Scottish League Two
East Fife0Arbroath1

East Fife 0-1 Arbroath

Bobby Linn's late free-kick gave Arbroath their first Scottish League Two win of the season.

Arbroath's Sergio Cecilia pulled an early effort past the post before team-mate Darren Ramsay sweetly struck an effort which went just over the bar.

East Fife's Kevin Smith missed the target either side of the break, his second-half effort sailing over.

Linn won it in the 80th minute, his well-taken free-kick nestling in the top corner.

Line-ups

East Fife

  • 1Goodfellow
  • 16Mercer
  • 17Kerr
  • 5PageBooked at 79mins
  • 15Naysmith
  • 8BrownSubstituted forMurrayat 73'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 6Walker
  • 11Wilkie
  • 3SlatterySubstituted forSutherlandat 82'minutes
  • 9Austin
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 2Mullen
  • 4Campbell
  • 7Murray
  • 12O'Kane
  • 14MacGregor
  • 18Sutherland
  • 21Couser

Arbroath

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Wilson
  • 4Little
  • 5Watson
  • 3JohnstoneBooked at 61mins
  • 7Linn
  • 6Whatley
  • 8StewartBooked at 76mins
  • 11RamsaySubstituted forReidat 70'minutes
  • 10AlvarezSubstituted forClarkeat 61'minutes
  • 9RyanSubstituted forGrehanat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Grehan
  • 14Munro
  • 15Reid
  • 16Hester
  • 17Lowdon
  • 18Clarke
  • 21Brodie
Referee:
Gavin Duncan
Attendance:
518

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home5
Away6
Shots on Target
Home0
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, East Fife 0, Arbroath 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Fife 0, Arbroath 1.

Jason Kerr (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Grehan (Arbroath).

Scott Mercer (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Clarke (Arbroath).

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Allan Walker.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Scott Mercer.

Foul by Kyle Wilkie (East Fife).

Keiran Stewart (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Craig Murray (East Fife) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Allan Walker (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie Reid (Arbroath).

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Ricky Little.

Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Clarke (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Martin Grehan replaces Andy Ryan.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Craig Sutherland replaces Patrick Slattery.

Goal!

Goal! East Fife 0, Arbroath 1. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Booking

Jonathan Page (East Fife) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jonathan Page (East Fife).

Andy Ryan (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Keiran Stewart (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andy Ryan (Arbroath).

Jonathan Page (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Clarke (Arbroath).

Allan Walker (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Craig Murray replaces Ross Brown.

Attempt missed. Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) left footed shot from long range on the right is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jamie Clarke (Arbroath).

Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Jamie Reid replaces Darren Ramsay.

Attempt missed. Ricky Little (Arbroath) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Ryan Goodfellow.

Andy Ryan (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Page (East Fife).

Andy Ryan (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Kerr (East Fife).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Jamie Clarke replaces Sergio Alvarez.

Booking

Craig Johnstone (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Elgin6402135812
2Clyde640297212
3Annan Athletic63121010010
4Berwick6312913-410
5Montrose630310649
6East Fife63039549
7Queen's Park63039639
8Stirling621368-27
9East Stirlingshire6204816-86
10Arbroath6114411-74
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