Airdrieonians clinched survival with two games remaining after beating East Fife at the Excelsior stadium.

Caolan McAleer put the Honest Men into an early second-half lead when he tucked past Paterson at his near post.

East Fife defender Steve Campbell soon put the sides level again, nestling his header into the top corner of the Airdrieonians goal.

But James Lister fired a crucial winner for the home side late on to secure their status in League One.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Airdrieonians

  • 01 Adam
  • 02 Barr
  • 11 O'Neil
  • 03 Bain
  • 05 Buchanan Booked
  • 06 Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 07 McAleer (Stewart - 90' )
  • 04 Watt
  • 09 Lister
  • 10 Parker (Evans - 91' )
  • 08 McCormack Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 Blockley
  • 14 Coogans
  • 15 Cadden
  • 16 Evans
  • 17 McCluskey
  • 18 Stewart
  • 19 Coult

East Fife

  • 01 Paterson
  • 02 Cowan (Inkango - 84' )
  • 03 Durie
  • 06 Stewart (O'Neill - 85' )
  • 05 Campbell Booked
  • 04 Rutkiewicz
  • 11 McBride (McKenzie - 61' )
  • 08 Hughes Booked
  • 19 Buchanan
  • 07 Austin
  • 10 Smith Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 Mbu
  • 14 Johnstone
  • 15 O'Neill
  • 16 McKenzie
  • 17 Inkango
  • 18 Clarke
  • 21 Rooney
Ref: Nick Walsh
Att: 1,033

Match Stats

Shots

10 8

On target

7 3

Corners

4 11

Fouls

12 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Airdrieonians 2, East Fife 1.

90:00 +3:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Airdrieonians 2, East Fife 1.

90:00 +2:00

Foul by Kevin Rutkiewicz (East Fife).

90:00 +2:00

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

90:00 +1:38

Steven Campbell (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:38

Foul by James Lister (Airdrieonians).

90:00 +0:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Airdrieonians. Grant Evans replaces Keigan Parker.

90:00 +0:16

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Gregor Buchanan.

89:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Airdrieonians. Scott Stewart replaces Caolan McAleer.

87:44

(East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:44

Foul by James Lister (Airdrieonians).

87:29

Attempt saved. Keigan Parker (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

86:05

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Scott Durie.

84:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Stephen O'Neill replaces Jonathan Stewart.

83:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Bruce Inkango replaces David Cowan.

82:00

Steven Campbell (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:54

Foul by Craig Barr (Airdrieonians).

81:14 Booking

Booking Stephen Hughes (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

81:06

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Steven Campbell.

77:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Airdrieonians 2, East Fife 1. James Lister (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Barr.

76:28

Kevin Rutkiewicz (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:28

Foul by James Lister (Airdrieonians).

75:04 Booking

Booking Kevin Smith (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

75:00

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

74:44

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

68:32

Foul by Marc McKenzie (East Fife).

68:32

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

67:45

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Jamie Bain.

66:04

Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

65:00

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

64:55

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

63:20 Booking

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

62:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Airdrieonians 1, East Fife 1. Steven Campbell (East Fife) header from a difficult angle on the left to the top right corner.

61:48

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Gregor Buchanan.

61:00

Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:58

Foul by Jamie Bain (Airdrieonians).

60:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Marc McKenzie replaces Scott McBride.

59:49

Attempt saved. Nathan Austin (East Fife) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

59:23

Attempt blocked. Stephen Hughes (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

59:07

Attempt saved. Keigan Parker (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

54:00

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

53:58

Foul by Kevin Rutkiewicz (East Fife).

53:12

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

53:12

Foul by Scott McBride (East Fife).

51:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Airdrieonians 1, East Fife 0. Caolan McAleer (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Lister.

51:04

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Liam Watt.

50:25

Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

47:03

Foul by Scott Durie (East Fife).

47:03

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

46:29

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Chris O'Neil.

45:00

Second Half begins Airdrieonians 0, East Fife 0.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Airdrieonians 0, East Fife 0.

44:38 Booking

Booking Steven Campbell (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

44:31

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

44:31

Foul by Steven Campbell (East Fife).

43:03 Booking

Booking Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

43:00

Liam Buchanan (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

42:43

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians).

41:53

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by James Lister.

41:27

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Chris O'Neil.

39:42

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Kevin Smith.

37:00

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

36:58

Foul by Jonathan Stewart (East Fife).

35:18

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians).

35:18

Steven Campbell (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:42

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Steven Campbell.

34:22

Foul by Stephen Hughes (East Fife).

34:22

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

30:51

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by James Lister.

30:07

Liam Buchanan (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:07

Foul by Craig Barr (Airdrieonians).

27:35

Foul by Steven Campbell (East Fife).

27:35

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

27:09

Nathan Austin (East Fife) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

25:48

Attempt saved. Scott Durie (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

24:24

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Grant Adam.

24:13

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Darren McCormack.

23:15

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Chris O'Neil.

22:09

Foul by Keigan Parker (Airdrieonians).

22:09

Kevin Rutkiewicz (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:00

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

20:00

Foul by Steven Campbell (East Fife).

18:14

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

17:53

Craig Barr (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the left wing.

17:53

Foul by David Cowan (East Fife).

16:28

Darren McCormack (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:28

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

16:16

Attempt saved. Keigan Parker (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

14:09

Foul by Darren McCormack (Airdrieonians).

14:09

Nathan Austin (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:05

Attempt missed. Craig Barr (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

12:08

Foul by Jonathan Stewart (East Fife).

12:08

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

11:26

James Lister (Airdrieonians) hits the bar with a header from very close range.

10:47

Attempt missed. Scott McBride (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

8:11

Foul by Darren McCormack (Airdrieonians).

8:11

Jonathan Stewart (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:43

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

6:43

Foul by Scott Durie (East Fife).

5:44

Foul by Keigan Parker (Airdrieonians).

5:44

Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:34

Attempt missed. Liam Watt (Airdrieonians) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

1:03

Attempt saved. James Lister (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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