Arbroath 0 - 2 Stenhousemuir

Saturday 28th April 2012
G Anderson (11)
A Rodgers (20)

Warriors stay in the hunt

Stenhousemuir kept up the pressure on Airdrie in the hunt for a Scottish Second Division play-off place with a 2-0 win at Arbroath.

Having already booked their play-off place, the Smokies went a goal behind after 11 minutes thanks to Grant Anderson's 20-yard strike.

Andy Rodgers then applied the finish to Stewart Kean's cross to double the Warriors' lead nine minutes later.

Brown Ferguson almost made it 3-0 before half-time but his 35th-minute free-kick was tipped over the crossbar by Darren Hill.

The best chance of the half for the Red Lichties fell to Gavin Swankie who was unable to beat Alistair Brown with a header from 12 yards out.

Liam Caddis came closest to bringing Paul Sheerin's men back into the game in a drab second-half with a 20-yard lob that went narrowly wide after 65 minutes.

OfficialMat Northcroft
Attendance643
VenueGayfield Park
Kick Off
Arbroath 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir
0:23
Foul on Lee Sibanda
0:29
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
0:45
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot
0:56
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
1:28
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
2:11
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
7:14
Foul on Grant Anderson
7:26
BOOKING: Craig Wedderburn of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
7:43
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton from the left wing
8:00
Cross from Eric Paton
8:04
Block taken by Paul Sheerin
8:07
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the right byline
8:23
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
9:13
Corner taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the left byline
9:37
Clearance by Brian Kerr
9:56
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
9:59
Save made by Darren Hill
10:40
Shot taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot
10:40
Arbroath 0 - 1 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Grant Anderson with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
12:03
Cross from Kevin Brown
12:05
Clearance by Kevin McKinlay
12:44
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
15:44
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
16:40
Foul on Ross McMillan
16:52
BOOKING: Lee Sibanda of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
17:03
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
18:13
Hand Ball taken by Kieran Miller
18:15
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
18:57
Cross from Paul Sheerin
19:03
Clearance by Grant Anderson
19:51
Cross from Stewart Kean
20:00
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot from the centre penalty area
20:00
Arbroath 0 - 2 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
23:36
Offside flag raised against Stewart Kean
23:38
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
23:57
Offside flag raised against Steven Doris
23:59
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
25:21
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the right byline
25:50
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
26:46
Cross from Grant Anderson
26:48
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
26:56
BOOKING: Andrew Rodgers of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
30:52
Cross from Grant Anderson
30:54
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot from the centre penalty area
31:02
Block taken by Stuart Malcolm
31:06
Corner taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the left byline
31:54
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
32:49
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the right byline
33:15
Clearance by Brian Kerr
33:31
Cross from Kieran Miller
33:33
Save made by Darren Hill
33:59
Cross from Graham Girvan
34:37
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
34:48
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
35:11
Shot taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot
35:18
Save made by Darren Hill
35:23
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the right byline
35:37
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
35:46
Foul on Gavin Swankie
35:58
Free Kick taken by Graham Girvan
38:58
Cross from Grant Anderson
39:01
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
41:44
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie from the centre penalty area
41:57
Save made by Alistair Brown
42:35
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
42:37
Save made by Darren Hill
43:35
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
44:59
Offside flag raised against Lee Sibanda
45:00+0:01
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
45:00+1:53
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
Half Time
Arbroath 0 - 2 Stenhousemuir
45:01
Substitution for Arbroath: Collin Samuel on for Gavin Swankie
Second Half Started
Arbroath 0 - 2 Stenhousemuir
46:29
Shot taken by Graham Girvan with his right foot
46:43
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
48:10
Foul on Collin Samuel
48:18
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
48:47
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot
48:54
Save made by Alistair Brown
51:32
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the right byline
51:49
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
52:46
Cross from Grant Anderson
52:56
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
53:54
Foul on Brown Ferguson
54:02
Free Kick taken by Nicholas Devlin
54:10
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot
54:22
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
55:58
Cross from Grant Anderson
56:00
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot from the centre penalty area
56:27
Offside flag raised against Collin Samuel
56:29
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
57:42
Foul on Paul Sheerin
57:51
Free Kick taken by Kevin Brown
58:03
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot
58:20
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
59:13
Shot taken by Keith Gibson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
59:27
Block taken by Ross McMillan
59:30
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline
59:40
Shot taken by Collin Samuel from the centre penalty area
59:56
Save made by Alistair Brown
60:37
Cross from Brown Ferguson
60:41
Clearance by Brian Kerr
61:00
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the centre penalty area
61:07
Block taken by Ross McMillan
62:14
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
62:20
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
62:52
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
64:14
Shot taken by Liam Caddis with his right foot
64:29
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
66:20
Cross from Grant Anderson
66:31
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
66:44
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
67:02
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
68:45
Foul on Stewart Kean
68:49
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
69:46
Cross from Kevin Brown
69:50
Save made by Alistair Brown
71:40
Cross from Grant Anderson
71:55
Substitution for Arbroath: Joshua Falkingham on for Brian Kerr
72:36
Cross from Collin Samuel
72:45
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
74:06
Foul on Stewart Kean
74:11
Free Kick taken by Nicholas Devlin
75:23
Cross from Grant Anderson
75:25
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
75:35
Foul on Liam Caddis
75:48
Free Kick taken by Graham Girvan
78:16
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
78:25
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
78:47
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
79:25
Cross from Kevin Brown
79:28
Save made by Alistair Brown
79:34
Corner taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the left byline
79:50
Clearance by Eric Paton
80:05
Offside flag raised against Steven Doris
80:07
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
80:51
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
82:08
Offside flag raised against Paul Sheerin
82:09
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
83:40
Offside flag raised against Andrew Rodgers
83:41
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
84:54
Cross from Stewart Kean
86:57
Foul on Grant Anderson
87:08
BOOKING: Graham Girvan of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
87:20
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Sean Dickson on for Grant Anderson
88:01
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton from the left wing
88:07
Cross from Eric Paton
88:09
Save made by Darren Hill
88:16
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the right byline
88:41
Corner taken by Sean Dickson with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
89:23
Corner taken by Sean Dickson with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
89:36
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
90:00+0:06
Foul on Kieran Miller
90:00+0:17
Free Kick taken by Nicholas Devlin from the right wing
90:00+1:23
Corner taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
90:00+1:40
Cross from Joshua Falkingham
90:00+1:42
Clearance by Mike Devlin
90:00+2:45
Foul on Stewart Kean
90:00+2:52
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
Full Time
Arbroath 0 - 2 Stenhousemuir

Arbroath

vs

Stenhousemuir

0
Goals
2
0
Assists
2
9
Shots
6
5
On Target
4
4
Off Target
2
7
Crosses
16
3
Corners
11
31
Throw Ins
24
5
Saves
5
10
Clearances
4
12
Goal Kicks
8
2
Blocks
2
8
Free Kicks
16
5
Offside
2
0
Hand Balls
1
3
Yellow Cards
1

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
02.Stuart Malcolm
03.Craig Wedderburn (8+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Kevin Brown
05.Graham Girvan (88+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Graham Girvan
07.Lee Sibanda (17+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Brian Kerr 72+0' Tactical
09.Keith Gibson
10.Paul Sheerin
11.Gavin Swankie 45+0' Injury

Substitutes

12.Steven Doris
13.Michael White
14.Liam Caddis
15.Beau Busch
16.Joshua Falkingham 72+0' Tactical
17.Collin Samuel 45+0' Injury

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.Nicholas Devlin
03.Ross McMillan
04.Kieran Miller
05.Eric Paton
06.Kevin McKinlay
07.Mike Devlin
08.Brown Ferguson
09.Grant Anderson 88+0' Injury
10.Stewart Kean
11.Andrew Rodgers (27+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

12.Dean Shaw
13.Iain Thomson
14.Stephen Murray
15.Sean Dickson 88+0' Injury
16.Kenny Deuchar

Injuries force Sheerin reshuffle

Arbroath, assured of a play-off place, welcome back fit-again striker Collin Samuel as they entertain a Stenhousemuir side looking to join them in the end-of-season scramble.

Striker Jordan Elfverson is still out with a back problem and he could be joined on the sidelines by other members of Paul Sheerin's squad.

Player/manager Sheerin said: "We have a few guys carrying knocks and I will check on them on Saturday lunchtime and decide my team then.

"Whatever team I send out I'll be looking for a win as we have done well all season and I don't want things to drop down a gear just because we're in the play-offs.

"Stenhousemuir have hit a bit of form, so we are well warned."

Miller back but McHale still in doghouse

Stenhousemuir welcome back on-loan Hamilton youngster Kieran Miller from suspension.

Midfielder Paul McHale is still out of favour following a fall-out with manager David Irons, but everyone else in the Warriors' squad fit and available.

Ochilview assistant manager Kevin McGoldrick said: "Arbroath are a very good side and despite them being in the play-offs I don't see them slowing down.

"Having Eric Paton back in our side has made a huge difference to us recently as he is one of the best players in this division.

"We have given ourselves a good chance of making the play-offs with our last two results and have the chance to really stake a claim by winning this game."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 35 39 70
2 Arbroath 35 23 60
3 Dumbarton 35 -2 55
4 Airdrieonians 35 8 51
5 Stenhousemuir 35 6 51
6 East Fife 35 0 48
7 Brechin City 35 -13 41
8 Up Forfar Athletic 35 -14 39
9 Down Albion Rovers 35 -22 37
10 Stirling Albion 35 -25 31

Updated 28/04/2012 at 17:02

 
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