Fan blog: Airdrieonians We need to take chances against top sides
A bright start promised an attacking performance at Stark’s Park as we sought to continue our recent good run.
It was short-lived though, as defensive blunders allowed Raith’s Kevin Nisbet to fire past David Hutton.
Raith proceeded to control the game in the final third and another mix-up saw Liam Buchanan score the second.
Raith haven’t lost at home for well over a year and the truth is we didn’t look like pegging them back in the first half.
Ian Murray introduced Ryan Conroy in place of Jonathan Page and that changed matters.
We dominated possession for almost the entire second half.
When we switched to a bold 3-5-2 formation, the few clear-cut chances that came our way weren’t taken.
Darryl Duffy took aim with a terrific shot but it just cleared the bar.
Leighton McIntosh also ought to have done better during a scramble from a corner.
The classic cliche of a game of two halves rang true, but I have to wonder why we needed to wait until we had conceded two goals before we really get going?
The league title is between Arbroath and Raith. What play-offs will it be for us, top or bottom?
Rising star Airdrie’s Kieran Miller challenges for a header