Scottish League Two
East Fife2Arbroath1

East Fife 2-1 Arbroath

East Fife maintained the pressure on Scottish League Two leaders Elgin City with victory over Arbroath.

Nathan Austin had a shot cleared off the line before he headed home Steven Campbell's pinpoint cross in first-half stoppage time.

Austin's delivery gave Jamie Insall an easy tap-in to double the hosts' lead.

Arbroath substitute Keiran Stewart found the net with a stunning long-range strike two minutes from time but East Fife held on.

Line-ups

East Fife

  • 21Kelly
  • 16Mercer
  • 17Kerr
  • 5Page
  • 15Naysmith
  • 19CooteSubstituted forSmithat 79'minutes
  • 4Campbell
  • 3SlatterySubstituted forMullenat 85'minutes
  • 11Wilkie
  • 9AustinBooked at 45mins
  • 20InsallSubstituted forAustinat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Goodfellow
  • 2Mullen
  • 7Murray
  • 8Brown
  • 10Smith
  • 12O'Kane
  • 18Austin

Arbroath

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Wilson
  • 4Little
  • 5WatsonBooked at 21mins
  • 3Rutherford
  • 7ReidSubstituted forStewartat 69'minutes
  • 6Whatley
  • 8AlvarezSubstituted forSkellyat 55'minutes
  • 11Ramsay
  • 9RutherfordSubstituted forHesterat 29'minutes
  • 10Henry

Substitutes

  • 12Hester
  • 14Munro
  • 15Skelly
  • 16Stewart
  • 21Brodie
Referee:
David Munro
Attendance:
533

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, East Fife 2, Arbroath 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Fife 2, Arbroath 1.

Foul by Jordan Austin (East Fife).

Shaun Rutherford (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nathan Austin (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shaun Rutherford (Arbroath).

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

Foul by Josh Skelly (Arbroath).

Goal!

Goal! East Fife 2, Arbroath 1. Keiran Stewart (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Scott Mercer (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Ramsay (Arbroath).

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

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Fraser Mullen replaces Patrick Slattery.

Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Jordan Austin replaces Jamie Insall.

Foul by Nathan Austin (East Fife).

Ricky Little (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Kevin Smith replaces Alistair Coote.

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

Foul by Ricky Little (Arbroath).

Attempt saved. Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Liam Kelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Keiran Stewart replaces Jamie Reid.

Foul by Jason Kerr (East Fife).

Josh Skelly (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Jamie Henry (Arbroath).

Goal!

Goal! East Fife 2, Arbroath 0. Jamie Insall (East Fife) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nathan Austin.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Ricky Little.

Attempt missed. Shaun Rutherford (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Nathan Austin (East Fife).

Jamie Henry (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Darren Ramsay (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Jason Kerr (East Fife).

Josh Skelly (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Elgin24134742311143
2East Fife25125842311141
3Stirling2310583426835
4Queen's Park2310582921835
5Annan Athletic2210574034635
6Arbroath2394103331231
7Clyde219393025530
8Montrose2585123652-1629
9East Stirlingshire2272133251-1923
10Berwick2264122642-1622
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