East Fife 2 - 0 Airdrieonians

Saturday 25th February 2012
R Sloan (pen 42)
C Johnstone (87)

Fifers ease to victory

East Fife edged to within a point of the Second Division play-off places with a 2-0 win over nine-man Airdrie at the Bayview Stadium.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men in the 36th minute when goalkeeper Grant Adam handled Robert Linn's effort outside the area.

And things got worse for The Diamonds three minutes before the interval, Sean Lynch felled Robert Sloan inside the area before Sloan converted the kick himself.

Airdrie's hopes of getting back into the match were worsened when Sean Lynch fouled Ryan Wallace to pick up his second booking of the afternoon.

Substitute Craig Johnstone made sure of victory three minutes from time when he rose highest to head home Darren McCormack's cross.

Ryan Donnelly came closest to pulling a goal back but could not keep his shot down from close range. Airdrie remain six points adrift of the play-offs after only recording one win in their last six outings.

OfficialMat Northcroft
Attendance535
VenueBayview Stadium
Kick Off
East Fife 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
0:37
Cross from Robert Sloan
0:40
Shot taken by Steven Hislop from the right six yard line
0:57
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
1:36
Foul on Steven Hislop
1:44
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
2:38
Offside flag raised against Graeme Owens
2:39
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
3:46
Corner taken by Graeme Owens with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
4:27
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
5:15
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot from the left penalty area
5:23
Save made by Michael Brown
5:32
Foul on Ryan Wallace
5:37
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk from the right wing
6:31
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the left byline
6:53
Clearance by Sean Lynch
7:45
Shot taken by Graeme Owens with his right foot
7:55
Save made by Michael Brown
9:00
Foul on Sean Lynch
9:25
Free Kick taken by William McLaren
9:49
Shot taken by Nathan Blockley from the centre penalty area
9:59
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
12:52
Foul on Sean Lynch
12:55
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
13:29
Corner taken by Graeme Owens with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
13:58
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
14:56
Foul on Steven Campbell
15:05
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
16:19
Foul on Derek Holmes
16:30
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
16:52
Foul on Darren McCormack
16:56
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
19:21
Shot taken by Graeme Owens with his right foot from the centre penalty area
19:30
Save made by Michael Brown
19:33
Foul on Steven Hislop
19:37
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan
20:09
Shot taken by Robert Sloan with his right foot
20:17
Block taken by David Lilley
20:35
Cross from William McLaren
20:39
Clearance by David White
20:43
Shot taken by Nathan Blockley with his right foot
21:00
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
21:22
Cross from Graeme Goodall
21:26
Clearance by Steven Campbell
22:00
Foul on Andrew Cook
22:03
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
23:29
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the centre penalty area
23:37
Save made by Grant Adam
23:57
Cross from Graeme Goodall
24:37
Shot taken by Nathan Blockley with his right foot
24:48
Save made by Michael Brown
25:00
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
25:01
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
25:12
Foul on Steven Hislop
25:18
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
28:22
Cross from Sean Lynch
28:26
Clearance by Steven Campbell
28:29
Corner taken by Graeme Owens with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
28:42
Clearance by Darren McCormack
30:37
Cross from Robert Linn
30:41
Clearance by David Lilley
31:21
Cross from Andrew Cook
31:25
Save made by Grant Adam
32:02
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
34:38
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
35:42
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot
36:05
Block taken by Grant Adam
36:14
DISMISSAL: Grant Adam of Airdrieonians sent off for deliberate handball
36:56
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Andrew Duncan on for William McLaren
38:43
Cross from Robert Sloan
38:54
Offside flag raised against Ryan Wallace
38:55
Free Kick taken by Andrew Duncan
40:17
Foul on Robert Sloan
40:24
BOOKING: Sean Lynch of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
41:55
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Robert Sloan and scored using his left foot to the bottom right
41:55
East Fife 1 - 0 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
42:54
Foul on Graeme Owens
43:03
Free Kick taken by Andrew Duncan
43:48
Foul on Graeme Owens
43:51
Free Kick taken by Graeme Owens from the right wing
44:49
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
45:00+1:07
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Bain
Half Time
East Fife 1 - 0 Airdrieonians
Second Half Started
East Fife 1 - 0 Airdrieonians
46:34
Cross from Andrew Cook
46:39
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline
47:04
Clearance by Derek Holmes
47:09
Shot taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot
47:20
Goal Kick taken by Andrew Duncan
47:39
Cross from Jamie Bain
47:42
Block taken by Steven Campbell
48:19
Foul on Jamie Bain
48:21
Free Kick taken by Graeme Goodall from the right wing
48:41
Shot taken by Graeme Goodall using his left foot from the right wing
48:45
Save made by Michael Brown
49:33
Goal Kick taken by Andrew Duncan
49:59
Foul on Jamie Bain
50:05
Free Kick taken by Graeme Goodall
51:26
Offside flag raised against Derek Holmes
51:27
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
52:35
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the right penalty area
52:48
Goal Kick taken by Andrew Duncan
53:41
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
54:01
Clearance by David Lilley
54:17
Foul on Steven Campbell
54:22
BOOKING: Jamie Bain of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
54:44
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
55:02
Shot taken by Steven Hislop with his right foot from the right six yard line
55:10
Save made by Andrew Duncan
55:19
Cross from Steven Hislop
55:21
Save made by Andrew Duncan
56:21
Foul on Derek Holmes
56:24
Free Kick taken by Sean Lynch
59:24
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
59:51
Shot taken by Darren McCormack from the centre penalty area
59:59
Goal Kick taken by Andrew Duncan
60:47
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
61:00
Cross from Robert Linn
61:06
Save made by Andrew Duncan
61:30
Foul on Graeme Goodall
61:33
Free Kick taken by Andrew Duncan
62:49
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
63:13
Clearance by Derek Holmes
63:24
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot
63:33
Goal Kick taken by Andrew Duncan
64:53
Foul on Jamie Bain
64:58
Free Kick taken by Graeme Goodall from the right wing
64:59
BOOKING: Robert Sloan of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
65:39
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
67:37
Foul on Jamie Bain
67:39
Free Kick taken by Graeme Goodall
68:03
Cross from Graeme Goodall
68:05
Save made by Michael Brown
68:36
Corner taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
69:22
Substitution for East Fife: Craig Johnstone on for Robert Sloan
70:54
Foul on Darren McCormack
70:58
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
71:46
Cross from Ryan Donnelly
71:56
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
72:56
Foul on Robert Linn
73:10
BOOKING: Ricki Lamie of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
73:27
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
73:59
Goal Kick taken by Andrew Duncan
76:01
Offside flag raised against Robert Linn
76:02
Free Kick taken by Andrew Duncan
77:17
Foul on Ryan Wallace
77:20
DISMISSAL: Sean Lynch of Airdrieonians sent off for second bookable offence
77:46
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
78:35
Goal Kick taken by Andrew Duncan
78:41
Substitution for East Fife: Scott Dalziel on for Steven Hislop
80:18
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Paul Lovering on for Graeme Goodall
80:45
Goal Kick taken by Andrew Duncan
81:50
Foul on Paul Lovering
81:55
Free Kick taken by Andrew Duncan
84:08
Offside flag raised against Ryan Wallace
84:09
Free Kick taken by Andrew Duncan
84:25
Cross from Andrew Cook
84:59
Corner taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot from the right byline
85:22
Clearance by David Muir
86:43
Shot taken by Craig Johnstone from the centre penalty area
86:43
East Fife 2 - 0 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Craig Johnstone from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
87:33
Substitution for East Fife: Jamie Devlin on for Robert Linn
89:47
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot from the centre penalty area
89:56
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
90:00+0:08
Offside flag raised against Scott Dalziel
90:00+0:08
Free Kick taken by David Lilley
90:00+1:00
BOOKING: Ryan Donnelly of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+1:12
Corner taken by Graeme Owens with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+2:39
Foul on Jamie Bain
90:00+2:44
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain
Full Time
East Fife 2 - 0 Airdrieonians
Result
East Fife 2 - 0 Airdrieonians

East Fife

vs

Airdrieonians

2
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
10
Shots
8
4
On Target
5
6
Off Target
3
8
Crosses
7
6
Corners
5
20
Throw Ins
20
6
Saves
5
5
Clearances
5
10
Goal Kicks
11
1
Blocks
2
14
Free Kicks
17
4
Offside
3
1
Penalties
0
1
Yellow Cards
4
0
Red Cards
2

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Brown
02.Darren McCormack
03.Steven Campbell
04.David White
05.Andrew Cook
06.David Muir
07.Neil Janczyk
08.Robert Sloan (65+0: Unsporting behaviour) 70+0' Tactical
09.Ryan Wallace
10.Robert Linn 88+0' Tactical
11.Steven Hislop 79+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Andrew Collier
13.Craig Johnstone 70+0' Tactical
14.Darren Smith
15.Scott Dalziel 79+0' Tactical
16.Jamie Devlin 88+0' Tactical

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Grant Adam (37+0: Deliberate Handball)
02.Graeme Goodall 81+0' Tactical
03.David Lilley
04.Jamie Bain (55+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Ricki Lamie (74+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Graeme Owens
07.Sean Lynch (41+0: Unsporting behaviour) (78+0: Second Bookable Offence)
08.Nathan Blockley
09.William McLaren 37+0' Tactical
10.Derek Holmes
11.Ryan Donnelly (90+1: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

12.Andrew Duncan 37+0' Tactical
13.Paul Lovering 81+0' Tactical
14.Phillip Johnston
15.Clark Rankin
16.John Boyle

Four out for East Fife

East Fife have injury problems ahead of the visit of Airdrie.

Scott Durie, John Ovenstone, Steven Campbell and Paul McQuade will all be missing against the Diamonds.

Nevertheless, boss John Robertson said: "We have done well against Airdrie and to beat them three times would be a good achievement.

"Inconsistency has been the story of our season and last week we beat Forfar well and then lost to Dumbarton.

"Hopefully a win in this game will set us up for the rest of the season."

Airdrie will travel without defender Cameron MacDonald, who is serving the second game of a two-match suspension.

Midfielder Fraser Keast has recovered from an ankle injury but he is not match fit.

Diamonds boss Jimmy Boyle said: "We have exciting forwards and so do East Fife and the two sides tend to play in an open manner so there should be goals.

"We were poor last week at home to Stenhousemuir so I am looking for a positive reaction from the players in this game. While I expect a few goals I will gladly settle for us just scoring one more than them to get the three points."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 25 31 52
2 Arbroath 25 26 50
3 Dumbarton 24 5 41
4 Stenhousemuir 24 4 34
5 Up East Fife 24 -5 33
6 Down Brechin City 24 -3 32
7 Airdrieonians 25 -7 28
8 Forfar Athletic 24 -14 23
9 Albion Rovers 25 -17 23
10 Stirling Albion 24 -20 20

Updated 25/02/2012 at 17:05

 

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