Scottish League Two
East Fife1Arbroath5

East Fife 1-5 Arbroath

Simon Murray scored a hat-trick as Scottish League Two leaders Arbroath comfortably beat 10-man East Fife.

Murray's opener was cancelled out by Jon McShane's penalty, which was conceded by Craig Johnstone.

Paul McManus turned home to regain the lead for the visitors after the Fifers' Ross Campbell had been sent off for a foul on Adam Hunter.

Murray scored twice in quick succession and Jack Smith rounded off the victory for Arbroath late in the match.

Line-ups

East Fife

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Mullen
  • 4Campbell
  • 16Barr
  • 3SmithSubstituted forCampbellat 34'minutesBooked at 50mins
  • 14Austin
  • 8Brown
  • 6WalkerBooked at 69mins
  • 7McAleerSubstituted forCookat 64'minutes
  • 9McShaneSubstituted forFalconerat 82'minutes
  • 10SmithBooked at 68mins

Substitutes

  • 5Moyes
  • 11Cook
  • 18Maskrey
  • 19Falconer
  • 21Millar
  • 23Campbell

Arbroath

  • 1McCallum
  • 2Little
  • 4Nicoll
  • 5McBrideBooked at 88mins
  • 3Johnstone
  • 7Linn
  • 8Hunter
  • 6Whatley
  • 11LowdonSubstituted forEastonat 69'minutes
  • 9McManusBooked at 69minsSubstituted forBuchanat 82'minutes
  • 10MurraySubstituted forSmithat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Smith
  • 14Buchan
  • 15Lindsay
  • 16El-Zubaidi
  • 17Stewart
  • 18Easton
  • 21Morrison
Referee:
Colin Steven
Attendance:
806

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home3
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, East Fife 1, Arbroath 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Fife 1, Arbroath 5.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Craig Johnstone.

Goal!

Goal! East Fife 1, Arbroath 5. Jack Smith (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dylan Easton.

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

Foul by Scott McBride (Arbroath).

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

Foul by Dylan Easton (Arbroath).

Attempt saved. Adam Hunter (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Daryl Falconer replaces Jon McShane.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Kevin Buchan replaces Paul McManus.

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

Foul by Dylan Easton (Arbroath).

Foul by Jon McShane (East Fife).

Dylan Easton (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Jack Smith replaces Simon Murray.

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

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Ross Brown.

Foul by Alan Cook (East Fife).

Ricky Little (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Dylan Easton replaces Jordan Lowdon.

Attempt missed. Paul McManus (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

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

Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

Goal!

Goal! East Fife 1, Arbroath 4. Simon Murray (Arbroath) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Allan Walker (East Fife).

Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Alan Cook replaces Caolan McAleer.

Jon McShane (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

Foul by Allan Walker (East Fife).

Simon Murray (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! East Fife 1, Arbroath 3. Simon Murray (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul McManus.

Foul by Caolan McAleer (East Fife).

Craig Johnstone (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! East Fife 1, Arbroath 2. Paul McManus (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Lowdon.

Caolan McAleer (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Lowdon (Arbroath).

Attempt missed. Scott McBride (Arbroath) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arbroath18141344172743
2Albion18114329121737
3Queen's Park18113429131636
4Annan Athletic186662324-124
5Berwick175572824420
6East Fife185582528-320
7Clyde1853102132-1118
8Montrose1853102038-1818
9East Stirlingshire1751112039-1916
10Elgin163581527-1214
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