A late goal from Nathan Austin gave East Fife victory over Dunfermline and boosted their survival hopes in Scottish League One.

The Pars took the lead when Lawrence Shankland finished from six yards out.

But the Fifers won a penalty following Alex Whittle's challenge on Liam Buchanan. Buchanan took the spot-kick and converted to level the scores.

And Austin's low strike settled the match and kept East Fife within three points of eighth-place Airdrieonians.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Dunfermline

  • 01 Scully
  • 02 Williamson
  • 03 Whittle
  • 06 Geggan Booked
  • 05 Morris
  • 04 Page
  • 07 Byrne
  • 08 Husband Booked
  • 10 Forbes Booked (Spence - 72' )
  • 09 Shankland (Thomson - 83' )
  • 11 Wallace (Smith - 52' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Thomson
  • 14 El-Bakhtaoui
  • 15 Martin
  • 16 Smith
  • 17 Millen
  • 18 Spence
  • 20 Goodfellow

East Fife

  • 01 Paterson
  • 02 Durie
  • 03 Johnstone Booked
  • 11 Hughes (Stewart - 89' )
  • 05 Campbell
  • 04 Rutkiewicz
  • 07 Austin Booked
  • 06 O'Neill
  • 10 Smith Booked (Stewart - 93' )
  • 19 Buchanan Booked (Inkango - 79' )
  • 08 Barr

Substitutes

  • 12 Thom
  • 14 Woolley
  • 15 Stewart
  • 16 Stewart
  • 17 McKenzie
  • 18 Inkango
  • 21 Shaw
Ref: Euan Anderson
Att: 2,858

Match Stats

Shots

7 10

On target

5 4

Corners

3 6

Fouls

12 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, East Fife 2.

90:00 +5:47 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, East Fife 2.

90:00 +4:38

Stephen O'Neill (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +4:38

Foul by Lewis Spence (Dunfermline Athletic).

90:00 +3:47

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Steven Campbell.

90:00 +3:03

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Callum Morris.

90:00 +2:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Ryan Stewart replaces Kevin Smith.

90:00 +0:50 Booking

Booking Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:24

Foul by Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic).

90:00 +0:24

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

89:31

Delay in match Nathan Austin (East Fife) because of an injury.

88:41

Attempt missed. Lewis Spence (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

88:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Jonathan Stewart replaces Stephen Hughes.

87:55 Booking

Booking Kevin Smith (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

87:49

Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:49

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

85:30

Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:30

Foul by Kevin Rutkiewicz (East Fife).

82:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Thomson replaces Lawrence Shankland.

81:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 1, East Fife 2. Nathan Austin (East Fife) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

79:29

Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:29

Foul by Stephen O'Neill (East Fife).

78:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Bruce Inkango replaces Liam Buchanan.

77:16

Attempt saved. Jonathan Page (Dunfermline Athletic) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

76:57

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Steven Campbell.

74:51

Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:51

Foul by Kevin Rutkiewicz (East Fife).

73:00

Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:52

Foul by Liam Buchanan (East Fife).

71:45

Foul by Jonathan Page (Dunfermline Athletic).

71:45

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

71:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Lewis Spence replaces Ross Forbes.

68:46 Booking

Booking Nathan Austin (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

68:26

Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:26

Foul by Nathan Austin (East Fife).

64:07 Booking

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

63:32 Booking

Booking Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

55:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 1, East Fife 1. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

55:00

Penalty East Fife. Liam Buchanan draws a foul in the penalty area.

54:44

Penalty conceded by Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

53:53

Attempt missed. Kevin Smith (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

53:02

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Jonathan Page.

51:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Allan Smith replaces Ryan Wallace.

49:21

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Ryan Scully.

49:05

Attempt saved. Stephen Hughes (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

48:32 Booking

Booking Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

48:10

Foul by Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic).

48:10

Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:13

Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:13

Foul by Liam Buchanan (East Fife).

45:51

Attempt saved. Scott Durie (East Fife) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Dunfermline Athletic 1, East Fife 0.

45:00 +1:57 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, East Fife 0.

45:00 +1:09

Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).

45:00 +1:09

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

44:14

Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:14

Foul by Steven Campbell (East Fife).

43:14

Foul by Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic).

43:14

Scott Durie (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:06

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

41:30

Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41:30

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

39:16

Foul by Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic).

39:16

Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:54

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

38:52

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

38:04

Delay in match Ryan Scully (Dunfermline Athletic) because of an injury.

37:00

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

36:56

Foul by Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic).

35:01

Attempt missed. Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left.

34:36 Booking

Booking Craig Johnstone (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

34:27

Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:27

Foul by Craig Johnstone (East Fife).

33:17

Attempt saved. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

32:39

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Kevin Smith.

30:01

Foul by Stephen O'Neill (East Fife).

30:01

Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:03

Attempt saved. Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

25:05

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

25:05

Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:47

Foul by Stephen O'Neill (East Fife).

23:47

Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:24

Attempt blocked. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

21:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 1, East Fife 0. Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Williamson.

19:43

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

18:16

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Callum Morris.

17:39

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Callum Morris.

16:27

Scott Durie (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

16:27

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

13:19

Attempt missed. Stephen O'Neill (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

12:37

Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

12:37

Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).

10:06

Nathan Austin (East Fife) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

7:48

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Ryan Williamson.

7:07

Foul by Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic).

7:07

Nathan Austin (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:01

Attempt saved. Jonathan Page (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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