FULL-TIME: Cove Rangers 0-2 Airdrieonians. They had to work hard for it, but the Diamonds pick up a great win to secure a place in the play-offs.

89' GOAL | Dean Ritchie grabs his first Diamonds goal, setting himself and stroking home after McKenzie had saved well from Roy. 0-2

87' Jack McKay booked for kicking the ball away after conceding a free-kick on the Cove bye-line. 0-1

86' Roy can't get the vital touch on Jack McKay's square ball. Craig Thomson and Dean Ritchie replace Paton and Connell. 0-1

 

86' Great defending by Kerr to get across his man and nick the ball to safety. 0-1

84' Turner's shot is deflected into McKenzie's hands. 0-1

81' Former Airdrie striker Leighton McIntosh comes on for Cove, replacing Livingstone. 0-1

80' Jack McKay replaces Scott Walker for Airdrie as Ian Murray is booked for his complaints over the penalty incident. 0-1

79' Airdrie can't believe they don't have a penalty as Turner is downed as he pulls the trigger just inside the box. 0-1

75' Roy can't control his chipped effort with McKenzie well off his line. 0-1

74' Cove hit woodwork again as Watson's close range header comes off the upright. 0-1

67' Strachan's long range effort is held by Currie. 0-1

62' Four changes for the hosts as Graham, Scully, Logan and Seb Ross are replaced by Smith, Scott Ross, Fyvie and Watson. 0-1

61' McAllister races through on goal but Currie gets a vital block to turn the ball onto the post. 0-1

57' Another change for the Diamonds as goalscorer Gallagher makes way for Ally Roy. 0-1

51' Connell comes close to adding a second after another break forward by Robert, but curls his shot just wide. 0-1

49' GOAL | Calum Gallagher nods the ball on to Robert who hits the bye-line and crosses the ball in for the in-form striker to head home. 0-1

46' Cove kick off the second half with Thomas Robert replacing Carrick for the Diamonds. 0-0

Half-time: Cove Rangers 0-0 Airdrieonians. The Diamonds have had more of the possession, but it's Cove who have gone closest with Higgins' strike off the woodwork.

42' Higgins strikes the post with a ferocious drive from distance. 0-0

30' McKenzie blocks again, this time from Turner's curling effort. 0-0

30' Connell spins in the box and shoots for goal, but McKenzie is down quickly to save. 0-0

26' Currie gathers as McAllister tries his luck from outside the area. 0-0

23' Livingstone sends a half-volley over the bar. 0-0

22' Gallagher is well marshalled by Strachan and can only scuff his shot wide of goal. 0-0

20' McKay gets his head to Connell's cross but can't keep his effort down. 0-0

15' McCann fires in a cross which McKenzie has to tip over the bar. 0-0

8' McCann's cross is headed clear by ex-Diamond Dan Higgins. 0-0

5' Ross's drive from the edge of the box is easily taken by Currie. 0-0

1' The Diamonds get the first half underway. 0-0

Cove Rangers: McKenzie, Graham, Livingstone, Higgins, Strachan, Logan, Scully, Ross, Yule, McAllister, Megginson

 

Subs: Ross, Demus, Smith, McIntosh, Watson, Hanratty, Fyvie

 

Airdrieonians: Currie, Turner, McCann, Kerr, Fordyce, P McKay, Gallagher, Carrick, Connell, Walker, Paton

 

Subs: McNeil, Crighton, Thomson, Roy, Robert, Sabatini, Ritchie, Stokes, J McKay

 

Today’s match referee is Chris Graham. His assistants are Alastair Mather and Chris Phillips.

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