Airdrie Utd 0-0 Raith Rovers

Ten-man Airdrie held out for a point in a goalless draw with Raith at New Broomfield.

Chances were few and far between in a poor first half, with neither side able to create many meaningful opportunities.

Paul Di Giacomo had an early effort for the hosts on 10 minutes, but failed to seriously test Ross Laidlaw in goal.

However the keeper had to be alert moments later - tipping another Di Giacomo attempt round the post.

The Rovers stopper came back after the break in equally impressive form as he denied Nathan Blockley seconds after the restart.

However, United were reduced to 10 men just after the hour mark when Jack Boyle picked up two yellow cards in quick succession.

Both sides came close to a winner in the final minutes, Rovers striker Greig Spence was denied by Grant Adam, before Laidlaw saved from Jamie Bain.

Airdrie Utd: Adam, Evans, Buchanan, Lilley, Warren, Bain, Blockley, Jack Boyle, Josh Watt (Griffin 83), Di Giacomo (Barclay 65), John Boyle (Donnelly 72).

Subs Not Used: Duncan, O'Neil.

Sent Off: Jack Boyle (63).

Booked: Jack Boyle, John Boyle, Buchanan, Evans.

Raith Rovers: Laidlaw, Thomson, Mensing, Ellis (Donaldson 36), Malone, Grant Anderson, Stuart Anderson, Hamill, Smith, Graham, Clarke (Spence 76).

Subs Not Used: Roberts, Vaughan, Callachan.

Booked: Mensing.

Att: 747

Ref: John Beaton

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