Airdrieonians 1 - 2 Raith Rovers

Saturday 23rd March 2013
J Bain (7)G Spence (44)
G Anderson (78)

Airdie's misery continues

Rock-bottom Airdrie suffered defeat against Raith for the fourth time this season as they lost 2-1.

In the sixth meeting between the sides this term it was the hosts who took the lead through Jamie Bain.

The defender netted his third of the season from close range after just seven minutes.

But on the stroke of half-time they were pegged back as Greig Spence turned the ball home from inside the six-yard box.

With 12 minutes remaining Grant Anderson drilled in Edward Malone's cross to give Rovers their first win in five matches.

United, meanwhile, have now failed to win in their last nine matches.

OfficialDes Roache
Attendance554
VenueExcelsior Stadium
Kick Off
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Raith Rovers
0:21
Goal Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
2:01
Shot taken by Allan Walker from the centre penalty area
2:14
Goal Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
2:35
Foul on Nathan Blockley
2:41
Free Kick taken by Ricki Lamie
3:00
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
4:18
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly from the centre penalty area
4:30
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
4:56
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
6:03
Offside flag raised against John Boyle
6:06
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
6:48
Shot taken by Jamie Bain with his right foot from the right six yard line
6:48
Airdrieonians 1 - 0 Raith Rovers
GOAL scored by Jamie Bain with his right foot from the right penalty area going centre low of the goal.
12:01
Corner taken by Jamie Bain with his right foot from the left byline
12:25
Clearance by Allan Walker
16:04
Foul on Nathan Blockley
16:10
Free Kick taken by Ricki Lamie
16:34
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
17:02
Shot taken by Steven Hetherington using his left foot
17:12
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
17:31
Foul on Nathan Blockley
17:37
Free Kick taken by Gregor Buchanan
18:22
Foul on Douglas Hill
18:27
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
18:58
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
19:03
Free Kick taken by Gregor Buchanan
20:11
Foul on Edward Malone
20:16
Free Kick taken by Allan Walker from the left wing
20:50
Foul on Edward Malone
20:58
Free Kick taken by Pat Clarke
21:34
Shot taken by Pat Clarke with his right foot
21:40
Save made by Robbie Thomson
22:15
Shot taken by John Boyle with his right foot from the left penalty area
22:29
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
24:11
Foul on Pat Clarke
24:16
Free Kick taken by Josh Watt from the right wing
25:15
Shot taken by Josh Watt using his left foot
25:30
Save made by Robbie Thomson
27:20
Foul on Greig Spence
27:29
Free Kick taken by Allan Walker from the left wing
27:52
Corner taken by Josh Watt using his left foot from the right byline
28:21
Shot taken by Pat Clarke from the left six yard line
28:43
Goal Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
29:21
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left byline
29:49
Clearance by Douglas Hill
29:55
Cross from William McLaren
30:06
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
34:10
Substitution for Airdrieonians: David Lilley on for Chris O'Neil
34:41
Foul on Jamie Bain
34:46
Free Kick taken by William McLaren from the right wing
35:29
Hand Ball taken by Greig Spence
35:32
Free Kick taken by David Lilley
36:46
Shot taken by Greig Spence with his right foot from the centre penalty area
36:59
Save made by Robbie Thomson
37:31
Hand Ball taken by Allan Walker
37:36
Free Kick taken by Gregor Buchanan
38:47
Shot taken by Steven Hetherington using his left foot
38:59
Save made by David McGurn
39:47
Foul on Edward Malone
39:55
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone from the left wing
40:33
Corner taken by Josh Watt using his left foot from the right byline
40:52
Clearance by David Lilley
40:55
Shot taken by Stuart Anderson with his right foot
41:08
Block taken by David Lilley
41:10
Corner taken by Josh Watt using his left foot from the right byline
42:57
Goal Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
43:34
Shot taken by Greig Spence with his right foot from the right six yard line
43:34
Airdrieonians 1 - 1 Raith Rovers
GOAL scored by Greig Spence with his right foot from the right six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
44:30
Offside flag raised against Allan Walker
44:32
Free Kick taken by David Lilley
45:00+1:28
Goal Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
Half Time
Airdrieonians 1 - 1 Raith Rovers
Second Half Started
Airdrieonians 1 - 1 Raith Rovers
45:03
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Sean Lynch on for Nathan Blockley
45:50
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly from the right six yard line
45:59
Save made by David McGurn
46:01
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline
46:30
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
47:20
Offside flag raised against Greig Spence
47:22
Free Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
48:55
Foul on Allan Walker
49:01
Free Kick taken by Allan Walker from the left wing
49:29
Foul on Sean Lynch
49:33
Free Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
50:21
Foul on Sean Lynch
50:29
Free Kick taken by Ricki Lamie
51:34
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left byline
52:06
Foul on Steven Hetherington
52:11
Free Kick taken by Gregor Buchanan
54:41
Corner taken by Josh Watt using his left foot from the right byline
55:06
Clearance by Sean Lynch
56:03
Corner taken by Jamie Bain with his right foot from the left byline
56:29
Save made by David McGurn
56:38
Foul on Greig Spence
56:52
BOOKING: David Lilley of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
56:54
Free Kick taken by Grant Murray
57:37
Foul on Gregor Buchanan
57:52
Free Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
58:24
Cross from Ryan Donnelly
58:36
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
59:16
Foul on Josh Watt
59:20
Free Kick taken by Josh Watt from the right wing
60:03
Foul on Robbie Thomson
60:09
Free Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
61:20
Cross from William McLaren
61:29
Save made by David McGurn
62:33
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
62:41
BOOKING: Jason Thomson of Raith Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
63:12
Free Kick taken by Ricki Lamie
63:33
Cross from Josh Watt
63:42
Save made by Robbie Thomson
63:45
Corner taken by Josh Watt using his left foot from the right byline
65:00
Substitution for Raith Rovers: Grant Anderson on for Stuart Anderson
67:34
Corner taken by Jamie Bain with his right foot from the left byline
67:57
Save made by David McGurn
68:23
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
68:50
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
68:55
Free Kick taken by Marc Warren
70:19
Offside flag raised against Greig Spence
70:22
Free Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
71:36
Foul on Greig Spence
71:40
BOOKING: Ricki Lamie of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
72:08
Free Kick taken by Josh Watt from the right wing
73:12
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Liam Coogans on for Ryan Donnelly
74:10
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
74:28
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
75:01
Foul on Edward Malone
75:13
Free Kick taken by Douglas Hill
75:43
Goal Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
77:09
Shot taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot from the right six yard line
77:09
Airdrieonians 1 - 2 Raith Rovers
GOAL scored by Grant Anderson with his right foot from the right six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
78:39
BOOKING: Marc Warren of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
80:08
Foul on Allan Walker
80:29
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
81:20
Offside flag raised against Pat Clarke
81:23
Free Kick taken by Ricki Lamie
83:44
Offside flag raised against Gregor Buchanan
83:46
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
85:58
Foul on Jamie Bain
86:04
Free Kick taken by Ricki Lamie
88:02
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot
88:16
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
89:28
Foul on Greig Spence
89:32
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
90:00+1:16
Goal Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
90:00+1:47
Foul on Steven Hetherington
90:00+1:54
Free Kick taken by William McLaren from the left wing
Full Time
Airdrieonians 1 - 2 Raith Rovers

Airdrieonians

vs

Raith Rovers

1
Goals
2
1
Assists
1
7
Shots
8
4
On Target
8
4
Off Target
2
3
Crosses
1
7
Corners
5
28
Throw Ins
43
4
Saves
5
2
Clearances
2
7
Goal Kicks
12
1
Blocks
0
20
Free Kicks
15
2
Offside
4
0
Hand Balls
2
3
Yellow Cards
1

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Robbie Thomson
02.Chris O'Neil 35+0' Injury
03.Marc Warren (79+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Gregor Buchanan
05.Ricki Lamie (72+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Jamie Bain
06.Steven Hetherington
08.Nathan Blockley 45+0' Tactical
09.John Boyle
10.Ryan Donnelly 74+0' Tactical
11.William McLaren

Substitutes

17.Kenneth Arthur
12.David Lilley (57+0: Unsporting behaviour) 35+0' Injury
15.Sean Lynch 45+0' Tactical
16.Jordan Moore
14.Liam Coogans 74+0' Tactical

Raith Rovers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David McGurn
02.Jason Thomson (63+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Edward Malone
04.Grant Murray
05.Douglas Hill
08.Simon Mensing
06.Stuart Anderson 65+0' Tactical
07.Allan Walker
11.Josh Watt
09.Pat Clarke
10.Greig Spence

Substitutes

17.Ross Laidlaw
16.Reece Donaldson
12.Grant Anderson 65+0' Tactical
14.Joseph Hamill
15.Ross Callachan

Options for Murray at Airdrie

Jack Boyle will be missing from the Airdrie squad against Raith.

Boyle left the bottom-of-the-table club this week to return to his native Jersey due to family reasons.

The Diamonds will also be without the injured Alan Cook (ankle), Jordan Kirkpatrick (knee), Paul Di Giacomo (hamstring), Grant Evans (thigh) and Gavin Griffin (hamstring).

John Boyle comes back into the reckoning after a knock, though.

"We know that we are running out of games to get out of relegation trouble but we will give it a go," said manager Jimmy Boyle ahead of the match.

"In an attacking sense we are doing okay but we are in a bad habit of losing late goals. If we can stop that then we are in with a chance."

Raith will arrive at the Excelsior stadium with a full strength squad.

Player-manager Grant Murray has the likes of Jamie Bain, Liam Watt, Jordan Kirkpatrick and Sean Lynch available should he wish to make any changes from the side that drew 1-1 at home with Dunfermline last weekend.

"This is a huge game for Airdrie as they are in a position that no-one wants to be in," said Murray ahead of the trip.

"We are still looking up, not down but will look for the three points against a team that we know well as we are facing them for the sixth time this season.

"We are going there on the back of a good performance against Dunfermline and we have taken confidence from it after a disappointing performance against Livingston the week before.

"Our intention is to go out and win the game."

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As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Morton 29 29 61
2 Partick Thistle 27 40 59
3 Livingston 27 4 43
4 Dunfermline 29 5 41
5 Falkirk 28 -3 37
6 Raith Rovers 27 -1 34
7 Up Hamilton Accies 27 -4 32
8 Down Cowdenbeath 28 -7 29
9 Dumbarton 27 -29 27
10 Airdrieonians 29 -34 19

Updated 23/03/2013 at 17:04