Arbroath 3-1 Airdrie United

Scottish Football League

Arbroath maintained their place at the top of the Second Division with a comfortable win over Airdrie United.

Kieran McAnespie slotted home from striker Steven Doris' cross to give the hosts a sixth-minute lead.

Doris headed into the net from a Gavin Swankie corner on 63 minutes but Airdrie's Graeme Owens soon converted a free kick to reduce the deficit.

But Swankie's long-range effort in the final minute ensured the home side claimed victory.

Arbroath: Hill, Baxter, McAnespie, Malcolm, Busch, Ardallany (Gibson 70), Kerr, Falkingham (Sibanda 81), Sheerin, Doris (Bryce 90), Swankie. Subs Not Used: White, Brown.

Goals: McAnespie 6, Doris 63, Swankie 90.

Airdrie Utd: Fairley, Bain, Stallard, Lilley, Lovering (Boyle 78), Owens, Blockley, Lynch (Devlin 87), Stevenson (Keast 46), Holmes, Donnelly. Subs Not Used: Duncan, Hill.

Booked: Lynch, Lovering.

Goals: Owens 65.

Att: 761

Ref: Brian Colvin

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