Scottish League Two
East Fife1East Stirlingshire1

Scottish League Two: East Fife 1-1 East Stirlingshire

East Fife got their hands on the League Two trophy
East Fife got their hands on the League Two trophy two weeks after sealing the title

Scottish League Two champions East Fife were held to a surprise draw at home by bottom side East Stirlingshire.

A shock looked to be on the cards when Michael McMullin fired in an excellent free-kick after 51 minutes.

Kevin Smith capitalised on some sloppy defending to restore parity two minutes later for the side who already had the title sewn up.

The home side's late pressure did not yield a winner and Shire can take confidence ahead of their play-off.

They will need to defeat Edinburgh City over two legs to retain their place in the Scottish Professional Football League after the Lowland League champions defeated Highland League winners Cove Rangers 4-1 on aggregate.

Line-ups

East Fife

  • 21Kelly
  • 16Mercer
  • 17Kerr
  • 5Page
  • 8Brown
  • 4CampbellSubstituted forO'Kaneat 59'minutes
  • 3Slattery
  • 11Wilkie
  • 20InsallSubstituted forAustinat 70'minutes
  • 9AustinSubstituted forMcManusat 79'minutes
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 1Goodfellow
  • 2Mullen
  • 6McManus
  • 7Murray
  • 12O'Kane
  • 14Gray
  • 18Austin

East Stirlingshire

  • 1Barnard
  • 2MurraySubstituted forPeddieat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5McMullin
  • 4Cairnie
  • 3Greene
  • 11McMillan
  • 6Lynas
  • 8FraserBooked at 5minsSubstituted forWhiteat 37'minutes
  • 7VidlerSubstituted forGrantat 74'minutes
  • 9OrrBooked at 55mins
  • 10Russell

Substitutes

  • 12White
  • 14Peddie
  • 15Grant
  • 16Deans
  • 17Fairbanks
Referee:
David Munro
Attendance:
1,360

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamEast Stirlingshire
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home10
Away2
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, East Fife 1, East Stirling 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Fife 1, East Stirling 1.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Lewis Peddie.

Booking

Lewis Peddie (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Lewis Peddie (East Stirling).

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

Foul by Jordan Cairnie (East Stirling).

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Aron Lynas.

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

Aron Lynas (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Richard Barnard.

Attempt saved. Declan O'Kane (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Aron Lynas.

Foul by Patrick Slattery (East Fife).

David Grant (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Paul McManus replaces Nathan Austin.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Lewis Peddie replaces Adam Murray.

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

Foul by Simon White (East Stirling).

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. David Grant replaces Billy Vidler.

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

Foul by Aron Lynas (East Stirling).

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Jordan Austin replaces Jamie Insall.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Adam Murray.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Billy Vidler.

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

Foul by Simon White (East Stirling).

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Richard Barnard.

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

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

Foul by Adam Murray (East Stirling).

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Simon White.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Declan O'Kane replaces Steven Campbell.

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

Foul by Andrew Russell (East Stirling).

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

Booking

Thomas Orr (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas Orr (East Stirling).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1East Fife361881062412162
2Elgin361781159461359
3Clyde361761356451157
4Queen's Park3615111046321456
5Annan Athletic361681269571256
6Berwick36147154550-549
7Stirling36139144746148
8Montrose361110155070-2043
9Arbroath36116194251-939
10East Stirlingshire3695224179-3832
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