East Fife 1-3 Arbroath

Arbroath ended their three-match winless run with a victory over East Fife at the Bayview Stadium.

The visitors got off to a flying start when Collin Samuel hammered in a low drive after good work by Paul Sheerin in the eighth minute.

They doubled the advantage just before the half-hour mark when Samuel turned provider for Liam Caddis, who finished well inside the area.

Robert Linn had the best chance of the half for the hosts minutes before the interval but Michael White produced a good stop to deny him.

Victory was all but ensured 19 minutes from time when Samuel fed substitute Lee Sibanda, who slotted in a neat finish.

David Muir grabbed a late consolation deep into stoppage time after good work by substitute Steven Hislop.

East Fife: Michael Brown (Collier 37), McCormack, Campbell, Ovenstone, Cook, Linn, Muir, Darren Smith, Johnstone (Robert Sloan 59), Dalziel, Wallace (Hislop 68). Subs Not Used: Janczyk, McQuade.

Booked: Dalziel, Darren Smith.

Goals: Muir 90.

Arbroath: White, Baxter, Malcolm, Busch, McAnespie, Sheerin, Birse (Sibanda 63), Gibson, Falkingham (McWalter 73), Caddis, Samuel (Robertson 76). Subs Not Used: Hill, Wedderburn.

Booked: Malcolm.

Goals: Samuel 8, Caddis 29, Sibanda 72.

Att: 597

Ref: Stevie O'Reilly

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