Stenhousemuir 0 - 3 Airdrieonians

Saturday 7th April 2012
S Lynch (7)
W McLaren (45)
N Blockley (81)

Airdrie keep marching on

Ten-man Airdrie recorded a fifth consecutive victory to maintain their promotion push with an emphatic 3-0 demolition of Stenhousemuir.

The visitors got off to a flying start when Sean Lynch picked up Derek Holmes ball to fire home from close range after seven minutes.

William McLaren had an opportunity to add the second from the spot on the half-hour mark after Iain Thomson felled Ryan Donnelly, but the kick cannoned back off the crossbar.

However, McLaren did make amends on the stroke of half-time with a superb effort from distance to double their advantage going into the break.

Victory was all but ensured nine minutes from time when substitute Nathan Blockley let fly from an acute angle to beat Alistair Brown.

Sean Lynch put the only blemish on the Diamond's performance when he was shown a second yellow card in injury time.

OfficialBrian Winter
Attendance903
VenueOchilview Park
Kick Off
Stenhousemuir 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
1:25
Foul on Ross McMillan
1:30
Free Kick taken by Iain Thomson
2:10
Foul on Jamie Bain
2:14
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
2:45
Shot taken by Stewart Kean from the centre penalty area
3:03
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
4:53
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
6:44
Shot taken by Sean Lynch with his right foot from the centre penalty area
6:44
Stenhousemuir 0 - 1 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Sean Lynch with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
7:43
Foul on Sean Lynch
7:46
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
8:35
Cross from Jamie Bain
8:39
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
9:23
Foul on Derek Holmes
9:29
Free Kick taken by Euan McNeil from the right wing
11:17
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
11:24
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray from the right wing
11:41
Cross from Stephen Murray
14:02
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
14:04
Clearance by Ricki Lamie
14:12
Offside flag raised against Grant Anderson
14:13
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
15:59
Cross from Nicholas Devlin
16:04
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot from the centre penalty area
16:13
Save made by Grant Adam
17:09
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
17:12
Save made by Grant Adam
17:23
Cross from Stewart Kean
17:25
Clearance by David Lilley
17:49
Cross from Grant Anderson
17:53
Clearance by Cameron MacDonald
18:57
Cross from Grant Anderson
19:13
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
19:36
Cross from Derek Holmes
19:38
Save made by Alistair Brown
21:26
Corner taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
21:56
Save made by Grant Adam
22:17
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
22:19
Clearance by Ricki Lamie
22:33
Foul on Nicholas Devlin
22:37
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray
23:08
Shot taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot
23:21
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
24:09
Foul on David Lilley
24:13
Free Kick taken by Euan McNeil
24:36
Foul on Sean Lynch
24:39
Free Kick taken by William McLaren
25:22
Cross from William McLaren
25:24
Save made by Alistair Brown
27:20
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly using his left foot from the left penalty area
27:37
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
28:32
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
29:25
PENALTY: Penalty taken by William McLaren and missed using his left foot hitting the crossbar
29:34
Offside flag raised against William McLaren
29:37
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
30:16
Foul on Iain Thomson
30:23
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
30:43
Foul on Grant Anderson
30:48
BOOKING: Cameron MacDonald of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
31:10
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray from the right wing
31:29
Cross from Stephen Murray
31:38
Save made by Grant Adam
32:10
Cross from Grant Anderson
32:13
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot from the left penalty area
32:23
Save made by Grant Adam
32:58
Foul on Nicholas Devlin
33:02
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
33:47
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
34:24
Foul on Jamie Bain
34:27
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
35:01
Foul on Iain Thomson
35:07
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
35:34
Offside flag raised against Grant Anderson
35:35
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
36:47
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
38:15
Foul on Grant Anderson
38:22
BOOKING: Sean Lynch of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
38:40
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray from the right wing
38:48
Cross from Stephen Murray
39:04
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
39:54
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
41:38
Foul on Iain Thomson
41:55
BOOKING: Ryan Donnelly of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
42:17
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
42:47
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
43:15
Cross from Sean Lynch
43:20
Block taken by Brown Ferguson
43:23
Corner taken by Jamie Bain with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
43:37
Clearance by Grant Anderson
43:53
Foul on Sean Lynch
44:05
Free Kick taken by Sean Lynch
44:49
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot
44:49
Stenhousemuir 0 - 2 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by William McLaren using his left foot to the top left of the goal.
45:00+0:52
Cross from Nicholas Devlin
45:00+0:55
Shot taken by Stewart Kean using his left foot from the left penalty area
45:00+1:06
Block taken by David Lilley
45:00+1:10
Corner taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot from the left byline
45:00+1:22
Save made by Grant Adam
Half Time
Stenhousemuir 0 - 2 Airdrieonians
Second Half Started
Stenhousemuir 0 - 2 Airdrieonians
46:36
Cross from Euan McNeil
46:38
Save made by Alistair Brown
47:29
Cross from Brown Ferguson
47:31
Clearance by Cameron MacDonald
48:06
Offside flag raised against Andrew Rodgers
48:09
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
48:39
Cross from Jamie Bain
48:42
Save made by Alistair Brown
48:51
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
48:56
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
49:11
Cross from Brown Ferguson
49:16
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
50:08
Cross from Nicholas Devlin
50:12
Save made by Grant Adam
51:09
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
51:19
Foul on Kieran Miller
51:23
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray from the right wing
51:35
Cross from Stephen Murray
51:37
Save made by Grant Adam
51:41
Foul on Sean Lynch
51:51
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
52:55
Cross from Stephen Murray
52:57
Save made by Grant Adam
54:11
Cross from Stephen Murray
54:15
Shot taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot
54:24
Save made by Grant Adam
54:42
Foul on Jamie Bain
54:50
Free Kick taken by William McLaren
55:20
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot
55:29
Block taken by Kieran Miller
56:00
Foul on Nicholas Devlin
56:04
Free Kick taken by Iain Thomson
56:54
Foul on Jamie Bain
57:01
BOOKING: Kieran Miller of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
57:25
Free Kick taken by Euan McNeil from the right wing
57:36
Cross from Euan McNeil
57:38
Clearance by Nicholas Devlin
58:11
Cross from Stephen Murray
58:14
Clearance by David Lilley
58:35
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
58:41
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Kenny Deuchar on for Andrew Rodgers
59:12
Free Kick taken by Euan McNeil from the right wing
59:24
Cross from Euan McNeil
59:25
Clearance by Ross McMillan
60:43
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot
61:33
Save made by Grant Adam
62:14
Cross from Kenny Deuchar
62:17
Clearance by Sean Lynch
63:16
Foul on Nicholas Devlin
63:20
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
63:42
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
63:45
Block taken by Ryan Donnelly
63:47
Corner taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
64:00
Clearance by William McLaren
64:09
Foul on Jamie Bain
64:13
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
65:07
Cross from Eric Paton
65:11
Save made by Grant Adam
66:17
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
66:39
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Mike Devlin on for Kevin McKinlay
67:18
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
67:36
Foul on Grant Anderson
67:40
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton from the left wing
67:59
Cross from Eric Paton
68:01
Save made by Grant Adam
68:34
Cross from Euan McNeil
68:37
Clearance by Iain Thomson
69:38
Cross from Iain Thomson
69:44
Clearance by Kieron Stallard
70:15
Offside flag raised against Kenny Deuchar
70:17
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
71:08
Substitution for Airdrieonians: James Stevenson on for William McLaren
73:34
Corner taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the right byline
73:57
Clearance by David Lilley
75:05
Cross from Grant Anderson
75:10
Clearance by Cameron MacDonald
75:17
Foul on Kenny Deuchar
75:23
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton from the right wing
75:29
Cross from Eric Paton
75:31
Clearance by Ricki Lamie
75:41
Cross from Nicholas Devlin
75:43
Save made by Grant Adam
76:48
Cross from Ryan Donnelly
76:51
Clearance by Ross McMillan
77:21
Cross from Grant Anderson
77:24
Clearance by Cameron MacDonald
77:27
Foul on Derek Holmes
77:44
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Nathan Blockley on for Jamie Bain
78:16
Free Kick taken by Euan McNeil
78:31
Foul on Nicholas Devlin
78:35
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
80:05
Cross from Nathan Blockley
80:05
Stenhousemuir 0 - 3 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Nathan Blockley with his right foot from the right wing to the top left of the goal.
81:04
Foul on Brown Ferguson
81:24
Free Kick taken by Iain Thomson from the right wing
81:38
Offside flag raised against Grant Anderson
81:40
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
82:43
Cross from Euan McNeil
82:46
Clearance by Ross McMillan
83:35
Shot taken by Stewart Kean using his left foot
83:52
Substitution for Airdrieonians: John Boyle on for Derek Holmes
84:20
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
84:29
Foul on Brown Ferguson
84:33
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
84:47
Cross from Mike Devlin
84:54
Save made by Grant Adam
85:26
Cross from Eric Paton
85:29
Save made by Grant Adam
86:23
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly using his left foot from the centre penalty area
86:32
Block taken by Kieran Miller
86:37
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
87:03
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
87:34
Cross from Nicholas Devlin
87:36
Clearance by David Lilley
87:48
Cross from Nicholas Devlin
87:51
Save made by Grant Adam
90:00+0:33
Hand Ball taken by Sean Lynch
90:00+0:44
DISMISSAL: Sean Lynch of Airdrieonians sent off for second bookable offence
90:00+0:53
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton from the right wing
90:00+1:26
Cross from Eric Paton
90:00+1:29
Shot taken by Mike Devlin from the centre penalty area
90:00+1:47
Block taken by David Lilley
90:00+1:50
Corner taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+2:04
Clearance by Kieron Stallard
Full Time
Stenhousemuir 0 - 3 Airdrieonians
Result
Stenhousemuir 0 - 3 Airdrieonians

Stenhousemuir

vs

Airdrieonians

0
Goals
3
0
Assists
2
8
Shots
6
5
On Target
4
3
Off Target
2
33
Crosses
12
5
Corners
2
22
Throw Ins
28
4
Saves
17
6
Clearances
15
6
Goal Kicks
11
3
Blocks
3
20
Free Kicks
18
5
Offside
1
0
Hand Balls
1
0
Penalties
1
1
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
1

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.Nicholas Devlin
03.Ross McMillan
04.Iain Thomson
05.Kevin McKinlay 67+0' Tactical
06.Stephen Murray
07.Brown Ferguson
08.Kieran Miller (58+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Grant Anderson
10.Andrew Rodgers 59+0' Tactical
11.Stewart Kean

Substitutes

12.Dean Shaw
13.William Lyle
14.Eric Paton
15.Mike Devlin 67+0' Tactical
16.Kenny Deuchar 59+0' Tactical

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Grant Adam
02.Euan McNeil
04.Cameron MacDonald (31+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Kieron Stallard
05.David Lilley
12.Jamie Bain 78+0' Tactical
16.Ricki Lamie
06.Sean Lynch (39+0: Unsporting behaviour) (90+1: Second Bookable Offence)
11.William McLaren 72+0' Tactical
09.Derek Holmes 84+0' Tactical
10.Ryan Donnelly (42+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

17.Andrew Duncan
07.James Stevenson 72+0' Tactical
08.Nathan Blockley 78+0' Tactical
14.John Boyle 84+0' Tactical
16.Scott Sally

McMillan back to boost Warriors

Stenhousemuir's central defender Ross McMillan will return from suspension to face promotion-chasing rivals Airdrie United.

But the Warriors will be without injured pair Eric Paton and Sean Dickson in a game they have got to win.

Assistant manager Kevin McGoldrick said: "This is a big game in our season.

"Airdrie are on a great run just now and have joined ourselves and East Fife in the play-off race, but we have been in a play-off place for virtually the entire season and do not plan on giving it up.

"We went to East Fife last week and came from a goal behind to get a draw and will need to show that same kind of fighting spirit to get something from this one."

Airdrie United will be without experienced defender Paul Lovering as they look to leapfrog Stenhousemuir in the chase for a play-off place.

But the Diamonds will welcome back Graeme Owens, Nathan Blockley, Scott Sally and Scott Morton following injury to give manager Jimmy Boyle plenty of attacking options.

Boyle said: "We've got ourselves into a good position thanks to four wins in a row. Defensively we have looked a lot stronger recently, but we know that will be tested against a Stenhousemuir side that have good strikers in Stewart Kean, Andy Rodgers and Kenny Deuchar.

"Ochilview is a ground where we have not done well or a few seasons and it would be good to put that right."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 32 35 63
2 Arbroath 32 26 59
3 Dumbarton 32 -2 49
4 Up Airdrieonians 32 4 45
5 Up East Fife 32 2 45
6 Down Stenhousemuir 32 1 42
7 Brechin City 32 -9 40
8 Forfar Athletic 32 -17 33
9 Albion Rovers 32 -19 33
10 Stirling Albion 32 -21 31

Updated 7/04/2012 at 17:01

 

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