Arbroath 2 - 2 East Fife

Saturday 3rd March 2012
L Caddis (6, 15)R Sloan (28)
S Hislop (43)

Fifers battle back to claim point

Arbroath threw away a two-goal lead for the second time in three days to again miss the chance to go top of Division Two after being held to a 2-2 draw by 10-man East Fife.

The home side took only six minutes to strike when Collin Samuel crossed for Liam Caddis to slot into the bottom corner of the net from 12 yards.

And the lead was doubled in the 15th minute when Samuel crossed from the opposite side for Caddis to finish into the same corner - this time left-footed.

But the Fifers pulled one back against the run of play when Robert Sloan calmly converted Ryan Wallace's pass after 27 minutes.

The deficit was wiped out three minutes before half-time - Wallace crossing for Steven Hislop to power a header past Darren Hill to secure a point in Gordon Durie's first game in charge.

OfficialMike Tumilty
Attendance842
VenueGayfield Park
Kick Off
Arbroath 0 - 0 East Fife
0:42
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the left byline
1:02
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
1:34
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
1:39
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
4:09
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the left byline
4:31
Clearance by David White
5:48
Shot taken by Liam Caddis using his left foot from the right penalty area
5:48
Arbroath 1 - 0 East Fife
GOAL scored by Liam Caddis with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
9:29
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
12:32
Shot taken by Robert Sloan with his right foot
13:18
Foul on Steven Hislop
13:22
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
13:49
Cross from Neil Janczyk
13:58
Clearance by Steven Doris
14:36
Shot taken by Liam Caddis with his right foot from the right penalty area
14:36
Arbroath 2 - 0 East Fife
GOAL scored by Liam Caddis using his left foot from the right penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
17:51
Hand Ball taken by Joshua Falkingham
17:53
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
18:03
Foul on Liam Caddis
18:07
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
20:47
Foul on Ryan Wallace
20:51
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith
21:49
Foul on Collin Samuel
21:54
Free Kick taken by Stuart Malcolm
25:03
Shot taken by Robert Linn using his left foot
26:53
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot
27:06
Save made by Michael Brown
27:37
Shot taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot
27:37
Arbroath 2 - 1 East Fife
GOAL scored by Robert Sloan using his left foot to the bottom right of the goal.
30:37
Foul on Steven Hislop
30:42
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
30:57
Cross from Neil Janczyk
31:11
Save made by Darren Hill
31:18
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
35:11
Foul on Collin Samuel
35:21
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter
36:00
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
36:33
Clearance by David White
37:00
Foul on Collin Samuel
37:05
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
37:45
Cross from Paul Sheerin
37:48
Save made by Michael Brown
38:00
BOOKING: David White of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
42:18
Shot taken by Steven Hislop from the left penalty area
42:18
Arbroath 2 - 2 East Fife
GOAL scored by Steven Hislop from the left penalty area to the top right of the goal.
45:00+0:13
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
Half Time
Arbroath 2 - 2 East Fife
Second Half Started
Arbroath 2 - 2 East Fife
46:25
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
47:06
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline
47:26
Clearance by Mark Baxter
47:38
Save made by Darren Hill
48:44
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
50:38
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline
50:58
Save made by Darren Hill
55:54
Substitution for Arbroath: Brian Kerr on for Keith Gibson
57:57
Foul on Andrew Cook
58:01
BOOKING: Liam Caddis of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
58:18
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
58:18
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
62:23
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot
62:37
Save made by Michael Brown
63:05
Foul on Steven Hislop
63:10
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
63:34
Cross from Neil Janczyk
63:36
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
63:39
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
63:48
Substitution for East Fife: Scott Dalziel on for Steven Hislop
65:52
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline
66:29
Foul on Steven Campbell
66:39
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
66:58
Substitution for Arbroath: Gavin Swankie on for Paul Sheerin
68:34
Hand Ball taken by Darren Smith
68:36
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
69:06
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot
69:19
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
70:36
Substitution for East Fife: Scott Durie on for Steven Campbell
71:25
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
71:31
Free Kick taken by Chris Innes
73:09
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline
73:34
Save made by Michael Brown
74:14
Foul on Liam Caddis
74:18
Free Kick taken by Beau Busch
75:30
Corner taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the left byline going out of play
76:25
Substitution for Arbroath: Lee Sibanda on for Collin Samuel
80:18
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
80:37
Save made by Darren Hill
82:38
Foul on Scott Dalziel
82:41
Free Kick taken by Scott Durie from the right wing
84:17
Substitution for East Fife: Craig Johnstone on for Robert Sloan
85:44
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline
86:06
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm from the centre penalty area
86:24
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
87:30
BOOKING: Neil Janczyk of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
87:57
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline
88:19
Clearance by Robert Linn
90:00+4:04
Foul on Liam Caddis
90:00+4:12
DISMISSAL: David White of East Fife sent off for second bookable offence
90:00+4:17
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
90:00+4:25
Cross from Gavin Swankie
Full Time
Arbroath 2 - 2 East Fife
Result
Arbroath 2 - 2 East Fife

Arbroath

vs

East Fife

2
Goals
2
2
Assists
2
6
Shots
6
4
On Target
3
2
Off Target
3
2
Crosses
3
6
Corners
4
12
Throw Ins
13
4
Saves
4
4
Clearances
3
5
Goal Kicks
3
9
Free Kicks
8
1
Hand Balls
1
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
1

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
02.Beau Busch
03.Stuart Malcolm
04.Chris Innes
05.Liam Caddis (59+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Mark Baxter
07.Mark Baxter
08.Joshua Falkingham
09.Keith Gibson 56+0' Tactical
10.Paul Sheerin 67+0' Tactical
11.Steven Doris

Substitutes

12.Collin Samuel 77+0' Tactical
13.Michael White
14.Kieran McAnespie
15.Brian Kerr 56+0' Tactical
16.Gavin Swankie 67+0' Tactical
17.Lee Sibanda 77+0' Tactical

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Brown
02.Darren McCormack
03.Andrew Cook
04.Steven Campbell 71+0' Tactical
05.David White (38+0: Unsporting behaviour) (90+5: Second Bookable Offence)
06.Neil Janczyk (88+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Darren Smith
08.Robert Sloan 85+0' Tactical
09.Ryan Wallace
10.Robert Linn
11.Steven Hislop 64+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Andrew Collier
13.Scott Durie 71+0' Tactical
14.Craig Johnstone 85+0' Tactical
15.Jamie Devlin
16.Scott Dalziel 64+0' Tactical

Smokies duo return

Arbroath will need to put the disappointment of failing to take over the lead in the Second Division behind them against visitors East Fife and they look set to have Collin Samuel and Mark Baxter available after injury to help.

Josh Falkingham returns after missing the 2-2 draw with Airdrie in midweek through suspension, however Jordan Elfverson misses out again with a back injury.

Player-manager Paul Sheerin said: "It was a chance to get our noses in front but we will need to pick ourselves up.

"The dressing room was quiet afterwards but we are in a good place and should be positive about it against an East Fife side that may feel they have something to prove after John Robertson lost his job."

East Fife will be under the interim control of former Scotland striker Gordon Durie for the first time following Robertson's dismissal and they will be missing the injured Paul McQuade.

John Ovenstone and Scott Durie are in with a good chance of returning after knocks.

"It is never nice when these things happen in football but it is important to concentrate on the players and the jobs they have to do," said Gordon Durie.

"We have played Arbroath a couple of times already this season and probably deserved to get more than the draw we got in January. We will be going there looking to do well and keeping ourselves in the top half of the table."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 26 31 53
2 Arbroath 27 26 52
3 Dumbarton 26 8 45
4 Stenhousemuir 26 2 37
5 East Fife 26 -6 34
6 Brechin City 26 -5 33
7 Airdrieonians 27 -7 30
8 Forfar Athletic 26 -14 26
9 Up Stirling Albion 26 -15 26
10 Down Albion Rovers 26 -20 23

Updated 3/03/2012 at 17:02

 

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