Scottish League Two
East Fife2Arbroath0

East Fife 2-0 Arbroath

East Fife moved to within nine points of third-place Arbroath in Scottish League Two with victory over the Red Lichties.

The Fifers were awarded a penalty when Ross Brown was fouled but Derek Riordan's spot-kick was saved.

However, Riordan soon made amends when he fired home a free-kick before half-time.

Caolan McAleer's stoppage-time strike secured victory for Gary Naysmith's side.

Line-ups

East Fife

  • 1Millar
  • 7BrownBooked at 72mins
  • 4Campbell
  • 5Page
  • 3Naysmith
  • 8Barr
  • 6WalkerBooked at 56mins
  • 2Mullen
  • 11DicksonSubstituted forMcAleerat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10RiordanSubstituted forSmithat 80'minutes
  • 19AustinSubstituted forCookat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Smith
  • 14Cook
  • 15McAleer
  • 16Adeyemo
  • 21Fleming

Arbroath

  • 1McCallumBooked at 22mins
  • 2LittleBooked at 76mins
  • 4NicollBooked at 43mins
  • 5McGeeverSubstituted forRowanat 57'minutes
  • 3JohnstoneBooked at 27mins
  • 7Linn
  • 8StewartSubstituted forBuchanat 83'minutes
  • 6Whatley
  • 11Lowdon
  • 9McManus
  • 10MurraySubstituted forSmithat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McBride
  • 14Rowan
  • 15Grant
  • 16Smith
  • 17Buchan
  • 21Wilson
Referee:
Mike Roncone
Attendance:
567

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, East Fife 2, Arbroath 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Fife 2, Arbroath 0.

Booking

Caolan McAleer (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! East Fife 2, Arbroath 0. Caolan McAleer (East Fife) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alan Cook.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Alan Cook replaces Nathan Austin.

Attempt missed. Caolan McAleer (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Jordan Lowdon (Arbroath).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Kevin Buchan replaces Keiran Stewart.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Scott Smith replaces Derek Riordan.

Attempt missed. Lewis Barr (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Marc McCallum.

Attempt saved. Derek Riordan (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Ricky Little (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ricky Little (Arbroath).

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

Attempt missed. Mark Whatley (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Caolan McAleer.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Ross Brown.

Booking

Ross Brown (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

Jack Smith (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Brown (East Fife).

Attempt saved. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Caolan McAleer replaces Sean Dickson.

Attempt saved. Mark Whatley (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Campbell (East Fife).

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Jonathan Page.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Gary Naysmith.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Sean Dickson.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Jack Smith replaces Simon Murray.

Attempt missed. Simon Murray (Arbroath) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Nathan Austin (East Fife) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Jonathan Page.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Gary Naysmith.

Foul by Paul McManus (Arbroath).

Jonathan Page (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Liam Rowan replaces Ryan McGeever because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Albion30194750252561
2Queen's Park30166844271754
3Arbroath301551056401650
4East Fife29118104440441
5Annan Athletic30117124444040
6East Stirlingshire30122163755-1838
7Elgin29107124144-337
8Berwick2897124842634
9Clyde3097143347-1434
10Montrose3075183467-3326
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