Airdrieonians 2
Arbroath 0
Scottish League (Second Division)


2 - 0


Scottish League (Second Division)
Saturday, March 24th, 2012
New Broomfield
Attendance: 689
3:00 PM Kick-off

Paul Lovering (73)
Willie McLaren (90)

Team Managers
Jimmy Boyle Paul Sheerin

Starting Eleven
Grant Adam
Paul Lovering
Cameron MacDonald
David Lilley
Kieran Stallard
Jamie Bain
Sean Lynch
Willie McLaren
John Boyle
Ryan Donnelly
Euan McNeil
Darren Hill
Chris Innes
Stuart Malcolm
Kieran McAnespie
Mark Baxter
Josh Falkingham
Paul Sheerin
Liam Caddis
Brian Kerr
Steven Doris
Jake Mair

Andrew Duncan
Ricki Lamie
Fraser Keast
Derek Holmes
Kevin Watt
Michael White
Craig Wedderburn
Lee Sibanda
Keith Gibson
Collin Samuel

Derek Holmes for John Boyle (66)
Fraser Keast for Ryan Donnelly (87)
Ricki Lamie for David Lilley (89)
Craig Wedderburn for Kieran McAnespie (26)
Lee Sibanda for Mark Baxter (46)
Collin Samuel for Jake Mair (67)

Sean Lynch (20)
Paul Lovering (83)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Gary Hilland (Referee)
Stuart Macauley & Mark McHendry (Assistants)

Photography by Robert Dalzell

Match Report

Arbroath are now seven points behind Scottish Second Division leaders Cowdenbeath after late goals from Paul Lovering and William McLaren condemned the title-chasers to a defeat at Airdrie.

The Red Lichties had gone 12 games without defeat and almost went behind after 10 minutes, Jamie Bain forcing Darren Hill into a good save with a curling shot from the edge of the area before John Boyle's volley drew another great save from Hill six minutes later.

Arbroath's best chance fell to substitute Craig Wedderburn, who headed over from close range nine minutes into the second half before Paul Sheerin's men went behind, Lovering heading McLaren's corner past Hill after 73 minutes.

McLaren secured the Diamonds' victory in the 94th minute with a thumping volley from the edge of the area.

Match report written by BBC

Squad Statistics (as at March 24th, 2012)

2011-12 All Time
Darren Hill (GK)30 34 - 176 -
Stuart Malcolm32 295577
Chris Innes35 9292
Mark Baxter26 28 - 28 -
Kieran McAnespie32 253555
Brian Kerr30 34 - 34 -
Liam Caddis18 162162
Paul Sheerin37 2876713
Josh Falkingham21 3387117
Steven Doris23 321710842
Jake Mair18 4 - 4 -
Craig Wedderburn (sub)22 26 - 422
Lee Sibanda (sub)27 326447
Collin Samuel (sub)30 103103

League Table (as at March 24th, 2012)

No league table has been added for this season.