Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Raith Rovers

Saturday 24th November 2012

Laidlaw shines in stalemate

Ten-man Airdrie held out for a point in a goalless draw with Raith at New Broomfield.

Chances were few and far between in a poor first half, with neither side able to create many meaningful opportunities.

Paul Di Giacomo had an early effort for the hosts on 10 minutes, but failed to seriously test Ross Laidlaw in goal.

But he had to be alert moments later - tipping another Di Giacomo attempt round the post.

The Rovers keeper came back after the break in equally impressive form as he denied Nathan Blockley seconds after the restart.

However, United were reduced to 10 men just after the hour mark when Jack Boyle had a nightmare two minutes, picking up two yellow cards in quick succession.

Both sides came close to a winner in the final minutes, Rovers striker Greig Spence was denied by Grant Adam, before Laidlaw saved from Jamie Bain.

OfficialJohn Beaton
Attendance747
VenueExcelsior Stadium
Kick Off
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Raith Rovers
0:40
Foul on Stuart Anderson
0:54
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
2:15
Corner taken by Joshua Watt with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
2:38
Clearance by Brian Graham
3:42
Shot taken by Paul Di Giacomo with his right foot
3:59
Save made by Ross Laidlaw
4:03
Corner taken by Joshua Watt using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
4:18
Clearance by Brian Graham
4:54
Foul on Laurence Ellis
5:02
Free Kick taken by Ross Laidlaw
10:00
Shot taken by Paul Di Giacomo with his right foot
10:13
Save made by Ross Laidlaw
11:54
Corner taken by Joshua Watt with his right foot from the left byline
12:24
Clearance by Laurence Ellis
13:59
Foul on Nathan Blockley
14:07
Free Kick taken by Marc Warren
15:57
Corner taken by David Smith with his right foot from the right byline
16:22
Clearance by Jamie Bain
16:33
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
17:49
Offside flag raised against John Boyle
17:50
Free Kick taken by Simon Mensing
18:57
Shot taken by Paul Di Giacomo with his right foot
19:17
Save made by Ross Laidlaw
19:18
Corner taken by Joshua Watt with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
19:32
Clearance by Simon Mensing
20:18
Foul on Ross Laidlaw
20:28
Free Kick taken by Ross Laidlaw
21:55
Foul on Joshua Watt
22:02
Free Kick taken by Joshua Watt
22:16
Cross from Joshua Watt
22:23
Clearance by Ross Laidlaw
23:17
Foul on Laurence Ellis
23:23
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
23:51
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
25:43
Hand Ball taken by Jack Boyle
25:47
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
26:47
Foul on Jack Boyle
26:54
Free Kick taken by Marc Warren
27:13
Corner taken by Joshua Watt using his left foot from the right byline
27:32
Save made by Ross Laidlaw
27:52
Goal Kick taken by Ross Laidlaw
28:32
Foul on Stuart Anderson
28:38
Free Kick taken by Joseph Hamill
32:11
Foul on Stuart Anderson
32:21
Free Kick taken by Joseph Hamill
32:36
Goal Kick taken by Ross Laidlaw
35:30
Substitution for Raith Rovers: Reece Donaldson on for Laurence Ellis
37:06
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
37:45
Foul on Brian Graham
37:52
Free Kick taken by Simon Mensing
39:02
Corner taken by Joshua Watt using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
39:18
Clearance by Simon Mensing
42:16
Foul on Jack Boyle
42:22
Free Kick taken by Gregor Buchanan
42:36
Foul on Pat Clarke
42:44
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
45:00+0:44
Offside flag raised against Jason Thomson
45:00+0:45
Free Kick taken by Marc Warren
45:00+1:44
Foul on Edward Malone
45:00+1:49
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
Half Time
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Raith Rovers
Second Half Started
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Raith Rovers
45:41
Shot taken by Nathan Blockley using his left foot
45:58
Save made by Ross Laidlaw
46:16
Goal Kick taken by Ross Laidlaw
47:09
Foul on Brian Graham
47:18
Free Kick taken by Simon Mensing
48:46
Shot taken by Grant Anderson using his left foot from the centre penalty area
49:10
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
49:42
Corner taken by David Smith with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
50:07
Clearance by Marc Warren
50:52
Foul on Nathan Blockley
51:00
Free Kick taken by Gregor Buchanan
53:59
Foul on Pat Clarke
54:05
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
55:00
Shot taken by Edward Malone using his left foot
55:12
Save made by Grant Adam
55:39
Cross from Marc Warren
55:52
Clearance by Jason Thomson
56:03
Shot taken by Jason Thomson with his right foot from the right penalty area
56:22
Save made by Grant Adam
57:18
Corner taken by Joshua Watt with his right foot from the left byline
57:58
Goal Kick taken by Ross Laidlaw
59:16
Foul on John Boyle
59:24
Free Kick taken by Gregor Buchanan
60:26
Shot taken by Jack Boyle with his right foot from the right six yard line
60:46
Goal Kick taken by Ross Laidlaw
61:09
Foul on Stuart Anderson
61:19
Free Kick taken by Joseph Hamill
61:20
BOOKING: Jack Boyle of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
62:18
Foul on Grant Anderson
62:29
DISMISSAL: Jack Boyle of Airdrieonians sent off for second bookable offence
62:57
Free Kick taken by Joseph Hamill from the right wing
63:14
Cross from Joseph Hamill
63:26
Shot taken by Brian Graham from the centre penalty area
64:36
Substitution for Airdrieonians: James Barclay on for Paul Di Giacomo
66:44
Foul on Grant Anderson
66:54
Free Kick taken by Jason Thomson from the right wing
67:18
Foul on John Boyle
67:30
BOOKING: Simon Mensing of Raith Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
67:43
Free Kick taken by Marc Warren from the left wing
68:40
Shot taken by James Barclay with his right foot from the centre penalty area
68:59
Save made by Ross Laidlaw
69:31
Foul on Edward Malone
69:43
BOOKING: John Boyle of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
69:52
Free Kick taken by Stuart Anderson
71:05
Goal Kick taken by Ross Laidlaw
71:11
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Ryan Donnelly on for John Boyle
72:58
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
74:14
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
75:35
Foul on Pat Clarke
75:43
Free Kick taken by Stuart Anderson
75:53
Substitution for Raith Rovers: Greig Spence on for Pat Clarke
76:25
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
77:31
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
77:35
Free Kick taken by Simon Mensing
80:11
Corner taken by David Smith with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
80:55
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
81:51
Foul on Grant Anderson
82:03
BOOKING: Gregor Buchanan of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
82:14
Free Kick taken by Joseph Hamill
82:41
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Gavin Griffin on for Joshua Watt
83:27
Corner taken by Gavin Griffin using his left foot from the right byline
83:43
Save made by Ross Laidlaw
85:16
Shot taken by Greig Spence with his right foot from the right penalty area
85:32
Save made by Grant Adam
85:52
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
85:56
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
87:12
Corner taken by David Smith with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
87:54
Foul on David Smith
87:59
Free Kick taken by Reece Donaldson
89:47
Corner taken by David Smith using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
90:00+0:12
Shot taken by David Smith using his left foot
90:00+0:35
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
90:00+0:47
Shot taken by Jamie Bain using his left foot from the left penalty area
90:00+1:02
Save made by Ross Laidlaw
90:00+1:05
Foul on David Smith
90:00+1:10
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
90:00+1:13
BOOKING: Grant Evans of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+2:12
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
90:00+2:24
Offside flag raised against Jamie Bain
90:00+2:26
Free Kick taken by Ross Laidlaw
Full Time
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Raith Rovers

Airdrieonians

vs

Raith Rovers

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

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Grant Adam
02.Grant Evans (90+2: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Marc Warren
04.Gregor Buchanan (83+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.David Lilley
11.Jamie Bain
06.Jack Boyle (62+0: Unsporting behaviour) (63+0: Second Bookable Offence)
07.Joshua Watt 83+0' Tactical
08.Nathan Blockley
10.John Boyle (70+0: Unsporting behaviour) 72+0' Tactical
09.Paul Di Giacomo 65+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Andrew Duncan
15.Gavin Griffin 83+0' Tactical
16.Chris O'Neil
12.James Barclay 65+0' Tactical
14.Ryan Donnelly 72+0' Tactical

Raith Rovers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Ross Laidlaw
02.Jason Thomson
03.Edward Malone
04.Simon Mensing (68+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Laurence Ellis 36+0' Injury
06.Stuart Anderson
07.Grant Anderson
08.Joseph Hamill
11.David Smith
09.Brian Graham
10.Pat Clarke 76+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Jordan Roberts
14.Reece Donaldson 36+0' Injury
15.Lewis Vaughan
16.Ross Callachan
12.Greig Spence 76+0' Tactical

Diamonds down to bare bones

Airdrie have a depleted squad ahead of the visit of Raith.

Injuries to Kenny Arthur, Cameron MacDonald and Sean Lynch have been confounded by Kieran Stallard's move to Australia and Michael Hart's decision to take up the offer of a full-time position outside of football.

Diamonds manager Jimmy Boyle said: "Despite being low in numbers it is a game we are looking forward to.

"We had two cracking cup ties against Raith and were unfortunate to go out so hopefully we can get the upper hand this time.

"The teams know each other well so it may take something special to win it and hopefully that will come from an Airdrie player."

Raith are without the suspended Dougie Hill and Allan Walker for the trip.

The pair were sent off in last weekend's 3-1 derby defeat to Dunfermline while goalkeeper David McGurn is still not ready to return following his rib injury.

Manager Grant Murray has told his men to put that disappointment behind them and be ready to face a side out for revenge.

He said: "The Dunfermline game has gone now so we have to show that we are over it and the best way to do that is to defeat Airdrie.

"They will be out to make up for losing the Scottish Cup replay and we know how tough it will be as we needed an injury-time goal at their place to get the replay."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

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As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Partick Thistle 13 22 29
2 Dunfermline 13 20 29
3 Morton 13 11 25
4 Up Raith Rovers 13 3 20
5 Down Livingston 13 1 19
6 Up Falkirk 13 -3 14
7 Down Cowdenbeath 13 -4 13
8 Down Hamilton Accies 13 -7 12
9 Airdrieonians 13 -14 12
10 Dumbarton 13 -29 5

Updated 24/11/2012 at 16:56