Scottish League One
East FifeEast Fife2ForfarForfar Athletic1

East Fife 2-1 Forfar Athletic

Debutant Stephen O'Neill bagged the winner as East Fife came from behind to beat Forfar.

Forfar took the lead when Gavin Swankie fired into the top corner before Marc McKenzie equalised three minutes into the second half with a deflection.

O'Neill then scored the decisive goal with 17 minutes remaining.

The on-loan Aberdeen midfielder tapped in from close range following good work from Marc McKenzie.

Line-ups

East Fife

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Paterson
  • 2DurieBooked at 77mins
  • 3Naysmith
  • 6FisherSubstituted forStewartat 87'minutes
  • 4Rutkiewicz
  • 5Mbu
  • 7McKenzieBooked at 72mins
  • 8O'Neill
  • 10Smith
  • 19Buchanan
  • 11StewartSubstituted forWillisat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Johnstone
  • 14Stewart
  • 15Willis
  • 16Grieve
  • 17Lennie
  • 18Barr
  • 21Shaw

Forfar

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Douglas
  • 6Baxter
  • 3Campbell
  • 2FuscoSubstituted forCampbellat 81'minutes
  • 4Dods
  • 5Malcolm
  • 7Kader
  • 8FotheringhamSubstituted forDaleat 82'minutes
  • 11Hilson
  • 9TemplemanSubstituted forMalinat 82'minutes
  • 10SwankieBooked at 75mins

Substitutes

  • 12Campbell
  • 14Andrews
  • 15Malin
  • 16Smith
  • 17McCabe
  • 18Dale
  • 21Hill
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
685

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, East Fife 2, Forfar Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, East Fife 2, Forfar Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Paul Willis (East Fife).

  5. Post update

    Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) hits the left post with a header from very close range.

  6. Post update

    Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Gary Naysmith (East Fife).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Stewart.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Jonathan Stewart replaces Gary Fisher.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Marc McKenzie (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Paul Willis replaces Ryan Stewart.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Malin replaces Christopher Templeman.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Martyn Fotheringham.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Ross Campbell replaces Gary Fusco.

  18. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  20. Booking

    Scott Durie (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.