Scottish League One
Forfar1East Fife2

Forfar Athletic 1-2 East Fife

Nathan Austin hit the winner on the stroke of half-time to maintain East Fife's League One survival hopes.

Forfar went in front after 32 minutes when Martyn Fotheringham's cross was nodded home by Chris Duggan.

But the lead was short-lived as Liam Buchanan lashed in from close range.

And the visitors were ahead after Kevin Smith's delivery was stroked in by Austin for his third goal of the term. Buchanan later hit the crossbar as the Fifers made it back-to-back wins.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Hill
  • 4Fusco
  • 3Baxter
  • 8Fotheringham
  • 5Malcolm
  • 2McCabeSubstituted forMalinat 36'minutes
  • 7KaderSubstituted forSwankieat 76'minutes
  • 6DaleBooked at 71mins
  • 9TemplemanSubstituted forCampbellat 83'minutes
  • 10DugganBooked at 89mins
  • 11Hilson

Substitutes

  • 12Malin
  • 14Swankie
  • 15Thomson
  • 16McLelland
  • 17Campbell
  • 18Gibson
  • 20Salmon

East Fife

  • 1Hamilton
  • 2Durie
  • 3Johnstone
  • 6O'NeillSubstituted forMcKenzieat 68'minutes
  • 4Rutkiewicz
  • 5CampbellSubstituted forThomat 81'minutes
  • 7AustinSubstituted forStewartat 86'minutes
  • 8BarrBooked at 81mins
  • 19Buchanan
  • 11Hughes
  • 10SmithBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 12Thom
  • 14Woolley
  • 15Stewart
  • 16Stewart
  • 17McKenzie
  • 18Inkango
  • 21Shaw
Referee:
David Somers
Attendance:
539

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away13

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers3129207789
2Dunfermline31183101557
3Stranraer3113810447
4Ayr3113612045
5Stenhousemuir31101110-741
6Forfar3111614-239
7Brechin319517-1532
8Airdrieonians318815-1632
9East Fife319418-3231
10Arbroath317321-2424
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