Airdrieonians edged out League One relegation rivals Arbroath in an ill-tempered game that ended with each team down to 10 men at Gayfield.

The only goal came when James Lister rose highest to head home Caolan McAleer's corner kick on the hour.

McAleer was shown a straight red card soon after for a challenge on Michael Travis.

And Richard Little levelled things up when he saw red for his challenge on Lister deep into stoppage time.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Arbroath

  • 01 Wood
  • 02 Banjo
  • 03 Hamilton
  • 08 Chisholm
  • 05 Travis (Robertson - 78' )
  • 06 Little Dismissed
  • 04 Nicoll
  • 11 Sheerin
  • 09 McManus Booked
  • 07 Linn
  • 10 Cook (Deuchar - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Deuchar
  • 14 Robertson
  • 15 Lindsay
  • 16 Yao
  • 17 Scott
  • 18 McWalter
  • 21 Morrison

Airdrieonians

  • 01 Adam
  • 02 Barr
  • 11 Boyle
  • 03 Bain
  • 05 Buchanan
  • 06 Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 07 McAleer Dismissed
  • 04 Watt (Stewart - 87' )
  • 10 Parker (Evans - 76' )
  • 09 Lister
  • 08 McCormack Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 Cadden
  • 14 Coogans
  • 15 Stewart
  • 16 Coult
  • 17 McCluskey
  • 18 Evans
  • 19 Ward
Ref: Iain Brines
Att: 823

Match Stats

Shots

7 4

On target

3 2

Corners

12 8

Fouls

12 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Arbroath 0, Airdrieonians 1.

90:00 +3:09 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Arbroath 0, Airdrieonians 1.

90:00 +1:28 Dismissal

Dismissal Richard Little (Arbroath) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:50

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

90:00 +0:50

Foul by Richard Little (Arbroath).

89:37

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Gregor Buchanan.

89:15

Foul by James Lister (Airdrieonians).

89:15

Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:48

Attempt missed. Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

87:28

Attempt missed. Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

86:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Airdrieonians. Scott Stewart replaces Liam Watt.

84:28

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Grant Adam.

83:51 Booking

Booking Darren McCormack (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

83:31

Foul by Craig Barr (Airdrieonians).

83:31

Dayle Robertson (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:20

Attempt saved. Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

79:52

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Stefan Milojevic.

79:33

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

79:11

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

77:58

Attempt missed. Paul McManus (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

77:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Dayle Robertson replaces Michael Travis because of an injury.

75:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Airdrieonians. Grant Evans replaces Keigan Parker.

75:00

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

74:13

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Michael Travis.

73:37

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Richard Little.

73:05

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by David Banjo.

69:47

Foul by Liam Watt (Airdrieonians).

69:47

Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:30

Foul by James Lister (Airdrieonians).

67:30

Richard Little (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Kenny Deuchar replaces Alan Cook.

65:33 Booking

Booking Paul McManus (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

65:27

James Lister (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:27

Foul by Paul McManus (Arbroath).

62:43 Dismissal

Dismissal Caolan McAleer (Airdrieonians) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

62:33

Foul by Caolan McAleer (Airdrieonians).

62:33

Michael Travis (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:16

James Lister (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the left wing.

59:16

Foul by Colin Hamilton (Arbroath).

57:45

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

57:45

Foul by Paul McManus (Arbroath).

56:36

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Gregor Buchanan.

56:05

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Grant Adam.

55:50

Attempt saved. Paul McManus (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

51:12

Foul by Liam Watt (Airdrieonians).

51:12

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

49:18

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Darren McCormack.

45:00

Second Half begins Arbroath 0, Airdrieonians 1.

45:00 +0:16 Half time

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

44:19

Attempt missed. Darren McCormack (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

43:14

Foul by James Lister (Airdrieonians).

43:14

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

42:49

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Sandy Wood.

42:13

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Michael Travis.

41:21

Foul by Paul Sheerin (Arbroath).

41:21

Caolan McAleer (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:35

Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:35

Foul by Liam Watt (Airdrieonians).

39:48

Foul by James Lister (Airdrieonians).

39:48

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

39:09

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Michael Travis.

35:37

Caolan McAleer (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:37

Foul by Colin Hamilton (Arbroath).

32:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 0, Airdrieonians 1. James Lister (Airdrieonians) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Caolan McAleer with a cross.

32:00

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Ross Chisholm.

28:32

Liam Watt (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28:32

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

27:51

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

26:52

Foul by Colin Hamilton (Arbroath).

26:52

Caolan McAleer (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:46

Foul by Alan Cook (Arbroath).

25:46

Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:11

Foul by Craig Barr (Airdrieonians).

25:11

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

24:10

Attempt missed. Liam Watt (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

22:48

Foul by Michael Travis (Arbroath).

22:48

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

22:11

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Liam Watt.

21:23

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Darren McCormack.

20:53

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Gregor Buchanan.

17:44

Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the right wing.

17:44

Foul by Alan Cook (Arbroath).

14:38

Foul by Colin Hamilton (Arbroath).

14:38

Keigan Parker (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:41

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Michael Travis.

10:56

Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

8:26

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

7:36

Foul by Stefan Milojevic (Airdrieonians).

7:36

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

2:32

Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:32

Foul by Liam Watt (Airdrieonians).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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