Airdrie United 3-3 Arbroath

Scottish Football League

A brace from Ryan Donnelly earned Airdrie United a draw as Arbroath missed the chance to go top of Scottish Football League Division Two.

Gavin Swankie curled home a 25-yard free-kick to give Arbroath a second-minute lead.

But Paul Lovering levelled from the penalty spot four minutes later after Brian Kerr had handled in the area.

A spot-kick at the other end gave the visitors an advantage at the break, Steven Doris converting after Kevin Green was penalised for handling.

Josh Falkingham's clinical right-foot finish appeared to put Arbroath on their way to victory on 56 minutes.

But two headers in a three-minute spell by Donnelly levelled the match, Derek Holmes and Sean Lynch providing the crosses.

And neither side could find a winner in the final 19 minutes.

Airdrie Utd: Fairley, Bain, Stallard, Green, Lovering, Johnston (Holmes 59), Stevenson (Owens 54), Lynch, McLaren, Donnelly, Boyle (Devlin 75). Subs Not Used: McKane, Keast.

Booked: Lovering, Bain.

Goals: Lovering 6 pen, Donnelly 68, 71.

Arbroath: Hill, Baxter, Wedderburn, Busch, Caddis (Sheerin 72), McAnespie, Falkingham, Kerr, Sibanda (Gibson 59), Swankie, Doris. Subs Not Used: Burns, Malcolm, Bryce.

Booked: Sibanda, Doris, Wedderburn.

Goals: Swankie 2, Doris 42 pen, Falkingham 56.

Att: 687

Ref: Charlie Richmond

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