East Fife 1 - 3 Arbroath

Saturday 5th May 2012
D Muir (90+2)C Samuel (8)
L Caddis (29)
L Sibanda (72)

Arbroath back to winning ways

Arbroath ended their three-match winless run with a 3-1 victory over East Fife at the Bayview Stadium.

The visitors got off to a flying start when Collin Samuel hammered in a low drive after good work by Paul Sheerin in the eighth minute.

They doubled the advantage just before the half-hour mark when Samuel turned provider for Liam Caddis, who finished well inside the area.

Robert Linn had the best chance of the half for the hosts minutes before the interval but Michael White produced a good stop to deny him.

Victory was all but ensured 19 minutes from time when Samuel fed substitute Lee Sibanda, who slotted in a neat finish.

David Muir grabbed a late consolation deep into stoppage time after good work by substitute Steven Hislop.

OfficialStevie O'Reilly
Attendance597
VenueBayview Stadium
Kick Off
East Fife 0 - 0 Arbroath
0:30
Foul on Ryan Wallace
0:36
Free Kick taken by Ryan Wallace
1:13
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
1:34
Goal Kick taken by Michael White
3:19
Cross from David Muir
3:31
Shot taken by David Muir with his right foot
3:55
Goal Kick taken by Michael White
4:28
Shot taken by Craig Johnstone using his left foot from the left penalty area
4:42
Goal Kick taken by Michael White
5:26
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
5:36
Clearance by John Ovenstone
6:49
Cross from Connor Birse
7:01
Shot taken by Collin Samuel with his right foot from the centre penalty area
7:01
East Fife 0 - 1 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Collin Samuel with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
8:51
Cross from Andrew Cook
9:02
Clearance by Beau Busch
9:38
Foul on Kieran McAnespie
9:50
BOOKING: Scott Dalziel of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
10:14
Free Kick taken by Michael White
12:14
Foul on Connor Birse
12:28
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
12:47
Cross from Keith Gibson
12:52
Clearance by John Ovenstone
14:17
Cross from Keith Gibson
14:40
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
15:05
Foul on Liam Caddis
15:12
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter from the right wing
15:53
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
16:01
Free Kick taken by Joshua Falkingham
17:02
Offside flag raised against Kieran McAnespie
17:07
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
18:23
Shot taken by Andrew Cook using his left foot
18:58
Goal Kick taken by Michael White
19:27
Cross from Robert Linn
19:32
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
19:48
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel from the centre penalty area
20:02
Save made by Michael White
20:48
Cross from Robert Linn
20:50
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace from the right six yard line
21:32
Goal Kick taken by Michael White
21:53
Offside flag raised against Connor Birse
22:01
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
23:06
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
23:37
Offside flag raised against Connor Birse
23:39
Free Kick taken by Steven Campbell
24:12
Shot taken by Darren Smith with his right foot
24:25
Goal Kick taken by Michael White
25:41
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
25:54
Clearance by Darren Smith
26:52
Cross from Steven Campbell
26:55
Save made by Michael White
27:58
Cross from Collin Samuel
28:03
Shot taken by Liam Caddis with his right foot from the centre penalty area
28:03
East Fife 0 - 2 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Liam Caddis with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
32:06
Offside flag raised against Kieran McAnespie
32:10
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
33:29
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot
33:56
Goal Kick taken by Michael White
35:03
Offside flag raised against Keith Gibson
36:04
Substitution for East Fife: Andrew Collier on for Michael Brown
37:12
Free Kick taken by Andrew Collier
37:28
Cross from Ryan Wallace
37:30
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
40:33
Shot taken by Robert Linn using his left foot
40:43
Save made by Michael White
42:01
Foul on Andrew Cook
42:06
Free Kick taken by Robert Linn
42:29
Cross from Robert Linn
42:32
Save made by Michael White
43:40
Cross from Scott Dalziel
43:50
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
43:59
Hand Ball taken by Joshua Falkingham
44:03
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith
44:30
Cross from Ryan Wallace
44:39
Shot taken by Collin Samuel with his right foot from the centre penalty area
44:52
Save made by Andrew Collier
45:00+0:31
Cross from Joshua Falkingham
45:00+0:34
Goal Kick taken by Andrew Collier
45:00+1:09
Shot taken by Craig Johnstone using his left foot
45:00+1:19
Goal Kick taken by Michael White
Half Time
East Fife 0 - 2 Arbroath
Second Half Started
East Fife 0 - 2 Arbroath
45:22
Cross from Mark Baxter
45:52
Goal Kick taken by Andrew Collier
45:58
Shot taken by Collin Samuel with his right foot from the right penalty area
46:09
Save made by Andrew Collier
47:18
Cross from Joshua Falkingham
47:24
Clearance by Steven Campbell
47:29
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline
47:53
Clearance by Steven Campbell
48:01
Corner taken by Liam Caddis with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
48:26
Clearance by Craig Johnstone
48:52
Shot taken by Connor Birse using his left foot
49:06
Save made by Andrew Collier
49:14
Foul on Robert Linn
49:21
Free Kick taken by Steven Campbell
49:34
Shot taken by Andrew Cook with his right foot
49:36
Save made by Michael White
50:23
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
53:11
Shot taken by Connor Birse with his right foot from the right penalty area
53:34
Save made by Andrew Collier
55:17
Foul on Craig Johnstone
55:18
BOOKING: Stuart Malcolm of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
56:01
Free Kick taken by Steven Campbell
56:21
Cross from Steven Campbell
56:25
Clearance by Beau Busch
56:44
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
56:51
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
57:20
Cross from Paul Sheerin
57:32
Clearance by John Ovenstone
58:06
Substitution for East Fife: Robert Sloan on for Craig Johnstone
59:47
Foul on Andrew Cook
59:54
Free Kick taken by Robert Linn from the left byline
60:16
Cross from Robert Linn
60:20
Save made by Michael White
61:25
Foul on Connor Birse
61:31
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
61:50
Cross from Paul Sheerin
61:57
Shot taken by Beau Busch from the centre penalty area
62:17
Substitution for Arbroath: Lee Sibanda on for Connor Birse
63:10
Hand Ball taken by Joshua Falkingham
63:12
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith
63:45
Shot taken by Darren Smith using his left foot
64:19
Goal Kick taken by Michael White
64:27
Goal Kick taken by Michael White
64:55
Shot taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot
65:03
Save made by Michael White
66:28
Cross from Lee Sibanda
66:31
Save made by Andrew Collier
67:03
Hand Ball taken by Darren Smith
67:06
Substitution for East Fife: Steven Hislop on for Ryan Wallace
67:59
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
68:34
Foul on Steven Campbell
68:39
Free Kick taken by Robert Linn
68:49
Shot taken by Steven Campbell with his right foot
69:06
Goal Kick taken by Michael White
69:38
Foul on Steven Hislop
69:49
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan
70:08
Cross from Robert Sloan
70:11
Shot taken by Robert Linn using his left foot from the centre penalty area
70:28
Save made by Michael White
70:36
BOOKING: Darren Smith of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
71:26
Cross from Collin Samuel
71:30
Shot taken by Lee Sibanda with his right foot from the left penalty area
71:30
East Fife 0 - 3 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Lee Sibanda with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
72:47
Substitution for Arbroath: Kieran McWalter on for Joshua Falkingham
74:04
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
74:25
Cross from Robert Sloan
75:14
Substitution for Arbroath: Dayle Robertson on for Collin Samuel
76:21
Foul on John Ovenstone
76:31
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith
77:04
Foul on Stuart Malcolm
77:08
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter
78:37
Shot taken by Steven Hislop using his left foot from the left penalty area
78:49
Save made by Michael White
80:04
Shot taken by Steven Campbell with his right foot
80:15
Save made by Michael White
81:43
Cross from Andrew Cook
81:46
Clearance by Beau Busch
82:58
Cross from Robert Linn
83:01
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
83:29
Cross from Robert Linn
83:33
Clearance by Mark Baxter
83:47
Cross from Andrew Cook
83:53
Shot taken by Steven Hislop from the centre penalty area
84:04
Save made by Michael White
84:57
Shot taken by David Muir with his right foot from the left penalty area
85:15
Save made by Michael White
85:29
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the left byline
85:44
Foul on Stuart Malcolm
85:57
Free Kick taken by Michael White
87:18
Cross from Robert Linn
87:21
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel from the centre penalty area
87:53
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
88:48
Cross from Paul Sheerin
88:52
Clearance by Robert Sloan
89:25
Cross from David Muir
89:27
Save made by Michael White
89:59
Shot taken by David Muir with his right foot
90:00+0:21
Goal Kick taken by Michael White
90:00+1:25
Shot taken by David Muir with his right foot from the right penalty area
90:00+1:25
East Fife 1 - 3 Arbroath
GOAL scored by David Muir with his right foot from the right penalty area going centre low of the goal.
Full Time
East Fife 1 - 3 Arbroath

East Fife

vs

Arbroath

1
Goals
3
1
Assists
3
22
Shots
8
10
On Target
7
12
Off Target
1
19
Crosses
14
3
Corners
3
17
Throw Ins
9
5
Saves
13
8
Clearances
8
4
Goal Kicks
12
15
Free Kicks
9
0
Offside
5
1
Hand Balls
2
2
Yellow Cards
1

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Brown 37+0' Injury
02.Darren McCormack
03.Steven Campbell
04.John Ovenstone
05.Andrew Cook
06.David Muir
07.Craig Johnstone 59+0' Tactical
08.Darren Smith (71+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Ryan Wallace 68+0' Tactical
10.Robert Linn
11.Scott Dalziel (10+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

12.Andrew Collier 37+0' Injury
13.Neil Janczyk
14.Paul McQuade
15.Robert Sloan 59+0' Tactical
16.Steven Hislop 68+0' Tactical

Arbroath

Formation: 4-1-4-1

01.Michael White
02.Mark Baxter
03.Stuart Malcolm (56+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Beau Busch
05.Liam Caddis
06.Kieran McAnespie
07.Paul Sheerin
08.Keith Gibson
09.Joshua Falkingham 73+0' Tactical
10.Connor Birse 63+0' Tactical
11.Collin Samuel 76+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Darren Hill
13.Craig Wedderburn
14.Lee Sibanda 63+0' Tactical
15.Kieran McWalter 73+0' Tactical
16.Dayle Robertson 76+0' Tactical

Fifers ready to fire

East Fife have strikers Bobby Linn and Ryan Wallace available again as they look to grab a comprehensive win over Arbroath.

Scott Durie is out with an ankle injury and David White is banned for the Fifers, who are presently three points and eight goals behind fourth-placed Airdrie.

No-one at New Bayview is giving up hope with manager Gordon Durie saying: "It is a major mountain to climb but we will give it a real go.

"We have to look to win the game and score some goals.

"Having Bobby and Ryan available again will certainly help us but Arbroath are a more than useful side that will want a win before they go into the play-offs."

Second-placed Arbroath travel without the injured pair of Jordan Elfverson and Gavin Swankie.

Full-backs Mark Baxter and Kieran McAnespie are both doubtful with manager Paul Sheerin expecting to face a heavy assault from the Fifers.

He explained: "East Fife have to win and win well to have any chance of being in the play-offs so I am expecting them to come out all guns blazing to get an early goal.

"We always try and play a positive game so we may just have to dig ourselves in a bit before stamping our mark on things.

"It will be a fantastic test for us ahead of the play-off first leg with Dumbarton next week."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 36 39 71
2 Arbroath 36 25 63
3 Dumbarton 36 0 58
4 Airdrieonians 36 8 52
5 Stenhousemuir 36 5 51
6 East Fife 36 -2 48
7 Up Forfar Athletic 36 -13 42
8 Down Brechin City 36 -15 41
9 Albion Rovers 36 -23 37
10 Stirling Albion 36 -24 34

Updated 5/05/2012 at 17:10