Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
Stand-in Aggy revels in victory
AIRDRIEONIANS ................................... 3 EAST FIFE ............................................... 0
Andy Mcgilvray at New Broomfield Airdrie stand-in boss Scott Agnew says his side are flying after they dumped East Fife 3-0 to rack up their fourth successive League One win.
The win cements Airdrie’s third place in the table ahead of Saturday’s clash at home to fifth-placed Falkirk.
Jordan Allan opened the scoring for Airdrie inside two minutes and then set up goals for Adam Frizzell and Dylan Easton before the interval.
Agnew was delighted with his side, while operating from a central midfield berth, and says they’re hitting high levels of consistency.
The former Hamilton and Alloa star, who was standing in for Ian Murray while he self-isolates after testing positive for Covid, said: “I’m delighted, firstly with a clean sheet, our third in a row, I believe now.
“I couldn’t have asked for any better from the boys.
“That’s four wins in a row, it’s got us flying and we’re showing two sides to our game as well.
“Some of the football we’re playing is great, but I’ve got to mention the back four and in particular the two centrehalves who were outstanding today.
“They were heading everything away, putting their body on the line, that is part and parcel of defending, but we’re doing it.”
Agnew made three changes to the side that beat Dumbarton on January 2, as Frizzell, Allan and Scott Mcgill came in for Scott Walker, Matty Mcdonald and Calum Gallagher.
Airdrie took the lead inside two minutes when Frizzell, Callum Fordyce, Rhys Mccabe and Easton linked well to put Allan clear in the box and he thundered a shot high into the net.
They Airdrie doubled their lead in 17 minutes when Kerr Mcinroy sent Easton down the right and his cross was nodded down by Allan for Frizzell to swivel and smash the ball into the net.
And the game was put to bed before half-time when Allan sent Easton through and he slipped a low shot through Gallacher’s legs and in with 43 minutes on the clock.
Up front Jordan Allan and Dylan Easton were causing havoc, with the latter earning the man of the match award for his all-round play.
Agnew added: “Jordan has had to be patient, he’s come in, and he took his goal really well. It was a brilliant touch and finish, and it gets us off to a flier.
“Dylan Easton is Dylan Easton, he’s so difficult to play against because he has so much ability, and he’s really enjoying his football.
“We can only win our games and we’re doing that consistently just now.
“We’ll train hard this week and prepare for Falkirk next week.”