Lee Erwin scored an 89th-minute penalty as Arbroath beat Airdrieonians in a thrilling encounter at Gayfield Park.

It was their second spot-kick of the match. Alan Cook had missed the first in the 13th minute when he hit the post after winning the penalty.

They went ahead seven minutes later when Robert Linn rifled in his first league goal of the season, but the visitors hit back on the hour mark when substitute Willie McLaren sent the ball past Scott Morrison from the middle of the box.

Arbroath edged ahead in the 77th minute when David Banjo tucked in from close range but a smart finish from Lewis Coult levelled things up two minutes later.

But the home side secured the points when Erwin scored from the spot after Robert Linn was fouled in the box by Chris O'Neil, who saw red for his challenge.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Arbroath

  • 01 Morrison
  • 02 Banjo
  • 03 Hamilton
  • 04 Smith
  • 05 Travis
  • 06 Keddie
  • 07 Linn (Donaldson - 91' )
  • 08 Chisholm
  • 10 Milne (Sheerin - 70' )
  • 09 Erwin Booked
  • 11 Cook (Sibanda - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Sibanda
  • 14 Yao
  • 15 Donaldson
  • 16 Lindsay
  • 17 McWalter
  • 18 Sheerin
  • 21 Wilson

Airdrieonians

  • 01 Gallacher Booked
  • 02 O'Neil Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 03 Boyle
  • 07 Sinclair (Buchanan - 71' )
  • 04 McCormack
  • 05 Evans Booked
  • 06 Blockley (Bain - 8' )
  • 08 Hardie Booked
  • 10 Coogans
  • 09 Coult
  • 11 Watt (McLaren - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Bain
  • 14 Buchanan
  • 15 McLaren
  • 16 O'Byrne
  • 17 Duncan
Ref: Craig Charleston
Att: 747

Match Stats

Shots

12 7

On target

5 4

Corners

2 2

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Arbroath 3, Airdrieonians 2.

90:00 +3:10 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Arbroath 3, Airdrieonians 2.

90:00 +2:32

Lee Erwin (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +2:32

Foul by Darren McCormack (Airdrieonians).

90:00 +0:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Bradley Donaldson replaces Bobby Linn.

88:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 3, Airdrieonians 2. Lee Erwin (Arbroath) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

88:36 Booking

Booking Scott Gallacher (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

87:45 Dismissal

Dismissal Chris O'Neil (Airdrieonians) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

87:39

Penalty Arbroath. Bobby Linn draws a foul in the penalty area.

87:39

Penalty conceded by Chris O'Neil (Airdrieonians) after a foul in the penalty area.

85:26

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:26

Foul by Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians).

84:35

Attempt missed. Lee Sibanda (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

84:12

Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

84:12

Foul by Grant Evans (Airdrieonians).

82:33

Foul by Darren Smith (Arbroath).

82:33

Jamie Bain (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:01

Attempt saved. Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

80:47

Lee Erwin (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:47

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians).

80:21

Attempt missed. Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

79:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Lee Sibanda replaces Alan Cook.

78:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 2, Airdrieonians 2. Lewis Coult (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

77:51

Foul by Darren Smith (Arbroath).

77:51

Jamie Bain (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 2, Airdrieonians 1. David Banjo (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ross Chisholm.

72:47

Attempt missed. Lewis Coult (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

72:17

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Michael Travis.

70:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Airdrieonians. Gregor Buchanan replaces David Sinclair because of an injury.

69:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Paul Sheerin replaces Steven Milne.

67:42 Booking

Booking Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

63:14

Foul by Steven Milne (Arbroath).

63:14

Chris O'Neil (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the left wing.

61:00

Lee Erwin (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:56

Foul by Grant Evans (Airdrieonians).

59:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 1, Airdrieonians 1. Willie McLaren (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

58:13

Attempt missed. Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

56:40

Attempt saved. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

53:50

Foul by Bobby Linn (Arbroath).

53:50

Jamie Bain (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52:04

Attempt saved. Willie McLaren (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

51:17

Attempt saved. Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

48:47

Alan Cook (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:47

Foul by Chris O'Neil (Airdrieonians).

47:21

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Michael Travis.

46:53

Foul by Lee Erwin (Arbroath).

46:53

Grant Evans (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:16 Booking

Booking Lee Erwin (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

45:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Airdrieonians. Willie McLaren replaces Liam Watt.

45:00

Second Half begins Arbroath 1, Airdrieonians 0.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Arbroath 1, Airdrieonians 0.

45:00 Booking

Booking Chris O'Neil (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

44:43

Foul by Bobby Linn (Arbroath).

44:43

Chris O'Neil (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:01

Alan Cook (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:01

Foul by Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians).

43:19

Attempt missed. Steven Milne (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

39:55

Foul by Colin Hamilton (Arbroath).

39:55

David Sinclair (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:27

Attempt missed. Lee Erwin (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

37:19

Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

34:56 Booking

Booking Grant Evans (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

34:37

Alan Cook (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:37

Foul by Grant Evans (Airdrieonians).

33:46

Attempt missed. Lee Erwin (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

24:34

Foul by Colin Hamilton (Arbroath).

24:34

(Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:08

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Jamie Bain.

21:41

Foul by Steven Milne (Arbroath).

21:41

David Sinclair (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 1, Airdrieonians 0. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Steven Milne.

14:00

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Grant Evans.

12:40

Penalty missed! Still Arbroath 0, Airdrieonians 0. Alan Cook (Arbroath) hits the left post with a right footed shot.

12:29

Penalty Arbroath. Alan Cook draws a foul in the penalty area.

12:29

Penalty conceded by Grant Evans (Airdrieonians) after a foul in the penalty area.

9:24

Foul by Darren Smith (Arbroath).

9:24

Liam Coogans (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Airdrieonians. Jamie Bain replaces Nathan Blockley because of an injury.

4:38

Michael Travis (Arbroath) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

1:50

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

1:50

Foul by Chris O'Neil (Airdrieonians).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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