Arbroath have been relegated to Scottish League Two after defeat away to in-form Airdrieonians.

With East Fife losing 4-1 to Ayr United, a draw would have given Paul Sheerin's team a stay of execution and a place in the play-offs.

Kenny Deuchar went close for Arbroath before Caolan McAleer scored with a curling shot shortly before half-time.

The Red Lichties left themselves short at the back as they pressed forward and Liam Coogans converted from a corner.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Airdrieonians

  • 01 Adam
  • 02 Barr
  • 03 Bain
  • 04 Watt
  • 05 Buchanan
  • 06 Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 07 McAleer (Stewart - 82' )
  • 08 McCormack (Blockley - 67' )
  • 10 Parker Booked (Coogans - 66' )
  • 09 Lister
  • 11 Boyle

Substitutes

  • 12 Blockley
  • 14 Stewart
  • 15 Coogans
  • 16 Glackin
  • 17 McCluskey
  • 18 O'Neil
  • 19 Cadden

Arbroath

  • 01 Morrison
  • 02 Travis
  • 03 Hamilton
  • 04 Nicoll
  • 05 McGeever Booked
  • 06 Keddie
  • 08 McManus Booked
  • 10 Cook (Mcintosh - 72' )
  • 07 Linn
  • 09 Deuchar (Banjo - 79' )
  • 11 Sheerin

Substitutes

  • 12 Chisholm
  • 14 Banjo
  • 15 Mcintosh
  • 16 Little
  • 17 Scott
  • 18 Yao
  • 21 Wilson
Ref: Colin Steven
Att: 1,243

Match Stats

Shots

13 17

On target

3 3

Corners

10 9

Fouls

15 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Airdrieonians 2, Arbroath 0.

90:00 +2:48 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Airdrieonians 2, Arbroath 0.

90:00 +2:27

Attempt missed. David Banjo (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

90:00 +1:31

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

90:00 +1:31

Foul by Ryan McGeever (Arbroath).

90:00 +1:11

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

88:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Airdrieonians 2, Arbroath 0. Liam Coogans (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Watt with a cross following a corner.

87:36

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Michael Travis.

84:36

Attempt missed. Craig Barr (Airdrieonians) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

84:23

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Scott Morrison.

84:05

Attempt saved. Liam Coogans (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

83:36

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

81:57

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Jamie Bain.

81:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Airdrieonians. Scott Stewart replaces Caolan McAleer.

80:36

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

78:22

Foul by James Lister (Airdrieonians).

78:22

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

78:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. David Banjo replaces Kenny Deuchar.

76:24

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

76:24

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

74:48

Attempt missed. Liam Coogans (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

73:52

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Nathan Blockley.

71:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Leighton Mcintosh replaces Alan Cook.

71:14

Attempt missed. Craig Barr (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses the top right corner following a set piece situation.

70:29

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

70:29

Foul by Colin Hamilton (Arbroath).

69:08

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

69:08

Foul by Paul McManus (Arbroath).

68:45

Attempt missed. Liam Coogans (Airdrieonians) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

68:06

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Alex Keddie.

66:38

Foul by Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians).

66:38

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

66:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Airdrieonians. Nathan Blockley replaces Darren McCormack.

65:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Airdrieonians. Liam Coogans replaces Keigan Parker.

65:16

Attempt missed. Alan Cook (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

64:24

Attempt blocked. Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

63:13 Booking

Booking Ryan McGeever (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

63:08

Hand ball by Ryan McGeever (Arbroath).

59:17

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

59:17

Foul by Colin Hamilton (Arbroath).

58:43

Attempt saved. Alan Cook (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

58:07

Hand ball by Stefan Milojevic (Airdrieonians).

57:01

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

57:01

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

56:36

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Stefan Milojevic.

56:04

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Craig Barr.

54:41 Booking

Booking Keigan Parker (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

54:35

Foul by Keigan Parker (Airdrieonians).

54:35

Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:48

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

52:48

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

52:15

Attempt missed. Alan Cook (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

51:49

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Stefan Milojevic.

50:53

Attempt saved. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

50:06

Foul by Craig Barr (Airdrieonians).

50:06

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

48:33

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

48:12

Attempt blocked. Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

45:46

Hand ball by Keigan Parker (Airdrieonians).

45:28

Foul by Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians).

45:28

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

45:00

Second Half begins Airdrieonians 1, Arbroath 0.

45:00 +1:16 Half time

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

45:00 +0:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Airdrieonians 1, Arbroath 0. Caolan McAleer (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner following a set piece situation.

45:00 +0:16

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Kenny Deuchar.

44:48

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Colin Hamilton.

44:25

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Michael Travis.

43:30

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Ryan McGeever.

42:24

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians).

42:24

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

41:15

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Ryan McGeever.

40:46

Foul by Alan Cook (Arbroath).

40:46

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

40:06 Booking

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

39:52

Attempt missed. Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

38:24

Attempt saved. Paul McManus (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

38:00

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

37:57

Foul by Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians).

37:23

Foul by Craig Barr (Airdrieonians).

37:23

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

37:10

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Ryan McGeever.

35:35

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

35:08

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Stefan Milojevic.

33:35

Attempt blocked. Liam Watt (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32:41

Attempt missed. Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

32:30

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Stefan Milojevic.

31:11

Foul by Paul McManus (Arbroath).

31:11

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

30:03

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

30:03

Foul by James Lister (Airdrieonians).

27:28

Alex Keddie (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:28

Foul by Keigan Parker (Airdrieonians).

25:42

Attempt missed. James Lister (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

21:40

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

21:02

Foul by Keigan Parker (Airdrieonians).

21:02

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

18:47

Attempt blocked. Alex Keddie (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

18:15

Foul by Stefan Milojevic (Airdrieonians).

18:15

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

17:42

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

13:46

Attempt missed. Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

13:25

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Colin Hamilton.

13:03

Attempt blocked. Keigan Parker (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

11:45

Foul by Craig Barr (Airdrieonians).

11:45

Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10:47

Foul by Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath).

10:47

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

10:01

Attempt missed. Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

8:53

Attempt missed. Craig Barr (Airdrieonians) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

8:10

Foul by Alan Cook (Arbroath).

8:10

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

7:22

Foul by Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath).

7:22

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

2:25

Foul by Paul McManus (Arbroath).

2:25

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

0:45

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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