Scottish League Two
Montrose1East Fife4

Montrose 1-4 East Fife

Nathan Austin's hat-trick put East Fife top of Scottish League Two with a win at 10-man Montrose.

Ross Campbell set up Gary Fraser and he found the back of the net, but Austin turned the game on its head with a couple of goals either side of half-time.

Montrose's task got more difficult when defender Greg Pascazio was shown a straight red card.

Scott Mercer made it four before Austin took his tally to eight for the season.

Line-ups

Montrose

  • 1Salmon
  • 2Ferguson
  • 5PascazioBooked at 50mins
  • 6Allan
  • 3Steeves
  • 7JohnstonBooked at 72mins
  • 4McCordBooked at 14minsSubstituted forMassonat 60'minutes
  • 8MalinSubstituted forMallagarayat 63'minutes
  • 11Webster
  • 10CampbellSubstituted forKennethat 79'minutes
  • 9FraserBooked at 59mins

Substitutes

  • 12Masson
  • 14Reoch
  • 15Kenneth
  • 16Mallagaray
  • 17McWilliam
  • 18McLeod
  • 21Trialist

East Fife

  • 1Goodfellow
  • 12O'Kane
  • 17Kerr
  • 5Page
  • 16Mercer
  • 7MurraySubstituted forMacGregorat 79'minutes
  • 2MullenSubstituted forBrownat 84'minutes
  • 11Wilkie
  • 3SlatterySubstituted forWalkerat 64'minutes
  • 9Austin
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 6Walker
  • 8Brown
  • 14MacGregor
  • 15Naysmith
  • 18Sutherland
  • 20McGovern
Referee:
Mike Roncone
Attendance:
572

Match Stats

Home TeamMontroseAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away22

Live Text

Match ends, Montrose 1, East Fife 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Montrose 1, East Fife 4.

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

Attempt missed. Kevin Smith (East Fife) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Kyle Wilkie.

Jordan Reoch (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Allan Walker (East Fife).

Graham Webster (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

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

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Ross Brown replaces Fraser Mullen.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Ryan Ferguson.

Foul by Gary Fraser (Montrose).

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

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

Declan O'Kane (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Terry Masson (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Austin (East Fife).

Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Graeme MacGregor replaces Craig Murray.

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Ryan Kenneth replaces Ross Campbell.

Goal!

Goal! Montrose 1, East Fife 4. Nathan Austin (East Fife) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Allan Walker.

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Jonathan Page.

Gary Fraser (Montrose) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Fraser Mullen (East Fife).

Terry Masson (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Page (East Fife).

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Andrew Steeves.

Booking

Scott Johnston (Montrose) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

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

Attempt missed. Ross Campbell (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Adrian Mallagaray (Montrose).

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

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Allan Walker replaces Patrick Slattery.

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Adrian Mallagaray replaces Gavin Malin.

Andrew Steeves (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Austin (East Fife).

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Terry Masson replaces Ross McCord.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1East Fife8503146815
2Queen's Park8503148615
3Annan Athletic84221311214
4Elgin8413159613
5Clyde8413109113
6Montrose84041311212
7Berwick83231016-611
8Arbroath83141011-110
9Stirling8215712-57
10East Stirlingshire8206922-136
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