Scottish League Two
East Stirlingshire2East Fife0

East Stirlingshire 2-0 East Fife

East Stirling's moved to within three points of East Fife as their fine form continued.

The hosts went close through an excellent diving header from David Bates before Chris Townsley nodded home David Greenhill's cross.

Allan Fleming save from Maxwell Wright but David McKenna set up Kevin Nisbet who bent his shot past Allan Fleming.

Richie Barnard denied Steven Campbell as East Fife rallied and Allan Walker headed off the bar.

Line-ups

East Stirlingshire

  • 1Barnard
  • 6Bates
  • 4Townsley
  • 5Gilmour
  • 3Kinnaird
  • 7WrightSubstituted forMacGregorat 71'minutes
  • 2Brisbane
  • 8McCabe
  • 11GreenhillSubstituted forDonnellyat 80'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 9NesbitBooked at 85minsSubstituted forWallaceat 89'minutes
  • 10McKenna

Substitutes

  • 12Donnelly
  • 14Wallace
  • 15MacGregor
  • 16Tully
  • 17Tully
  • 18Vidler
  • 19Nicholson

East Fife

  • 1Fleming
  • 8BrownBooked at 34mins
  • 24Page
  • 4Campbell
  • 3Smith
  • 11CookBooked at 90mins
  • 23Dickson
  • 6Walker
  • 15Naysmith
  • 9AdeyemoSubstituted forBarrat 58'minutes
  • 10Riordan

Substitutes

  • 7McAleer
  • 16Barr
  • 19Falconer
  • 21Millar
Referee:
Steven Kirkland
Attendance:
386

Match Stats

Home TeamEast StirlingshireAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home13
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, East Stirling 2, East Fife 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Stirling 2, East Fife 0.

Booking

Alan Cook (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

Steven Brisbane (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Cook (East Fife).

Michael Wallace (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Naysmith (East Fife).

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Michael Wallace replaces Kevin Nesbit.

Attempt missed. Sean Dickson (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Kevin Nesbit (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Kevin Nesbit (East Stirling).

Allan Walker (East Fife) hits the bar with a header from very close range following a corner.

Booking

Luke Donnelly (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Luke Donnelly.

David Bates (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Derek Riordan (East Fife).

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Luke Donnelly replaces David Greenhill.

Foul by Neil McCabe (East Stirling).

Alan Cook (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin Nesbit (East Stirling).

Scott Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Alan Cook (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Lewis Barr (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Graeme MacGregor replaces Max Wright.

Attempt saved. Derek Riordan (East Fife) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by David McKenna (East Stirling).

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

Foul by Steven Brisbane (East Stirling).

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

Attempt missed. David McKenna (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Max Wright (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Naysmith (East Fife).

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Lewis Barr replaces Ola Adeyemo.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Chris Townsley.

Attempt missed. Steven Campbell (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Steven Campbell (East Fife) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Chris Townsley (East Stirling).

Ola Adeyemo (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Albion28174747252255
2Queen's Park29166744261854
3Arbroath28155856362050
4East Fife28108104240238
5Annan Athletic29107124142-137
6East Stirlingshire28112153351-1835
7Elgin2797113842-434
8Clyde2997133345-1234
9Berwick2787124642431
10Montrose2975173465-3126
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