Raith Rovers 2 - 0 Airdrieonians

Saturday 5th January 2013
B Graham (35)
P Clarke (61)

Clarke masterminds Raith win

Patrick Clarke made one goal and scored another as Raith beat Aidrie 2-0.

Raith striker Brian Graham gave his side the lead in the 35th minute when he tapped in from the middle of the area after good work from Clarke on the right wing.

After a quiet start to the second half, the hosts doubled their advantage in the 61st minute when Clarke found the bottom corner of Grant Adam's goal from the edge of the penalty area.

The visitors tried to get back into the match in the second half but failed to make any impact on the game.

Their best chance of the second period fell to Josh Watt, who shot wide from 20 yards out in the closing stages.

OfficialWilliam Collum
Attendance1,270
VenueStark's Park
Kick Off
Raith Rovers 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
0:40
Shot taken by Pat Clarke with his right foot
1:39
Foul on Chris O'Neil
1:48
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
2:10
Offside flag raised against Pat Clarke
2:11
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
4:00
Foul on Grant Anderson
4:08
Free Kick taken by Stuart Anderson
6:54
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
7:22
Offside flag raised against Brian Graham
7:23
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
9:14
Foul on Jason Thomson
9:24
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
11:25
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
11:32
Free Kick taken by Marc Warren
12:39
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
12:48
Foul on Brian Graham
12:53
Free Kick taken by Simon Mensing
13:54
Offside flag raised against Liam Buchanan
13:55
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
16:02
Offside flag raised against Grant Anderson
16:04
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
17:40
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
17:53
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
18:01
Free Kick taken by Marc Warren
18:21
Offside flag raised against William McLaren
18:23
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
19:41
Foul on Jason Thomson
19:48
Free Kick taken by Allan Walker from the right wing
20:00
Cross from Allan Walker
20:06
Clearance by Marc Warren
20:11
Foul on Liam Watt
20:18
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
20:43
Foul on Ross Davidson
20:49
Free Kick taken by David Lilley
21:10
Shot taken by Marc Warren using his left foot
21:23
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
21:47
Shot taken by Liam Watt with his right foot from the centre penalty area
22:08
Save made by David McGurn
22:17
Offside flag raised against Brian Graham
22:18
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
24:59
Shot taken by David Smith with his right foot
25:12
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
25:24
Foul on Pat Clarke
25:31
Free Kick taken by Stuart Anderson
27:28
Foul on Nathan Blockley
27:32
Free Kick taken by Marc Warren
30:10
Foul on Pat Clarke
30:16
Free Kick taken by Simon Mensing
30:29
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
31:42
Shot taken by Ross Davidson with his right foot
31:57
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
33:20
Shot taken by Brian Graham with his right foot
33:35
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
34:03
Shot taken by Brian Graham with his right foot from the centre penalty area
34:03
Raith Rovers 1 - 0 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Brian Graham with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
36:27
Shot taken by David Smith with his right foot
36:39
Save made by Grant Adam
37:07
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Grant Evans on for David Lilley
39:01
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot
39:10
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
40:55
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
41:46
Foul on Nathan Blockley
41:52
Free Kick taken by Ross Davidson
42:19
Foul on Ross Davidson
42:25
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
43:42
Shot taken by Allan Walker with his right foot
45:00+0:05
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left byline
45:00+0:28
Clearance by Brian Graham
Half Time
Raith Rovers 1 - 0 Airdrieonians
45:01
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Paul Di Giacomo on for Liam Buchanan
Second Half Started
Raith Rovers 1 - 0 Airdrieonians
47:15
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
47:36
Save made by David McGurn
48:27
Foul on Pat Clarke
48:34
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
48:54
Hand Ball taken by Ricki Lamie
48:57
Free Kick taken by Brian Graham
49:15
Shot taken by Brian Graham with his right foot
49:40
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
50:23
Offside flag raised against Pat Clarke
50:24
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
51:12
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
52:47
Foul on Ross Davidson
52:57
Free Kick taken by Ricki Lamie
55:21
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
55:27
Foul on Paul Di Giacomo
55:33
Free Kick taken by Paul Di Giacomo
55:41
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
55:47
Substitution for Raith Rovers: Reece Donaldson on for Edward Malone
56:48
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
59:12
Offside flag raised against Paul Di Giacomo
59:13
Free Kick taken by Simon Mensing
60:28
Shot taken by Pat Clarke using his left foot from the centre penalty area
60:28
Raith Rovers 2 - 0 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Pat Clarke using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
61:48
BOOKING: Chris O'Neil of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
62:34
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
63:21
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
63:50
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot from the centre penalty area
64:13
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
65:11
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
65:43
Offside flag raised against Grant Anderson
65:45
Free Kick taken by Marc Warren
66:31
Shot taken by Pat Clarke using his left foot from the left penalty area
66:45
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
67:02
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Joshua Watt on for Ryan Donnelly
68:09
Shot taken by Allan Walker with his right foot from the centre penalty area
68:19
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
69:50
Offside flag raised against William McLaren
69:51
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
71:51
Foul on Brian Graham
71:59
Free Kick taken by Douglas Hill
72:32
Hand Ball taken by David Smith
72:34
Free Kick taken by Chris O'Neil
75:45
Foul on Allan Walker
75:49
Free Kick taken by Allan Walker
75:56
Shot taken by Allan Walker with his right foot
76:06
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
76:10
Foul on William McLaren
76:20
Free Kick taken by Paul Di Giacomo
76:36
Shot taken by Pat Clarke using his left foot from the left penalty area
76:47
Save made by Grant Adam
76:52
Corner taken by David Smith with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
77:03
Clearance by Nathan Blockley
77:15
Corner taken by David Smith with his right foot from the right byline
77:34
Shot taken by Brian Graham using his left foot from the centre penalty area
78:15
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
78:34
Foul on Chris O'Neil
78:40
Free Kick taken by Chris O'Neil
79:02
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left byline
79:20
Clearance by Douglas Hill
79:38
Foul on Brian Graham
79:45
BOOKING: Marc Warren of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
80:03
Free Kick taken by Allan Walker
80:45
Shot taken by Brian Graham from the centre penalty area
80:58
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
81:35
Foul on Joshua Watt
81:43
Free Kick taken by Joshua Watt from the right wing
82:06
Cross from Joshua Watt
82:11
Save made by David McGurn
82:59
Foul on David Smith
83:05
Free Kick taken by Reece Donaldson
84:55
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
89:13
Shot taken by Joshua Watt with his right foot
89:25
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
90:00+1:06
Foul on Ross Davidson
90:00+1:13
Free Kick taken by Liam Watt
Full Time
Raith Rovers 2 - 0 Airdrieonians

Raith Rovers

vs

Airdrieonians

2
Goals
0
2
Assists
0
14
Shots
6
6
On Target
1
10
Off Target
5
1
Crosses
1
2
Corners
4
35
Throw Ins
33
3
Saves
2
2
Clearances
2
13
Goal Kicks
12
16
Free Kicks
21
6
Offside
4
1
Hand Balls
1
0
Yellow Cards
2

Raith Rovers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David McGurn
02.Jason Thomson
03.Edward Malone 56+0' Injury
04.Simon Mensing
05.Douglas Hill
06.Stuart Anderson
07.Grant Anderson
08.Allan Walker
11.David Smith
09.Brian Graham
10.Pat Clarke

Substitutes

17.Ross Laidlaw
15.Laurence Ellis
16.Reece Donaldson 56+0' Injury
14.Joseph Hamill
12.Greig Spence

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Grant Adam
02.Chris O'Neil (62+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Marc Warren (80+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Ricki Lamie
05.David Lilley 38+0' Injury
06.Ross Davidson
07.Liam Watt
08.Nathan Blockley
11.William McLaren
09.Liam Buchanan 45+0' Tactical
10.Ryan Donnelly 68+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Andrew Duncan
12.Grant Evans 38+0' Injury
16.Jamie Bain
15.Joshua Watt 68+0' Tactical
14.Paul Di Giacomo 45+0' Tactical

Malone doubt for Rovers

Raith Rovers have a doubt over Eddie Malone when they face Airdrie at Stark's Park.

The defender picked up a hip knock against Dunfermline on Wednesday.

The Kirkcaldy men are looking for their first win in seven games in the First Division and manager Grant Murray knows they will be facing a dogged Diamonds side.

Murray said: "Airdrie have picked up two draws in their last two games and are showing their determined to move up the table.

"We have had four hard games against them already this season in the league and the Scottish Cup and we hold the upper hand with two wins and two draws.

"They will be determined to get a win over us so we have to be prepared to battle."

Airdrie manager Jimmy Boyle has a selection headache as seven players have been ruled out through injury and top goalscorer John Boyle is a doubt.

Missing for the Diamonds will be Kenny Arthur, Sean Lynch, Gregor Buchanan, Jamie Barclay, Alan Cook, Gavin Griffin and Paul di Giacomo.

To add to their shortage of numbers Cameron Macdonald has left by mutual consent.

Boss Boyle said: "We are really short of players but the youngsters that have come in for us in the past have always done well.

"We have drawn our last two games and a win would be a great result at Raith especially as Dumbarton have closed everything up at the foot of the table."

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As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Dunfermline 19 18 36
2 Down Morton 19 13 36
3 Down Partick Thistle 17 22 34
4 Up Raith Rovers 18 3 25
5 Down Falkirk 18 2 24
6 Down Livingston 16 2 24
7 Hamilton Accies 16 -4 17
8 Cowdenbeath 18 -6 17
9 Airdrieonians 19 -24 14
10 Dumbarton 16 -26 11

Updated 5/01/2013 at 16:57