Match ends, East Fife 1, Brechin City 2.
Brechin City scored in each half to secure a victory that leaves East Fife only a point clear of bottom spot and relegation from League One.
Andy Jackson's header was ruled to have crossed the line as the City striker grabbed his 14th goal of the season after 20 minutes.
Alan Trouten doubled Brechin's advantage with a low right-footed strike two minutes from time.
Pat Clarke's close-range finish in injury time pulled one back.
However, it came too late to prevent a third straight defeat for the Fifers, although they remain second bottom after Arbroath's home defeat by Dunfermline Athletic.
East Fife are away to promotion hopefuls Ayr United in their final game, while the Red Lichties visit in-form Airdrieonians.
- 2DurieSubstituted forMcKenzieat 41'minutes
- 7AustinSubstituted forInkangoat 73'minutes
- 10SmithSubstituted forClarkeat 65'minutes
- 5KennethSubstituted forJacksonat 84'minutes
- 9JacksonSubstituted forRobbat 76'minutes
- 11FergusonSubstituted forCarcaryat 87'minutes
- Iain Brines
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, East Fife 1, Brechin City 2.
Goal! East Fife 1, Brechin City 2. Pat Clarke (East Fife) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Buchanan.
Attempt missed. Derek Carcary (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Alan Trouten (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Foul by Craig Johnstone (East Fife).
Alan Trouten (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Goal! East Fife 0, Brechin City 2. Alan Trouten (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Greg Cameron.
Substitution, Brechin City. Derek Carcary replaces Ryan Ferguson.
Substitution, Brechin City. Steven Jackson replaces Garry Kenneth because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Steven Robb (Brechin City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Stephen Hughes (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Greg Cameron (Brechin City).
Foul by Bruce Inkango (East Fife).
Craig Molloy (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Steven Campbell.
Substitution, Brechin City. Steven Robb replaces Andy Jackson.
Substitution, East Fife. Bruce Inkango replaces Nathan Austin.
Attempt missed. Alan Trouten (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.