Scottish League One
Dunfermline1East Fife2

Dunfermline Athletic 1-2 East Fife

A late goal from Nathan Austin gave East Fife victory over Dunfermline and boosted their survival hopes in Scottish League One.

The Pars took the lead when Lawrence Shankland finished from six yards out.

But the Fifers won a penalty following Alex Whittle's challenge on Liam Buchanan. Buchanan took the spot-kick and converted to level the scores.

And Austin's low strike settled the match and kept East Fife within three points of eighth-place Airdrieonians.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Scully
  • 2Williamson
  • 3Whittle
  • 6GegganBooked at 64mins
  • 5Morris
  • 4Page
  • 7Byrne
  • 8HusbandBooked at 90mins
  • 10ForbesBooked at 49minsSubstituted forSpenceat 72'minutes
  • 9ShanklandSubstituted forThomsonat 83'minutes
  • 11WallaceSubstituted forSmithat 52'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Thomson
  • 14El-Bakhtaoui
  • 15Martin
  • 16Smith
  • 17Millen
  • 18Spence
  • 20Goodfellow

East Fife

  • 1Paterson
  • 2Durie
  • 3JohnstoneBooked at 35mins
  • 11HughesSubstituted forStewartat 89'minutes
  • 5Campbell
  • 4Rutkiewicz
  • 7AustinBooked at 69mins
  • 6O'Neill
  • 10SmithBooked at 88minsSubstituted forStewartat 90+3'minutes
  • 19BuchananBooked at 65minsSubstituted forInkangoat 79'minutes
  • 8Barr

Substitutes

  • 12Thom
  • 14Woolley
  • 15Stewart
  • 16Stewart
  • 17McKenzie
  • 18Inkango
  • 21Shaw
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
2,858

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, East Fife 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Stephen O'Neill (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Spence (Dunfermline Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Steven Campbell.

  6. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Callum Morris.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Ryan Stewart replaces Kevin Smith.

  8. Booking

    Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Delay in match Nathan Austin (East Fife) because of an injury.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Spence (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Jonathan Stewart replaces Stephen Hughes.

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

    Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

  17. Post update

    Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Rutkiewicz (East Fife).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Thomson replaces Lawrence Shankland.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 1, East Fife 2. Nathan Austin (East Fife) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers29272089147583
2Dunfermline301731062481454
3Stranraer30137104945446
4Ayr30136115453145
5Forfar30116134950-139
6Stenhousemuir30911104654-838
7Brechin2995154760-1332
8Airdrieonians3087153753-1631
9East Fife3084182457-3328
10Arbroath3073204265-2324
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