East Fife 1 - 1 Stenhousemuir

Saturday 31st March 2012
R Wallace (8)B Ferguson (pen 81)

Ferguson denies Fifers late on

Brown Ferguson's late penalty earned Stenhousemuir a valuable 1-1 draw at fellow play-off chasers East Fife.

The home side took the lead eight minutes in when Ryan Wallace curled in a right-footed effort from 20 yards.

Davie Irons' side almost responded with a long-range goal of their own just before the interval but Andy Rodgers' effort was tipped away by East Fife goalkeeper Michael Brown.

Stenhousemuir did earn a share of the spoils however when Ferguson converted from the spot nine minutes from time after Scott Durie was ruled to have handled in the area.

There was still time for more controversy as the home side were reduced to 10 men as defender David White was dismissed for a second bookable offence.

OfficialBarry Cook
Attendance742
VenueBayview Stadium
Kick Off
East Fife 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir
0:35
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace using his left foot from the left penalty area
1:04
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
1:13
Foul on Scott Dalziel
1:19
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
1:43
Cross from Neil Janczyk
1:45
Clearance by Mike Devlin
2:59
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
4:19
Cross from Ryan Wallace
5:09
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot
5:29
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
6:22
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
7:12
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
7:12
East Fife 1 - 0 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Ryan Wallace with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
10:50
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
11:55
Foul on Darren Smith
11:59
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
12:37
Cross from Neil Janczyk
12:44
Clearance by Mike Devlin
13:00
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
13:24
Clearance by Andrew Rodgers
14:10
Cross from Robert Linn
14:15
Block taken by Kevin McKinlay
14:18
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right byline
14:35
Save made by Alistair Brown
14:50
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
14:53
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
15:18
Cross from Stewart Kean
15:34
Offside flag raised against Grant Anderson
15:38
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
15:50
Foul on Darren Smith
15:55
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith
16:33
Foul on Brown Ferguson
16:44
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
16:59
Corner taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot from the right byline
17:32
Shot taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot from the right penalty area
18:03
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
18:19
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
18:29
Block taken by Brown Ferguson
18:40
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
19:02
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
19:40
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
21:41
Substitution for East Fife: John Ovenstone on for Andrew Cook
26:02
Foul on Scott Dalziel
26:04
Free Kick taken by Scott Durie from the right wing
26:35
Foul on Kieran Miller
26:42
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
27:07
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
27:43
Cross from Neil Janczyk
28:57
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
30:00
Cross from Ryan Wallace
30:02
Block taken by Iain Thomson
30:07
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
30:37
Cross from Darren Smith
30:43
Save made by Alistair Brown
30:57
Foul on Grant Anderson
31:05
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay from the left wing
31:22
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
31:26
Clearance by Neil Janczyk
33:37
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
35:04
Foul on Kevin McKinlay
35:13
Free Kick taken by Iain Thomson
35:57
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
36:49
Cross from Mike Devlin
36:53
Clearance by David White
37:04
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers using his left foot
37:14
Save made by Michael Brown
38:15
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
38:21
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay from the right wing
38:35
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
38:48
Clearance by Scott Dalziel
39:43
Offside flag raised against Robert Linn
39:44
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
40:48
Cross from Andrew Rodgers
40:50
Clearance by David White
40:58
Corner taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot from the right byline
41:33
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
42:36
Cross from Kieran Miller
42:41
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
45:00+0:01
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot
45:00+0:16
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
Half Time
East Fife 1 - 0 Stenhousemuir
Second Half Started
East Fife 1 - 0 Stenhousemuir
45:47
Cross from Grant Anderson
45:52
Clearance by Darren McCormack
46:00
Shot taken by Grant Anderson using his left foot from the left penalty area
46:37
Cross from Nicholas Devlin
46:47
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
46:52
Foul on Scott Dalziel
46:59
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
47:12
Shot taken by Darren Smith using his left foot
47:22
Block taken by Mike Devlin
47:44
Foul on Neil Janczyk
47:50
BOOKING: Grant Anderson of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
48:17
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan
48:42
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right byline
48:57
Save made by Alistair Brown
51:31
Foul on Robert Linn
51:51
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan from the right wing
52:30
Corner taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
52:46
Clearance by Robert Sloan
53:35
Shot taken by Kenny Deuchar from the right penalty area
53:43
Cross from Grant Anderson
54:01
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
55:08
Hand Ball taken by Andrew Rodgers
55:10
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith from the left wing
55:24
Foul on Scott Dalziel
55:42
Free Kick taken by Ryan Wallace
56:05
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
56:12
Save made by Alistair Brown
56:50
Foul on Brown Ferguson
56:57
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
57:34
Foul on Stewart Kean
57:37
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
57:40
BOOKING: David White of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
59:03
Corner taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot from the right byline
59:22
Shot taken by Mike Devlin from the centre penalty area
60:29
Cross from Grant Anderson
60:35
Cross from Grant Anderson
60:42
Cross from Grant Anderson
60:44
Clearance by David White
60:48
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
61:09
Clearance by Robert Sloan
64:08
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
64:14
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers from the centre penalty area
64:27
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
65:17
Shot taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right penalty area
65:24
Save made by Alistair Brown
65:49
Cross from Grant Anderson
65:57
Shot taken by Kenny Deuchar from the centre penalty area
66:02
Save made by Michael Brown
67:44
Foul on Scott Durie
67:51
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
70:16
Substitution for East Fife: Steven Hislop on for Scott Dalziel
71:20
Corner taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
71:47
Cross from Andrew Rodgers
71:50
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
73:48
Shot taken by Robert Linn using his left foot from the right penalty area
74:00
Save made by Alistair Brown
74:06
Cross from Grant Anderson
74:08
Block taken by David White
74:11
Corner taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot from the right byline
74:43
Foul on Nicholas Devlin
74:46
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
74:57
Shot taken by Kenny Deuchar from the centre penalty area
76:02
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
76:07
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Stephen Murray on for Kenny Deuchar
78:14
Shot taken by Kieran Miller using his left foot
78:32
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
79:37
Hand Ball taken by Scott Durie
79:43
BOOKING: Scott Durie of East Fife given yellow card for dissent
80:38
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Brown Ferguson and scored with his right foot to the top left
80:38
East Fife 1 - 1 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the penalty spot to the top left of the goal.
83:14
Foul on Steven Hislop
83:24
Free Kick taken by David White
83:34
BOOKING: Kevin McKinlay of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for dissent
84:28
Foul on Ryan Wallace
84:37
BOOKING: Iain Thomson of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
84:57
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan
85:31
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
87:17
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
87:43
DISMISSAL: David White of East Fife sent off for second bookable offence
88:07
Free Kick taken by Stewart Kean
88:25
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot
89:33
Foul on Nicholas Devlin
89:39
BOOKING: Darren Smith of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
89:59
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray from the right wing
90:00+1:20
BOOKING: Ryan Wallace of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+2:20
Cross from Stewart Kean
90:00+2:42
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
Full Time
East Fife 1 - 1 Stenhousemuir

East Fife

vs

Stenhousemuir

1
Goals
1
1
Assists
0
7
Shots
12
4
On Target
2
3
Off Target
10
7
Crosses
17
5
Corners
7
16
Throw Ins
28
2
Saves
6
8
Clearances
3
19
Goal Kicks
4
1
Blocks
4
13
Free Kicks
12
1
Offside
1
1
Hand Balls
1
0
Penalties
1
4
Yellow Cards
3
1
Red Cards
0

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Brown
02.Scott Durie (80+0: Dissent)
03.Darren McCormack
04.David White (58+0: Unsporting behaviour) (88+0: Second Bookable Offence)
05.Andrew Cook 22+0' Injury
06.Darren Smith (90+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Neil Janczyk
08.Robert Sloan
09.Ryan Wallace (90+2: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Robert Linn
11.Scott Dalziel 71+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Andrew Collier
13.David Muir
14.John Ovenstone 22+0' Injury
15.Paul McQuade
16.Steven Hislop 71+0' Tactical

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.Nicholas Devlin
03.Mike Devlin
04.Iain Thomson (85+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Kevin McKinlay (84+0: Dissent)
06.Brown Ferguson
07.Kieran Miller
08.Grant Anderson (48+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Andrew Rodgers
10.Kenny Deuchar 77+0' Tactical
11.Stewart Kean

Substitutes

12.Sean Diamond
13.Jack Hamilton
14.Paul McHale
15.Joe McCafferty
16.Stephen Murray 77+0' Tactical

Irons set to make changes

East Fife have been boosted by the return of Stevie Campbell ahead of the vital clash with fellow play-off contenders Stenhousemuir.

Campbell is fit again after injury and the defender's return gives manager Gordon Durie a full complement of players to pick from.

A third win in a row for the Fifers will see them leapfrog their visitors and into a play-off place for the first time since November, but Durie knows it will not be easy.

The former Scotland striker said: "They have beaten us three times already this season and hopefully we can put a stop to that.

"This is a big game for both sides and we are going into it on the back of two excellent away wins. Hopefully we can keep that form going at our own place."

Stenhousemuir will make changes for the trip.

Ochilview manager David Irons has made three loan signings since the 2-1 defeat to Albion Rovers last weekend.

Former Warrior Grant Anderson has returned and his Hamilton Accies team-mate Kieran Miller has also joined along with Motherwell's Nicky Devlin.

The extra bodies were required as Brown Ferguson faces a race to be fit and Eric Paton, Sean Dickson and Michael Devlin are all thought to be major doubts.

Ahead of the game, Irons said: "We need to get back to passing the ball about as we did not do for the entire game last weekend. This is a big game and having won there earlier in the season it is one we can look forward to."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 31 36 63
2 Arbroath 31 25 56
3 Dumbarton 31 -2 48
4 Stenhousemuir 31 4 42
5 Up Airdrieonians 31 1 42
6 Down East Fife 31 -1 42
7 Brechin City 31 -8 40
8 Forfar Athletic 31 -14 33
9 Albion Rovers 31 -19 32
10 Stirling Albion 31 -22 28

Updated 31/03/2012 at 17:06