this game would show that we mean business in terms of promotion."

Fifth-placed East Fife will be missing Darren McCormack from their defence as they look for the win that would see them go above their hosts in the race for a play-off place.

McCormack is suspended for the clash, while striker Ryan Wallace is absent due to an ankle injury.

John Robertson's men are looking to make it three wins in a row, with the New Bayview boss saying: "We have been playing snakes and ladders all season but hopefully we are now heading the one way which is up.

"We have a bit of confidence in our ranks now after defeating Stirling Albion and Albion Rovers and it would be great to add some more of that by winning at a very difficult venue."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 20 24 41
2 Arbroath 19 17 36
3 Stenhousemuir 20 5 31
4 Dumbarton 19 -1 28
5 Up Airdrieonians 22 -2 27
6 Down East Fife 20 -10 26
7 Down Brechin City 19 -4 24
8 Forfar Athletic 19 -5 21
9 Albion Rovers 21 -13 21
10 Stirling Albion 19 -11 19

Updated 28/01/2012 at 16:58

 

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