Scottish League Two
Arbroath0East Fife1

Arbroath 0-1 East Fife

East's Fife's Scottish League Two title bid strengthened with victory at Arbroath.

Jason Kerr gave the visitors the lead when he converted Ross Brown's delivery from close range.

Jonathan Page went close to adding to the Fifers' lead but Arbroath scrambled the ball off the line.

Victory stretched the visitors' advantage at the top of the table to four points while Arbroath are 10 points clear of the bottom.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 1Fleming
  • 2WilsonSubstituted forWilliamsat 70'minutes
  • 4Little
  • 5Munro
  • 3Lowdon
  • 7Linn
  • 6Whatley
  • 8Gold
  • 11Ramsay
  • 9RutherfordSubstituted forReidat 76'minutes
  • 10SkellySubstituted forHesterat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Reid
  • 14Williams
  • 15Johnstone
  • 16Alvarez
  • 17Stewart
  • 18Hester
  • 21Brodie

East Fife

  • 21Kelly
  • 16Mercer
  • 4Campbell
  • 5Page
  • 15NaysmithSubstituted forMullenat 72'minutes
  • 17Kerr
  • 8BrownSubstituted forMurrayat 57'minutes
  • 3Slattery
  • 11Wilkie
  • 9AustinSubstituted forMcManusat 86'minutes
  • 10SmithBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 1Goodfellow
  • 2Mullen
  • 6McManus
  • 7Murray
  • 12O'Kane
  • 19Coote
  • 20Insall
Referee:
Graham Beaton
Attendance:
816

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away10
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Arbroath 0, East Fife 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 0, East Fife 1.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Steven Campbell.

Booking

Kevin Smith (East Fife) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jamie Reid (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Paul McManus replaces Nathan Austin.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Fraser Mullen.

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Patrick Slattery (East Fife).

Attempt saved. Darren Ramsay (Arbroath) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Andy Munro.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Jamie Reid replaces Greg Rutherford.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Fraser Mullen replaces Gary Naysmith because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Mark Williams replaces Craig Wilson because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Kane Hester (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Kevin Smith (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Kane Hester (Arbroath).

Patrick Slattery (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Kane Hester replaces Josh Skelly.

Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Attempt missed. Craig Wilson (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Craig Murray replaces Ross Brown because of an injury.

Foul by David Gold (Arbroath).

Ross Brown (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Scott Mercer (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Andy Munro (Arbroath).

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

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ross Brown (East Fife).

Attempt missed. Darren Ramsay (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Page (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Andy Munro.

Attempt missed. Mark Whatley (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Arbroath 0, East Fife 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Arbroath 0, East Fife 1.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Ricky Little.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1East Fife32176958382057
2Clyde321651152391353
3Elgin32156115144751
4Annan Athletic321481062511150
5Queen's Park321310940291149
6Stirling32127134341243
7Berwick32117143848-1040
8Arbroath32115163941-238
9Montrose32108144866-1838
10East Stirlingshire3284203771-3428
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