Scottish League Two
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East Fife 3-1 Elgin City

Another double from Kevin Smith helped East Fife cruise past Elgin City.

The forward scored with a close-range finish into the bottom corner and could have doubled their lead before the break only to head over the crossbar from inside the six-yard box.

The 28-year-old then grabbed his second with a right-footed finish after being teed up by Allan Walker.

Derek Riordan made it three when he converted Smith's pass, though Jamie Reid did fire home for a consolation.

East Fife finish fourth in Scottish League Two and will take on League One second-bottom side Stenhousemuir in the promotion/relegation play-off semi-finals.

Line-ups

East Fife

  • 1Fleming
  • 8BrownSubstituted forBarrat 75'minutes
  • 22Etxabeguren
  • 24Page
  • 3SmithSubstituted forCookat 66'minutes
  • 12Leyden
  • 6Walker
  • 2Mullen
  • 23Dickson
  • 19Riordan
  • 10SmithSubstituted forAdeyemoat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McAleer
  • 9Adeyemo
  • 11Cook
  • 14Austin
  • 16Barr
  • 21Millar

Elgin

  • 1BlackBooked at 61mins
  • 2Cooper
  • 5Duff
  • 4Gilchrist
  • 3McHardyBooked at 83mins
  • 8Cameron
  • 6Nicolson
  • 7ThomsonSubstituted forWynessat 75'minutes
  • 9GunnSubstituted forReidat 62'minutes
  • 11MacPheeSubstituted forMooreat 62'minutes
  • 10Sutherland

Substitutes

  • 12Moore
  • 14Wyness
  • 15Reid
  • 16Finlayson
  • 21Storrier
Referee:
David Lowe
Attendance:
697

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamElgin
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, East Fife 3, Elgin City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Fife 3, Elgin City 1.

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Julen Etxabeguren Leanizbarrutia.

Goal!

Goal! East Fife 3, Elgin City 1. Jamie Reid (Elgin City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Foul by Derek Riordan (East Fife).

Jamie Reid (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Lewis Barr went off injured after East Fife had used all subs.

Attempt missed. Derek Riordan (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Darryl McHardy (Elgin City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Darryl McHardy (Elgin City).

Attempt saved. Derek Riordan (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Ola Adeyemo replaces Kevin Smith.

Attempt missed. Darryl McHardy (Elgin City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jamie Reid (Elgin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Derek Riordan (East Fife) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Dennis Wyness (Elgin City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Elgin City. Dennis Wyness replaces Craig Thomson.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Lewis Barr replaces Ross Brown.

Goal!

Goal! East Fife 3, Elgin City 0. Derek Riordan (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin Smith.

Attempt missed. Derek Riordan (East Fife) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Mark Nicolson.

Foul by Ross Brown (East Fife).

Ally Gilchrist (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Sean Dickson (East Fife) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Stuart Black.

Attempt saved. Allan Walker (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Fraser Mullen (East Fife).

Craig Thomson (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Alan Cook replaces Scott Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Elgin City. Jamie Reid replaces Craig Gunn.

Substitution

Substitution, Elgin City. Daniel Moore replaces Archie MacPhee.

Booking

Stuart Black (Elgin City) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! East Fife 2, Elgin City 0. Kevin Smith (East Fife) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Allan Walker.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Darryl McHardy.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Ally Gilchrist.

Ally Gilchrist (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Allan Walker (East Fife).

Foul by Sean Dickson (East Fife).

Darryl McHardy (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Albion36225961332871
2Queen's Park361710951341761
3Arbroath361681265461956
4East Fife36158135648853
5Annan Athletic36148145656050
6Clyde36138154050-1047
7Elgin36129155558-345
8Berwick361110156057343
9East Stirlingshire36134194066-2643
10Montrose3696214278-3633
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