Scottish League One
ForfarForfar Athletic1East FifeEast Fife2

Forfar Athletic 1-2 East Fife

Nathan Austin hit the winner on the stroke of half-time to maintain East Fife's League One survival hopes.

Forfar went in front after 32 minutes when Martyn Fotheringham's cross was nodded home by Chris Duggan.

But the lead was short-lived as Liam Buchanan lashed in from close range.

And the visitors were ahead after Kevin Smith's delivery was stroked in by Austin for his third goal of the term. Buchanan later hit the crossbar as the Fifers made it back-to-back wins.

Line-ups

Forfar

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hill
  • 4Fusco
  • 3Baxter
  • 8Fotheringham
  • 5Malcolm
  • 2McCabeSubstituted forMalinat 36'minutes
  • 7KaderSubstituted forSwankieat 76'minutes
  • 6DaleBooked at 71mins
  • 9TemplemanSubstituted forCampbellat 83'minutes
  • 10DugganBooked at 89mins
  • 11Hilson

Substitutes

  • 12Malin
  • 14Swankie
  • 15Thomson
  • 16McLelland
  • 17Campbell
  • 18Gibson
  • 20Salmon

East Fife

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Hamilton
  • 2Durie
  • 3Johnstone
  • 6O'NeillSubstituted forMcKenzieat 68'minutes
  • 4Rutkiewicz
  • 5CampbellSubstituted forThomat 81'minutes
  • 7AustinSubstituted forStewartat 86'minutes
  • 8BarrBooked at 81mins
  • 19Buchanan
  • 11Hughes
  • 10SmithBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 12Thom
  • 14Woolley
  • 15Stewart
  • 16Stewart
  • 17McKenzie
  • 18Inkango
  • 21Shaw
Referee:
David Somers
Attendance:
539

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forfar Athletic 1, East Fife 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

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

  4. Booking

    Chris Duggan (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Chris Duggan (Forfar Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Jonathan Stewart replaces Nathan Austin because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Lewis Barr (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Liam Buchanan (East Fife) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  13. Post update

    Craig Johnstone (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Ross Campbell replaces Christopher Templeman.

  17. Booking

    Lewis Barr (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Barr (East Fife).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Gary Thom replaces Steven Campbell.