Airdrieonians 3 - 0 Forfar Athletic

Saturday 17th March 2012
J Bain (54)
P Lovering (pen 75)
W McLaren (86)

Three and easy for Airdrie

Airdrie pushed struggling Forfar closer towards the relegation fight in a 3-0 win at New Broomfield.

Chances were at a premium in the first half and neither goalkeeper looked under any real threat of conceding.

Derek Holmes had an early chance for the hosts but he failed to keep his header down following Jamie Stevenson's corner.

Forfar had a couple of speculative efforts after 15 minutes but Dale Hilson and Kevin Byers were both off target.

The Loons came closer minutes before the break but Nicky Low's effort was tipped over by Grant Adam.

It was the hosts who took the lead nine minutes after the restart, Jamie Bain finished from close range after good work by William McLaren.

Craig Wilson's foul on John Boyle allowed Paul Lovering to double the advantage from the spot after 75 minutes.

McLaren ensured victory four minutes from time with a neat finish inside the area.

OfficialDavid Somers
Attendance621
VenueExcelsior Stadium
Kick Off
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
1:08
Foul on Martin Fotheringham
1:17
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low
2:35
Foul on Nathan Blockley
2:43
Free Kick taken by Sean Lynch
2:58
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
3:21
Shot taken by Derek Holmes from the centre penalty area
3:32
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
4:37
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
6:02
Offside flag raised against Martin Fotheringham
6:03
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
6:26
Foul on Jamie Bain
6:34
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the right wing
6:53
Cross from James Stevenson
7:37
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
7:56
Clearance by Greg Ross
9:37
Foul on Derek Holmes
9:44
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
10:14
Offside flag raised against Dale Hilson
10:17
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
11:08
Offside flag raised against Jamie Bain
11:11
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
11:50
Foul on James Stevenson
11:58
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
12:44
Shot taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the centre penalty area
13:04
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
13:15
Foul on Paul Lovering
13:22
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
13:40
Hand Ball taken by Ryan Donnelly
13:49
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
14:58
Shot taken by Dale Hilson using his left foot from the centre penalty area
15:16
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
15:42
Shot taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the centre penalty area
16:03
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
17:40
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
17:41
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
19:15
Foul on Sean Lynch
19:24
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
19:43
Cross from James Stevenson
19:45
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
20:08
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
20:24
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the right wing
20:45
Cross from James Stevenson
20:49
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
21:41
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
23:05
Offside flag raised against Jamie Bain
23:06
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
23:38
Foul on Kevin Motion
23:45
Free Kick taken by Kevin Motion
24:51
Corner taken by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
25:16
Clearance by James Stevenson
26:11
Foul on Sean Lynch
26:35
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
26:59
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
27:16
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
28:08
Foul on Craig Wilson
28:16
Free Kick taken by Craig Wilson from the right wing
28:45
Offside flag raised against Stephen Tulloch
28:49
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
29:28
Foul on Kevin Motion
29:37
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross from the left wing
34:45
Shot taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the centre penalty area
35:00
Block taken by Grant Adam
35:22
Foul on Ricki Lamie
35:31
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
37:30
Offside flag raised against Martin Fotheringham
38:24
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
39:08
Foul on Dale Hilson
39:18
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low from the right wing
39:49
Cross from Nicky Low
39:52
Clearance by Derek Holmes
40:05
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
40:55
Offside flag raised against Martin Fotheringham
40:56
Free Kick taken by David Lilley
41:31
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
41:51
Shot taken by Nathan Blockley from the centre penalty area
42:06
Save made by Greg Paterson
42:16
Corner taken by Nathan Blockley with his right foot from the right byline
43:09
Corner taken by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
43:35
Save made by Grant Adam
43:43
Foul on Jamie Bain
43:51
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the left wing
44:06
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
44:22
Clearance by Greg Paterson
44:30
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
44:44
Clearance by Stephen Tulloch
45:00+0:04
Shot taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the centre penalty area
45:00+0:19
Save made by Grant Adam
45:00+0:26
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline
45:00+0:33
Clearance by Grant Adam
Half Time
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
45:01
Substitution for Airdrieonians: John Boyle on for Derek Holmes
Second Half Started
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
45:10
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
46:00
Foul on William McLaren
46:12
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
47:03
Foul on Greg Ross
47:08
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
48:13
Corner taken by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
48:36
Clearance by Cameron MacDonald
49:15
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
49:40
Offside flag raised against Dale Hilson
49:41
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
50:05
Foul on Sean Lynch
50:14
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
50:23
Offside flag raised against John Boyle
50:25
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
51:07
Foul on Craig Wilson
51:12
Free Kick taken by Craig Wilson from the right wing
53:22
Shot taken by Jamie Bain with his right foot from the right six yard line
53:22
Airdrieonians 1 - 0 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Jamie Bain with his right foot from the right six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
55:22
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the left byline
55:39
Clearance by Ricki Lamie
55:46
Shot taken by Kevin Motion using his left foot
55:56
Save made by Grant Adam
56:12
Shot taken by Kevin Motion using his left foot from the centre penalty area
56:30
Shot taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the centre penalty area
56:47
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
57:51
Foul on Jamie Bain
58:01
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
58:05
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Kieron Stallard on for Ricki Lamie
58:50
Foul on Kevin Byers
58:59
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
60:46
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
61:03
Save made by Greg Paterson
64:23
Foul on Martin Fotheringham
64:31
Free Kick taken by Kevin Motion from the left wing
65:03
Shot taken by John Boyle with his right foot
65:21
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
68:04
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Bradley Coyne on for Kevin Byers
69:22
Shot taken by Bradley Coyne with his right foot
69:36
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
69:50
Foul on James Stevenson
69:56
Free Kick taken by Cameron MacDonald
70:27
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
70:53
Foul on Martin Fotheringham
70:57
BOOKING: James Stevenson of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
71:30
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low
72:02
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
72:38
Foul on Mark McCulloch
72:45
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
74:08
Foul on John Boyle
74:48
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Paul Lovering and scored using his left foot to the bottom right
74:48
Airdrieonians 2 - 0 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Paul Lovering using his left foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
76:32
Foul on Craig Wilson
76:41
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low
77:03
Foul on Kevin Motion
77:05
BOOKING: Paul Lovering of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
77:18
Free Kick taken by Martin Fotheringham
78:17
Corner taken by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
78:34
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Michael Bolochoweckyj on for Craig Wilson
78:57
Save made by Grant Adam
79:41
Foul on William McLaren
79:43
BOOKING: Kevin Motion of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
79:55
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
80:42
Foul on Nicky Low
80:48
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
81:40
Shot taken by Kevin Motion using his left foot
81:52
Save made by Grant Adam
81:58
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the left byline
82:31
Offside flag raised against Paul Lovering
82:33
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
83:08
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
83:39
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the centre penalty area
83:51
Save made by Greg Paterson
83:56
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
84:14
Shot taken by Paul Lovering using his left foot
84:33
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
84:39
Foul on Kevin Motion
84:48
Free Kick taken by Stephen Tulloch
85:28
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the centre penalty area
85:28
Airdrieonians 3 - 0 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by William McLaren using his left foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
86:18
Foul on Dale Hilson
86:26
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross from the right wing
88:14
Offside flag raised against Dale Hilson
88:20
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
89:41
Shot taken by Paul Lovering with his right foot
90:00+0:02
Save made by Grant Adam
90:00+0:10
Corner taken by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot from the right byline
Full Time
Airdrieonians 3 - 0 Forfar Athletic

Airdrieonians

vs

Forfar Athletic

3
Goals
0
2
Assists
0
10
Shots
10
5
On Target
4
5
Off Target
6
3
Crosses
1
7
Corners
8
13
Throw Ins
27
6
Saves
3
5
Clearances
5
9
Goal Kicks
8
1
Blocks
0
22
Free Kicks
22
5
Offside
7
1
Penalties
0
1
Hand Balls
0
2
Yellow Cards
1

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Grant Adam
03.Paul Lovering (78+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Cameron MacDonald
05.David Lilley
16.Ricki Lamie 59+0' Tactical
06.Sean Lynch
07.James Stevenson (71+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Nathan Blockley
12.Jamie Bain
09.Derek Holmes 45+0' Tactical
10.Ryan Donnelly

Substitutes

17.Andrew Duncan
04.Kieron Stallard 59+0' Tactical
14.Fraser Keast
15.William McLaren
16.John Boyle 45+0' Tactical

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Greg Paterson
02.Craig Wilson 79+0' Tactical
03.Mark McCulloch
04.Stephen Tulloch
05.Greg Ross
06.Kevin Byers 69+0' Tactical
07.David Mowat
08.Kevin Motion (80+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Nicky Low
10.Dale Hilson
11.Martin Fotheringham

Substitutes

12.Marc McCallum
13.Barry Sellars
14.Michael Bolochoweckyj 79+0' Tactical
15.Michael Bolocheweckyj
16.Graham Gibson
17.Bradley Coyne 69+0' Tactical

Donnelly return boosts Diamonds

Airdrie welcome back leading goalscorer Ryan Donnelly after suspension as they host a Forfar side with whom they have shared 18 goals so far this season.

Diamonds manager Jimmy Boyle is only missing winger Graeme Owens through injury as his in-form side look to record a fourth successive game without defeat.

Honours are even in three exciting meetings between Airdrie and Forfar this season, with both teams having claimed a 3-2 triumph while also sharing a 4-4 draw.

Boyle said: "We need to get a win in order that we are in a position in the table where we can challenge for a play-off spot. It will not be easy as Forfar are coming here after a great result last week and will be looking to climb up the table at our expense.

"There are usually goals but I will settle for a 1-0 win."

Forfar are again without the suspended Chris Hegarty as they look for another three points in their bid to avoid relegation.

Loons boss Dick Campbell is looking to bring in an unnamed First Division midfielder on loan ahead of kick-off as injuries continue to rule out Jamie Bishop, Joe Shaughnessy, Iain Campbell and Chris Templeman.

Campbell said: "We are a bit short of bodies but we were short last week and put on a great display to beat Brechin 4-1 so I am not planning too many changes as a result.

"We played a lot of good football last week and hopefully we can do that again as this is a big game for us to win, it would pull us level with Airdrie on points."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 29 34 60
2 Arbroath 29 28 56
3 Dumbarton 29 0 45
4 Stenhousemuir 29 5 41
5 East Fife 29 -3 38
6 Brechin City 29 -7 37
7 Airdrieonians 29 -3 36
8 Forfar Athletic 29 -14 30
9 Stirling Albion 29 -19 28
10 Albion Rovers 29 -21 26

Updated 17/03/2012 at 17:01

 
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