Scottish League One
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Arbroath 2-1 East Fife

Arbroath gave their chances of avoiding relegation a boost with a narrow win over nearest rivals East Fife.

The visitors raced into an early lead when Liam Buchanan took full advantage of a quick Stephen Hughes free-kick.

The Smokies hit back quickly when Michael Travis tapped home easily to send the teams in level at the break.

The comeback was complete 13 minutes from time when Paul McManus grabbed his third goal in four games to move Arbroath within a point of safety.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 1Wood
  • 2Little
  • 3Hamilton
  • 8Banjo
  • 5Travis
  • 6Keddie
  • 7LinnSubstituted forRobertsonat 80'minutes
  • 4Nicoll
  • 10Cook
  • 9McManusSubstituted forMcWalterat 90'minutes
  • 11Sheerin

Substitutes

  • 12Robertson
  • 14Deuchar
  • 15Lindsay
  • 16Yao
  • 17McWalter
  • 18Smith
  • 21Morrison

East Fife

  • 1Paterson
  • 2CowanSubstituted forClarkeat 87'minutes
  • 3Durie
  • 20Hughes
  • 4RutkiewiczBooked at 89mins
  • 5Mbu
  • 7McKenzieSubstituted forAustinat 74'minutes
  • 6Johnstone
  • 10Smith
  • 19Buchanan
  • 11BarrSubstituted forStewartat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Thom
  • 14O'Neill
  • 15Stewart
  • 16Austin
  • 17Clarke
  • 18Campbell
  • 21Shaw
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
679

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Arbroath 2, East Fife 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Arbroath 2, East Fife 1.

  3. Post update

    Alan Cook (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Scott Durie (East Fife).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Kieran McWalter replaces Paul McManus.

  7. Booking

    Kevin Rutkiewicz (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Dayle Robertson (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Rutkiewicz (East Fife).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Joe Mbu.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Pat Clarke replaces David Cowan.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stephen Hughes (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Dayle Robertson replaces Bobby Linn.

  14. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Michael Travis.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Arbroath 2, East Fife 1. Paul McManus (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Colin Hamilton with a cross.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Nathan Austin replaces Marc McKenzie.

  20. Post update

    Foul by David Banjo (Arbroath).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers27252084147077
2Dunfermline28173861441754
3Stranraer2713684839945
4Ayr28116114752-539
5Stenhousemuir28810104151-1034
6Forfar2796124345-233
7Brechin2895144556-1132
8Airdrieonians2767143149-1825
9East Fife2874172251-2925
10Arbroath2873184162-2124
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