A solitary goal by Gary Fisher against Stenhousemuir took East Fife out of Scottish League One's bottom two places.

Fisher's strike came shortly before half-time, a low effort following Liam Buchanan's pass.

The hosts almost doubled their lead soon after with Pat Clarke missing from close range.

Fisher and Clarke threatened again in the second half while Stenny improved without being able to find a leveller.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

East Fife

  • 01 Paterson
  • 02 Campbell
  • 03 Johnstone
  • 06 Fisher (McBride - 81' )
  • 04 Thomson
  • 05 Mbu Booked
  • 07 Brown Booked (Stewart - 58' )
  • 08 Stewart
  • 19 Buchanan (Henderson - 70' )
  • 10 Clarke
  • 11 Barr Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 Dutot
  • 14 Durie
  • 15 Stewart
  • 16 McBride
  • 17 Tuta
  • 18 Henderson
  • 21 Andrews

Stenhousemuir

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Devlin
  • 03 McKinlay
  • 08 Rowson
  • 05 McMillan
  • 04 Smith
  • 07 Dickson
  • 06 Hodge (Kouider-Aissa - 87' )
  • 09 Gemmell
  • 10 Faulds (Douglas - 69' )
  • 11 McNeil

Substitutes

  • 12 Douglas
  • 14 Ferguson
  • 15 Kouider-Aissa
  • 16 Watt
  • 17 Shaw
  • 18 Duncan
Ref: John McKendrick
Att: 561

Match Stats

Shots

9 4

On target

4 3

Corners

4 7

Fouls

11 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, East Fife 1, Stenhousemuir 0.

90:00 +3:28 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, East Fife 1, Stenhousemuir 0.

90:00 +1:19

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Joe Mbu.

90:00 +0:20

Attempt saved. Kevin McKinlay (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

88:48

Foul by Joe Mbu (East Fife).

88:48

John Gemmell (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:15 Booking

Booking Lewis Barr (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

88:00

Nicky Devlin (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:59

Foul by Lewis Barr (East Fife).

87:06

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Craig Johnstone.

86:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Salim Kouider-Aissa replaces Bryan Hodge.

85:38

Attempt missed. Scott McBride (East Fife) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

84:05

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Chris Smith.

83:42

Attempt saved. Pat Clarke (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

83:09

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Kevin McKinlay.

80:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Scott McBride replaces Gary Fisher.

80:03

Attempt missed. Ryan Stewart (East Fife) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

78:55

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Joe Mbu.

78:28

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Joe Mbu.

77:53

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Lewis Barr.

77:22

Foul by Blair Henderson (East Fife).

77:22

Nicky Devlin (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:20

Craig Johnstone (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:20

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Stenhousemuir).

71:05

Lewis Barr (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:05

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Stenhousemuir).

70:43

Attempt saved. Pat Clarke (East Fife) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

70:14

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

70:14

Foul by Ross McMillan (Stenhousemuir).

69:23

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by James Thomson.

69:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Blair Henderson replaces Liam Buchanan.

68:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Errol Douglas replaces Kristopher Faulds.

67:24 Booking

Booking Joe Mbu (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

67:04

Foul by Joe Mbu (East Fife).

67:04

Ross McNeil (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:00

Gary Fisher (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:00

Foul by David Rowson (Stenhousemuir).

63:58

Attempt missed. Gary Fisher (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

60:47

Foul by Lewis Barr (East Fife).

60:47

David Rowson (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:21

Foul by Jonathan Stewart (East Fife).

60:21

David Rowson (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Ryan Stewart replaces Ross Brown.

53:52

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Kevin McKinlay.

53:13

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Ross Smith.

51:52

Attempt saved. Pat Clarke (East Fife) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

46:01

Gary Fisher (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:01

Foul by Bryan Hodge (Stenhousemuir).

45:00

Second Half begins East Fife 1, Stenhousemuir 0.

45:00 +0:33 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, East Fife 1, Stenhousemuir 0.

45:00

Nicky Devlin (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44:58

Foul by Lewis Barr (East Fife).

44:16 Booking

Booking Ross Brown (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

42:28

Attempt missed. Pat Clarke (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

39:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Fife 1, Stenhousemuir 0. Gary Fisher (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Buchanan.

38:50

James Thomson (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

38:50

Foul by Kevin McKinlay (Stenhousemuir).

38:11

Foul by Ross Brown (East Fife).

38:11

David Rowson (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the right wing.

37:46

James Thomson (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

37:46

Foul by Ross McNeil (Stenhousemuir).

36:20

Ross Brown (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:20

Foul by Ross Smith (Stenhousemuir).

32:55

Gary Fisher (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:55

Foul by Sean Dickson (Stenhousemuir).

31:36

Joe Mbu (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:36

Foul by John Gemmell (Stenhousemuir).

31:12

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Steven Campbell.

30:11

Attempt missed. John Gemmell (Stenhousemuir) header from the right side of the box is too high.

28:55

Pat Clarke (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:55

Foul by Ross Smith (Stenhousemuir).

25:31

Foul by James Thomson (East Fife).

25:31

Bryan Hodge (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:07

Attempt saved. Sean Dickson (Stenhousemuir) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

21:31

Foul by Craig Johnstone (East Fife).

21:31

Nicky Devlin (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the left wing.

20:51

Attempt missed. Craig Johnstone (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

20:24

James Thomson (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20:24

Foul by John Gemmell (Stenhousemuir).

14:20

Lewis Barr (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

14:20

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Stenhousemuir).

12:12

Gary Fisher (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:12

Foul by David Rowson (Stenhousemuir).

11:43

Attempt saved. John Gemmell (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

9:14

Foul by John Gemmell (Stenhousemuir).

9:14

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

8:41

Bryan Hodge (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:41

Foul by Ross Brown (East Fife).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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