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Robert Linn decides to take the corner short.
Rhys Devlin has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Steven Hislop concedes a free kick for a foul on Christopher Malone. Kieron Stallard takes the free kick.
Jamie Stephenson booked for unsporting behaviour.
Foul by Ryan Wallace on Kieron Stallard, free kick awarded. Paul McKane takes the direct free kick.
Booking for Ryan Wallace for unsporting behaviour.
Jamie Stephenson takes a shot. Save by Michael Brown.
Shot from inside the area by Rhys Devlin clears the bar.
Corner taken by Jamie Stephenson.
Jamie Stephenson takes a shot. Scott Durie makes a save.
Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Stephenson.
The referee penalises Christopher Malone for handball. Scott Durie restarts play with the free kick.
David Cowan replaces Craig Johnstone.
Darren Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Rhys Devlin. Free kick taken by Jamie Stephenson.
David Muir is sent off by the referee for violent conduct. Kieron Stallard goes into the referee's book.
Scott Sally replaces Ryan Donnelly.
Unfair challenge on Robert Linn by David Lilley results in a free kick. Robert Linn restarts play with the free kick.
David Lilley receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Goal scored by Robert Linn from close range high into the middle of the goal. East Fife 2-0 Airdrie Utd.Steven Hislop provided the assist for the goal.
Kieron Stallard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Wallace. Steven Campbell restarts play with the free kick.
Jamie Stephenson has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
John Boyle comes on in place of Phillip Johnston.
Christopher Malone concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Linn. Craig Johnstone takes the free kick.
Craig Johnstone fouled by Phillip Johnston, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Park takes the direct free kick.
Jamie Bain takes a shot. Save by Scott Durie.
Shot by Steven Hislop from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Ryan Wallace takes a shot. Paul McKane makes a save.
Ryan Wallace takes a shot. Save made by Paul McKane.
Outswinging corner taken by Jamie Stephenson, Matthew Park manages to make a clearance.
Effort from the edge of the box by Jamie Stephenson goes wide of the left-hand post.
Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Stephenson from the left by-line, save made by Scott Durie.
Fraser Keast goes off and Rhys Devlin comes on.
Steven Hislop is caught offside. Paul McKane takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Linn from the left by-line.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Craig Johnstone.
Robert Linn takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Phillip Johnston.
Michael Brown is brought on as a substitute for Mark Ridgers. Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie Stephenson, clearance by Steven Campbell.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Linn on Fraser Keast. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Stephenson.
Craig Johnstone scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. East Fife 1-0 Airdrie Utd.Assist on the goal came from Scott Durie.
Effort from the edge of the box by Robert Linn goes wide of the left-hand post.
Steven Hislop joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Ogleby.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Derek Holmes. Free kick taken by Mark Ridgers.
Scott Durie is caught offside. Paul McKane takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Robert Ogleby by Kieron Stallard results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Smith.
Ryan Wallace has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Corner taken short by Craig Johnstone.
Kieron Stallard fouled by Robert Ogleby, the ref awards a free kick. Kieron Stallard restarts play with the free kick.
Phillip Johnston concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Park. John Ovenstone takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Jamie Stephenson from the right by-line played to the near post, Header on goal by Derek Holmes from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
The referee blows for offside. Kieron Stallard takes the free kick.
Derek Holmes concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Ridgers. Mark Ridgers restarts play with the free kick.
Darren Smith takes a shot.
Corner taken by Jamie Stephenson played to the near post.
Ryan Donnelly produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
The official flags Robert Ogleby offside. Free kick taken by Paul McKane.
David Muir gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graeme Owens. Jamie Stephenson takes the free kick.
Ryan Wallace takes a shot. Save by Paul McKane.
Short corner taken by Robert Linn.
David Lilley concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Wallace. Darren Smith takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Fraser Keast. Steven Campbell takes the free kick.
Derek Holmes takes a shot. Mark Ridgers makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie Stephenson, save by Mark Ridgers.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Robert Linn. Direct free kick taken by Paul McKane.
Cook blow for Fife
East Fife are again without defender Andrew Cook, who is representing Great Britain in the World University Games in China, when Airdrie United visit.
The New Bayview side are also without the unavailable defender David White and striker Scott Dalziel who has picked up a knock.
However, manager John Robertson will be able to include goalkeeper Mark Ridgers and striker Robert Ogleby after Under-21 international duty.
Robertson is expecting an open contest against the Diamonds and said: "They had a great result against Dumbarton last week and they achieved that through open attacking play.
"We are looking to adopt the same approach so it should be a really exciting game.
"They started with a bang last week and we need to guard against that."
Airdrie are again without the injured full-back Graeme Goodall, midfielder Sean Lynch and winger Alastair Woodburn.
Diamonds boss Jimmy Boyle reckons that there is no way that this game will finish goalless.
He said: "East Fife like to bomb forward at pace and so do we so there should definitely be goals.
"As long as score more than them I am not worried about the final score, but no doubt it will be a goalless draw after me saying that.
"We worked hard during pre-season to get into a good shape and we are all feeling positive after a good start to the season.
"Hopefully we will still be feeling that way once this game is over."
Fifers at the double
Goals from Craig Johnstone and Robert Linn secured East Fife's first win of their Irn-Bru Second Division season as they beat Airdrie 2-0 at Bayview Stadium.
Johnstone gave the hosts the lead in the 36th minute, with the defender easing the ball past Airdrie goalkeeper Paul McKane following good work from Scott Durie on the right-wing.
Robert Linn then slammed home substitute Steven Hislop's cross from close range, to give East Fife a two goal lead after 64 minutes
Airdrie mounted a sustained attack on the home side's goal following defender David Muir's sending off for a clash with Kieron Stallard in the 71st minute.
But wasteful finishing from David Lilley and Rhys Devlin meant the hosts were able to complete their deserved victory.
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