Scottish League One
Dunfermline1East Fife2

Dunfermline Athletic 1-2 East Fife

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.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Scully
  • 2Williamson
  • 3Whittle
  • 6GegganBooked at 64mins
  • 5Morris
  • 4Page
  • 7Byrne
  • 8HusbandBooked at 90mins
  • 10ForbesBooked at 49minsSubstituted forSpenceat 72'minutes
  • 9ShanklandSubstituted forThomsonat 83'minutes
  • 11WallaceSubstituted forSmithat 52'minutes

Substitutes

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

East Fife

  • 1Paterson
  • 2Durie
  • 3JohnstoneBooked at 35mins
  • 11HughesSubstituted forStewartat 89'minutes
  • 5Campbell
  • 4Rutkiewicz
  • 7AustinBooked at 69mins
  • 6O'Neill
  • 10SmithBooked at 88minsSubstituted forStewartat 90+3'minutes
  • 19BuchananBooked at 65minsSubstituted forInkangoat 79'minutes
  • 8Barr

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, East Fife 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, East Fife 2.
Stephen O'Neill (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lewis Spence (Dunfermline Athletic).
Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Steven Campbell.
Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Callum Morris.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Ryan Stewart replaces Kevin Smith.

Booking

Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic).
Scott Durie (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay in match Nathan Austin (East Fife) because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Lewis Spence (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Jonathan Stewart replaces Stephen Hughes.

Booking

Kevin Smith (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.
Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).
Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kevin Rutkiewicz (East Fife).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Thomson replaces Lawrence Shankland.

Goal!

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers2927207583
2Dunfermline30173101454
3Stranraer3013710446
4Ayr3013611145
5Forfar3011613-139
6Stenhousemuir3091110-838
7Brechin299515-1332
8Airdrieonians308715-1631
9East Fife308418-3328
10Arbroath307320-2324
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