Lee Erwin scored a late penalty as Arbroath earned a draw in a thriller against nine-man East Fife.

Alan Cook's brilliant curling effort put Arbroath after the break.

Liam Buchanan levelled in the 70th minute with a left-footed drive and the striker headed in his second five minutes later.

Scott McBride was sent off for hauling Robert Linn down and Erwin stroked home the spot-kick before Gary Thom was also shown a red card.

Despite that dismissal for a second bookable offence, Arbroath could not take advantage.

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (5)

Arbroath

  • 01 Morrison
  • 02 Banjo Booked
  • 03 Hamilton
  • 04 Smith (Sheerin - 74' )
  • 05 Donaldson
  • 06 Keddie
  • 10 Sibanda (Milne - 62' )
  • 08 Chisholm
  • 09 Erwin
  • 07 Linn
  • 11 Cook Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 Yao
  • 14 Bayne
  • 15 Milne
  • 16 Travis
  • 17 Smith
  • 18 Sheerin
  • 21 Wilson

East Fife

  • 01 Paterson
  • 02 Dutot
  • 03 McBride Dismissed
  • 06 Campbell
  • 04 Thom Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 05 Mbu
  • 07 Moosari Booked (Durie - 82' )
  • 08 Stewart Booked (Smith - 61' )
  • 19 Buchanan Booked
  • 10 Hughes
  • 11 Stewart (Barr - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Durie
  • 14 Clarke
  • 15 Austin
  • 16 Smith
  • 17 Barr
  • 18 Lennie
  • 21 Andrews
Ref: David Somers
Att: 603

Match Stats

Shots

10 10

On target

5 5

Corners

3 10

Fouls

14 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Arbroath 2, East Fife 2.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Arbroath 2, East Fife 2.

90:00 +2:38

Attempt saved. Alan Cook (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +2:17

Attempt saved. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +1:09 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Gary Thom (East Fife).

90:00 +1:06

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:06

Foul by Gary Thom (East Fife).

88:53

Attempt saved. Lewis Barr (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

87:15

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Gary Thom.

84:37

Attempt missed. David Banjo (Arbroath) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing is close, but misses to the right.

81:55

Attempt missed. Lee Erwin (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

81:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Scott Durie replaces Cyrus Moosari.

80:48

Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:48

Foul by Cyrus Moosari (East Fife).

79:23 Booking

Booking Liam Buchanan (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

77:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 2, East Fife 2. Lee Erwin (Arbroath) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

77:33 Dismissal

Dismissal Scott McBride (East Fife) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

77:07

Penalty Arbroath. Bobby Linn draws a foul in the penalty area.

77:07

Penalty conceded by Scott McBride (East Fife) after a foul in the penalty area.

75:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 1, East Fife 2. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Hughes.

74:37

Foul by Paul Sheerin (Arbroath).

74:37

Scott McBride (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Paul Sheerin replaces Darren Smith.

72:44

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Alex Keddie.

72:14

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Steven Milne.

71:54

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Colin Hamilton.

71:41

Attempt blocked. Steven Campbell (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

71:20

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Bradley Donaldson.

70:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 1, East Fife 1. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

69:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Lewis Barr replaces Ryan Stewart.

69:34

Attempt missed. Cyrus Moosari (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

67:03

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Alex Keddie.

66:42

Attempt blocked. Cyrus Moosari (East Fife) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

65:28

Foul by Alex Keddie (Arbroath).

65:28

Liam Buchanan (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:28

Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).

64:28

Liam Buchanan (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:35

Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).

63:35

Stephen Hughes (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Steven Milne replaces Lee Sibanda.

60:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Jack Smith replaces Jonathan Stewart.

59:38

Lee Erwin (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:38

Foul by Gary Thom (East Fife).

55:12 Booking

Booking David Banjo (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

54:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 1, East Fife 0. Alan Cook (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

50:39

Scott McBride (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:28

Foul by David Banjo (Arbroath).

49:25

Foul by Scott McBride (East Fife).

49:25

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:22

Scott McBride (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

46:22

Foul by Lee Erwin (Arbroath).

45:00

Second Half begins Arbroath 0, East Fife 0.

45:00 +0:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Arbroath 0, East Fife 0.

44:38

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Alan Cook.

43:02

Foul by Darren Smith (Arbroath).

43:02

Stephen Hughes (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:46

Foul by David Banjo (Arbroath).

41:46

Ryan Stewart (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:00

Alexis Dutot (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:59

Foul by Bobby Linn (Arbroath).

38:38

Attempt saved. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

37:29

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Bradley Donaldson.

33:50

Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

33:23 Booking

Booking Jonathan Stewart (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

33:17

Foul by Jonathan Stewart (East Fife).

33:17

Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:20 Booking

Booking Cyrus Moosari (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

27:10

Foul by Cyrus Moosari (East Fife).

27:10

Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:01 Booking

Booking Alan Cook (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

26:00

Cyrus Moosari (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:57

Foul by Alan Cook (Arbroath).

24:32

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Colin Hamilton.

24:10

Attempt missed. Cyrus Moosari (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

22:04 Booking

Booking Gary Thom (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

22:00

Lee Erwin (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:53

Foul by Gary Thom (East Fife).

20:38

Steven Campbell (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:38

Foul by Lee Sibanda (Arbroath).

20:21

Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:21

Foul by Lee Erwin (Arbroath).

19:34

Foul by Alexis Dutot (East Fife).

19:34

Lee Erwin (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

16:39

Jonathan Stewart (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:39

Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).

12:44

Liam Buchanan (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:44

Foul by Colin Hamilton (Arbroath).

12:16

Attempt blocked. Bradley Donaldson (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

11:56

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Gary Thom.

9:52

Attempt missed. Alan Cook (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

9:27

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Joe Mbu.

7:00

Attempt missed. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

5:11

Attempt saved. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

3:30

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Bradley Donaldson.

2:54

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Bobby Linn.

1:12

Attempt saved. Lee Erwin (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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