Stenhousemuir 1 - 3 Arbroath

Saturday 25th February 2012
S Kean (70)S Doris (9)
J Falkingham (37, 88)

Falkingham fires up Smokies

Josh Falkingham scored a brace as Arbroath beat Stenhousemuir 3-1 at Ochilview Park.

The visitors took the lead in the ninth minute when Steven Doris netted from inside the area after good work by Brian Kerr.

Falkingham doubled the advantage eight minutes before the interval with a fine left-footed strike from the edge of the area.

Kevin McKinlay's speculative drive was the closest the home side came to an equaliser in the first half, his effort well saved by Darren Hill.

The hosts did pull a goal back in the 70th minute, Stewart Kean on hand to fire home Andy Rodgers' cross.

But Falkingham all but ensured victory when he added his second and the Smokies' third two minutes from time.

Victory moves Paul Sheerin's side within two points of league leaders Cowdenbeath whilst the Warriors remain in the play-off positions.

OfficialBobby Madden
VenueOchilview Park
Kick Off
Stenhousemuir 0 - 0 Arbroath
1:19
Foul on Steven Doris
1:28
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin from the left wing
1:36
Cross from Paul Sheerin
1:39
Clearance by Paul McHale
2:47
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
2:52
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
3:41
Shot taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot
3:50
Block taken by Joshua Falkingham
4:23
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
4:36
Cross from Iain Thomson
4:41
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
5:56
Foul on Kieran McAnespie
6:00
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
8:02
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the centre penalty area
8:02
Stenhousemuir 0 - 1 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Steven Doris with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
9:59
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie using his left foot
10:15
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
10:40
Foul on Chris Innes
10:50
BOOKING: Stewart Kean of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
11:05
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
11:36
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham using his left foot from the centre penalty area
11:49
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
12:14
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
14:00
Cross from Steven Doris
14:01
Clearance by Mike Devlin
16:03
Foul on Mike Devlin
16:13
Free Kick taken by Mike Devlin
19:05
Cross from Iain Thomson
19:11
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
20:37
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
22:05
Shot taken by Kevin McKinlay using his left foot
22:18
Save made by Darren Hill
23:23
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the left byline
23:56
Save made by Darren Hill
24:46
Cross from Paul McHale
24:48
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers from the centre penalty area
25:03
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
26:18
Shot taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot
26:35
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
26:48
Foul on Keith Gibson
26:52
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr from the right wing
28:15
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
29:35
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
30:06
Foul on Sean Dickson
30:10
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson from the left wing
30:46
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
30:51
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
31:24
Shot taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot
31:33
Block taken by Kieran McAnespie
31:41
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
31:57
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
33:19
Cross from Craig Wedderburn
33:23
Clearance by Mike Devlin
33:27
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline
33:42
Clearance by Mike Devlin
33:48
Cross from Joshua Falkingham
33:54
Block taken by Stewart Kean
33:58
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
34:23
Save made by Alistair Brown
34:28
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline
34:49
Save made by Alistair Brown
35:22
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
35:25
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin from the right wing
35:36
Cross from Paul Sheerin
36:07
Clearance by Ross McMillan
36:15
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham using his left foot
36:15
Stenhousemuir 0 - 2 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Joshua Falkingham using his left foot to the bottom right of the goal.
37:33
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
37:35
Clearance by Paul Sheerin
38:18
Offside flag raised against Steven Doris
38:20
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
38:41
Cross from Iain Thomson
38:45
Block taken by Chris Innes
39:01
Foul on Steven Doris
39:06
Free Kick taken by Chris Innes
39:31
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham using his left foot
39:45
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
40:23
Foul on Paul McHale
40:31
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
41:03
Cross from Brown Ferguson
41:09
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
41:36
Foul on Steven Doris
41:40
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
44:47
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
Half Time
Stenhousemuir 0 - 2 Arbroath
45:01
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: William Lyle on for Mike Devlin
Second Half Started
Stenhousemuir 0 - 2 Arbroath
45:34
Cross from Andrew Rodgers
45:42
Cross from Sean Dickson
45:48
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers
45:56
Save made by Darren Hill
46:14
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the right penalty area
46:23
Block taken by Ross McMillan
46:31
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
46:42
Clearance by Kevin McKinlay
46:46
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline
47:04
Foul on Paul McHale
47:07
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
48:18
Foul on Brown Ferguson
48:26
Free Kick taken by Ross McMillan
49:50
Cross from Paul Sheerin
49:56
Save made by Alistair Brown
53:14
Cross from Steven Doris
53:24
Clearance by Ross McMillan
53:28
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
53:38
Clearance by Paul McHale
53:43
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
53:52
Foul on Alistair Brown
53:56
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
54:19
Cross from Andrew Rodgers
54:22
Clearance by Chris Innes
55:42
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
56:38
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
57:10
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
58:31
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
58:34
Clearance by Chris Innes
58:38
Foul on Ross McMillan
58:43
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
58:54
Cross from Brown Ferguson
58:57
Clearance by Chris Innes
59:12
Cross from Andrew Rodgers
59:17
Clearance by Darren Hill
59:43
Cross from Paul McHale
59:46
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
59:49
Corner taken by Sean Dickson using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
60:07
Clearance by Keith Gibson
60:21
Cross from Sean Dickson
60:24
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
60:29
Foul on Craig Wedderburn
60:35
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
63:39
Shot taken by Paul McHale with his right foot
63:55
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
64:30
Shot taken by Gary Smith using his left foot
64:40
Block taken by Chris Innes
65:01
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
65:06
Foul on Chris Innes
65:11
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
65:53
Substitution for Arbroath: Lee Sibanda on for Gavin Swankie
66:50
Shot taken by Gary Smith with his right foot from the left wing
67:04
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
67:26
Cross from Sean Dickson
67:28
Clearance by Chris Innes
67:45
Cross from Paul McHale
67:49
Save made by Darren Hill
67:52
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the left byline
68:09
Save made by Darren Hill
68:17
Cross from Paul McHale
68:23
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
69:48
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot from the centre penalty area
69:48
Stenhousemuir 1 - 2 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Stewart Kean with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre high of the goal.
70:40
Foul on Brian Kerr
70:45
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin from the left wing
71:03
Cross from Paul Sheerin
71:18
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the left penalty area
71:30
Block taken by Kevin McKinlay
71:44
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
74:07
Corner taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the left byline
74:35
Clearance by Gary Smith
75:46
Substitution for Arbroath: Liam Caddis on for Keith Gibson
77:20
Cross from Andrew Rodgers
77:23
Clearance by Liam Caddis
78:12
Cross from Liam Caddis
78:16
Block taken by Kevin McKinlay
78:54
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham using his left foot
79:04
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
79:06
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Stephen Murray on for Stewart Kean
80:24
Cross from Stephen Murray
80:29
Clearance by Chris Innes
80:33
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
80:54
Clearance by Chris Innes
81:06
Cross from Stephen Murray
81:10
Shot taken by Ross McMillan from the centre penalty area
81:43
Cross from William Lyle
81:46
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
83:14
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
83:31
Substitution for Arbroath: Jordan Elfverson on for Steven Doris
84:15
Cross from Paul McHale
84:17
Clearance by Chris Innes
85:23
Foul on Sean Dickson
85:27
BOOKING: Craig Wedderburn of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
85:31
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson from the left wing
86:12
Cross from Brown Ferguson
86:18
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
87:16
Foul on Lee Sibanda
87:20
Free Kick taken by Joshua Falkingham
87:57
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot
87:57
Stenhousemuir 1 - 3 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot going centre high of the goal.
90:00+1:50
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
90:00+1:56
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray from the right wing
90:00+2:04
Cross from Stephen Murray
90:00+2:09
Clearance by Jordan Elfverson
Full Time
Stenhousemuir 1 - 3 Arbroath
Result
Stenhousemuir 1 - 3 Arbroath

Stenhousemuir

vs

Arbroath

1
Goals
3
1
Assists
2
11
Shots
9
6
On Target
4
5
Off Target
5
25
Crosses
10
6
Corners
8
26
Throw Ins
25
3
Saves
5
9
Clearances
16
8
Goal Kicks
14
4
Blocks
4
12
Free Kicks
11
0
Offside
1
1
Yellow Cards
1

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 3-4-1-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.Mike Devlin 45+0' Injury
03.Ross McMillan
04.Kevin McKinlay
05.Iain Thomson
06.Paul McHale
07.Brown Ferguson
08.Sean Dickson
09.Andrew Rodgers
10.Stewart Kean (11+0: Unsporting behaviour) 80+0' Tactical
11.Gary Smith

Substitutes

12.Sean Diamond
13.William Lyle 45+0' Injury
14.Jamie Campbell
15.Stephen Murray 80+0' Tactical
16.Stuart Love

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
02.Craig Wedderburn (86+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Stuart Malcolm
04.Chris Innes
05.Kieran McAnespie
06.Joshua Falkingham
07.Brian Kerr
08.Keith Gibson 76+0' Tactical
09.Paul Sheerin
10.Gavin Swankie 66+0' Tactical
11.Steven Doris 84+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Darryl Burns
13.Beau Busch
14.Liam Caddis 76+0' Tactical
15.Lee Sibanda 66+0' Tactical
16.Jordan Elfverson 84+0' Tactical

Murray return mint for Warriors

Stenhousemuir will be without defender Martyn Corrigan and midfielder Eric Paton against second-placed Arbroath.

But winger Stevie Murray could return after dislocating his elbow last month.

The Warriors sit in a play-off spot, but assistant manager Kevin McGoldrick said: "If you offered us fourth place at the start of the season most people would have taken it, but we have been very inconsistent and that has been annoying us all.

"We win one and then lose one and we will remain frustrated until that ends."

"We have beaten Arbroath at our place and also gave them a really good run for their money at Gayfield so if we play like we can, we can win this one."

Arbroath will check on injury doubts Mark Baxter, Beau Busch and Collin Samuel ahead of the trip.

Back-up goalkeeper Michael White and striker Jordan Elfverson remain out with knocks.

Player-manager Paul Sheerin said: "The way games are scheduled we can go top if we win this won and win against Airdrie in midweek regardless of what Cowdenbeath do against Brechin.

"While we know what is at stake all of our attention has been focused on Stenhousemuir who gave us a really hard time of things earlier in the season at their place when they beat us 2-0. We are on a good run and we want that to continue."

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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